Last week I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic and slightly bewildering passing of Nigel McFarlane— a great friend and colleague of all of us at SitePoint.

Nigel was a widely-respected open-source expert, advocate and commentator, who worked very closely with the publishing team on our soon-to-be-released ‘Firefox Secrets’ book. His astonishing technical knowledge, concise but elegant turn of phrase and typically geeky sense of humour made him an instant hit in the SitePoint office.

We all regret both the future book projects and the future beers we’ll never get the opportunity to share with him.

A greatly missed friend.

Alex manages design and front end development for sitepoint.com and is SitePoint's Design and UX editor.

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  • KC

    This is very sad indeed. I didn’t know him personally, but I’ve heard wonderful things about him through the mozillaZine and other internet communities.

    My condolences to those at Sitepoint who lost a friend and to his family for their loss of a loved one. :(

  • http://www.saumendra.com saumendra

    Its very sad to know about Nigel’s death. May his soul rest in Peace and my heartly condolences to dear sitepoint friends

  • vikingkarwur

    I remember Nigel McFarlane support MozParty2 : “Indonesian User” Last Year by sending his book to us.

    My condolences to all sitepoint friends. Rest in peace, Friend!

  • danut

    Nigel was a widely-respected open-source expert, advocate and commentator, who worked very closely with the publishing team on our soon-to-be-released ‘Firefox Secrets’ book.

    I agree with that

  • danut

    My condolences

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  • Stroike7cy

    I just got Mr. Mcfarlane’s book Firefox Hacks 2 days ago. He was a great author and will be missed.

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