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Introduction xv I was mighty impressed by the pages being cobbled together by the readers of the first edition, so I decided to let other people know about them. To that end, I set up a showcase page that features links to the web pages created by readers. Here's the address: WebPage/links.html. When you have your own page up and running on the web, make sure you add it to the list! The CIGHTML Mailing List There's nothing like the give-and-take of a mailing list to not only learn more about a topic, but also to foster a sense of community among people who share a common interest. The readers of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page share a common interest in stitching together web pages, so I created a mailing list just for them. To join in our discussions of HTML and web page design, send an e-mail message to the following address: <>. Include just the following command in the Subject line: join cightml. You'll get back a welcome message that gives you instructions on participating in the list. If you'd like to check out what's happened previously on the list, head for the CIGHTML mailing list archives: Let Me Know How You're Doing! Hey, you paid good money for this book, so it's only reasonable that you should be able to get in touch with its author, right? Sure! So, as long as you have something nice to say (complaints will be acknowledged only grudgingly), why not drop me a line and let me know how your web page is coming along or, heck, just tell me what you thought of the book. If your page is ready to go, send me its web address and I'll surf over and take a look. Here's my e-mail address: <>. If you'd like to drop by my own home page, here's the address: See you in cyberspace! Acknowledgments (The Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due Department) The job of editor in a publishing house is the dullest, hardest, most exciting, exasperating, and rewarding of perhaps any job in the world. --Maxwell Perkins The wonderful editors at Alpha Books have taken all of these qualities and harnessed them into whipping this book into literary shape. That's good news for you because it means you get a book that has no fluff, chaff, or anything else that isn't bookworthy. That takes skillful editing, and the following folks had the necessary skills to get the job done: Acquisitions Editor Eric Heagy, Devel- opment Editor Clint McCarty, Production Editor Katherin Bidwell, Copy Editor Susan Aufheimer, and Technical Editor Don Passenger. The members of the editorial team aren't the only people who had their fingers in this publishing pie. Flip back a few pages and you'll find a list of the designers, illustrators, indexers, and other professionals who worked long and hard to produce this book. I tip my authorial hat to all of them. I'd also like to thank the thousands and thousands of readers who have written to me over the years to offer compliments and suggestions. If this is the best edition yet (and I lack just enough humility to think that it is), it's thanks in no small measure to my readers' willingness to offer a couple of cents' worth.