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The Experts: Information on the Writers of Our Tutorials, Reviews, and Other Articles

Our Web experts will keep you up-to-date with the latest Web developments, featuring the information you need to know about JavaScript, DHTML, 3D Animation, Web design, and the Internet. Each is a respected author in their chosen field.

Nathan Segal
Nathan is the author of the 3D Discovery tutorial series, which began in June 2003. Throughout this series, Nathan takes you on a journey into the various aspects of 3D design. Here, you'll find tutorials, reviews and "how-to" pieces. In addition, Nathan also serves as an Associate Editor for
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Nathan Segal is a writer who has also been active as a digital artist for well over a decade. For the past 8+ years, he has written numerous articles for computer and photographic magazines and has provided his own illustrations and photographs for the articles. Topics covered include: software reviews, tutorials, tips and tricks, feature articles, profiles and investigative reporting. Two years ago, he was the main contributing writer to Streaming Media World, where he wrote over 100 articles over the course of a year.

Several years ago, he entered into a collaborative effort with several photographers and created over 300 digital images for stock photography catalogs. He also built a stock photography Web site for the purpose of licensing images of crop circles, space, Stonehenge, etc.

In recent years, he studied at the Victoria College of Art, using the skills acquired there to further integrate his various artistic expressions. He works with both 2D and 3D software, digital photography, traditional painting techniques and model building.

A sampling of his clients include: Windows Magazine, Smart Computing, Visual Convergence, Publish RGB, PIX, Web Developer, Version Tracker, Fotopic International, Aldrich, Pears and Associates, and The Computer Paper. For further information, or visit his Web site.

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Lee Underwood
Lee has been working on the Internet as a writer and Web site designer/developer since 1994. He reviews software, writes technical articles, news stories, and commentaries. In addition to working as an Associate Editor for, Lee is also the Managing Editor for, ScriptSearch, JavaScript Source,, and When he's not writing, Lee is usually busy playing music or recording.
Guyon Roche
Guyon Roche is one of several authors who has been writing articles about JavaScript. He is a freelance web developer in London, Great Britain. He specializes in Windows platforms with an interest in bridging the gaps between different technologies.
Jonathan Fenocchi is a Web developer who primarily works in the fields of Web Design, client-side scripting, and PHP scripting.

Archived Columns

In this section are columns by authors whose work has appeared on WebReference over the years. All of these authors have since moved on to other opportunities, but their work is available for your perusal. Be aware that in many cases, we no longer have contact information for the authors. Since much of this information is archived material, it may not be up to date with current web design methods. Check the dates at the bottom of the articles if you're uncertain.

Khalid Ali
Khalid Ali is a freelance developer who works out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Over the past several years he has participated in projects using various programming languages, including VB, C/C++ and Java. His web related experience includes projects using Java servlets/jsp XML/XSL and Javascript/DHTML/XSS/HTML.
Michael ClassenExploring XML
Michael Classen's work represents the most recently archived column on WebReference and was current up to June 2, 2003. His biweekly column (which began in Nov. 1999) is a how-to series on eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and XSL. Bio.
Dr. Yehuda ShiranDoc JavaScript
Formerly a biweekly column on JavaScript (written by Dr. Yehuda Shiran and Tomer Shiran), Doc Javascript is now available as a daily series of tips, which feature different aspects of JavaScript, such as: style sheets, layers, and the new event handlers. The Shirans authored a book on JavaScript, "Learn Advanced JavaScript Programming" published by Wordware. Bio.
Robert Polevoi3D Animation Workshop
Perfect for artists and designers, this weekly 3D animation tutorial takes a straightforward, visual approach to teaching the principles behind animating 3D graphics for the Web. By Robert Polevoi. From Apr. 1997 - May 2001. Bio.

Dynamic HTML Lab
Every other week Dynamic HTML Lab will show how to add DHTML to your web site, with step by step tutorials, source code, working examples, plus full background materials. After reading the tutorials you'll be able to create your own sophisticated client-side, web-based applications while maintaining full backwards compatibility. As the new browsers evolve, so will the column. DHTML uses Cascading Style Sheets, positioning, and JavaScript as the "glue" that holds it all together. By Peter Belesis. From Jul. 1997 - Present.

Jacques Surveyor
Another one of our JavaScript contributors, Jacques Surveyer is a web developer.

Wendy PeckProduction Graphics
In this section, Wendy Peck gives us a practical production perspective to creating graphics for your site. Designed for professional designers, Production Graphics provides semiweekly how-tos you can use to spiff up your site. From Jan. 2000 - Mar. 2002. Bio.

HTML with Style
A biweekly HTML/CSS tutorial that will make sure you're up to code. Whether you're a beginning Web coder, or an advanced developer, Stephanos will give you the foundation you need to look and perform your best. By Stephanos Piperoglou. From May 1998 - Mar. 2001. Bio

Jonathan EisenzopfMother of Perl
Mother of Perl is a free semiweekly how-to devoted to all things Perl. This column will address the needs and concerns of Perl developers by providing practical, powerful, and elegant solutions to everyday problems. By Jonathan Eisenzopf. From Feb. 1999 - Apr. 2001. Bio
Dmitry's Design Lab
A monthly tutorial on professional web design by Dmitry Kirsanov. Trained and based in Russia, Dmitry boils down design into fundamental principles, and explores different topics in depth each month. Learn how to design a good company logo, use color effectively, and more. From Jan. 1997 - May 1999. Bio.
Mark MerkowE-Commerce Watch
Mark Merkow is our new ecommerce expert columnist with biweekly high level analysis and explanation of the newest technologies related to e-commerce on the Internet. From SET, OBI, to Digital Certificates and security Mark codifies the complex. Bio. Mark has moved to E-Commerce Guide, please change your bookmarks to From May 1998 - Dec. 2002.

Dan Giordan
Giordan on Graphics
Spruce up your page with our new graphics how-to site from Daniel Giordan, author and teacher. Mr. Giordan's many publications, including "Web Design Essentials" to be published in January by Adobe Press, plus his long professional experience promise to make his new column, Giordan on Graphics, a primary resource for Web site designers and creators. From Sept. 1998 - Jun. 1999.

Internet Outlook
A semiweekly newsletter on the latest trends and happenings on the Internet by Richard Wiggins. Wiggins, a noted Internet expert who writes for publications such as New Media, Internet World, and Netguide, and who hosts a TV show about the Internet, views the Internet from a global perspective, and will share his insights into what works and what doesn't on the Net. Don't miss the Internet License Plate Gallery. From June 1997 - Oct. 1998. Bio

JavaScript Tip of the Week Archive
Still popular, Nick Heinle's weekly tips are archived here for your reference. The tips are still relevant, with over 30 tips including browser and plug-in detection, related/live menus, and more. (1996) Bio.