Don Melton

I live with my wife, son and dogs in the Republic of California. I prefer dogs over cats because I’m allergic to the latter.

After drawing some obscure underground comics as a teenager, I became a newspaper artist where I pioneered using the Macintosh for information graphics. Out of curiosity and need, I taught myself to write software. Since then I’ve been, at one time or another, a senior engineer or engineering manager of Director, Illustrator, Navigator, Nautilus and Safari.

I was a member of the team at Netscape which released Mozilla as open source. I also hired and led the Safari team at Apple where I chose KHTML and KJS as core technologies for the WebKit project.