Victor is a senior application engineer at IdentityMine, a top-tier software company specializing in designing and developing cutting edge software applications, creating customized WPF/Blend and Silverlight training programs and creating tools for designers and developers. Victor has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Harrah's, Mattel, NBC/Universal, Disney, Best Buy, GameStop, Vivendi Universal Games, and New Line Cinema among others. Victor, a former Flash/ActionScript engineer still stays active in the Flash community by writing articles and tutorials on www.actionscript.org where he is also a moderator.
Sebastian Sulinski is a web designer/developer with over 6 years
experience designing web applications using XHTML, PHP, MySQL and CSS.
Studies, starting at Chichester College doing BTEC HNC in Computing
(Business Information Technology) followed by University of Brighton
with degree in Digital Media Development.
Music is his other passion - he likes listen to jazz and playing bass guitar.
Sebastian is currently running his own, small web development business (Core Media Design) in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
Thierry Lorey is Fireworks Zone’s full-time webmaster, an Adobe Fireworks resource site rich in Fireworks extensions and tutorials. He is an active member of the Fireworks community, part of the Adobe Fireworks Advisory Forum and contributor for Community MX and FWzone. He lives in St Jean de Braye, France.
Satori has been an Internet and marketing consultant since 1994. He started by educating companies in ways they could use the emerging Internet for marketing, communications and customer service. He now serves as the President and CEO of ActionScript, Inc.
In the mid 90's, he worked creating game levels and expansion packs for games like Duke Nukem, Quake, WarCraft, Diablo, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Redneck Rampage, and X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter. In 1996 Satori created Satori Interactive to serve as the online wing of his game development and market consulting business.
In 2005, Satori Interactive acquired ActionScript.com and continues to develop applications, multimedia presentations and games for major corporations, specializing in online market consulting, gaming, "advergaming" and Flash/Flex application development.
My name is Rich Mariner (http://www.easywebtuts.com)
I live in Tallahassee, Florida and develop Intranet and Internet sites. I received Certification from Florida State University as a Webmaster and I'm also a Microsoft Certified Professional.
I've developed websites in everything from Homesite, FrontPage, Dreamweaver and now Expression Web Designer. They are all very good tools.
Kevin Koch is a senior software engineer with over 8 years experience designing and architecting primarily web based applications. Fresh out of college during the nineties he co-founded Task Solutions and developed several projects with the then popular classic ASP.
During the Dot Com boom Kevin left his position as president and joined a new venture to build an enterprise insurance claim system build upon J2EE technology. After the Dot Com crash Kevin schooled himself to become an expert with .NET technology and is currently freelancing his ASP.NET skills to build enterprise n-tier frameworks using advanced OO methodologies.
Peter Elst is a Flash certified professional, Team Macromedia volunteer and runs his own company named MindStudio doing mostly freelance Flash and Flex consultancy, development and training. As a valued contributor to the online Flash community, Peter has presented at numerous international events and conferences and has had his work published in leading magazines and websites.
Over the years the focus of his work changed from interactive animations to multimedia applications, e-learning and content management systems. Peter is user group manager for the MMUG Belgium and blogs on his personal website: www.peterelst.com
A web developer/software engineer since 1995 who now specializes in ColdFusion, Java, and Oracle solutions, Kleanthis now works for an LA-based company where he manages and leads the IT department.
Kleanthis has worked for many years as a freelance consultant, developer, graphics/production guy (not necessarily in that order) with clients that range from small home-based companies to large corporations.
Kleanthis is a contributing author and technical editor of various publications and he enjoys technology, photography, movies, music, technology and technology.
Nancy is the co-author of Dreamweaver MX: Instant Trouble-Shooter and technical editor for several Dreamweaver and Contribute related books, including the well-known Dreamweaver MX 2004: A Complete Reference. She also penned the first ever Contribute article for Macromedia's Own Devnet "Getting Up to Speed with Contribute in 10 Minutes".
Nancy has three children, two in college and one in high school. Offline, she enjoys various sporting activities, is a wild NFL football fan and sings in the church choir.
When she got her own webspace, a friend wanted to create her first website. Well, he did so but Jolantha was so upset about the horrible design that she decided to learn HTML herself. She got her first copy of Dreamweaver and redesigned her website the way she wanted. Soon friends asked her to design their sites too (for free of course).
Two years ago Jolantha made the decision to actually earn cash with designing websites. The result was jbel's design, a small firm concentrating on small- and medium-sized businesses—with a focus on working outside her neighborhood. Some of her clients live in Adelaide, Australia, and in Essen, Germany.
