These are books that I’ve done in the past few years.
Peachpit Press, July 2012
Sure, you can simply purchase Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store and click the Upgrade button, but we think it's a much better idea to prepare your system so that after you upgrade, you can get back to work with the least amount of trouble and disruption. In this to-the-point ebook, OS X expert Tom Negrino walks you through the steps you should accomplish before clicking that fateful button. You'll lay the groundwork for the upgrade, evaluate your Mac and your apps, and learn how to protect your work in the rare event that something goes horribly wrong.
Peachpit Press, June 2012
This was another update to our best-selling Dreamweaver book. This one delves deeper into using CSS to lay out Web sites, including Dreamweaver CS6's new Fluid Grid layout feature. I also used the opportunity to bring into the paper book the additions I'd made and released on the Peachpit Web site for Dreamweaver CS5.5. So there's now plenty of discussion of Dreamweaver's HTML5 and capabilities to design for multiple screen sizes.
Peachpit Press, January 2012
This book shows you how to use Apple's iCloud service to share your content across all your Apple devices. You'll see how you can share your iTunes songs, photos, books, apps, files, email, contacts, and calendars across your Mac and iOS devices, and even with your Windows PC. You'll also learn how to back up important information via the cloud, so if something happens to your mobile device, you can restore it from iCloud's servers.
Peachpit Press, October 2010
This is a short but fun book about Keynote for iPad. One of three books about the iWork programs for iPad (the others being Pages and Numbers), it's was written in a month, and the screenshots are all in color. It shows you how to build a presentation in Keynote for iPad, how you can move presentation documents between the Mac and iPad, and gives tips of making your iPad-based presentation effective.
Program note: this was also my fortieth book since I started as a book author in 1994. What a long, strange trip it's been.
Peachpit Press, August 2011
We extensively revamped this edition of our bestselling book, condensing some chapters, adding new chapters on jQuery, and adding a focus on using frameworks to make your life easier. We're still teaching the basics, but towards the end of the book, we show how to leverage jQuery to achieve powerful and complex behaviors on your sites.
Peachpit Press, June 2010
Another Creative Suite release means another revision of our Dreamweaver book. In this one, we cover most of the new features, including the new support for PHP-based Content Management Systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. This is the first edition where we ran out of room in the printed book (due to publisher-imposed page count limits) and moved some of the chapters as bonus material to Peachpit's site (you'll have to register at that site to gain access to the bonus chapters).
Peachpit Press, February 2009
There are many books out there that teach CSS, but most of them are not meant for absolute beginners. This book is. If you've never used CSS before, ths book will get you up and running fast. We don't pretend (or even try; the book is only 150 pages) to teach you everything you need to know about CSS. Instead, we show you how to create a clean, standards-compliant Web site using CSS from start to finish. This book was written with Dori Smith.