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About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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All five of these how-to books from Wiley Publishing cover the iPad and iPad 2. The information presented does not vary much from one book to another, but the writing styles and book designs do. iPad2 Fully Loaded by Alan Hess was my favorite in this batch because of the clear, straightforward language, the compact design, the helpful boxed tips liberally scattered throughout the book, and a comprehensive index.

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About Sam Negri

Sam Negri is a desert dweller and professional journalist. During a 50 year career based in Tucson, Arizona, USA, he traveled and wrote about every corner of the Desert Southwest. Sam is an active bicyclist, photographer, opera lover, and piano student.

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HTML, XHTML & CSS All-In-One for Dummies
Review

On December 15, 2010, in Book Review, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

HTML, XHTML & CSS All-In-One for Dummies
by Andy Harris
Wiley Publishing, Inc.
www.wiley.com
$39.99 US, $47.99 CN, £27.99 UK

It seems like almost everyone has some sort of web presence. Maybe it’s a blog that’s used to keep in touch with family and friends around the globe. For others, it could be a site that shares their hobby with like-minded people. The web pages most of us are used to seeing are for businesses: from the small, independent craftsman to the Internet giants like Apple and Amazon.

Getting started designing a web page can freeze some people in their tracks. HTML, CSS, Javascript: sounds so intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Wiley Publishing has released a new book, HTML, XHTML & CSS All-In-One for Dummies, by Andy Harris, that can help newbies create their first web site, while assisting more experienced designers to bring their sites to the next level.

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About Elisa Pacelli

Elisa is a wife, mother to 3 boys, "creative genius", and all-around techno geek. She enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, cruising to Caribbean beaches, and learning new things in the technology world. In the evenings Elisa can be found knitting while listening to podcasts or watching Netflix on her iPad. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Vicki Stokes.

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Review-Social Media Marketing All-In-One For Dummies

On October 19, 2010, in Book Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Social Media Marketing All-In-One For Dummies
by Jan Zimmerman and Doug Sahlin
Wiley Publishing
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ISBN: 978-0-470-58468-2
818 pages
$29.99 US, $35.99 CN, £21.99 UK      

Almost everyone is now active in the social media arena. Who doesn’t have a Facebook page to keep in touch with family and friends? How often are you making your thoughts known 140 characters at a time on Twitter? Do you listen to podcasts on your favorite topics during your daily commute? Facebook, Twitter and podcasts are all forms of social media, but can they also be used for social media marketing?

In their book, Social Media Marketing All-In-One For Dummies, Jan Zimmerman and Doug Sahlin go into great detail about how to use social media to market your business or service. The tome is divided into eight books, each addressing a different aspect of social media.

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About Elisa Pacelli

Elisa is a wife, mother to 3 boys, "creative genius", and all-around techno geek. She enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, cruising to Caribbean beaches, and learning new things in the technology world. In the evenings Elisa can be found knitting while listening to podcasts or watching Netflix on her iPad. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Vicki Stokes.

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