Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects.
Hanna Dyer designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The image was photographed by Kevin Thomas and manipulated by Michael Snow using Adobe Photoshop 3.0 and Adobe Gallery Effects filters. The cover layout was produced with Quark XPress 3.3 using the Bodoni Black font from URW Software and bt bodoni Bold Italic from Bitstream. The inside layout was designed by Nancy Priest and implemented by Mike Sierra in FrameMaker 5.0. The heading font is Bodoni BT; the text font is New Baskerville. The screen shots that appear in the book were created in Adobe Photoshop 4, and the illustrations were created in Macromedia Freehand 7.0 by Robert Romano.
The online edition of this book was created by the Safari production group (John Chodacki, Becki Maisch, and Madeleine Newell) using a set of Frame-to-XML conversion and cleanup tools written and maintained by Erik Ray, Benn Salter, John Chodacki, and Jeff Liggett.