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Patrick Julicher

Patrick started developing websites at the age of 25, only using HTML and building simple websites. Through the years his passion for designing and developing grew, and his career moved in that direction in the year 2004, when he decided to try and get a job in ICT and Web Development.
He got this chance at WE ICT, based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. For the first couple of years he combined network management for customers with creating database-driven websites in ASP. Since 2008 his main work is on the developing part.
While ASP is still his favorite language, he's slowly trying to dive into ASP.NET and discover all of the possibilities.

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Dan Wellman

Dan Wellman lives on the outskirts of a busy city on the south coast of England. By day he helps maintain the physical IT infrastructure of one of the largest insurance companies in Europe, but by night he fights for truth, justice and cleaner code.

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Kiril Iliev

Kiril Iliev started his career as a PR manager for a Bulgarian game software company and later on started working for Dynamic Zones – the company behind the zones network.

He has written a lot of articles for one of the biggest computer magazines in Bulgaria – PC Mania.

He works on various projects including PHP, CSS, and ASP scripting and is support specialist at DMXzone.com.

As of April, 2008 Kiril is acting as Research and Development Manager, researching the trends in the new technologies.

Victor Gaudioso

Victor is a senior application engineer at IdentityMine, a top-tier software company specializing in designing and developing cutting edge software applications, creating customized WPF/Blend and Silverlight training programs and creating tools for designers and developers. Victor has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Harrah's, Mattel, NBC/Universal, Disney, Best Buy, GameStop, Vivendi Universal Games, and New Line Cinema among others. Victor, a former Flash/ActionScript engineer still stays active in the Flash community by writing articles and tutorials on www.actionscript.org where he is also a moderator.

Sebastian Sulinski

Sebastian Sulinski Sebastian Sulinski is a web designer/developer with over 6 years experience designing web applications using XHTML, PHP, MySQL and CSS. Studies, starting at Chichester College doing BTEC HNC in Computing (Business Information Technology) followed by University of Brighton with degree in Digital Media Development.
Music is his other passion - he likes listen to jazz and playing bass guitar.

Sebastian is currently running his own, small web development business (Core Media Design) in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

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Thierry Lorey

Thierry Lorey is Fireworks Zone’s full-time webmaster, an Adobe Fireworks resource site rich in Fireworks extensions and tutorials. He is an active member of the Fireworks community, part of the Adobe Fireworks Advisory Forum and contributor for Community MX and FWzone. He lives in St Jean de Braye, France.

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Caleb Sima and Vincent Liu

Caleb Sima

Caleb Sima is the co-founder of SPI Dynamics, a web application security products company.  He currently serves as the CTO and director of SPI Labs, SPI Dynamics' R&D security team. Prior to co-founding SPI Dynamics, Caleb was a member of the elite X-Force R&D team at Internet Security Systems, and worked as a security engineer for S1 Corporation. Caleb is a regular speaker and press resource on web application security testing methods and is a co-author of the book titled, Hacking Exposed Web Applications: Web Security Secrets & Solutions, Second Edition.

 

 

 

 

Vincent Liu

Vincent Liu, CISSP, CCNA, is the managing director at Stach & Liu, a professional services firm providing advanced IT security solutions. Before founding Stach & Liu, Vincent led the Attack & Penetration and Reverse Engineering teams for the Global Security unit at Honeywell International. Vincent is an experienced speaker and has presented his research at conferences including BlackHat, ToorCon, and Microsoft BlueHat. He has been published in interviews, journals, and books with highlights including: Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit; Writing Security Tools and Exploits; Sockets, Shellcode, Porting, and Coding; and the upcoming Hacking Exposed: Wireless.

 

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Bryan Sullivan

Bryan Sullivan is a development manager at SPI Dynamics, a Web application security products company.  Bryan manages the DevInspect and QAInspect Web security products, which help programmers maintain application security throughout the development and testing process.  He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Georgia Tech and 12 years of experience in the information technology industry.  Bryan is currently coauthoring a book with noted security expert Billy Hoffman on Ajax security, which will be published in summer 2007 by Addison-Wesley.

