They say, "don't judge a book by it's cover," but everyone does it anyway. There's a good reason for that: appearances communicate a lot about who we are. Shoddy clothing communicates something very different to wearing an expensive silk suit. Even the way you walk can tell others (and yourself) about your confidence level. Given all of the above, I've upgraded The CMake Tutorial's cover...
The original cover was made hastily by me. You can call it "programmer's art," because it is. Not too shabby, but I'm much better at software than graphics. If anything, it comes across as rather boring, like it was slapped together with near zero thought or effort. That's NOT the kind of impression I want to give for the book.
I've put a lot of time and effort into making The CMake Tutorial the best path from zero to cmake mastery, and the cover should "look the part." So, I hired a graphic designer to make a better one.
What do you think of the new cover (see below)? Is the upgrade a yay or a nay?