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Creating Web Pages for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764505041

ISBN-13: 9780764505041

Edition: 4th 1999

Authors: Bud E. Smith

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Fully updated to cover all the latest Web developments, this easy-to-follow reference shows how to create a Web page, place it on a Web server for little or no cost, and view your own home page on the Web after only a couple of hours work.
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 360
Size: 7.39" wide x 9.21" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Forewordp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
About This Bookp. 1
Foolish Assumptionsp. 2
CD(-ROM) for Me, See?p. 3
Conventions Used in This Bookp. 3
Part-y Time: How This Book Is Organizedp. 4
Get Started with Web Publishingp. 5
A Home Page in a Dayp. 5
Better, Stronger, Faster Sitesp. 5
Web Publishing Toolsp. 5
The Part of Tensp. 5
Appendixesp. 6
Icons Used in This Bookp. 6
Get Started with Web Publishingp. 7
Web Publishing Basicsp. 9
The Internet Begets the Webp. 9
What the heck is the Internet?p. 9
What the heck is the World Wide Web?p. 11
Webs that exist "behind the firewall"p. 11
I link, therefore I amp. 12
Being a Player on the Stage of the World Wide Webp. 13
Getting to know the cast of charactersp. 13
Examining the HTML scriptp. 15
Building the set with image maps and formsp. 17
Putting Your Name in Lights on the Webp. 20
Stumbling blocks on the Webp. 21
Kirk versus Spock in Web publishingp. 21
Seven Steps to Successful Web Publishingp. 23
Making simple things simplep. 23
Making difficult things possiblep. 24
Your Web Publishing Strategyp. 25
Web Page Design Guidelinesp. 25
Ask "Why am I doing this?"p. 26
Don't spend too much time on designp. 27
Put your work on the panelp. 28
Put the good stuff firstp. 29
Think twice about download timesp. 30
Know your audiencep. 31
Use text bitesp. 32
Look at sites you likep. 33
Plan for ongoing improvementsp. 33
Decide how you define successp. 34
Types of Web Sitesp. 34
Personal sitesp. 35
Topical sitesp. 37
Commercial sitesp. 38
Entertainment sitesp. 41
The ...For Dummies Way to Web Publishingp. 43
Plan your Web sitep. 44
Create the contentp. 46
Publish your Web sitep. 47
Just Enough HTMLp. 49
Get Ready: A Refreshingly Brief Description of HTMLp. 49
Why bother with HTML basics?p. 50
Working with HTML documentsp. 50
Viewing HTML documentsp. 50
Creating HTML documentsp. 51
Previewing HTML documentsp. 52
Get Set: HTML Horse Sensep. 54
Basic HTML rulesp. 54
Ten key HTML tags plus onep. 55
Go: Create a Web Page with HTMLp. 58
Create a blank file for your HTMLp. 59
Head users your way to winp. 60
Get a heading and some bodyp. 62
Add a little listp. 63
Look back (and forward) in anchorp. 65
Link for yourselfp. 68
Link from withinp. 69
Browse your own webletp. 70
Look to the next HTML stepsp. 71
A Home Page in a Dayp. 73
Put a Home Page on the Webp. 75
Start with a Personal Web Pagep. 76
Get the Inside Scoop on GeoCitiesp. 78
Plan Before You Beginp. 80
Apply for Your Personal Home Pagep. 81
Build a Home (Page) of Your Ownp. 87
Forming your Web Pagep. 88
Getting your body in shapep. 91
Expanding the old homesteadp. 94
Discover More Web Freebiesp. 96
Using Online Services for Web Publishingp. 99
Choosing an Online Service for Web Publishingp. 100
The best online servicep. 100
The best Web accessp. 104
The best Web publishing supportp. 108
Publishing Your Web Page Onlinep. 109
Get your page online with America Onlinep. 110
Find the Personal Publisherp. 111
Start your home pagep. 112
Serve up your page with CompuServep. 115
Grab the software you needp. 116
Install the Home Page Wizardp. 117
Put the Wizard to workp. 118
Gussy up your home pagep. 121
