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Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

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Matthew MacDonald is an author and programmer extraordinaire. His books include Excel 2007: The Missing Manual, Access 2007: The Missing Manual, and over a dozen books about programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework. He’s also the author of Your Brain: The Missing Manual, a quirky exploration into the odd and wondrous world of your squishy gray matter. In a dimly remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.

About the Creative Team

Peter McKie (editor) is an editor at Missing Manuals. Having developed several failed Web sites prior to editing this book, he now sees where he went wrong. He lives in New York City where he hikes, kayaks, and canoes in the Hudson Highlands. A fan of old buildings, he’s volunteered at Open House New York (www.ohny.org), a nonprofit that opens normally closed historic buildings to New Yorkers for free one weekend each year. Email:.

Nellie McKesson (production editor) lives in Jamaica Plain, Mass., and spends her spare time making t-shirts (mattsaundersbynellie.etsy.com) and playing music with her band Dr. & Mrs. Van Der Trampp (http://myspace.com/drmrsvandertrampp/). Email:.

Alison O’Byrne (copy editor) has been a professional freelance editor for over six years. She lives with her family in Dublin, Ireland. Email:. Web site: www.alhaus.com.

Ron Strauss (indexer) is a full-time freelance indexer specializing in IT. When not working, he moonlights as a concert violist and alternative medicine health consultant. Email:.

Tony Ruscoe (technical reviewer) is a web developer living in Sheffield, England. His first computer programs were written in Sinclair BASIC on his ZX Spectrum in the mid-1980s. He’s been developing Web sites and Web applications using a variety of programming technologies and techniques since 1997. He currently maintains his personal Web site (http://ruscoe.net/) and a site dedicated to researching his surname (http://ruscoe.name/).

Megan Sorensen (technical reviewer) is an office manager working for a local community hospital. She lives with her husband and daughter in Santa Rosa, California. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. Email:.

Acknowledgments

No author could complete a book without a small army of helpful individuals. I’m deeply indebted to the whole Missing Manual team, especially my editor Peter McKie, who kept me on track with relatively gentle prodding, Dawn Frausto, who helped coordinate the entire process, and technical reviewers Tony Ruscoe and Megan Sorensen, who caught obscure mistakes and offered valuable suggestions. I also owe a hearty thanks to those who left their mark on the first edition of this book, including Sarah Milstein, Peter Meyers, and technical reviewers Jim Goodenough, Rhea Howard, and Mark Levitt. And, as always, I’m also deeply indebted to numerous others who’ve toiled behind the scenes indexing pages, drawing figures, and proofreading the final copy.

Finally, I’d never write any book without the support of my parents Nora and Paul, my extended parents Razia and Hamid, and my wife Faria. (And I’d write many more without the challenges of my two lovable daughters, Maya and Brenna.) Thanks everyone!

Matthew MacDonald

The Missing Manual Series

Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index; cross-references to specific pages (not just chapters); and RepKover, a detached-spine binding that lets the book lie perfectly flat without the assistance of weights or cinder blocks.

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