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Teach Yourself to Create Web Pages in 24 Hours

ISBN-10: 0672317168

ISBN-13: 9780672317163

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Ned Snell

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Now updated to cover the latest version of Netscape Composer, this book shows how to create a Web page without HTML. It guides readers step-by-step through the process using Netscape Composer and a WYSIWYG Web page editor for novices.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 9/17/1999
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 456
Size: 7.36" wide x 9.09" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Introduction
Who I Wrote This Thing For
Why Do I Need the Programs on the CD-ROM?
How to Use This Book
Things You'd Probably Figure Out by Yourself
"To Dos," New Terms, and Special Element Boxes
QandA Session
One More Thing
First Steps, First Web Pages
Understanding Web Authoring
Anatomy of a Web Page
Parts You See
Parts You Don't See
How a Web Page Works
Pictures, Sound, and Other Media
Extensions: Love 'Em!, Hate 'Em!
Ways to Organize a Web Site
Summary
QandA
Getting Started with a Web Authoring Program
Opening FrontPage Express
Exploring FrontPage Express's Toolbars
Starting a New Web Page
Saving and Naming Files
About Web Page Filenames
Editing Pages You've Saved
Opening a Page File You Haven't Used Lately
Checking Out Your New Page in a Web Browser
Printing Pages
Summary
QandA
Wizarding Up a Personal Home Page
What (and Where) Is the Page Wizard?
Should I Use the Page Wizard?
Running the Wizard
Understanding Publishing
Summary
QandA
Starting Pages in Other Programs
Starting in Your Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, or Other Program
Starting Web Pages in Word
Making Web Pages in Publisher 2000
Importing Various Types of Files into FrontPage Express
Working with Templates
What's a Template?
Where to Find Templates
Editing a Template into Your Own Page
Summary
QandA
Titles, Text, and Tables
Choosing a Title, Text Colors, and Other Page Basics
About Page Properties
Choosing an Effective Page Title
Choosing Custom Colors for a Whole Page
Choosing Colors You Don't See in the Lists
Helping Search Pages Catalog Your Page
Summary
QandA
Adding and Editing Text
Understanding Paragraphs and Their Properties
What Each Paragraph Property Does
Normal
Headings
Address
Formatted
Numbered Lists and Bulleted Lists
Entering Text and Assigning Properties
Entering Paragraphs by Typing
Typing Symbols and Special Characters
Copying Text from Another Document
Assigning Paragraph Properties to Existing Text
Aligning and Indenting Text
Aligning Paragraphs
Indenting Paragraphs
Adding Blank Line Spaces in a Page
Editing Your Text
Highlighting Text
Replacing Selected Text
Deleting Selected Text
Copying or Moving Selected Text
Undoing Edits ("Goofs")
Tips for Good Text Design
Summary
QandA
Formatting Text
Working with Lists
Creating Basic Lists
Dressing Up Text with Character Properties
Choosing the Color of Text
Summary
QandA
Organizing Text with Tables and Rules
About Horizontal Lines
About Tables
Table Basics
Filling in the Table
Adding a Caption
Editing and Formatting Tables
Creating Column and Row Headings
Working with Rows, Columns, and Cells
Using a Big Table to Control Page Layout
Summary
QandA
Linking to Stuff
Understanding Links
What's in a Link?
What's Linkable?
Web Pages
Bookmarks in Pages (Anchors)
Local Files
Other Internet Services
Summary
QandA
Making Links
Changing Where an Existing Link Leads
Creating New Links from Scratch
Creating a Signature (Linking to Email)
Copying Links from Other Pages
Checking That Links Lead Where They're Supposed To
Editing Links
De-Linking Text
Summary
QandA
More Ways to Link
Understanding Bookmarks
Creating Bookmarks in a Page
Deleting Bookmarks
Moving Bookmarks
Linking to Bookmarks
Linking to a Bookmark in the Same Page
Linking to Bookmarks in Other Pages Online
Creating Links that Download Files
Summary
QandA
Using Links to Build a Web Site
The Basic Act: Linking One Page to Another
Making New Pages When You Make Links to Them
Linking from One Page to a Bookmark in Another
Site-Design Tips
Building a Multipage Linear Site
