All interior layouts were designed by Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson. Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates created the look & feel of the Head First series. The book was produced using Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.5. The book was typeset using Uncle Stinky, Mister Frisky (you think we’re kidding), Ann Satellite, Baskerville, Comic Sans, Myriad Pro, Skippy Sharp, Savoye LET, Jokerman LET, Courier New and Woodrow typefaces.
Interior design and production was done exclusively on Apple Macintoshes—a Mac Pro, an iMac, a Macbook Pro, and two MacBook Airs to be precise.
Writing locations were primarily Bainbridge Island, Washington; Austin, Texas; Port of Ness, Scotland; Seaside, Florida.
Sonic environment during writing included BT, Daft Punk, Muse, The Fixx, Depeche Mode, Adam & the Ants, Men without Hats, Sleep Research Lab, Dousk, Uh Huh Her, Art of Noise, deadmau5 & Kaskade, David Bowie, Cheap Trick, The Who, Blank & Jones, Chris Isaak, Roy Orbison, Elvis, John Lennon, George Harrison, Amy Macdonald, Schiller, Sia, Sigur Ros, Tom Waits, OMD, Phillip Glass, Muse, Eno, Krishna Das, Mike Oldfield, Devo, Steve Roach, Beyman Brothers, Harry and the Potters, and the soundtracks for Frozen, Harry Potter, Back to the Future and Pleasantville.