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Satori Canton

Satori has been an Internet and marketing consultant since 1994. He started by educating companies in ways they could use the emerging Internet for marketing, communications and customer service. He now serves as the President and CEO of ActionScript, Inc.

In the mid 90's, he worked creating game levels and expansion packs for games like Duke Nukem, Quake, WarCraft, Diablo, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Redneck Rampage, and X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter. In 1996 Satori created Satori Interactive to serve as the online wing of his game development and market consulting business.

In 2005, Satori Interactive acquired ActionScript.com and continues to develop applications, multimedia presentations and games for major corporations, specializing in online market consulting, gaming, "advergaming" and Flash/Flex application development.

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Richard Mariner

Richard Mariner My name is Rich Mariner (http://www.easywebtuts.com)

I live in Tallahassee, Florida and develop Intranet and Internet sites. I received Certification from Florida State University as a Webmaster and I'm also a Microsoft Certified Professional.

I've developed websites in everything from Homesite, FrontPage, Dreamweaver and now Expression Web Designer. They are all very good tools.

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James W. Threadgill

James W. Threadgill has authored numerous tutorials on ASP and ASP.NET web development, published on such sites as the Dynamic Zones and MSDN Accademic Alliance. He co-authored the Sams book Dreamweaver MX: ASP.NET Web Development.

James first began computer programming in 1995 while attending Alvin Community College. He completed a certificate of computer science program and an Associate of Arts degree at Alvin before going on to the University of Houston-Clear Lake where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts.

James publishes fiction, poetry, and visual arts under the name Wayne James. His fiction first appeared in Raconteur in 1995 and since has been published numerous times: in Hadrosaur Tales 5 and 7, Bayousphere, and in the Write Gallery e-zine. His poetry first appeared in the small press magazine Lucidity in 1996 and has been published numerous times since. His collection of fiction and poetry, When Only the Moon Rages, was released in 2000.  Most recently his work appeared in Tales of the Talisman winter 2010 and spring 2011 issues. James currently attends graduate school at the University of Houston and owns and operates small web design and internet marketing firm, WWWeb Concepts, with his wife, Karen, in Houston, TX USA.

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Kevin Koch

Kevin Koch is a senior software engineer with over 8 years experience designing and architecting primarily web based applications. Fresh out of college during the nineties he co-founded Task Solutions and developed several projects with the then popular classic ASP.

During the Dot Com boom Kevin left his position as president and joined a new venture to build an enterprise insurance claim system build upon J2EE technology. After the Dot Com crash Kevin schooled himself to become an expert with .NET technology and is currently freelancing his ASP.NET skills to build enterprise n-tier frameworks using advanced OO methodologies.

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Peter Elst

Peter Elst is a Flash certified professional, Team Macromedia volunteer and runs his own company named MindStudio doing mostly freelance Flash and Flex consultancy, development and training. As a valued contributor to the online Flash community, Peter has presented at numerous international events and conferences and has had his work published in leading magazines and websites.

Over the years the focus of his work changed from interactive animations to multimedia applications, e-learning and content management systems. Peter is user group manager for the MMUG Belgium and blogs on his personal website: www.peterelst.com

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Kleanthis Economou

A web developer/software engineer since 1995 who now specializes in ColdFusion, Java, and Oracle solutions, Kleanthis now works for an LA-based company where he manages and leads the IT department.

Kleanthis has worked for many years as a freelance consultant, developer, graphics/production guy (not necessarily in that order) with clients that range from small home-based companies to large corporations.

Kleanthis is a contributing author and technical editor of various publications and he enjoys technology, photography, movies, music, technology and technology.

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Nancy Gill

In early 1996, Nancy Gill picked up her first book on HTML and permanently said goodbye to the legal field. She has been busy ever since developing web sites for businesses, organizations and social groups in Central California and occasionally beyond. Nancy has served as a member of Team Macromedia since late 2001, first with UltraDev and then moving to Dreamweaver when the programs were consolidated in 2002. She also serves as Assistant Manager for the Central California Macromedia User's Group.

