First of all, I'd like to thank you, the reader, for not only buying this book but for actually reading and learning from it. That's what it is for.
Thanks to Jessey Vigue for letting me use her portfolio as a sample project and also for being a great friend.
Thanks to my brother Brian Mennenoh for creating the graphics used in the 2D shooter, and also for bringing me treatsalthough not every time I asked.
Thanks to Jacqueline Jansen for always fixing up my design work. Without her, this book would be much less attractive. I think the same might go for me as well.
Thanks to my Mom for encouraging me to do whatever I was interested in.
Thanks to my Dad for giving me a good sense of detail, and also for always teasing me about tofu.
Thanks to my friend Erick Smith for morning coffee, and the most tomato plants you ever saw in 240 square feet.
Thanks to Katie Mennenoh for being a great sister-in-law, and for thinking my middle name was Wayne for the past ten years.
Thanks to Rick Shurkoff, aka "Velcro," and his wife Nancy, for being cool friends. If you ever play hacky sack with this guy, you'll know why we call him Velcro.
Thanks to Mike Lawler for being a great friend, for never backing down from anything, and for being someone I can always look to for great advice.
Thanks to Mike and Rich Mennenohmy cousin and my unclefor bike racing with me.
Thanks to Chris "Erl" Berett for always being on the bleeding edge, and telling me about it.
Thanks to Don Edberg for his tireless work running, and promoting, WORS, The Wisconsin Off Road Series. Without WORS, I'd probably weigh a lot more.
A special thanks also goes out to Macromedia and the excellent staff of Peachpit Press. Thanks Robyn, Angela, Brian, William, and everyone else who brought this book together.