Best 3$ spent in a long time

Last week I bought the November issue of Treehouse magazine, coming from the people of Particletree, and I have to say it was the best spent three bucks in a long time! I instantly had to read it from cover to cover.

It starts off with two very interesting things: An addEvent article by Ryan Campbell explaining the need for such a function and the difference between the different solutions out there, and then goes straight into an interview with Peter-Paul Koch. Peter-Paul has had a tremendous impact on the web developing community, and especially the JavaScript part. However, I’ve never gotten the chance to meet him in person, and I’ve only gotten one e-mail reply from him (this was a number of years ago). So, Peter-Paul, if you read this, let’s make sure we meet. Who knows, I might even have something good to say too! πŸ™‚

The magazine goes on with some other interesting interviews and articles, where I really liked the Dead Poets Society feeling I got from the interview with, amongst many other things, teacher Lisa McMillan. Alex McClung also had an interesting article about writing accessible HTML code in his piece Understanding Section 508 (although he manages to call the alt attribute for alt tag once… :-)).

Basically, a very recommended read altogether. I think the magazine will appeal to people of all kinds of experience and interest working with the web. Go read now!


  • Hartvig says:

    > although he manages to call the alt attribute for alt tag once

    Hurray – I'm not alone πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the recommendation – I'll go and buy my self a virtual copy…

  • Beth says:

    I noticed in the first issue a lot of the articles (while good) had been recycled, I'd seen them on the contributors' blogs or varying other places. I'm hesitant to fork over cash for old content. Did everything in this issue seem new to you?

  • Robert Nyman says:


    Hurray – I’m not alone πŸ˜‰

    Ha ha! πŸ˜€

    I hope you will like it.


    Yes, everything but two pieces in the Digest section were new (these articles have been on the Particletree web site and are also available as a free PDF download); 10 Tips To A Better Form and 4 Layers of Separation.

    I haven't seen any of the other articles elsewhere, and especially not the <code>addEvent</code> and Peter-Paul Koch interview that had the biggest attraction on me.

  • beth says:

    Thanks, Robert, I'm sold. I'm interested in the Lisa McMillan article. If the next issue is good too I'll definitely get a subscription.

  • Robert Nyman says:


    I hope I didn't trick you now! πŸ™‚

    Lisa was definitely inspiring, so I think you won't be disappointed.

  • andr3 says:

    I'm just waiting to receive my substitute credit card (old one got screwed up, getting a new one) to buy this issue AND an avalonstar's tshirt. πŸ˜€

    And i'm sure the guys over at particletree (and the authors) appreciate you mentioning this. πŸ˜‰ hehe

  • Robert Nyman says:


    Oh, so you're a fan of Bryan's? Nice. πŸ™‚

    And yes, I think they appreciate this. πŸ™‚

  • andr3 says:

    Who isn't? πŸ˜‰ I know you read his last post… (saw your comment) How can you not buy a tshirt? And it looks great as well! Great work by Kyle. πŸ™‚

  • Robert Nyman says:


    To be honest, I read it after your comment. πŸ™‚

    I've spoken to Bryan once (over IM), and he seems like a very nice and talented guy. However, I'm not a frequent reader. At least not yet… πŸ™‚

  • Bryan says:

    You should Robert. πŸ™‚

    At least if you need a good laugh.

  • Robert Nyman says:



    Yes, it seems like that! I think I need to give it a try then… πŸ™‚

    And yes, I always need a good laugh!

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