Nancy is the co-author of Dreamweaver MX: Instant Trouble-Shooter and technical editor for several Dreamweaver and Contribute related books, including the well-known Dreamweaver MX 2004: A Complete Reference. She also penned the first ever Contribute article for Macromedia's Own Devnet "Getting Up to Speed with Contribute in 10 Minutes".

Nancy has three children, two in college and one in high school. Offline, she enjoys various sporting activities, is a wild NFL football fan and sings in the church choir.

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Jolantha Belik

Jolantha "jbel" Belik first got in touch with the Internet when "gopher" was the measure of all things. Her SPSS, SAS, and Visual Basic background made her open and curious for new "adventures."

When she got her own webspace, a friend wanted to create her first website. Well, he did so but Jolantha was so upset about the horrible design that she decided to learn HTML herself. She got her first copy of Dreamweaver and redesigned her website the way she wanted. Soon friends asked her to design their sites too (for free of course).

Two years ago Jolantha made the decision to actually earn cash with designing websites. The result was jbel's design, a small firm concentrating on small- and medium-sized businesses—with a focus on working outside her neighborhood. Some of her clients live in Adelaide, Australia, and in Essen, Germany.

Jolantha, a sociologist by training, lives with her daughter Conny (a student of psychology), her white cat Cassy, a black male pygmy rabbit Zwetschgerl, and two guinea pigs in a lovely green district of Vienna, Austria. She loves gardening on her small balcony, reading historical dramas, and watching her favorite TV show, Stargate-SG1.

Jolantha wrote articles for Macromedia DevNet book Macromedia Contribute (in German) ISBN: 3772360793 and Dreamweaver MX 2004 - Das Praxisbuch (in German) ISBN:377236568X

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David Nicholls

David lives in Canberra, Australia. He trained in Upper Atmospheric Physics, but spent longer than he cares to admit as a Science bureaucrat in the Australian Government. He has been building websites since 1997, professionally since 1999. He is the co-author with Linda Rathgeber of "Playing with Fire", contributed the accessibility chapter to Dreamweaver MX Magic, and other bits and pieces. He has academic publications in areas as diverse as astrophysics and fractal ferns. His interests include photography, restoring golf antiques, collecting old
78 records, fern ecology, and he's also a HiFi freak. He teaches astronomy at a local community college."

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Zac van Note

Zac earned his BFA in graphic design at New MexicoStateUniversity. In the years before college, he wrote, drew, and published comic books. In the years since college, he's worked as a graphic designer for three large B2B distributors creating catalogs, web sites, and multimedia presentations.

Since 1999, Zac has taught hundreds of classes at the University of New Mexico and Santa FeCommunity College, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML and much more. He has also contributed to several Dreamweaver books as an author and technical editor for New Riders/Peachpit and Thomson-Course Technologies. The site he created for his students, www.creativefuel.org, is a good reference for anyone interested in design and graphics.

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George Petrov

George Petrov is the Founder of the highly successful Zones: DMXzone.com, FWzone.net, FLzone.net, CFzone.net, DNzone.com and FlashFocus.nl

He has developed the comprehensive Dynamic Zones Content Management System that is the brains driving them and constantly supports their online communities with his extensive and valuable knowledge.

He is a renowned web development 'Guru' who has written many articles and extension for Macromedia's Dreamweaver/MX and UltraDev.

George Petrov is also the CEO and Founder of Dynamic Zones and also very proud of his children Sofie and Victor!

Patrick Woldberg

Patrick WoldbergTogether with George I have written the article about the DMXzone redesign that can be found at our Premium Content and shows how we have converted the site from a table structure to a XHTML compatible site.

Further at DMXzone I'm a programmer developing extensions and improving our community site.

Vince Baker

Vince has been working as a Web Developer for 6 years now and has been using DMXzone for most of that time. In the early part of his Development career he relied heavily on the quick and accurate responses he would get from the forums. Vince has a huge experience as a technical writer so we are happy to have him aboard on premium content!

