About the Author

Michael Peacock (http://www.michaelpeacock.co.uk) is a web developer from Newcastle, UK with a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Durham. After meeting his business partner whilst studying at Durham, he co-founded Peacock Carter (http://www.peacockcarter.co.uk), a Newcastle based creative consultancy specializing in web design, web development, and corporate identity.

Michael loves working on web-related projects, and when he isn't working on client projects he is often tinkering with a web app of his own invention, his latest app is Learnr (http://www.learnr.co.uk).

He has been involved with a number of books, having written three books: Drupal Social Networks, Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce, Building Web Stes with TYPO3, and acted as technical reviewer for Mobile Web Development and Drupal Education & E-Learning.

You can follow Michael on Twitter: www.twitter.com/michaelpeacock

I'd like to thank everybody at Packt Publishing, in particular: Douglas Paterson for the idea of this book, and for working with me on structuring the book; Leena Purkait for helping to keep the book on track; Swapna Verlekar, the development editor; and Shadab Khan, the technical editor; and of course the technical reviewers, Josh McCormack, David Kent Norman, Ashok Modi, Dan Kurtz, and Alan Doucette, who helped improve the quality of the book.

My thanks also go to my friends and family, in particular my fiancée Emma for her support while working on the book, my Grandfather Neil for continually checking on the progress of my latest book, and my business partner Richard for keeping the business running smoothly during times when I was too busy writing about web sites to make them.

Finally, I'd like to thank you, the reader; I hope that you enjoy this book, and produce a fantasic social networking web site of your own. I look forward to hearing your feedback and seeing what social networking sites you come up with!

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