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Preface > Acknowledgments


First, thanks to David Siegel and Lynda Weinman for their inspiration and support from the beginning of web design.

I wouldn't be writing any books for an industry I love so very much without the support and friendship of Molly Holzschlag.

A lot of appreciation and respect to fellow web builders for pushing CSS-enabled web designs forward: Douglas Bowman, Tantek Çelik, Dan Cenderhlem, Mike Davidson, Ethan Marcotte, Eric A. Meyer, Mark Newhouse, Dave Shea, and Jeffrey Zeldman.

Special thanks go to the technical editors, Erik J. Barzeski, Liza Daly, and Porter Glendinning, as well as copy editor Audrey Doyle for their time, expertise, and patience.

To my friend, Porter Glendinning, who seems to have a knack for not only being able to read W3C specifications and see their implications two or three steps ahead of most web developers, but also to articulate those thoughts in such a way to make me believe my grandmother could even understand what he's talking about. Your translation services and thoughts are a truly appreciated.

I want to say thanks to Paula Ferguson. While she left O'Reilly before the project got underway, she did accept my proposal for the book you have in your hands. While not the most time-intensive contribution to the project, it's probably the most important.

To fill Paula's shoes, Tatiana Diaz and Nathan Torkington did a great job of making sure my questions were answered and guiding me throughout the life of the project. This writing process has been my most challenging but most rewarding experience to date. And, frankly, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way with any other publisher.

Thanks to my friends who know me as the web geek I truly am: Judy Crawford, Dee Lalley, Richard Grillotti, Katrina Ferguson, Gail Rubini, Linda Sierra, Miles Tilmann, and Andrew Watson.

Thanks to my family for the love and appreciation. Your support through good times and bad has been a rock. As always, I'm looking forward to our next reunion.

And, Dad, this book is dedicated to you.

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