Carrie Bickner, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at SxSW and have done my best to keep in touch with since, has a new book out, Web Design on a Shoestring. She has told me before that I’m not really the target audience for such a book, but it is certainly something I would like to read, review, and recommend. It seems every day I talk to another client who was paying 4-5 times what they should for hosting and spent a fortune on a site whose non-standard code made it obsolescent the day it was delivered. The days of monolithic development by giant agencies with even bigger budgets are over. Carrie’s book is indicative of the new era coming. I’ve ordered my copy.