Matthew MacDonald

Toronto

Areas of Expertise:

  • brain
  • HTML5
  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • .NET
  • VB
  • C#
  • science
  • Access
  • Excel
  • Office
  • writing
Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. He's particularly known for his books about building websites, which include a do-it-from-scratch tutorial (Creating a Website: The Missing Manual), a look at cutting-edge HTML5 (HTML5: The Missing Manual), and a WordPress primer (WordPress: The Missing Manual). He's also written a series of books about programming on and off the Web with .NET, teaches programming at Ryerson University, and is a three-time Microsoft MVP. In everyday life, Matthew is endlessly amazed by the odd, unusual, and just plain bonkers workings of the natural world. Those who don't have tech problems to solve can check out Matthew MacDonald's science books, where he debugs the quirks and complexities of the human brain (Your Brain: The Missing Manual) and body (Your Body: The Missing Manual). Matthew lives in Toronto, with his wife and two daughters.

WordPress: The Missing Manual WordPress: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
October 2012
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

HTML5: The Missing Manual HTML5: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
August 2011
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Creating a Website: The Missing Manual Creating a Website: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
Third Edition May 2011
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

Office 2010: The Missing Manual Office 2010: The Missing Manual
by Nancy Conner , Matthew MacDonald
July 2010
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Excel 2010: The Missing Manual Excel 2010: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
June 2010
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Access 2010: The Missing Manual Access 2010: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
June 2010
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $27.99

Add Interactivity to Your Site: The Mini Missing Manual Add Interactivity to Your Site: The Mini Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
February 2010
Ebook: $4.99

Attract Visitors to Your Site: The Mini Missing Manual Attract Visitors to Your Site: The Mini Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
February 2010
Ebook: $4.99

Add Audio and Video to Your Site: The Mini Missing Manual Add Audio and Video to Your Site: The Mini Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
February 2010
Ebook: $4.99

Your Body: The Missing Manual Your Body: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
July 2009
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
Second Edition December 2008
Ebook: $23.99

Your Brain: The Missing Manual Your Brain: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
May 2008
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

Office 2007: The Missing Manual Office 2007: The Missing Manual
by Chris Grover , Matthew MacDonald , E. A. Vander Veer
April 2007
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Access 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual Access 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
January 2007
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $15.99

Excel 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual Excel 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
January 2007
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $15.99

Access 2007: The Missing Manual Access 2007: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
December 2006
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Excel 2007: The Missing Manual Excel 2007: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
December 2006
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

The Book of Visual Basic 2005 The Book of Visual Basic 2005 (No Starch)
by Matthew MacDonald
April 2006
OUT OF PRINT

Google: The Missing Manual Google: The Missing Manual
by Sarah Milstein , Rael Dornfest , J.D. Biersdorfer , Matthew MacDonald
Second Edition March 2006
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

Excel 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual Excel 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
October 2005
Print: $19.95
Ebook: $15.99

Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
October 2005
Ebook: $23.99

Visual Basic 2005: A Developer's Notebook Visual Basic 2005: A Developer's Notebook
by Matthew MacDonald
April 2005
Print: $29.95
Ebook: $23.99

Excel 2003: The Missing Manual Excel 2003: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald
December 2004
Print: $39.95
Ebook: $31.99

ASP.NET in a Nutshell ASP.NET in a Nutshell
by G. Andrew Duthie , Matthew MacDonald
Second Edition August 2003
Print: $59.99
Ebook: $47.99

Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET Programmers Cookbook Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET Programmers Cookbook
by Matthew MacDonald
June 2003
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

ADO.NET in a Nutshell ADO.NET in a Nutshell
by Bill Hamilton , Matthew MacDonald
April 2003
Print: $44.95
Ebook: $35.99

Microsoft® .NET Distributed Applications: Integrating XML Web Services and .NET Remoting Microsoft® .NET Distributed Applications: Integrating XML Web Services and .NET Remoting
by Matthew MacDonald
March 2003
Print: $59.99
Ebook: $47.99

Programming .NET Web Services Programming .NET Web Services
by Alex Ferrara , Matthew MacDonald
September 2002
Print: $39.95
Ebook: $31.99

ASP.NET in a Nutshell ASP.NET in a Nutshell
by G. Andrew Duthie , Matthew MacDonald
June 2002
OUT OF PRINT

Book of VB .NET Book of VB .NET (No Starch)
by Matthew MacDonald
January 2002
OUT OF PRINT

Office 2007: The Missing Manual (Video Tutorials) Office 2007: The Missing Manual (Video Tutorials)
by Chris Grover , Matthew MacDonald , E. A. Vander Veer
March 2009
Video: $24.99

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10 Easy Brain Enhancing Questions

January 08 2009

The following questions and answers were excerpted from the book Your Brain, The Missing Manual Also, be sure to check out Basic Tips for Mental Fitness from Your Brain: The Missing Manual Q: Turkey is one of the best things... read more

Five Practical Tips for Web Site Authors

December 10 2008

These days, aspiring Web site creators like you pick up a lot of Web-design theory before you start working on your pages. But as deadlines loom and the value of "do it right" falls victim to the imperative to... read more

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