This book has been a dream of mine for some time. I’ve always considered web page design to be an extremely important topic, especially with ASP and have wanted to write a book on the subject for some time. That being said, I’d like to thank my editor, Ron Petrusha, who gave me the creative freedom and encouragement needed to write such a book. Thanks, Ron!
In January 1998, I started working with ASP with Empower Consulting, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri. I instantly fell in love with ASP and decided to create a small web site, http://4GuysFromRolla.com, to showcase what cool things I had done with ASP. Who knew my little hobby site would grow into one of the largest ASP information sites on the Net, attracting over 15,000 ASP developers each day? A hearty thank you to all those who visit 4Guys regularly; this book is dedicated to you!
Finally, I’d like to say thanks to my great family. Our life, our decisions, our attitudes, our beliefs, and our dreams are based largely upon our upbringing. I was very fortunate to have such a loving and encouraging family; where I am today and what I am today is due, in large part, to the continual support, respect, and advice provided by my parents, brother, and relatives.
I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it! As always, Happy Programming!