Tribute to a Friend

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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 WalkerAlex Walker
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Alex has been doing cruel and unusual things to CSS since 2001. He is the lead front-end design and dev for SitePoint and one-time SitePoint's Design and UX editor with over 150+ newsletter written. Co-author of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design. Now Alex is involved in the planning, development, production, and marketing of a huge range of printed and online products and references. He has designed over 60+ of SitePoint's book covers.

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