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JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by David Sawyer McFarland

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

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David Sawyer McFarland is president of Sawyer McFarland Media, Inc., a web development and training company in Portland, Oregon. He’s been building websites since 1995, when he designed his first site—an online magazine for communication professionals. He’s served as webmaster at the University of California at Berkeley and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center, and oversaw a complete CSS-driven redesign of Macworld.com.

In addition to building websites, David is also a writer, trainer, and instructor. He’s taught web design at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the Center for Electronic Art, the Academy of Art College, Ex’Pressions Center for New Media, and Portland State University. He’s written articles about the web for Practical Web Design, MX Developer’s Journal, Macworld magazine, and CreativePro.com.

He welcomes feedback about this book by email: . (If you’re seeking technical help, however, please refer to the sources listed in Appendix A.)

About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor) has worked with the Missing Manual series since its inception—long enough to remember HyperCard stacks.

Holly Bauer (production editor) lives in Ye Olde Cambridge, MA. She’s a production editor by day and an avid home cook, prolific DIYer, and mid-century modern design enthusiast by evening/weekend. Email: .

Carla Spoon (proofreader) is a freelance writer and copy editor. An avid runner, she works and feeds her tech gadget addiction from her home office in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Email: .

Angela Howard (indexer) has been indexing for more than 10 years, mostly for computer books, but occasionally for books on other topics, such as travel, alternative medicine, and leopard geckos. She lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to all those who helped with this book, including Shelley Powers and Steve Suehring, whose watchful eyes saved me from potentially embarrassing mistakes. Thanks also to my many students at Portland State University who have sat through my long JavaScript lectures and struggled through my programming assignments—especially the members of Team Futzbit (Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell) for testing the tutorials: Julia Hall, Amber Brucker, Kevin Brown, Josh Elliott, Tracy O’Connor, and Blake Womack. Also, we all owe a big debt of gratitude to John Resig and the jQuery team for creating the best tool yet for making JavaScript fun.

Finally, thanks to David Pogue for getting me started; Nan Barber for making my writing sharper and clearer; my wife, Scholle, for putting up with an author’s crankiness; and thanks to my kids, Graham and Kate, because they’re just awesome.

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 and cross-references to specific page numbers (not just “see Chapter 14”).

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  • Windows 7: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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