These reviewers contributed their considerable hands-on expertise to the entire development process for Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization . As the book was being written, these dedicated professionals reviewed all the material for technical content, organization, and flow. Their feedback was critical to ensuring that Speed Up Your Site fits our readers' need for the highest-quality technical information.
Porter Glendinning has spent the last several years designing and developing interfaces to web-based applications for an Internet consulting company in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area. He lives in Olney, Maryland, with his wife, Laura, who puts up with his obsession of the Internet, and their very large yellow Lab, Arrow, who eats his socks. Porter can be found online at www.glendinning.org and www.cerebellion.com. He co-administers the Babble mailing list, a forum for discussions on advanced web design topics of all sorts (www.babblelist.com), and is a member of the Web Standards Project Steering Committee (www.webstandards.org).
Bert Van Kets became involved with computers at the age of 15 with a Sinclair Spectrum 48K and, later, a PC XT. Ever since, every aspect of IT has been his passion. As a self-tutor, he has been in DTP, hardware, service providing, digital printing, CD development, networking, Internet hosting, and finally, web development, using ASP first and then XML, XSLT, and Java. Always seeking to find the best way to build the ultimate web sites, search engine optimization and browser compatibility have become a state of mind.
Bert is working as a consultant for The Vision Web Belgium, where he can use his knowledge to the fullest extent by doing Internet development and providing courses in developing search engine-optimized web sites.
You can find out all about his passionradio-controlled planes and helicopterson his personal web site at www.dream-models.com.