Creating a Web Site

ISBN-10: 0596520972

ISBN-13: 9780596520977

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Matthew MacDonald

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Think you have to be a technical wizard to build a great web site? Think again. If you want to create an engaging website, this thoroughly revised, completely updated edition of Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual demystifies the process and provides tools, techniques, and expert guidance for developing a professional and reliable web presence. Whether you want to build a personal website, an e-commerce site, a blog, or a website for a specific occasion or promotion, this book gives you detailed instructions and clear-headed advice for: Everything from planning to launching. From picking and buying a domain name, choosing a Web hosting firm, building your site, and uploading the files to a web server, this book teaches you the nitty-gritty of creating your home on the Web. Ready-to-use building blocks. Creating your own website doesn't mean you have to build everything from scratch. You'll learn how to incorporate loads of pre-built and freely available tools like interactive menus, PayPal shopping carts, Google ads, and Google Analytics. The modern Web. Today's best looking sites use powerful tools like Cascading Style Sheets (for sophisticated page layout), JavaScript (for rollover buttons and cascading menus), and video. This book doesn't treat these topics as fancy frills. From step one, you'll learn easy ways to create a powerful site with these tools. Blogs. Learn the basics behind the Web's most popular form of self-expression. And take a step-by-step tour through Blogger, the Google-run blogging service that will have you blogging before you close this book. This isn't just another dry, uninspired book on how to create a website. Creating Websites: The Missing Manual is a witty and intelligent guide you need to make your ideas and vision a web reality.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Matthew MacDonald is an author,educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He isthe author of more than a dozen books about .NET programming. In a dimly-remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.

The Missing Credits
About the Author
About the Creative Team
The Missing Manual Series
What You Need to Get Started
About This Book Macintosh and Windows
About the Outline
About These Arrows Downloadable Examples
About Safari-� Books Online
Welcome to the Web
Preparing for the Web
Introducing the World Wide Web
Planning a Web Site
The Ingredients of a Web Site
Creating Your First Page
The Anatomy of a Web Page
The XHTML Document
Putting Your Page on the Web
How Web Hosting Works
Domain Names
Getting Web Space
Transferring Files
Power Tools
Choosing Your Tools
Working With Your XHTML Editor
Building Better Web Pages
XHTML Text Elements
Understanding Text and the Web
XHTML Elements for Basic Text
XHTML Elements for Lists
Inline Formatting
Style Sheets
Style Sheet Basics
Text Alignment and Spacing
Class Selectors
Adding Graphics
Understanding Images
Images and Styles
Techniques with Graphics
Finding Free Art
Linking Pages
Understanding the Anchor
Image Links and Image Maps
Adding Bookmarks
When Good Links Go Bad
Page Layout Tools
The Challenge of Screen Space
Style-Based Layout
Multipart Pages
Understanding Multipart Pages
Server-Side Includes
Frame Basics
Building Better Frames Pages
Page Templates
Connecting With Your Audience
Attracting Visitors
Your Web Site Promotion Plan
Spreading the Word
Adding Meta Elements
Directories and Search Engines
Tracking Visitors
Letting Visitors Talk to You (and Each Other)
Transforming a Site into a Community
Helping Visitors Email You
Adding Forums and Groups to Your Site
Making Money with Your Site
Money-Making the Web Way
Google AdSense
Amazon Associates
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