Written by Scott Walter
Copyright 1996 by Que Corporation.
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Scott J. Walter has been working in software development since
1986, moving from programmer to Director of Development for two
different companies to freelance consultant, programmer, and Web
Designer. Currently, he is Systems Administrator and Senior Programmer
for Epic Media, a multimedia and online design firm. He coauthored
BoardWatch magazine, and has been a contributing author
Edition Using Netscape Navigator 3.0, and other titles. When
not surfing the Internet, Scott spends his spare time dabbling
Perl, HTML, Shockwave, and other budding Internet technologies.
I would like to thank a number of people for helping me with this book. At the top of the list is Philip Wescott, my acquisitions editor, who "cracked the whip" to help me keep this book in line. Jim Minatel deserves kudos for suggesting the idea of writing this book, as does Steve Schafer for suggesting me to write it. Finally, Matthew Walter, my brother, for putting up with some intense mood swings and occasional (okay-relatively frequent) calls in the night to check out one script or another.
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As the arsenal available to Web site developers continues to grow, it becomes essential to converse in multiple languages. You now need to know a little of everything-a little client-side and a little server-side, much like a dash of Perl mixed with a helping of image animation. It's the only way to stay ahead of the game, keep up with the market, and make people want to visit your exciting pages again and again.
This book is packed with source code examples, but before you start doing finger exercises in preparation for hours for typing, pop the companion CD-ROM in your drive. All source code listed within these pages (and much more) is available on the CD, so you shouldn't need to type a single line-simply download the files from the disk, edit them as you see fit, and you're off and running.
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