Chris Grover

Chris Grover

www.bolinasroad.com

  • @BolinasRoad

Areas of Expertise:

  • product or business identity
  • logo design
  • web design
  • multimedia design
  • copywriting
  • consulting
  • training
  • writing
Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He's also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual and Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual.

Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual
by David Sawyer McFarland, Chris Grover
Second Edition November 2014 (est.)
Print: $49.99

Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual
by David Sawyer McFarland, Chris Grover
December 2013
Print: $54.99
Ebook: $46.99

Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
November 2012
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $29.99

Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7: The Missing Manual Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
September 2012
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $21.99

Flash CS6: The Missing Manual Flash CS6: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
June 2012
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $42.99

Adobe Edge Preview 5: The Missing Manual Adobe Edge Preview 5: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
May 2012
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $21.99

Adobe Edge Preview 3: The Missing Manual Adobe Edge Preview 3: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
December 2011
Ebook: $23.99

Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
Sixth Edition June 2011
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $31.99

Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
December 2010
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Flash CS5: The Missing Manual Flash CS5: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
May 2010
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
October 2009
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
May 2009
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Flash CS4: The Missing Manual Flash CS4: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
Third Edition November 2008
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Flash CS3: The Missing Manual Flash CS3: The Missing Manual
by E. A. Vander Veer, Chris Grover
May 2007
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Office 2007: The Missing Manual Office 2007: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover, Matthew MacDonald, E. A. Vander Veer
April 2007
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
January 2007
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $15.99

Word 2007: The Missing Manual Word 2007: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover
December 2006
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

Digital Photography: The Missing Manual Digital Photography: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover, Barbara Brundage
June 2006
Print: $29.99

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"I recommend Grover's book. Probably, the less you already know, the more you'll appreciate it, because it covers every aspect of Edge Animate, and many side topics relating to HTML5 and web development in general, in a way that doesn't assume a lot about the reader's background. As such, it's thorough and easy to understand."
--Michael Hurwicz, CreativeCOW.net

"If you are looking to build your first animation, Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7: The Missing Manual is the book for you. This manual is easy to read and understand, and I promise you that all of the answers you need will be found inside. With Grover's help you'll be designing crazy good animations for your iPhone, iPad, and the Web in no time! "
--Jenilee, Kick Ass Book Reviews

"This is a quick book for quick and motivated learners. "
--Brett Merkey, Amazon.com

"Whether you are just starting out to learn Flash computer animation or seeking to hone and expand Flash skills you have learned on the fly, Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual is well worth having open on your physical desktop, right beside your computer."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions

"Grover’s “Up To Speed” gray boxes hit my not-quite-savvy-with-coder-lingo reader group just right, being basic, back-fill information that you should know before proceeding. The narrative is easy to understand and thankfully Grover tells you where to find the things he’s talking about and didn’t take subtle jabs at the novices’ expense."
--Meredith Greene, Sacramento Book Review

"The 'Missing Manual' books have always been great in my opinion and really teach readers the topics properly with excellent explanations no matter what the topic (CSS, JavaScript, etc.). This book is no different, the author Chris Grover does a great job in explaining the new features of Flash and the existing ones."
--Frank Stepanski, Amazon.com

"Great book on learning Sketchup. "
--Parka, Parka Blogs

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--Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor, The User's Column, May 2010, Column 358

"I thought the information was outstanding and easy to read. The book was clear and concise and for beginners at this digital photography game it was easy to understand. The contents of each chapter were well titled and made it easy to find which article or feature you need information."
--Gail Ritchie, Big Bear Computer Club

"This is a great book for creating and building your terrain. "
--Donna Kamper, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society

"There is such a wealth of information for me in this book. I have two other books on Word 2007 and they just don’t help as much. "
--Cathy Pharis, Golden Gate Computer Society, November 2008, Volume 27, Number 11

"Chris Grove has done a wonderful job of presenting Adobe Flash CS4© in a format that starts off basic enough for the newcomer to Flash©...Overall I was very pleased with this book and am happy to add it to my library. "
--John Waggoner, CIDMAG

"Here in a single volume is the key to the complete Flash CS3 workflow, from the basics of animation to the process of publishing Flash files on-line. Like other books in the series this one is written to serve as the easy-to-follow product manual that every software user of a particular title would want to have at hand."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report

"Though not a reference publication, this missing manual is well organized such that you can jump in on areas that you find interesting or need help with; reading from start to finish is not required. The book is obviously written with the beginner in mind but can be useful for an intermediate like me that hasn't taken the time to learn the differences in the new version."
--Jeremy Hall, Amazon.com

"Digital Photography, The Missing Manual is a “must read” for anyone who has an interest in digital photography but is not heavily into it yet. Often, the authors will make you smile and always they inform you in the clearest terms. I do not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone not already an expert at digital photography. I give this book a rating of ***** (5 out of 5 stars)"
--Barbara Kreiss, Bytes & Bits, Amador Computer Users Group

"In 483 pages and 17 chapters, photo gurus Chris Grover and Barbara Brundage introduce you to the world of digital photography. The entire spectrum of what you need to know to get moving in digital photography is covered; The basics of digital cameras and manipulating, organizing, storing, sharing and editing your photos is covered in easy to understand and entertaining fashion. You will get a complete elementary course in digital photography with this great O’Reilly manual."
--Herb Goldstein, Sarasota PC Monitor

"This book should've come in the box with Flash. Since it didn't, it's essential for any Flash programmer and any library catering to them."
--James Cox, The Bookwatch - Computer Shelf

"In his typically refreshing blend of easy-to-understand language, touch of humor, and genuine enthusiasm, Pogue magically engages the reader and assures subsequent absorption of the book from cover-to-cover."
--Rochelle Goldman, Main Line MacIntosh Users Group

"Microsoft Word is a very user-friendly product, and is not that difficult of the software to learn and use. However, with this new 2007 version of the popular product, there are some changes and additions that are worth looking at and learning about. The "Missing Manual" series by O'Reilly's Rogue Press is definitely a winner. Chris Gover did a good job covering a lot of useful information in this book. Keep this book on your desk, if you need a good reference source on the subject. 5 stars!"
--Giovanni Tairov, Amazon.com

"What are your needs? Are you just looking for the basics in using this latest version of Word? Then Word 2007 For Starters is the book for you. If you are working with longer and more complicated documents or want to know more that Word 2007 can do, you need this more complete book. Have you worked in Word and needed to do something that you have not done before? This book would be the one to use to learn how to do it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more than the basics."
--Beata Kernan, Chicago Computer Society