If you keep up with the world news or write a blog, you must have heard about the massive fires in Australia where the death toll has risen to more than 300 in just a few days. It is times like these I feel blogging is a worthwhile activity which tends to unite humanity.
In an effort to help victims of these fires, SitePoint has decided to give away 5 books for the price of 1 and donate ALL the money to the victims. Their goal is to raise $50,000 and donate it to Australian RedCross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
There is a wide selection of books to choose from. Here is what SitePoint’s website says:
We’re offering our entire range of books — from PHP to Project Management — for the sale; designers, developers, freelancers, managers, and business owners alike will all be able to choose a selection of professional books to enjoy.
If you or someone you know can use these books, then this is a very nice deal as combined these books are worth some $150.. and you only pay less than $30, and the best of all, you feel good making a contribution to help someone in need. Here are some horrible pictures from an Australian news site.
When I came across SitePoint’s post this morning, I was watching CNN and the bushfire news segment was on and I instantly bought the following 5 books:
The Photoshop Anthology
The Art and Science of CSS
The Principles of Successful Freelancing
Build of your own website the right way
The HTML Utopia
UPDATE: This deal ended on Friday Feb. 13th, 2009.