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Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)

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Think you have to be a technical wizard to build a great web site? Think again. For anyone who wants to create an engaging web site — for either personal or business purposes — Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual demystifies the process and provides tools, techniques, and expert guidance for developing a professional and reliable web presence.

Like every Missing Manual, you can count on Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual to be entertaining and insightful and complete with all the vital information, clear-headed advice, and detailed instructions you need to master the task at hand. Author Matthew MacDonald teaches you the fundamentals of creating, maintaining, and updating an effective, attractive, and visitor-friendly web site — from scratch or from an existing site that's a little too simple or flat for your liking.

Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual doesn't only cover how to create a well-designed, appealing, smart web site that is thoroughly up to date and brimming with the latest features. It also covers why it's worth the effort by explaining the rationale for creating a site in the first place and discussing what makes a given web site particularly aesthetic, dynamic, and powerful. It further helps you determine your needs and goals and make well informed design and content decisions.

Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual includes a basic primer on HTML, working with JavaScript, and incorporating services like Paypal's shopping cart, Amazon's associate program, and Google AdSense and AdWords. It delivers advanced tricks for formatting, graphics, audio and video, as well as Flash animation and dynamic content. And you'll learn how to identifyand connect with your site's audience through forms, forums, meta tags, and search engines.

This isn't just another dry, uninspired book on how to create a web site. Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual is a witty and intelligent guide for all of you who are ready to make your ideas and vision a web reality.


Author Matthew MacDonald teaches the fundamentals of creating, maintaining, and updating an effective, attractive, and visitor-friendly web site--from scratch or from an existing site that's a little too simple and flat.

About the Author

MacDonald is an MCSD developer, author, and educator in Visual Basic and .Net.

Table of Contents

Copyright; The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; What You Need to Get Started; About This Book; Macintosh and Windows; About the Outline; About → These → Arrows; Downloadable Examples; About; Safari® Enabled; Part One: Welcome to the Web; Chapter 1: Preparing for the Web; 1.1 Introducing the World Wide Web; 1.2 Planning a Web Site; 1.3 The Ingredients of a Web Site; Chapter 2: Creating Your First Page; 2.1 The Anatomy of a Web Page; 2.2 The HTML Tag; 2.3 The HTML Document; 2.4 XHTML; Chapter 3: Putting Your Page on the Web; 3.1 How Web Hosting Works; 3.2 Domain Names; 3.3 Getting Web Space; 3.4 Transferring Files; Chapter 4: Power Tools; 4.1 Choosing Your Tools; 4.2 Working with Your HTML Editor; Part Two: Building Better Web Pages; Chapter 5: HTML Text Tags; 5.1 Understanding Text and the Web; 5.2 Basic Text Tags; 5.3 HTML Tags for Lists; 5.4 Inline Formatting; Chapter 6: Style Sheets; 6.1 Style Sheet Basics; 6.2 Colors; 6.3 Fonts; 6.4 Text Alignment and Spacing; 6.5 Borders; 6.6 Class Selectors; Chapter 7: Adding Graphics; 7.1 Understanding Images; 7.2 Images and Styles; 7.3 Techniques with Graphics; 7.4 Finding Free Art; Chapter 8: Linking Pages; 8.1 Understanding the Anchor; 8.2 Image Links and Image Maps; 8.3 Adding Bookmarks; 8.4 When Good Links Go Bad; 8.5 Link Checkers; Chapter 9: Page Layout Tools:Tables and Styles; 9.1 HTML Tables; 9.2 Style-Based Layout; Chapter 10: Frames; 10.1 The Problem with Repeating Content; 10.2 Frame Basics; 10.3 Building Better Frames Pages; Part Three: Connecting with Your Audience; Chapter 11: Attracting Visitors; 11.1 Your Web Site Promotion Plan; 11.2 Spreading the Word; 11.3 Adding Meta Tags; 11.4 Directories and Search Engines; 11.5 Tracking Visitors; Chapter 12: Letting Visitors Talk to You (and Each Other); 12.1 Transforming a Site into a Community; 12.2 Helping Visitors Email You; 12.3 Adding Forums and Groups to Your Site; Chapter 13: Making Money with Your Site; 13.1 Money Making the Web Way; 13.2 Google AdSense; 13.3 Amazon Associates; 13.4 PayPal Merchant Tools; Part Four: Web Site Frills; Chapter 14: JavaScript and DHTML: Adding Interactivity; 14.1 Understanding JavaScript; 14.2 JavaScript 101; 14.3 Dynamic HTML; 14.4 Scripts on the Web; Chapter 15: Fancy Buttons and Menus; 15.1 Creating Fancy Buttons; 15.2 Creating Fancy Menus; Chapter 16: Audio and Video; 16.1 Understanding Multimedia; 16.2 Background Music; 16.3 Video Clips; 16.4 Animations; Part Five: Blogs; Chapter 17: Blogs; 17.1 Understanding Blogs; 17.2 Getting Started with Blogger; Part Six: Appendixes; Appendix A: HTML Quick Reference; A.1 HTML Tags; A.2 HTML Character Entities; A.3 HTML Color Names; Appendix B: Useful Web Sites; B.1 Chapter Links; Colophon;

Product Details

The Missing Manual
O'Reilly Media
MacDonald, Matthew
Internet - Web Site Design
Web sites
Web - Page Design
Web sites -- Design.
Blogs;CSS;Frames;HTML;JavaScript;Tables;Tags;Web Graphics;browser;web pages;web sites
General Computers
CourseSmart Subject Description
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Print PDF
Missing Manuals
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9.19 x 7 x 1.09 in 1.94 lb

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