AIGA Selects Wiley’s HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites Book for 2012 Design Competition

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Jon Duckett’s HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites selected as one of 18 case studies for AIGA’s “Justified” Design Competition

The AIGA, the Professional Association for Design, has selected Wiley’s HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites (ISBN: 978-1-1180-0818-8, November 2011, US $29.99) by Jon Duckett as one of the best case studies submitted in their 2012 “Justified” design competition. AIGA’s “Justified” competition awards honors to design case studies that demonstrate the value of design in a clear, compelling and accessible way.

“It's really quite an honor for our little book about code to be selected by the judges in AIGA's Justified competition,” said author Jon Duckett. “The web showcases some of the most interesting design we see every day but many of the books about how to build websites seemed uninspiring or intimidating, so this project was a wonderful opportunity to use design to try and make it easier for people to learn about these technologies.”

Only 18 case studies were selected from the nearly 400 entries submitted for this year’s “Justified” competition. HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites was the only book chosen and was one of five case studies that were unanimously chosen by the jury.

“This isn’t just a book design, but a category reinvention. It does a good job of mitigating the intimidation factor of technical information through information design that is accessible, understandable and visually appealing,” said Monica Little, chairwoman for Little & Company and juror for the 2012 “Justified” competition.

“Love it. The book tackled a wickedly complicated information design problem with a demonstrable visual approach.” said Clement Mok, design and business consultant and “Justified” juror, “I actually bought the book, and I use it periodically, as a reference. One can’t get a better endorsement and justification for a winning entry than having the judge swear by the book.”

AIGA’s 2012 “Justified” competition is a design competition for which entrants articulate the case for their work’s effectiveness. Entries were judged based on their design attributes and whether their case for effectiveness was clear, compelling and accessible. A discerning and qualified jury identified the submissions that served as effective tools to explain design’s value to clients, students, peers and the public in general.

AIGA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. For additional information about AIGA’s 2012 “Justified” design competition, visit To view the HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites “Justified” case study, visit For additional information about the book, visit and for press shots from the book, visit

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