The following people contributed their hacks, writing, and
inspiration to this book:
John Allsopp and Maxine Sherrin are Western Civilisation Pty Ltd
are the developers of the leading cross-platform CSS editor
Style Master and a series of highly influential
web development courses. Their web site is one of the
longest-standing web developer resources for CSS and web standards.
Maxine and John are co-conveners of the annual Web Essentials
conference. They are both longtime web standards evangelists.
Seth Dillingham is president and lead programmer of Macrobyte
Resources (http://www.macrobyte.net). He and his company
specialize in custom development of web applications, such as the
popular Conversant (http://www.free-conversant.com) groupware and
content management system. On those seemingly rare occasions that he
steps out of his office, Seth can be found cycling around southern
Connecticut or spending time with his lovely wife, Corinne.
Ben Karel is surprised that you're bothering to read
the contributor's bio section. Ben learned the
Firefox ropes as a side effect of contributing an improbably large
amount of time to the Adblock extension (http://adblock.mozdev.org/). He believes that
open source software such as Firefox has a wholly unique potential to
change the world. Entirely Too Much Information about Ben is
available at http://eschew.org.
Brian King has been involved in the Mozilla community since 1999. In
that time, he has worked on both free and for-profit software built
on top of the Mozilla Application Platform. He is one of the core
site admins at http://www.mozdev.org, a community site for
hosting Mozilla-based projects and for promoting Mozilla
technologies. Brian is COO of Mozdev Group, Inc., a Mozilla services
and software company.
Tomás Marek is a J2EE developer, Mozilla Links
Newsletter translator (http://newsletter.mozdev.org/intro/), Mozilla
evangelist, and an occasional contributor to open source web
software. He lives in Beroun in the Czech Republic.
Roger B. Sidje is mostly known in Mozilla and W3C circles for his
work that enabled the display of mathematical documents on the Web
through MathML, which is vital for educators, students and
researchers. Born in Cameroon, Africa, he moved to France to
undertake a PhD on the numerical solution of Markov chains. After
that, he headed to Australia for a position at the University of
Queensland in the mathematics department. He works for the Advanced
Computational Modelling Centre, where he develops other interests
typical of academics.
Neil Stansbury is the lead engineer for Redback Systems (http://www.redbacksystems.com). Living in
London, England, he is the principal designer of the cross-platform
Mozilla-based client for Novell's GroupWise product.
Keith M. Swartz is an Enterprise Software Architect at Oracle
Corporation, where he has worked for more than 11 years. He has
provided support, development, and product management for the
E-Business Suite Technology Group and has co-authored and contributed
to several books on Oracle products. When not evangelizing the
division's future technology directions, he is
usually found nagging his senior management to switch to Mozilla and
Firefox. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington, with his
wonderful wife, Erin, and their cat, Gwen.
James Vulling (firstname.lastname@example.org), a software
engineering graduate, consults in the architecture, development, and
maintenance of enterprise scale web applications. The use of XSL in
this environment has helped speed up the product development cycle
immensely. Away from work, James enjoys home theatre, music and