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Create a state-of-the-art website from start to finish - complete with blog, video, and animation - using free tools
  • Easy step-by-step instruction, hands-on learning, and concrete examples using the newest software and free Web-based tools
  • Go beyond mere Web pages to build well-designed sites that really work - for small businesses, clubs, families, or individuals
  • Includes updated information on HTML5, Facebook, Twitter, and porting your web site to the latest smart phones and mobile devices
  • This is the build your own Web site book for everyone Mark Bell doesn't just show novices how to create their own Web sites: he shows them how to create sites that use the newest Web 2.0 technologies to communicate more effectively than ever. He doesn't just walk through every step in plain, simple English: he shows how to use software and tools that don't cost a dime One step at a time, readers will walk through planning and designing their sites, gathering their tools, creating content, building pages, using images, tables, and links, getting a domain name, uploading content to a working web server, and much more. Bell shows how to incorporate easy-to-update blogs, video, and animation... then offers specific models for several of the most widely-used types of personal and professional sites. He offers guidance on crucial issues like getting web sites noticed by search engines - and even adapting web sites for display on cellphones and other portable devices. There are other books for novices on creating new web sites - but none covers all these up-to-the-minute topics, and none will help them build sites this modern, inexpensive, and effective.

    Book News Annotation:

    In this update of the 2009 edition, Bell (PhD student in telecommunications, Indiana U.), who started his first web design company in 1993, explains the steps to planning, designing, building, maintaining, and promoting a website using free software tools: a basic one for personal or small business use, multimedia site, blog, wiki, or content management system. The guide lists the most common HTML tags and free and open-source software sites. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Synopsis:

    Learn how to build a state-of-the-art Web site--complete with blog, animation, and video--using free tools in no time. In this guide, Bell shows readers how to create sites that use the newest Web 2.0 technologies to communicate more effectively than ever.

    Synopsis:

    Build yourself a state-of-the-art website.

    It’s incredibly easy...and it won’t cost you a dime!

     

    You need a website. But you don’t need the hassles that usually go with building one or the expense of hiring someone else to do it. Here’s your solution: Build a Website for Free! You’ll learn how you can use new Web 2.0 technologies to create a site that’s impressive and effective. And here’s the best part: You’ll do it all with software and tools that won’t cost you a dime!

    • Plan, organize, and design a site that really works, using tools you can find for free
    • Discover the simple secrets of writing pages people want to read
    • Adapt your site for easy viewing on mobile devices
    • Use video on your site--and get someone else to pay for hosting it
    • Add an easy-to-update blog and start building your own web community
    • Quickly and easily handle “nuts and bolts” tasks, from getting your site name to uploading your content
    • Get your site picked up by Google, Yahoo!, and other search engines

     

    About the Author

    Mark Bell is a Ph.D. student at Indiana University. He studies media and its effect on social relations. Before returning to school, Mark worked for 15 years in the software industry as a technical writer, trainer, and developer. He started his first web design company in 1993 and has been making pages and managing websites ever since. He is the father of Jackson, 8, and the husband of Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins. Mark blogs at blog.markwbell.com. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction     1

    Part I: The Basics

    1 The Order of Things     11

    The Website Creation Process     12

    1. Planning     12

    2. Design     13

    3. Building     14

    4. Testing     14

    5. Promotion and Maintenance     14

    2 Choosing a Location for Your Site     17

    Web Hosting      17

    What Is a Web Server?      18

    Determining Your Web Hosting Need     19

    Cost     19

    Technical Knowledge Required     19

    Maintenance Needs     19

    Storage Space     19

    Accessibility     20

    Bandwidth Needs     20

    Domain Name Service     20

    Hosting Options     21

    Home Hosting     21

    Free Online Hosting     21

    Online Hosting Service     21

    Professional Hosting     22

    Commercial Hosting     22

    So What Works Best for You?      22

    Working with Different Types of Hosting Services     23

    Free Services     23

    Low-Cost Commercial Sites     25

    Other Resources     26

     

