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The animal on the cover of Creating Applications with Mozilla is a frilled lizard. Native to Australia, the frilled lizard is known for the colorful neck frill that it uses to frighten predators. The frill normally lies in folds around the lizard's shoulders, creating a camouflage. When the lizard is frightened, it activates the frill by opening its mouth wide. This raises the frill, displaying its bright red and orange underside. Frilled lizards eat insects such as cicadas, ants, and spiders. Their population has been greatly diminished by land clearing and being preyed on by cats.
Mary Brady was the production editor and proofreader, and Ann Schirmer was the copyeditor for Creating Applications with Mozilla. Mary Anne Weeks Mayo and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Johnna Van Hoose Dinse wrote the index. Brian Sawyer and Derek Di Matteo provided production support.
Ellie Volckhausen designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive. Emma Colby produced the cover layout with QuarkXPress 4.1 using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano and Jessamyn Read using Macromedia FreeHand 9 and Adobe Photoshop 6. The tip and warning icons were drawn by Christopher Bing. This colophon was written by Linley Dolby.