About Us

Tom Negrino and Dori SmithTom and Dori

In addition to Dreamweaver CC: Visual Quickstart Guide, Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide and its prior editions, Tom and Dori are co-authors of the best-selling JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, Ninth Edition; Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide; and Mac OS X Unwired.

They co-founded and share the Backup Brain weblog, one of the Web’s longest-published blogs, in existence since 1999. They are also frequent speakers, separately and together, at industry conferences. Be on the lookout for the late but never forgotten Pixel the Cat in the pages of all of their books.

Tom NegrinoTom Negrino

Tom Negrino is a book author and a longtime contributor to Macworld magazine, as well as many other online and print magazines. He is the author or co-author of nearly 50 books, on subjects as diverse as Microsoft Office for iPad and for Mac, Apple Keynote, iCloud, Quicken, and OS X.

Tom invites you to visit his personal site.

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Dori SmithDori Smith

Dori Smith wrote Java 2 for the WWW: Visual QuickStart Guide, recorded the video titles JavaScript Essential Training and Ajax Essential Training for Lynda.com, and contributes to numerous online and print computer industry magazines. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she co-founded the Web Standards Project and founded the Wise-Women’s Web organization.

Dori can also be found on:


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