Publish your page with the Publishing Wizardp. 123
MSN Internet Access Web publishing "coming soon"p. 125
Better, Stronger, Faster Sitesp. 127
From Web Page to Web Sitep. 129
Getting a Target in Your Sitep. 130
Personal sitesp. 130
Topical sitesp. 131
Business sitesp. 133
Improving Your Sitep. 136
Adding more pages to your sitep. 136
Links to other pages in the sitep. 137
Links within a pagep. 138
Navigating intrasitep. 140
Adding external links to your sitep. 140
Setting a table in your sitep. 142
Friends don't let friends do framesp. 144
Getting good form(s) in your sitep. 144
Making sure your site countsp. 146
Creating a Basic Business Sitep. 147
An example business sitep. 147
Home pagep. 148
Contact infop. 148
Business infop. 149
Product/service infop. 149
Beyond the basicsp. 149
Graphics, Multimedia, and Morep. 151
Dealing with Graphicsp. 152
Using GIF and JPEG graphics formatsp. 153
Obtaining and creating graphicsp. 157
Avoiding three big mistakesp. 159
Using Graphics in HTMLp. 161
Use the [IMG] tag for inline graphicsp. 162
Add an A-for-anchor to create a graphical linkp. 163
Experimenting with Advanced GIFferyp. 164
Making It Multimedia and Beyondp. 168
Sound and videop. 168
QuickTime video filesp. 169
Page description languagesp. 171
VRMLp. 172
Pushing Your Pagesp. 172
Programming Your Pagesp. 174
Forms and CGIsp. 175
Javap. 175
ActiveXp. 176
Going beyond HTMLp. 176
HTML gets Dynamicp. 176
XML x-es out HTMLp. 177
The Web enters the twenty-first centuryp. 177
Publishing Your Web Pagesp. 179
Getting Web Server Spacep. 180
Web hosting service featuresp. 180
Options for Web server spacep. 184
Using free server spacep. 185
Using online-service server spacep. 185
Using Internet service providersp. 185
Using paid-for server spacep. 186
Creating your own Web serverp. 186
Web hosting providersp. 186
Transferring Your Filesp. 188
Arranging your files before transferp. 188
Transferring your files with FTPp. 189
Connect to an FTP sitep. 190
Upload your file(s) and disconnectp. 191
Using online service file transferp. 191
Putting Your Site to Workp. 192
Test your sitep. 192
Get feedback on your sitep. 193
Publicize your sitep. 193
Count and keep usersp. 195
Web Publishing Toolsp. 197
Be True to Your Web Authoring Toolsp. 199
What to Know about Web Authoring Toolsp. 200
How to Evaluate Toolsp. 202
Where to Find Online Information about Toolsp. 203
Cross-Platform Authoring Toolsp. 206
High-end authoring toolsp. 207
Microsoft FrontPagep. 207
NetObjects Fusion 4.0p. 208
The Antp. 208
What it's likep. 209
Where to get itp. 209
When to use itp. 209
What's the buzz?p. 209
The bottom linep. 209
Windows-Only Authoring Toolsp. 210
InContext Spiderp. 210
What it's likep. 211
Where to get itp. 212
When to use itp. 212
What's the buzz?p. 212
The bottom linep. 212
WEB Wizardp. 213
Where to get itp. 213
What it's likep. 213
When to use itp. 214
What's the buzz?p. 214
The bottom linep. 214
Macintosh-Only Authoring Toolsp. 215
BBEdit and HTML Toolsp. 215
TextToHTMLp. 216
HTML TableToolp. 217
The bottom linep. 218
Tool Along with FrontPage Expressp. 219
Discovering FrontPage Expressp. 220
Understanding the basicsp. 221
Going to the bottom linep. 223
Getting FrontPage Expressp. 223
Downloading the online versionp. 223
Installing the online versionp. 225
Using FrontPage Expressp. 227
Granting yourself a titlep. 227
Entering and formatting textp. 229
Adding a linkp. 231
Adding an imagep. 232
Looking at the HTMLp. 234
Publishing your Web pagep. 235
Going beyond FrontPage Expressp. 235
Make Your Web Pages Sing with Netscape Composerp. 237
Discovering Netscape Composerp. 239
Understanding the basicsp. 240
Going to the bottom linep. 241
Getting Netscape Composerp. 241
Getting Netscape Composerp. 241
Using Netscape Composerp. 243
Granting yourself a titlep. 244
