I have contributed to a few books on Adobe and Apple products over the years.
I am the lead author for the HTML5 Digital Classroom (book and epub) published by Wiley. Contributors to the book include Adam Kinney and Todd Sellon with significant help from my colleagues at AGI Training. My goal for the book was to create a solid introduction to HTML5 (with a healthy portion of CSS3) for an audience that that might have some prior experience or background with (X)HTML and CSS.
Having said that, the book is split into two sections, the first section is what you might call "traditional" standards-based web design with XHTML and CSS. This makes the book appropriate for an audience that is completely new to Web Design, or for designers who haven't quite made the transition to CSS-based layout or for anyone who simply needs a refresher on the basics before taking on HTML5.
The second section covers topics including HTML5 syntax, HTML5 forms, HTML5 video and audio, an introduction to Canvas, CSS3 styling, an introduction to CSS3 media queries, Geolocation, the Drag and Drop API and more. As in most of the book work I do, I try to integrate step-by-step exercises with a context. I don't believe it's enough to just show people "how" to do something, it's important to tell them "why" so they can apply the knowledge in their future projects.
I am the lead author for the Digital Classroom Dreamweaver CS4 and CS5 books. Both of these books share common ancestry with the Dreamweaver CS3 book by Fred Gerantabee, my colleague Greg Heald was also instrumental in getting these books out the door.
My goal for the Dreamweaver books is for new users to learn the features of the program while simultaneously learning the best practices of standards-based (X)HTML and CSS. Dreamweaver still has a reputation for writing poor code but in the newer versions this is not necessarily warranted. Nevertheless to create standards-based CSS layouts, you still need good fundamentals, and my strategy is to combine the best practices of creating CSS layouts (using floats and clears) with Dreamweaver's tools. (This is especially true in the CS5 edition which moves away from the AP Div model that Dreamweaver prefers).
So far, both books have been well received and continue to be popular and reprinted. You can usually find one or both books hovering around the top 3 books for Dreamweaver on Amazon.
My other books were primarily for Adobe's Classroom in a Book series. I took advantage of my multimedia background and wrote the first edition for both Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Audition (both released in the early 2000s). The Premiere Elements book was particularly fun as I created virtually all of the lesson files and wrote every chapter for Adobe's version 1.0 consumer video software.
I also contributed to the Adobe GoLive CS2 Classroom in a Book in 2004 which is mainly notable because Adobe abandoned the program shortly after the book was released. It was, however, the first time I had to write in depth on CSS.
I am also the author of a number of other chapters in both the Classroom in a Book (CS2) and Digital Classroom series. These chapters include "Adding multimedia to a PDF" in the Acrobat 7 CIB, "Working with Images" in the InDesign CS2 CIB and "Using Smart Objects" in Photoshop CS3 Digital Classroom. I was also a technical editor on the Flash and Dreamweaver CS3 Digital Classroom series.