    Part II: Plan and Prep

    3 Planning Your Site     29

    What Type of Site Do You Want to Build?      30

    Types of Sites     30

    Learning from Sites You Go To     33

    Website Goals     34

    Organizing Websites     35

    Organizing the Site     36

    Organizing the Page     37

    Best Practices of Website Organization     38

    Keep Your Website Simple     38

    Keep Your Website Consistent     39

    Keep Your Website Easy to Maintain     39

    4 Designing Your Site     41

    I Can’t Make a Website That Looks That Good!      42

    Content Before Design     42

    Overall Design     43

    Design Ideas     43

    Central Image Design     43

    Colors     43

    The Magic Four     44

    Hex Color     44

    Color Schemes     45

    Color Blindness     47

    Fonts     48

    System Fonts     48

    Fonts as Images     49

    Fonts and Color     50

    Images     50

    Cascading Style Sheets     51

    Design Best Practices      51

    Content Is King     51

    Put What Is New Front and Center     51

    Keep It Simple     51

    Don’t Use Attention Grabbers     51

    Be Consistent     52

    5 Gathering Your Tools     53

    Finding the Right Tools for the Job     54

    Tool Sites and Reviews     54

    Downloading New Software     54

    Essential Tools     55

    Operating Systems     55

    Web Browsers     56

    Office Suites     56

    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Programs     57

    Text Editor     58

    Graphics Editors     59

    HTML Editors     59

    Sound Recorders     61

    Video Editing     61

    Advanced Tools     61

    The Future of Free Web Tools     62

    6 Moving Files to and from the Internet     63

    Storing Your Files     64

    Naming Files     64

    Keep All Your Web Files in One Place     65

    Have an Organizational Structure     65

    Use a Version Control System      66

    Uploading Files to the Internet     66

    Logging In      67

    Adding New Files     67

    Changing Existing Files     67

    Downloading Files from an FTP Server     68

    One File or Many     69

    Downloading from a Browser     69

    Types of Download Files     69

    Best Practices for Downloading Files     71

     

