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Simon Collison

In October 2006, Simon Collision started Erskine Design�based in Nottingham, U.K.�which grew to become an eight-strong team of creative web designers and developers who are afraid of nothing. Some people say they're one of the best agencies out there, and their clients include major magazines, government stuff, software companies�and polar explorers.

Moons ago, he was a successful visual artist, and founded an independent arts org and annual arts festival, putting his degree to some use at least. Then he caught the interwebs bug.

As lead web developer at Agenzia from 2002 to 2006, he worked on numerous web projects for major record labels (such as Poptones, Universal) and bands (including The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, Beta Band), visual artists and illustrators (Jon Burgerman, Paddy Hartley, Lucy Orta, NOW Festival), businesses, community, and voluntary sector orgs, passionately ensuring everything was accessible and complied with current web standards.

He does a bit of public speaking here and there, and will generally do anything for a biscuit and cup of tea, but prefers hard cash.

He has lived in many cities, including London and Reykjavik, but has now settled back in his beloved Nottingham, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. He also drives a 31-year-old car, and has a stupid cat called Bearface.

Simon Collison's Books

CSS Mastery

CSS Mastery

  • Publication Date: October 28, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2397-9

The Internet abounds with information on CSS-based design. However, it's spread across a large and disparate group of sites and can be very difficult to find. The purpose of this book is to pull all this information together in one place, thus creating a definitive guide to modern CSS based techniques. Learn More …

Blog Design Solutions

Blog Design Solutions

  • Publication Date: February 15, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-581-7

If you haven't got a blog already, you want to start one, and want to find out how. If you've already got one, you want to know how to customize it, and make it look cooler than everybody else's. In either case, this is the ideal book for you. Learn More …

CSS Mastery

CSS Mastery

  • Publication Date: February 7, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-614-2

You'll already know why you should be using CSS, so we don't bore you with pages of theory; instead, this book jumps straight into practical solutions, allowing you to get what you need as quickly as possible. Learn More …

Beginning CSS Web Development

Beginning CSS Web Development

  • Publication Date: August 23, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-689-0

There are many books out there on CSS, but Beginning CSS Web Development is different—it doesn’t waste time discussing theory, and it delves straight into the practical matter. It provides you with what you need to know, faster. Learn More …

Web Standards Creativity

Web Standards Creativity

  • Publication Date: March 18, 2007
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-803-0

Jam-packed with fresh, innovative design ideas, this full-color book sees 10 of the world's most talented web designers sharing their secrets with you. Learn More …