Charles E. Brown, Ph.D., is a noted author and teacher in the computer industry today. His first two books, Beginning Dreamweaver MX and Fireworks MX: From Zero to Hero, have received critical acclaim and are consistent best-sellers. He is also releasing books on VBA for Microsoft Access and on Microsoft FrontPage 2003. He is also a Fireworks MX contributor for the MX Developer’s Journal.
In addition to his busy writing schedule, Charles conducts frequent seminars for Learning Tree International and the PC Learning Center. His topics include Java programming, using Dreamweaver, and the Microsoft Office environment.
Charles is also a noted classical organist, pianist, and guitarist who studied with such notables as Vladimir Horowitz, Virgil Fox, and Igor Stravinsky. It was because of his association with Stravinsky that he got to meet, and develop a friendship with, famed 20th-century artist Pablo Picasso.
Charles can be contacted through his Web site at www.charlesebrown.net.
Imar Spaanjaars graduated in Leisure Management at the
Leisure Management School in The Netherlands but accidentally ended
up in Information Technology (IT). After working for a large
corporation and doing some freelance work, he is now working in the
software development department of a small IT company in The
Netherlands that specializes in Internet, intranet, and wireless
applications. As a software architect and lead developer,
he’s responsible for designing, building, and implementing
medium- to large-scale intranets and wireless solutions. His
current project involves the design and implementation of an
application that allows employees to connect to enterprise data in
real-time while on the road using a Pocket PC running the .NET
Todd Marks is an avid developer, designer, instructor, and author of information display technologies. In 2000 Todd moved from teaching mathematics and computer science in the public sector to becoming VP of Research and Development at digitalorganism (www.digitalorganism.com). In 2002 Todd founded information technologies portal MindGrub Technologies (www.mindgrub.net). Todd currently works as a multimedia engineer for the MediaEdge division of Exceptional Software (www.media-edge.com). Todd has worked extensively with ActionScript, ASP, PHP, Lingo, and numerous other development languages, placing cutting-edge code in several projects. Todd’s efforts have earned three Flash Film Festival nominations, a Macromedia Site of the Day, two ADDYAwards, and several educational partnerships. Todd is a Macromedia Certified Developer, Designer, and Subject Matter Expert, and has written and contributed to several books, including Flash MX Video, Foundation Dreamweaver MX, Beginning Dreamweaver MX, Advanced PHP for Flash MX, Flash MX Most Wanted Components, and Flash MX 2004 Magic.