Entering and formatting some textp. 245
Adding a linkp. 247
Adding an imagep. 248
Looking at the HTMLp. 249
Publishing your Web pagep. 251
Going beyond Netscape Composerp. 251
Grinding Out Pages with PageMillp. 253
Discovering PageMillp. 254
Understanding the basicsp. 254
Going to the bottom linep. 255
Getting PageMillp. 257
Downloading the demo versionp. 257
Buying the complete versionp. 258
Using PageMillp. 259
Granting yourself a titlep. 259
Entering and formatting textp. 261
Adding a linkp. 262
Adding an imagep. 263
Looking at the HTMLp. 265
Publishing your Web pagep. 266
Going beyond PageMillp. 266
Weaving Web Pages for WebTVp. 267
Discovering WebTVp. 268
Creating Web Pages for WebTVp. 269
Color and WebTVp. 270
Bigger text and WebTVp. 271
Different layoutp. 272
Fewer multimedia technologiesp. 273
Creating Web Pages with WebTVp. 274
Creating a Web page with GeoCitiesp. 274
Getting graphics onto the Webp. 274
Going beyond WebTVp. 276
The Part of Tensp. 277
Ten Web Publishing DO'sp. 279
DO think about your target audiencep. 279
DO use good sites as modelsp. 280
DO get permissions for contentp. 280
DO use links to outside sitesp. 280
DO use graphics and multimediap. 281
DO think before you createp. 281
DO ask for feedbackp. 281
DO test your pagesp. 282
DO publicize your sitep. 282
DO update your sitep. 282
Ten Web Publishing DON'Tsp. 283
DON'T inadvertently limit your audiencep. 283
DON'T abuse netiquettep. 284
DON'T "borrow" content without askingp. 284
DON'T make your site hard to navigatep. 284
DON'T abuse graphics and multimediap. 284
DON'T forget ALT tags and text-equivalent menusp. 285
DON'T forget the basicsp. 285
DON'T start by setting up your own Web serverp. 286
DON'T forget the "World" in World Wide Webp. 286
DON'T be afraid to find out morep. 286
Appendixesp. 287
Web Words Worth Knowingp. 289
Internet Service Providersp. 297
America Onlinep. 297
ATandTp. 297
CompuServep. 298
MindSpringp. 298
The Microsoft Networkp. 298
NetCom On-Line Communication Servicesp. 298
Prodigyp. 298
UUNet Technologiesp. 298
WebTV Networksp. 298
A Quick Guide to HTML Tagsp. 299
Versions of HTMLp. 300
How to Use This Appendixp. 301
Reading the Tablesp. 301
HTML 2.0- and 3.2-Compliant Tagsp. 302
Other Widely Used Tagsp. 306
Less Frequently Used Tagsp. 310
Using RESOURCE.HTMp. 315
General Web Developer Resourcesp. 315
Microsoft Windows Web Resourcesp. 316
Microsoft Windows Softwarep. 317
Macintosh Web Resourcesp. 317
Macintosh Web Softwarep. 318
Perlp. 318
JavaScriptp. 319
Javap. 320
ActiveXp. 320
VRMLp. 321
Usenet Newsgroupsp. 321
About the CD-ROMp. 323
System Requirementsp. 323
How to Use the CD-ROM with Microsoft Windowsp. 324
How to Use the CD-ROM with the Mac OSp. 325
What You Find on the CD-ROMp. 326
A quick overviewp. 326
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0.1 Web browserp. 327
Netscape Communicator Suite 4.5p. 328
Macromedia Dreamweaver 1.2p. 328
Ant HTML conversion tools for Wordp. 328
BBEdit Lite 4.1 and BBEdit 5.0 demop. 329
GraphicConverter 3.4.1p. 329
HomeSite 4.0 HTML editorp. 329
HotDog Express 1.52p. 329
HTML Pro 1.08 Macintosh HTML editorp. 330
InContext Spider 1.2 demop. 330
Mapedit 2.41 image map creation utilitiesp. 330
LiveImage 1.29 trial versionp. 330
MindSpring Internet service provider softwarep. 331
Paint Shop Pro 5.01, from Jascp. 331
SiteCheck link checking utilityp. 331
HTMLValidator 3.0p. 332
TextToHTML Macintosh filterp. 332
WebLater 1.3 URL capture utilityp. 332
WEB Wizard 1.2 HTML editorp. 332
Reptile 1.4 background generation utilityp. 333
If You Have Problems (Of the CD-ROM Kind)p. 333
Indexp. 335
IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., End-User License Agreement and Installation Instructionsp. 357
Installation Instructionsp. 359
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