Jolantha, a sociologist by training, lives with her daughter Conny (a student of psychology), her white cat Cassy, a black male pygmy rabbit Zwetschgerl, and two guinea pigs in a lovely green district of Vienna, Austria. She loves gardening on her small balcony, reading historical dramas, and watching her favorite TV show, Stargate-SG1.
Jolantha wrote articles for Macromedia DevNet book Macromedia Contribute (in German) ISBN: 3772360793 and Dreamweaver MX 2004 - Das Praxisbuch (in German) ISBN:377236568X
David lives in Canberra, Australia. He trained in Upper Atmospheric Physics, but spent longer than he cares to admit as a Science bureaucrat in the Australian Government. He has been building websites since 1997, professionally since 1999. He is the co-author with Linda Rathgeber of "Playing with Fire", contributed the accessibility chapter to Dreamweaver MX Magic, and other bits and pieces. He has academic publications in areas as diverse as astrophysics and fractal ferns. His interests include photography, restoring golf antiques, collecting old
78 records, fern ecology, and he's also a HiFi freak. He teaches astronomy at a local community college."
Hello. I'm the Principal of Anything Is Possible, an Australian web development business specialising in web applications development and training. I'm interested in using Flash with dynamic content and I've presented at a number of International conferences on topics relating to applications development, XML and scripting components. I edited the book Flash MX 2004 Accelerated as well as books on Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator. I have a business web site at http://www.aip.net.au and a personal web site at http://www.sasjacobs.com
If you are a trusted reader of the tutorials section you'll probably already know former member of the week Chris Charlton with his magic tips and amazing articles. His two main subjects for the premium content articles will be Fireworks and Freehand 10/MX. Next to that he will deliver articles on diverse subjects such as this weeks FREE premium content article.
Chris says; "Being a member for years shows DMXzone truly is an indispensable resource for developers and designers of all levels. I'm proud contributing back to the community that help build me higher in this tangled World Wide Web"
Alex July is a Vancouver-based (Canada, British Columbia) Web Developer/ Graphic Artist who has an extensive experience in both creative realms.
He is also a host of Linecraft.com where he is showcasing his skills and sharing experience with the developers community. For the past 3 years Alex has been focusing on the development of Rich Internet Applications using Macromedia Flash technology.
When away from the computer Alex is practicing Martial Arts, playing guitar and enjoying time with his wonderful family.
Joyce J. Evans Joyce is a training veteran with over 10 years of experience in educational teaching, tutorial development, and Web design. She has been asked to speak at conferences such as Macromedia MAX 2003 and TODCON. Joyce has received Editors Choice Awards for her book Fireworks 4 F/X and Design and has authored several computer books including Dreamweaver MX Complete Course, Web Design Complete Course and Fireworks MX: Zero to Hero.
Joyce is a Team Macromedia Volunteer and her work is also be featured in the Macromedia Design/Developer center and the MX Developers Journal magazine. She can be reached at Joyce@JoyceJEvans.com. Her Web site is www.JoyceJEvans.com and Idea Design (www.je-ideadesign.com) with clients such as a Century 21, prominent college in Florida, subcontractor for a local Service provider along with actively teaching new students how to use the Macromedia Studio products.
Joyce lives with her husband, teenage son, dog and cat in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. When Joyce isn’t working she can be found enjoying the many fruit trees and palms in her yard or at the beach.
Linda Goin carries a B.F.A. in visual communications with a minor in business and marketing, and an M.A. in American History with a minor in the Reformation. While the latter degree doesn’t seem to fit with the first two educational experiences, Linda uses her 25-year design expertise on site at archeaological digs and in the study of material culture. Accolades for her work include fifteen first-place Colorado Press Association awards, numerous fine art and graphic design awards, and interviews about content development with The Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, and L.A. Times. Linda is the author of Design for Web Developers: Colour and Layout for the Artistically Overwhelmed for DMXZone, and she writes on Web Design.
Gavin lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he works as a new media designer and digital photographer. He studied art at the University of Cape Town and now co-runs the Web Agency http://www.lodestone.co.za . He's worked on a number of books (New Masters of Photoshop, Photoshop 7 Professional Photographic Techniques, Photoshop Face to Face, Photoshop Elements 2 Face Makeovers, Photoshop Elements 2 Tips N Tricks, Digital Photography with Adobe Photoshop Elements,Photoshop 7 Zero to Hero, Photoshop 7: Trade Secrets )
Matt is the first contributor in our series Idea to implementation, in which we invite real-life designers to design a website, and talk us through the various stages of building a web site, taking the core concept and developing it systematically based on client requirements and user expectations. Along the way we'll look at the design decisions that have to be made, and consider aspects of development like usability, information architecture, all the while giving the audience what they want so they come back time and time again.