About the Authors
Damon Dean has been working in Internet technologies and development for
nearly a decade as an Editor, Producer, and Developer. As a Development
Editor for Sybex, Damon was responsible for developing both the multimedia
and computer game book lines. After developing those properties into profitable units, he moved on to Postlinear Entertainment, where he produced
and designed online multiplayer computer games for publishers such as Sega and MGM. Three years later, Damon took his software development skills and moved into Web development. As a founding member of 415 Productions, Damon worked with several large companies, including Credit Suisse, Robert Mondavi, HP, and BART. His application design and development resume includes architecting and building Content Management Systems, Extranets, corporate Intranets, and enterprise CRMs. After four years at 415, Damon moved on in the summer of 2001 to be the Internet Services Director at a private foundation in Oakland, CA.
Damon has written several books dating back to 1996. His first book, A Pocket Tour of Multimedia on the Internet (Sybex), was eventually translated into five languages. In 1997, Damon began a relationship with Wiley Publishing (formerly IDG Books), and has written several books for them, including Web Channel Development For Dummies, FrontPage 2000 For Dummies Quick Reference, Act! 2000 For Dummies Quick Reference (Co-Author), and most recently, Cascading Style Sheets For Dummies.
Andy Cowitt is a freelance Web developer who spent five years learning the
trade at the award-winning firm, 415, Inc. While at 415, Andy worked on multimedia presentations and Web sites for Apple, Oracle, Macromedia, the San Francisco Symphony, KQED, and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. He’s been using Macromedia’s products since each of them arrived on the scene. In his spare time, Andy plays guitar and ukulele and makes videos. He lives in Oakland with illustrator Michael Wertz and their dog, Olive.