Mac OS X 10.2, known as Panther, is the latest release to the Macintosh UNIX-based operation system. The upgrade from OS 9 to OS X was an immense shift to a far more stable and feature-rich development environment. The initial product rollout has been met with a very positive user reaction.
This book aims to teach all the essentials of developing dynamic websites in OS X in a linear style. This book is not for hardcore developers, but rather for those new to the OS or the Mac, and looking for a primer on website development.
Phil Sherry is a self-taught web developer during the day in Liverpool, and a freelance web anarchist for the remaining hours of the day. With lingering bad memories of having to use dial-up connection for years, he still does his best to design sites for the lowest common denominator. That means lower resolutions too, as well as people with slower machines (let's not mention those poor Windows users). Working with Jake Smith, several rock gods have had their web presences greatly enhanced over the years, including Andy Rourke, the ex-bass player from The Smiths. Phil has previously worked on several friends of ED books, and also beta tested several key Adobe products. A self-confessed geek, Phil can usually be found in a room full of computers, surrounded by screens of ASCII.