Tommi West is an author, freelance web designer, and creative director at tommiland.com. Prior to starting her own business in 2004, Tommi worked at Macromedia for six years as a technical editor and web producer. She is the co-author, with John Ulliman, of Adobe Business Catalyst: Design full-featured websites without the hassles of development (Adobe Press / Peachpit, 2011).

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