More About the Author
Janine Warner's best-selling books and videos about the Internet have won her an international following and earned her speaking and consulting engagements around the world.
She is the creator of DigitalFamily.com, a full-service interactive design and training agency that offers web and mobile design, content strategy, internet marketing, and online learning development services.
Janine's skills as a "techy translator" helped her land the deal for her first book in 1996. Since then, she's written or coauthored more than 25 books about the Internet, including Web Sites For Dummies, Social Media Design For Dummies, and every edition of Dreamweaver For Dummies.
A popular speaker at AdobeMax and other events, Janine has created more than 200 hours of training videos about web design and Internet marketing for leading online learning companies, Lynda.com, creativeLIVE.com and KelbyOne.
Janine has taught courses at the University of Miami and the University of Southern California. She's also been a guest lecturer at more than 30 other universities in the U.S. and Latin America, and she helped create an Internet Literacy program for high school students in Central America.
In the fall of 2013, she was contracted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas to develop and teach a 5-week course on Entrepreneurial Journalism in Spanish. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) was sponsored by Google Latin America and attracted more than 5,000 students. (Read article about MOOC)
Janine began her career as a reporter in Northern California and recognized early that the Internet would transform traditional media and set out to learn everything she could about this new way of communicating. Her early Internet projects included managing communications with a team of programmers in Siberia, designing a virtual store for Levi Strauss, and building one of the first newspaper websites in the country for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Point Reyes Light
In 1998, her experience as a journalist and Internet consultant, combined with her fluency in Spanish, took her to The Miami Herald, as the Online Managing Editor. A year later, she was promoted to Director of New Media. She left that position to serve as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks.
Since 2001, Janine has run her own business as an author, Internet consultant, and speaker. You can learn more on her website at http://www.JanineWarner.com.
Janine does strategic consulting with media corporations, publishers, and has created business strategies for clients in nearly a dozen countries. (She speaks fluent Spanish.)
She is a member of the TV Academy's Interactive Media Peer Group and has served as a judge in the Interactive Emmy Awards, the Knight News Challenge, the Arroba de Oro Latin American Internet Awards, and the WSA Mobile & Content awards in Abu Dhabi and Sri Lanka.
When she's not traveling, she is based in Southern California where she lives with her husband, David LaFontaine and occasionally takes a break to run on the beach.
Learn more about Janine at http://www.JCWarner.com.
Learn more about Janine's books, videos, and web design at http://www.DigitalFamily.com.