Joseph Lowery has been writing about computers and new technology since 1981. He is the author of the current and previous editions of Dreamweaver Bible and Fireworks Bible as well as Buying Online For Dummies (all from Wiley Publishing, formerly Hungry Minds, Inc.). He recently co-wrote a book on Flash with designer Hillman Curtis and has written books on HTML and using the Internet for business. His books are international best-sellers, having sold over 300,000 copies worldwide in ten different languages. Joseph is also a consultant and trainer and has presented at Seybold in both Boston and San Francisco, Macromedia UCON in the U.S. and Europe, and at ThunderLizard's Web World. As a partner in Deva Associates, Ltd., Joseph developed the Deva Tools for Dreamweaver set of navigational extensions. Joseph and his wife, dancer/choreographer Debra Wanner, have a daughter Margot.
Derren Whiteman's online life began before the invention of the World Wide Web, when data moved across the Internet, and online communities were based around electronic bulletin board systems (BBS). He built Web sites "by Hand" in the early days of the World Wide Webbecause that was how you made them in those daysand later took up modern tools after joining Mediafear, a San Francisco-based Web design shop where he spent three years building dynamic Web sites for artists and musicians. Derren has also served as an information technology consultant and computer instructor, enabling individuals and small businesses to use technology to their greatest advantage.
Derren spends much of his time in technical publishing, helping to make today's Web-building tools accessible to everyone. He served as Technical Editor for versions 3 and 4 of Joseph Lowery's Fireworks Bible (Hungry Minds, Inc.) and Dreamweaver 4 Bible (Hungry Minds, Inc.). Other books that Derren worked on include Mastering Dreamweaver 4 and Fireworks MX (Sybex, Inc.), Look & Learn Dreamweaver 4 (Hungry Minds, Inc.), and From FrontPage to Dreamweaver (Sams Publishing).
Derren is a Macromedia Certified Dreamweaver 4 Developer and a volunteer member of Team Macromedia for Fireworks. He makes his home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.