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About MacAvon Media

MacAvon Media is a Scottish business partnership created in 1996 by Nigel and Jenny Chapman.

We write and publish technical books and related content under the imprint MacAvon Media, and children’s books under the imprint An Sithean Press.

Our college textbooks are the standard course texts in their subject areas in colleges and universities all around the world. With a substantial international readership in numerous countries, all our books and their companion web sites are created with respect for the requirements of diverse cultures. We take special care to ensure that our examples and illustrations are not culturally insensitive, and and that all our books and web sites are appropriate for use by anyone, anywhere.

Brief CVs for each of us are presented below. For more detailed information about us and our work, please follow the links to our professional profiles on LinkedIn.

Any questions? Just contact us and we will always reply personally.

Nigel Chapman

Dr. Nigel Chapman is an internationally respected author of major textbooks and professional books on Web design and development, digital media and programming languages, and a highly experienced Web developer.

A graduate of Cambridge University, Nigel Chapman has taught and studied at several of the world’s best universities. Nigel was a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at University College London for 11 years, and formerly a Lecturer in Computing Science at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). He holds the following university degrees:

Jenny Chapman

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Jenny Chapman is co-author and illustrator of our textbooks and author of a popular trade book on Web animation. She is also the creator of the popular Adventures of Algy, which started as a Tumblr blog: The Adventures of Algy and is now being published as a series of illustrated children’s chapter books, Tales from the Adventures of Algy. In the past her short experimental animated films won prizes in film festivals around the world.

A graduate of the University of Leeds and of Edinburgh College of Art, Jenny was formerly a part-time Lecturer in Visual Communication at Edinburgh College of Art, specializing in teaching experimental and new media animation, and digital media applications. Earlier, she taught Art History and Theory while doing postgraduate research at the University of St. Andrews, and worked at University College London, typesetting and publishing academic and research publications. She holds the following university degrees: