Perhaps the best thing about this book is that it is based on, and in fact was born out of, the author's real-world projects. Since 1998, Dmitry Kirsanov Studio  has created web sites for customers around the world. In recent years all the web sites we do are based on XML and XSLT. This book is a snapshot of our current XML experience.
I am a technical writer, freelance XML/XSLT expert, and graphic designer. The book also draws on the magazine and online articles and books I've written. Among these are Dmitry's Design Lab,  a monthly column (19971999) devoted to exploring creative as well as technical issues pertaining to web design, and Dmitry Kirsanov's Web Design Book  (1999, in Russian), which has become one of the most influential Russian-language books on web design.