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Build a Website for Freeby Mark Bell
Synopses & Reviews
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 current 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!
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.
About the Author
Mark Bell is a Ph.D. candidate 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, 10, stepfather of Morrigan, Teagan, and Xander, and the husband of Sarah “Intellagirl” Smith-Robbins. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Order of Things
Chapter 2 Choosing a Location for Your Site
Chapter 3 Planning your site
Chapter 4 Designing Your Site
Chapter 5 Gathering Your Tools
Chapter 6 Moving files
Chapter 7 Elements of a Website
Chapter 8 Using Existing Websites
Chapter 9 Web Page Services
Chapter 10 HTML Basics
Chapter 11 Understanding HTML 5
Chapter 12 Working With Images
Chapter 13 Working With Multimedia
Chapter 14 Building a Site Using HTML
Chapter 16 How™d they Do that?
Chapter 17 Making Your Site Work on Phones and Tablets
Chapter 18 Testing your website
Chapter 19 Promoting Your Website
Chapter 20 Maintaining Your Website
Chapter 21 Building a Blog using Wordpress
Chapter 22 Building A Business Site using a Content Management System
Chapter 23 Building A Multimedia Site
Chapter 24 Building A Site using a Wiki
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