Flexible Web Design

Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts with CSS

Praise for the Book

What people are saying about Flexible Web Design. Plus, read the reviews on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Goodreads.

  • If you've not read it, buy it NOW!

    Andy Clarke, author of Hardboiled Web Design and Transcending CSS, via Twitter

  • The biggest two flaws that this book has is that it wasn't published many years ago and not all web designers have a copy of it.

    Stephen Chapman

  • Buy it now. You won’t regret it. I thought I knew my stuff when it came to wrangling CSS but this book had techniques that were new to me. ...commendable for showing how to do something without wasting much time talking about why.

    Jeremy Keith, author of HTML5 for Web Designers, DOM Scripting and Bulletproof Ajax, via Adactio

  • ...this is the best book I have bought in some time.

    Clive Walker, CVW Web Design Blog

  • If you want to reach mastery in CSS you will find no equivalent or better book for sure. Once read and assimilated (a hands-on project is included), this book will place the reader above most CSS designers out there. A great advantage in this economy's job market.

    M. Cidon, Amazon.com review

  • The best new web book? 'Flexible Web Design' by Zoe Gillenwater. It's amazing!

    Andy Clarke, author of Hardboiled Web Design and Transcending CSS, via Twitter

  • Her Flexible Web Design book is the best book on the topic of CSS that I have ever read. It is a step beyond most other books about this topic, and fills a gap for the designer who wants to take her skills to the next level.

    Sheri German, author of Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Visual Encyclopedia, via LinkedIn

  • ...easily one of the best resources on resolution-independent design there is. Be sure to check it out and order yourself a copy!

    Jonathan Christopher, via Monday By Noon

  • I searched for a book that explicitly dealt with responsive web design, and I was surprised to see Zoe’s Flexible Web Design the only book on the subject. Nonetheless, I decided to buy it after reading a couple of reviews, and I must say that I wasn’t disappointed. On the contrary, I was so delighted with it that I just decided to buy a copy of her new Stunning CSS3 book. Zoe, you rule!

    onioneye, via Five Questions with Zoe Gillenwater

  • You need to start brushing up on the skills necessary to build sites (or blogs) that respond to devices. Towards that goal, I just purchased Flexible Web Design: Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts with CSS by Zoe Gillenwater. ...I am impressed with her style, ease of explanation and clear thinking. ... Go get the book...

    Cenay Nailor, via Responsive Web Design : Going Mobile? It’s A Requirement.

  • While focusing on liquid and elastic designs, Zoe makes sure to be super clear that by singing praises to flexible layouts, fixed layouts aren’t bad. I’m really glad she goes the extra mile and reiterates that point throughout the book... Zoe does a great job explaining all the technical material in a way that doesn’t turn out to be repetitive and therefore tedious and boring... I think the book is a solid resource for modern Web designers both new and experienced. There is a ton of information covered and you’re bound to learn something by reading it.

    No Resolution

  • It "set me straight" on some basic concepts and I particularly liked the way Zoe explained the pros and cons of the various layout choices. For this reason, I will refer to it before beginning a new project to help me me make some design decisions.

    Robin Button, Amazon.com review

  • Flexible Web Design has helped me get over the learning curve answered a lot of my biggest questions and cured most of my css hangups the first evening I cracked the book. You explain it very well like a friend sitting down with you. You don't take anything for granted, your very meticulous yet the explanations flows easy and comfortably at the same time.

    James W. Gray Jr., Amazon.com review

  • This is a fantastic book (very well written too) for those wanting to know how to properly create layouts that really work and accommodate for your target users. If you are serious about your interface layout, then this book is very well suited and is a must read.

    Shen Mak, Amazon.com review

  • I looooooooove this book... One of the best computer books I ever read. Highly recommended.

    A. Kwabula, Amazon.co.uk review

  • I was really blown away with how much information was in this book. It definitely pays tribute to how much time Gillenwater must have invested in writing 'Flexible Web Design.' ... Out of all the CSS books I've read, this one was by far the most informative.

    Zachary Williams, Amazon.com review

  • Great book. Hard to put it down. The explanations are very concise and enlightening for a sometimes confusing area of web design. Good pointers. Quick to get to the nitty gritty of elastic and liquid design. Just what I was looking for.

    T.R. Randall "JetSpeed," Amazon.com review