Web Standards For Free!!

Published in News, Rants and Ephemera on Thursday, June 17th, 2004

Dan has had quite a response over at SimpleBits, and its not for a G-mail account.

Is it just me, or is 380+ comments some sort of record?

Dan Cederholm is giving away three copies of his new book, Web Standards Solutions, by randomly drawing numbers from a hat. To get a number, you had to link to your favorite article or weblog entry regarding web standards.

The Great Book Giveaway Contest is now the place to go and find web standards resources (besides his book, of course).

Comments and Feedback

As I write this, the number of comments is up at 416! Amazing - I haven\'t had that many comments in total, let alone for one thread. Maybe it\'s time for me to start giving books away. :-)

445 now. Amazing. I wonder if I could give away some old textbooks?

Giving away something is sure a quick way of getting people to your site and getting them to comment as a requirement, even better!

Mike, I have a gmail invite available if you are interested. Just email me where to send it, if you want it.

Thanks Blake. I just fired off an e-mail to you :-)

As for the record thingy: no. (The The Great Book Giveaway Contest comment count stands at 485.

Argh, why do I always forget to close my brackets?

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