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An ebook for iPad and OS X, designed to help you learn CSS transitions and animations through interactive examples
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Launch Day!

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Web Q&A, every day

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The release date for CSS Animations: An Interactive Guide is right around the corner! 

Until then, I'm answering one web development question each day until the Animations book is released, on Tumblr and Twitter:

http://webqs.tumblr.com ~http://twitter.com/web_Qs

The cool part is that the questions come directly from YOU. Email your question to ask@sprightlybooks.com, or ask @web_Qs on Twitter. I've already posted a few entries to get the ball rolling, but I'm really looking forward to hearing from people who have backed the Animations book. This content is for you, Kickstarter backers, so ask away!

Thanks again for your support here on Kickstarter!

Submitted!

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Whewwwwwwwwww!

It's been a long road, but I’ve submitted the Animations book to the iBooks Store! They recommend giving 2 weeks for review time, so I’ve set the release date to September 23rd (roughly 3 weeks away) just for good measure. If the book is approved early and I’m able to release it sooner, then I will. If there’s any additional delay because it gets stuck in review, I’ll let you know via another Update.

Thanks to everyone for your patience and support here on Kickstarter! Writing any book is a big undertaking, and when there are interactive elements the task feels even greater. I look forward to hearing about all the great things you create after reading CSS Animations: An Interactive Guide!

Vicki

Rewards and Book Update

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Today's update is all about rewards, including the Animations book. Reward fulfillment has been quite a challenge, especially for a tiny operation used to shipping exclusively through iTunes! Here's a recap of where everything is at:

1. Posters

Done and done! If you were supposed to receive a poster and did not, send me a message on Kickstarter — it's possible your survey response came in after survey data was collected.

2. T-shirts

95% of t-shirts have been sent! That is a lot of folding and note-writing! :-)  A few shirts have been delayed due to stock availabiltiy and a printer error. The last few tees should be in the mail this week.

3. Transforms Book

The most popular reward was one that included a copy of the CSS Transforms book! This book has been distributed to 95% of backers who were slated to receive it, and should be distributed to remaining backers this week.

4. Animations Book

Arguably the most important deliverable in this list! I really didn't foresee receiving so much support for this book on Kickstarter, and it follows that I didn't foresee spending so much time on reward fulfillment. Hence, I'm adjusting the release window for the book to Summer 2014. If this presents a problem for you (for example, maybe you were planning to use the book for an upcoming job or class), feel free to send me a message on Kickstarter. I can promise you that I'm working incredibly hard to make an informative, compelling, and beautiful learning tool that people will really enjoy. I'm as keen to finish it as you are to read it!

As always, thank you for your support here on Kickstarter!

Rewards Update!

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The past week has been a blur of posters, t-shirts, envelopes, tubes, and mailing labels! The latest news on rewards is:

  • Posters were mailed on Monday, and should arrive at all US locations by the end of the week. 
  • T-shirts are being printed today, and will be in the mail tomorrow. 
  • If your reward level included a copy of CSS Transforms: An Interactive Guide, you'll receive a message that includes download instructions within the next week.

As these rewards are making their way to you, I thought you might like a behind-the-scenes look at what went into creating them. Photos below!

If you have any questions, please send email to ask@sprightlybooks.com. Thank you for supporting this Kickstarter project!

A CSS property to animate, a duration, and a timing function. After designing the icons, we created several paper test prints to make sure they were sized just right.
A CSS property to animate, a duration, and a timing function. After designing the icons, we created several paper test prints to make sure they were sized just right.
 
Our t-shirt printer, Free Gold Watch. Their space is amazing, and the staff here really goes the extra mile. Plus, if you're in the Bay Area and looking for pinball, they've got you covered!
Our t-shirt printer, Free Gold Watch. Their space is amazing, and the staff here really goes the extra mile. Plus, if you're in the Bay Area and looking for pinball, they've got you covered!

                      
Lots of activity at Free Gold Watch. Your tees in Eggplant, Heather Black, and Slate.
Lots of activity at Free Gold Watch. Your tees in Eggplant, Heather Black, and Slate.
Proofs of the posters, used to finalize print color choices. Once that was done, the final versions (without color test squares) were printed, rolled, tubed, addressed, and shipped!
Proofs of the posters, used to finalize print color choices. Once that was done, the final versions (without color test squares) were printed, rolled, tubed, addressed, and shipped!