About the Authors
Bud E. Smith is a computer book author with over 12 years of publishing
experience. Creating Web Pages For Dummies, 7th Edition, is one of over a
dozen books Bud has written; his Wiley Publishing, Inc. titles include Internet
Marketing For Dummies and Web Usability For Dummies. In addition to writing
books, Bud has been a computer magazine editor and product marketing
Bud got his start with computers in 1983, when he left a promising career as
a welder for a stint as a data-entry clerk. Bud then moved to the Silicon Valley
to join a startup company, followed by work for Intel, IBM, Apple, and AOL.
His work and interests led him to acquire a degree in Information Systems
Management from the University of San Francisco.
Arthur Bebak received a degree in Computer Engineering at the University of
Illinois, which he attended on a fencing scholarship. He has designed mainframes,
managed large engineering projects, and studied business administration.
Arthur is founder of Netsurfer Communications, Inc., a highly successful
electronic publishing company, and is an accomplished author.
At Netsurfer, Arthur oversees a large staff of people who create Web sites for
numerous clients. They also write, edit, and publish several Web-based e-zines.