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Sas Jacobs

Hello. I'm the Principal of Anything Is Possible, an Australian web development business specialising in web applications development and training. I'm interested in using Flash with dynamic content and I've presented at a number of International conferences on topics relating to applications development, XML and scripting components. I edited the book Flash MX 2004 Accelerated as well as books on Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator. I have a business web site at http://www.aip.net.au and a personal web site at http://www.sasjacobs.com  

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Rob Sherman

Always wanted to start on ColdFusion or want to upgrade your skills? Rob Sherman is our will reveal to you all the ins and outs of Coldfusion. With ColdFusion MX, you can build and deploy powerful web applications and web services.

Rob says; "I've been a corporate training instructor for the last 10 years teaching people about internet technology. More recently in the last 5-6 years I've been teaching ColdFusion as well as Flash classes. I'm a Macromedia Certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer, Flash MX Certified Developer, and newly Flash MX 2004 Certified Developer.

In the last 10 years, teaching has given me a great opportunity to get in front of people and listen to their experiences with ColdFusion. Besides teaching, during that time I've also worked in and with several companies, as well as start my own consulting company. I feel lucky to have worked with so many talented people in so many different types of businesses."

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Chris Charlton

If you are a trusted reader of the tutorials section you'll probably already know former member of the week Chris Charlton with his magic tips and amazing articles. His two main subjects for the premium content articles will be Fireworks and Freehand 10/MX. Next to that he will deliver articles on diverse subjects such as this weeks FREE premium content article.

Chris says; "Being a member for years shows DMXzone truly is an indispensable resource for developers and designers of all levels. I'm proud contributing back to the community that help build me higher in this tangled World Wide Web"

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Carl Grint

DMXzone is proud to introduce a brand new writer for our premium content section; Carl Grint

" Since graduating from university, I have worked with Charities and the Public section, with my longest time being 3 years with the NHS until returning to freelance two years ago.

I would like to think my diverse experience of working for both the Public and Private sector gives me a good all rounding which enables me to approach projects with a unique perspective and enables me to bring new thoughts and initiatives to my work.

I have always enjoyed passing on the lessons I have learned so other developers can bypass the 'working out' time I had to go through, and writing my first two articles for DMXzone has given me a chance to pass on what I think are some good ways to improve on the standard Authentication behaviors Macromedia supply with Dreamweaver."

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Alex July

Alex July is a Vancouver-based (Canada, British Columbia) Web Developer/ Graphic Artist who has an extensive experience in both creative realms.
He is also a host of Linecraft.com where he is showcasing his skills and sharing experience with the developers community. For the past 3 years Alex has been focusing on the development of Rich Internet Applications using Macromedia Flash technology.

When away from the computer Alex is practicing Martial Arts, playing guitar and enjoying time with his wonderful family.

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Jason Cranford Teague

Jason Cranford Teague has been working in digital media design since 1994. Over the years, his clients have included Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Virgin, CNN, Kodak, Siemens, The European Space Agency, and WebMD. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he spent a very cold year getting his M.S. in Technical Communication, Jason is regularly asked to speak at conferences about design for Web, print, and video. An internationally recognized writer and columnist, Jason is the author of numerous books and articles including the best selling DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web (Peachpit Press), Final Cut Express Solutions (Sybex), Dreamweaver MX Magic (New Riders), and Photoshop CS at Your Fingertips (Sybex). In addition, he has written for the Apple Developers Connection, Computer Arts Magazine, Macworld Magazine, and The Independent Newspaper as well as appearing on TechTV's “The Screen Savers.” Jason is currently running Bright Eye Media (www.brighteyemedia.com), which specializes in Web sites for education and entertainment.

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Robert Stuttaford

I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I've been pushing 1's and 0's ever since my first computer at the age of 11. Ever since then I've always known I'll be a geek. I now work for Wireframe Studio in sunny Cape Town, and have been for the last 3 years. I'm the database / ASP / dynamic Flash guy here. I'm also one of the XHTML / CSS guys. I have alot of fun in my work because I develop solutions in a variety of ways. I always have something to do, and one project is always different to the next. I actually do have a girlfriend amongst all that!

