Review of the first edition:
"Tells you the bits you need to know without swamping you with nitty-gritty details. The balance is just about perfect." (Web Page Design for Designers wpdfd.com)
About the Author
Matt Patterson is an independent typographer based in Reading, U.K. Introduced to the web in 1996, he was building sites immediately and became interested in CSS when he realized it meant you could do actual typography on the web. These days, he mostly spends his time designing and building websites and web applications based on open standards at the front- and back-end. He thinks that specifications the main product of pre-DTP typographers are a lot like CSS, and that this is a good thing. He lives with his wife, Clare.
Eric Costello is a web developer for hire, working out of his company Schwa. He is
helping to build The Game Neverending (www.gne.net). He maintains a personal site at glish.com, where he links to articles on Web standards, Flash, DHTML, CSS, XML, and other topics of interest to web developers. He helped usher in the era of CSS page layouts by offering information and CSS templates for free download. He is an emeritus of the Web Standards Project steering committee, and the developer for Stewart Butterfield's 5K Contest, along with being a pretty lousy guitar player, photographer, husband and father.
Steven Champeon is chief technology officer for hesketh.com. On a number of hesketh.com projects, he has developed and/or supervised large-scale Web site technical architectures, information architectures, and applications for Internet and intranet use. Steven has provided technical editing on the topics of XML, XHTML, and other Web-related topics for IDG Books Worldwide, MIS:Press, O'Reilly and Associates, and Macmillan/New Riders.