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The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, 3rd Edition by James George, Jason Beaird

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Preface

When my wife and I moved into our house, one of our first major projects was to update the bathroom. The horribly gaudy floral wallpaper pattern, along with the gold sink fixtures, obnoxious mirrors, and tacky lighting, made us feel like we’d stepped into a previous decade every time we entered the master bathroom. Removing wallpaper is a tough job, but it’s even more difficult when there are multiple layers of the stuff. This was the case with our bathroom. Apparently the previous homeowners’ taste in wallpaper changed every few years, and rather than stripping off the wallpaper and starting over, they just covered ugly with more ugly. Ah, the joys of home ownership!

If there’s one thing our renovation adventures have taught me, ...

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