View Full Version : Book Reviews?

11-18-2008, 01:05 PM
The question of book recommendations comes up every now and then, and yesterday it got me thinking.

If members were willing to write reviews over their favorite books, we could have a Recommended Books section. The authors would be treated like other writers, with a bio box and link to their website (for SEO) on the review. The DW club might make a buck or two on an amazon referral, so it should be win-win.

What do you guys think?

11-18-2008, 04:54 PM

great idea

11-18-2008, 05:41 PM

great idea

I've only read one (DW) book and that was DW MX for Dummies. Pretty old and not really worth a review now I think. The offer from Domedia, for a link in the main section of this site, is well worth having (from my experience) so if anyone is thinking about doing this then I would recommend it :)

You gonna review 'Stig of the Dump' DJ?

11-18-2008, 06:22 PM
Sounds good to me

11-18-2008, 08:10 PM
You gonna review 'Stig of the Dump' DJ?

ladybird book of tractors

11-19-2008, 12:15 AM
great idea, viking travel tips maybe?

11-21-2008, 02:23 PM
Sounds like agrand idea - who's first ?

11-21-2008, 03:42 PM
Hopefully we'll get a lot of them, but I need a little more interest I think..

11-28-2008, 11:37 PM
yep i will be up for this.

11-29-2008, 04:37 PM
Excellent, that's one :)
Anyone else?

12-18-2008, 03:51 PM
I'm in!
Already have one for the missing manual

12-18-2008, 05:41 PM
Excellent guys. I'll put together some directions to what the structure and content of a review should be like. There should be somewhat of a consistency in the reviews. :)

01-04-2009, 09:15 PM
Just completed my first book.
Dreamweaver 8 training from the source by Khristine Annwn Page.
Great book for an absolute beginner like me!

Today i start my second book:
dreamweaver 8 with ASP, Coldfusion and PHP training from the source by Jeffrey Bardzell.

On first thoughts i was gonna try the ASP but after reading articles have decided to (try to) learn PHP :)

01-05-2009, 08:53 AM
So are you interested in writing book reviews?

01-05-2009, 04:30 PM
absolutely, once i get the jist of how to write one of course lol! Already ordered my third book so i could at least be helpful in this topic , cus im no use in the rest, apart from to pester people :)

01-21-2009, 09:43 PM
I like Dreamweaver CS3 by Garrick Chow, but I am a noobie.

BTW - A Confederacy of Dunces was pretty funny, all 7 Harry Potters are good. Last book was Atlas Shrugged, took a bit for it to get going but it was good too.

02-05-2009, 01:06 AM
Good idea! Will check it out (eventually)

02-15-2009, 05:10 PM
I am attempting to learn CSS with this book:

New.Riders.Mastering.CSS.with.Dreamweaver.CS3.Apr. 2008.
This book is a bit advanced for me but I'm studying it very slowly and repetitively.

One of the authors is Stephanie Sullivan who is on of the main developers of the W3schools.com website and Founder and principal of web standards redesign company W3Conversions

02-16-2009, 03:23 AM
I'm a rookie newbie... but thats an excellent win-win oportunity..... you go for it.... what could possibly go wrong...?

02-18-2009, 08:06 AM
err... perhaps it is a win win...

i'm up for it.. where do i sign up.. lol


great idea, viking travel tips maybe?

Seriously?? viking travel tips?

Is there something like a Viking Travel Tips For Dummies Manual?

02-18-2009, 08:13 AM
Seriously?? viking travel tips?

He he. A reference to Domedia's nationality I think.

My dad asked for 'Wooden Hotels of Norway' for Christmas....you have no idea how far and wide I hunted before I found a copy for sale. I don't think it won the Booker Prize.

02-18-2009, 03:54 PM
Just keeping this thread alive. I still have no gotten to the guidelines. We need them in place thought before any reviews get written. There should be some kind of consistency in how they're written.

02-24-2009, 08:44 PM
Excellent idea - I have been reading a Dummies Book and I have not found it very easy to read. A friend of mine was reading a book (I will get the name) and believed it to be much easier to read than the Dummies book which he also read.

This is a great idea as you have no idea how good a book is until you purchase it and get into it - could be time wasting mistake.

02-25-2009, 12:17 AM
if the books are regarding web tutoring then ease of reading and understanding should be 1 criterai. another should be level (beginner, intermediate advance), good examples, practical exercises.
Just a few suggestions