    Part III: Website Building Basics

    7 Elements of a Website     75

    Content     76

    Content Best Practices     76

    Content Standards     77

    Parts of a Web Page     78

    Title     78

    Header     79

    Body      79

    Footer     80

    Sidebars     80

    Navigational Elements     82

    Parts of a Website     83

    Home Page     83

    Content Pages     84

    Web Advertising     85

    Banner Ads     85

    Animated Ads     85

    Google AdSense     86

    8 Using Existing Websites     89

    Social Networking Sites     90

    MySpace     90

    Facebook     96

    Other Web 2.0 Sites     101

    Flickr     101

    Twitter     102

    Delicious.com     103

    9 Web Page Services     105

    Google Sites     106

    Signing Up for Google Sites     106

    Creating a Google Site     108

    Editing a Page     111

    Creating a Page     113

    Move a Page     114

    Delete a Page     114

    Edit Page Settings     114

    Edit Site Settings     115

    Google Sites Features and Limitations     116

    Wetpaint     116

    Signing Up for Wetpaint     116

    Creating a Site on Wetpaint     118

    Editing a Page     119

    Wetpaint Features and Limitations     120

    Netvibes     120

    Signing Up for Netvibes     120

    Personalizing Your Netvibes Page     122

    10 HTML 101     123

    The Structure of HTML     124

    The Structure of Tags     125

    Common HTML Tags     126

    HTML Structure Tags     126

    Text Tags     127

    Lists     129

    Tables     130

    Hyperlinks     132

    Images     132

    Free HTML Editors     132

    Text Editors     133

    WYSIWYG Editors     134

    Resources     135

    The Latest Version of HTML     136

    11 Working with Images     137

    Web Graphics     138

    Lossy and Lossless Compression     138

    The Image Tag     140

    Background Images     141

    Image Maps     141

    Animated GIFs     141

    Optimizing Images     142

    Resizing Images     142

    When to Use Different File Types     142

    Slicing Images      143

    Finding Images     143

    Free Images     143

    Other People’s Images     143

    Using Your Own Images     144

    12 Working with Multimedia     145

    Digital Audio Files     147

    Audio Formats     147

    Audio Players     148

    Digitizing Audio     149

    Audio Editing     149

    Audio Resources     150

    Digital Video Files     150

    Video Formats     151

    Video Players     151

    Digitizing Video     152

    Video Editing     153

    Video Hosting Sites     154

    Video Resources     155

    13 Building a Site Using HTML     157

    How Web Pages Work     158

    Page File     158

    Extensions     158

    Tools for Creating Web Pages      158

    Parts of a Page     159

    Cascading Style Sheets     167

    Format of a Style Sheet     167

    Creating and Linking a Style Sheet     168

    Scripting     170

    Using Templates     170

    14 How’d They Do That?      171

    Viewing Code from Other Websites     172

    Web Development Firefox Add-Ons     172

    Recommended Firefox Web Development Add-Ons     173

    Recommended Chrome Web Development Add-Ons     176

    Recommended Safari Web Development Add-Ons     177

    Badges     178

    Templates     180

    Developer Networks and Sites     181

    15 Making Your Site Mobile     183

    Why Should You Care About the Mobile Web?      184

    How People Access the Mobile Web     184

    Become a Mobile Web User     184

    Mobile Web Devices (MWD)      185

    Mobile Operating Systems      186

    Mobile Browsers     187

    Limitations of the Mobile Web     189

    Making Your Website Mobile     189

    Mobile Browser Detection     190

    Domains and Subdomains     190

    Use the Right Code     191

    Page Sizes     191

    Interface     191

    Things to Avoid     192

    Mobile Web Tools and Sites     192

    Testing Your Site on a Mobile Phone     193

     

    Part IV: Site Testing and Maintenance

    16 Testing Your Website     197

    Why Testing Is Important     198

    Building a Test Plan     199

    Start at the End     199

    Testing Basic Functionality     199

    Testing HTML     200

    Testing Browsers     201

    Testing Resolution     202

    Testing Printing     203

    Testing Navigation     203

    Testing Consistency of Design     204

    Testing Security     205

    Testing Mobile Web     205

    Testing Accessibility     206

    After Testing     206

    Testing Tools     206

    17 Promoting Your Website     209

    Self-Promotion     210

    Have Excellent and Unique Content     210

    Update Content     210

    Publicize Your URL     211

    Connect with Others     212

    Search Engines     214

    How Search Engines Work      214

    Optimizing Your Site for Search Engines     216

    Keywords     216

    18 Maintaining Your Website     219

    What? I’m Not Done?      219

    Regular Maintenance      220

    Weekly Tasks     220

    Monthly Tasks     220

    Annual Tasks     220

    The Power of Analytics     221

    Common Analytics and What They Mean     221

    Using Google Analytics     222

    Tweaking Your Site Based on Analytics     228

     

