Cookwood Press is the business name for Elizabeth Castro, who writes computer books with clear, concise information and lots of pictures of her cats. Her books are published by Peachpit Press, a great company based in Berkeley, California.
The latest edition of her most popular book, HTML for the World Wide Web, Fifth Edition with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, was published in September, 2002. Hundreds of thousands of people have used it to create their very first Web pages. Advanced users take advantage of its complete index and direct approach as a quick reference guide to complicated (or forgotten) tags. It is consistently the number one selling book about HTML at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Borders.
The second edition of her bestselling, Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, was published in May, 2001. It is the perfect guide for folks who want to make their Web pages interactive but who have no previous programming experience.
Her most challenging book is XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, published in October, 2000. A succinct and understandable guide to the purported successor to HTML, the XML VQS is already garnering rave reviews on Amazon.
For browsing the World Wide Web, sending e-mail, or reading newsgroups, try one of the Netscape Visual QuickStart Guides. There are separate Macintosh and Windows versions for Netscape 2, 3, and 4 (also called Communicator). With the same direct, step-by-step format, you'll be getting the most out of Netscape's software in no time.