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Marcellino Bommezijn

Marcellino Bommezijn is one of the managers at DMXzone.com. He is a contributor on the tutorials section.

In daily live he is a E-Business Coordinator at Pon Power bv (Dutch Caterpillar Engine Dealer) and runs his own webdesign and hosting company (http://www.prowebvision.com) and created a COOL file management system(http://www.webfilecontrol.com) and download management system (http://www.downloadfilecontrol.com).

(Photo: me and my son Nicky)

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Michael Koch

My name is Michael Koch and I am an IT freelance consultant mainly working in the area of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (SAP R/3) and eCommerce solutions.

My areas of interest are webdesign standards, eCommerce and portal applications.

I live near Birmingham, England and can also be contacted via my own website MichaelKoch.co.uk.

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Joyce J. Evans

Joyce J. Evans Joyce is a training veteran with over 10 years of experience in educational teaching, tutorial development, and Web design. She has been asked to speak at conferences such as Macromedia MAX 2003 and TODCON. Joyce has received Editors Choice Awards for her book Fireworks 4 F/X and Design and has authored several computer books including Dreamweaver MX Complete Course, Web Design Complete Course and Fireworks MX: Zero to Hero.

Joyce is a Team Macromedia Volunteer and her work is also be featured in the Macromedia Design/Developer center and the MX Developers Journal magazine. She can be reached at Joyce@JoyceJEvans.com. Her Web site is www.JoyceJEvans.com and Idea Design (www.je-ideadesign.com) with clients such as a Century 21, prominent college in Florida, subcontractor for a local Service provider along with actively teaching new students how to use the Macromedia Studio products.
Joyce lives with her husband, teenage son, dog and cat in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. When Joyce isn’t working she can be found enjoying the many fruit trees and palms in her yard or at the beach.

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Ian Blackham

Following a degree in Chemistry and a doctorate in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Ian spent several years wrestling with acronyms in industrial R&D (SEM with a side order of EDS, AFM and TEM augmented with a topping of XPS and SIMS and yet more SEM and TEM).

Feeling that he needed a career with more terminology but less high voltages, Ian became a technical/commissioning editor with Wrox Press working on books as diverse as Beg VB Application Development and Professional Java Security. After Wrox's dissolution and a few short term assignments Ian became content manager at DMXzone.

Ian is a refugee from the industrial Black Country having slipped across the border to live in Birmingham. In his spare time he helps out with the website of a local history society, tries to makes sure he does what his wife Kate says, and worries that the little 'un Noah is already more grown up than he is.

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Rudy Limeback

Rudy Limeback is an independent consultant with over 15 years of SQL experience using DB2, SQL Server, Access, Oracle, and MySQL. Rudy is also a Web developer, Technical Editor at Digital Web, one of the original evolt.org admins, with his own Web site since 1996. More information at r937.com. Rudy lives in Toronto, Canada, where the weather allows you to play frisbee golf all year long.

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Kevin Marshall

Kevin is one of our ASP.NET authors. He lives in Perth, Scotland and is a senior programmer with WebXeL.com Ltd. I have been involved in computer programming since 1990, web based programming using ASP since 1997 and have been building ASP.NET applications since ASP.NET Beta 2 was released.

He has been an avid Dreamweaver user since Version 1 was launched and with the release of MX have moved into developing extensions. WebXeL run a website dedicated to the development of free and commercial Dreamweaver MX extensions for ASP.NET, the site can be found at http://www.webxel-dw.co.uk.

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Linda Goin

Linda Goin carries a B.F.A. in visual communications with a minor in business and marketing, and an M.A. in American History with a minor in the Reformation. While the latter degree doesn’t seem to fit with the first two educational experiences, Linda uses her 25-year design expertise on site at archeaological digs and in the study of material culture. Accolades for her work include fifteen first-place Colorado Press Association awards, numerous fine art and graphic design awards, and interviews about content development with The Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, and L.A. Times. Linda is the author of Design for Web Developers: Colour and Layout for the Artistically Overwhelmed for DMXZone, and she writes on Web Design.