    Part V: Website Workshop

    19 Building a Blog Using WordPress     231

    What Is a Blog?      232

    Why Should I Blog?      232

    Blog Publishing     232

    Syndication     233

    What Is WordPress?      233

    Software Versions     233

    Five Reasons to Use WordPress.com to Host Your Blog     233

    Five Reasons to Create Your Blog Using WordPress Software     234

    Building a Blog Using WordPress.com     234

    Signing Up for WordPress.com     235

    Activating Your Account     239

    Logging In to Your Blog     240

    Writing Blog Posts     241

    Managing Blog Posts     243

    Changing the Design of Your Blog     244

    Manage the Comments on Your Blog     245

    Setting Up Your Own Blog with WordPress Software     246

    Information You Need Before You Begin     246

    How WordPress Software Works     246

    How Much Does All This Cost?      247

    Before Installing Your Software     247

    Confirm That the Right Software Is Installed on Your Server      247

    Get a Text Editor     248

    Get an FTP Client     248

    Pick a Username and Password     248

    Download and Install WordPress     248

    Download WordPress Software     248

    Customization of WordPress     249

    Adding Themes     249

    Adding Plug-Ins     250

    Personalization of WordPress     251

    Modifying Themes     251

    Creating Themes     252

    Creating Plug-Ins     253

    Blogging on Your iPhone     253

    Keep an Eye on Things     253

    20 Building a Business Site Using a Content Management System     255

    Five Reasons to Use SocialGO as Your CMS     256

    Five Reasons to Use Joomla as Your CMS     257

    What Is SocialGO?      257

    Building a Social Network with SocialGO     258

    Sign Up for SocialGO     258

    Invite Friends     260

    Add Photos and Video     261

    Start Admin Center     262

    Building a Site with Joomla     264

    Before Installing Your Joomla Software     265

    Download and Install Joomla     265

    Adding Articles     267

    Managing Users     268

    Modules, Plug-Ins, and Templates     269

    Keep an Eye on Things     270

    21 Building a Multimedia Website     271

    Best Practices for Multimedia     272

    Using Multimedia     273

    Storing Multimedia Files     274

    Downloading Audio and Video Files     275

    Streaming Audio and Video     276

    Advanced Multimedia Options     279

    Wix.com (www.wix.com)      279

    Webtrends Apps (www.transpond.com/)     279

    Advanced Open-Source Multimedia     279

    22 Building a Site Using a Wiki     281

    Five Reasons to Use PBworks to Host Your Wiki     282

    Five Reasons to Use MediaWiki for Your Wiki     283

    What Is PBworks?      283

    Building a Wiki Using PBworks     284

    Signing Up for PBworks     284

    Activating Your Account     286

    Editing a Page     287

    Adding a Page     288

    Linking Pages     289

    Viewing Page History     290

    Setting Up Your Own Wiki Using MediaWiki Software     291

    Information You Need Before You Begin     292

    MediaWiki Software Architecture     292

    Before Installing Your MediaWiki Software     292

    Download and Install MediaWiki     293

    Keep an Eye on Things     295

     

    Part VI: Appendixes

    A List of the Most Common HTML Tags     299

    B Free and Open-Source Software Sites     303

    History of Open Source     304

    Open-Source News     304

    General Open-Source Sites     304

    Operating Systems     304

    Web Browsers     304

    Office Suites     305

    File Transfer Tools     305

    Text Editors     305

    Graphics Editors     305

    HTML Editors      305

    Video Editors     306

    Sound Recording     306

    Web Servers     306

    Database Tools     306

    Blog Software     306

    CMS Software     307

    Wiki Software     307

    Script Tools     307

    Index     309

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780789747181
    Author:
    Bell, Mark
    Publisher:
    Que Publishing
    Author:
    Bell, Mark William
    Subject:
    Web - Page Design
    Subject:
    Internet - General
    Subject:
    Internet - Web Site Design
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Publication Date:
    20101109
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    360
    Dimensions:
    9.08 x 6.98 x 0.784 in 543 gr

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    "Synopsis" by , Learn how to build a state-of-the-art Web site--complete with blog, animation, and video--using free tools in no time. In this guide, Bell shows readers how to create sites that use the newest Web 2.0 technologies to communicate more effectively than ever.
    "Synopsis" by ,

    Build yourself a state-of-the-art website.

    It’s incredibly easy...and it won’t cost you a dime!

     

    You need a website. But you don’t need the hassles that usually go with building one or the expense of hiring someone else to do it. Here’s your solution: Build a Website for Free! You’ll learn how you can use new Web 2.0 technologies to create a site that’s impressive and effective. And here’s the best part: You’ll do it all with software and tools that won’t cost you a dime!

    • Plan, organize, and design a site that really works, using tools you can find for free
    • Discover the simple secrets of writing pages people want to read
    • Adapt your site for easy viewing on mobile devices
    • Use video on your site--and get someone else to pay for hosting it
    • Add an easy-to-update blog and start building your own web community
    • Quickly and easily handle “nuts and bolts” tasks, from getting your site name to uploading your content
    • Get your site picked up by Google, Yahoo!, and other search engines

     

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