Working with One-Page Linear Pages
Making a Web-Style Site
Making a Hierarchical Site
Summary
QandA
Adding Pizzazz with Multimedia
Getting Pictures for Your Page
About Inline Images
Creating and Acquiring Image Files
Using Images from the CD-ROM
Previewing Images in Windows 98
Important Stuff to Know About Inline Images
File Type
File Size
Copyrights
Understanding Interlacing
Understanding Low-Res Versions
Understanding Transparency
Creating Images in Paint Shop Pro
Opening Paint Shop Pro
Creating and Editing an Image File
Saving a Picture You've Created in GIF or JPEG Format
Choosing GIF Interlacing
Setting GIF Transparency
Summary
QandA
Adding Pictures (and Picture Backgrounds)
Inserting a GIF or JPEG Image in FrontPage Express
Changing the Dimensions (Size and Shape) of the Image
Using the Same Image Multiple Times
Deleting an Image
Choosing an Image's Layout Options and Other Properties
Choosing a Picture's Alignment, Spacing, and Borders
Alternative Representations
Automatically Getting the Right File Type, Right Folder
Entering Images in Table Cells
Inserting Fancy Bullets and Rules
Using an Image as a Link
Adding a Picture Background
Summary
QandA
Snazzing Up Your Page with Sound, Video, and Special Effects
Adding Background Sound
Creating a Times Square-Style Animated Marquee
Inserting an Inline Video Clip
About External Media
Understanding Media Types
Tips for Proper Presentation
Show File Type and Size
Use Descriptive Images as Link Sources
Show Inline Thumbnails for Large External Images
Summary
QandA
Creating Your Own Animations
About Animated GIFs
Inserting Animated GIFs into Pages
Creating Your Own Animated GIFs
Making the Frames
Turning Multiple Frames into One Animation
Summary
QandA
Fine-Tuning Your Page
Editing HTML
How to Read an HTML File
Viewing the HTML Source Code of a Document
Using FrontPage Express to Insert an HTML Tag
Adding Attributes with FrontPage Express's Extended Buttons
Editing an HTML Source File Directly
About HTML Assistant Pro
Summary
QandA
Dividing a Page into Frames
What Does It Take to Make a Frame Page?
The Frame Definition Page
The Frame Content
Using HTML Assistant Pro to Create a Frames Page
Creating Frames in HTML
Specifying the Frame in Which a Linked Page Opens
Naming the Frames
Making Links Point to Frame Names
Accommodating the Frames-Intolerant
Summary
QandA
Designing Fill-in-the-Blanks Forms
Understanding Forms
Creating the Visible Form
Building a Fast, Easy Form with the Form Page Wizard
Including a Form in Your Personal Home Page
Creating Custom Forms from Scratch
Choosing Options for Fields
Controlling the Way Form Data is Processed
Summary
QandA
Putting Multiple Links in One Picture
About Imagemaps
Server-Side Versus Client-Side
Choosing (or Creating) Images Suited for Imagemapping
Creating an Imagemap
Summary
QandA
Getting It Online
Publishing Your Page
About Web Servers
How Much Space Do I Need?
Preparing to Publish
Publishing from FrontPage Express
Viewing Your Page Through the Internet
Summary
QandA
Announcing Your Web Presence
Listing Your Page in Web Search Pages
Getting in Multiple Search Pages at Once
Publicizing Your Page off the Web
Summary
QandA
Testing and Updating Your Page
Testing Your Pages
Testing Browser Variability
Testing at Different Resolutions
Testing Link Validity
Evaluating Your Page's Ergonomics
Updating Your Page
Summary
QandA
Developing Your Authoring Skills
Getting Your Own Domain (Your Own "Dot Com")
Advancing to New Authoring Tools and Techniques
Microsoft FrontPage 2000
Macromedia Dreamweaver 2
Adobe PageMill
Netscape Composer
The Future of Web Authoring: XHTML
How to Grow as a Web Author
Observe
Dissect
For Further Reading
Summary
Setting Up the Programs on the Bonus CD-ROM
Setting Up the Programs
What's on the CD-ROM?
Internet Explorer 5 (with FrontPage Express)
JPEG Graphics
HTML Assistant Pro 97
MapEdit
Paint Shop Pro 5 (with Animation Shop)
NetZip
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Online Resources for Web Authors
Browsers and Other Net-Surfing Programs
General Web Authoring
Clip Art, Animation, and Templates
Java
General-Purpose Software Download Sites
Plug-Ins, Helpers, and Other Browser Accessories
Glossary
Index