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Chris Ullman

Chris Ullman is an ex-Wrox Press and Glasshaus author who has spent many years stewing in ASP/ASP.NET, like a teabag left too long in the pot. Coming from a Computer Science background, he started initially as a UNIX/Linux guru, who gravitated towards MS during the summer of ASP (1997). Since then he has written on over 20 books, as lead author for the bestselling Beginning ASP/ASP.NET series, and has contributed chapters to books on PHP, ColdFusion, JavaScript, Web Services, C#, XML and other Internet-related technologies too esoteric to mention, now swallowed up in the quicksands of the dot.com boom.

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Brad Halstead

Brad (www.dreamweavermx-templates.com) is a computer software engineering technologist by trade, but deviated from that dream to join the Canadian military as an air weapons systems technician where he learned all about various computerized aircraft weapons systems as well as loading the munitions. Brad has dabbled in the web in various capacities since 1989 and left the military to become a fulltime computer technician. Brad tries to play an active roll in the support forums for Dreamweaver, Contribute and Project Seven, as time permits him to.

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Gavin Cromhout

Gavin lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he works as a new media designer and digital photographer. He studied art at the University of Cape Town and now co-runs the Web Agency http://www.lodestone.co.za . He's worked on a number of books (New Masters of Photoshop, Photoshop 7 Professional Photographic Techniques, Photoshop Face to Face, Photoshop Elements 2 Face Makeovers, Photoshop Elements 2 Tips N Tricks, Digital Photography with Adobe Photoshop Elements,Photoshop 7 Zero to Hero, Photoshop 7: Trade Secrets )

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Gareth Downes-Powell

Gareth has been a great teacher of the new PHP capabilities of Dreamweaver MX and will be writing a series of advanced PHP tutorials describing how to use Objects and Classes to create reusable code. As a demonstration he’ll show how to create a custom database class, that makes it easy to work with a MySQL database from within your own code, and take your PHP/ MySQL skills to the next level.

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Rachel Andrew

Rachel's first articles will be on Cascading Style Sheets, and Web Accessibility. Rachel will take a traditional tabular site apart, replacing the old fashioned, bandwidth-guzzling layout with CSS producing an identical (or better!) looking site that can be used on any internet-enabled device, is compatible with all modern browsers, and downloads much faster - and is accessible for users with a disability.

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Tom Dell'Aringa

Tom is our JavaScript guru; he wants to teach you how to correctly use JavaScript by giving the basics of scripting first, then covering some simple, commonly used scripting next. Thenhe will move on with topics like always making sure that the code is efficient and that the user experience is good.

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Allan Kent

Allan's going to be concentrating on primers for the most useful open-source software there is: MySQL (including MySQL 5), PHP, PHP5, XML and extending Dreamweaver MX to work with other databases.

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Molly Holzschlag

Molly will be writing on the best way for Dreamweaver users to spice up their resumes by learning the latest in cross-browser contemporary markup and design techniques. This is a practical course that makes your documents reusable, faster - generally leaner and meaner!

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Matthew Machell

Matt is the first contributor in our series Idea to implementation, in which we invite real-life designers to design a website, and talk us through the various stages of building a web site, taking the core concept and developing it systematically based on client requirements and user expectations. Along the way we'll look at the design decisions that have to be made, and consider aspects of development like usability, information architecture, all the while giving the audience what they want so they come back time and time again.

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Robin Dewson

Robin's first set of articles discuss how to move from Access (or other consumer databases) to SQL Server 2000, when you need its speed, concurrencies security features and scalability.
Then he'll be teaching how to design a new database from scratch for your new website (using any SQL database implementation) - how to design it for data integrity, efficiency and future expansion.Finally, Robin will be sharing his knowledge of SQL Server 2000 optimisation, performance tuning and iterative database design in order that your site always works the fastest, the best, and kicks your competitors' butts!

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