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Creating a Website: The Missing Manual

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Publisher Comments:

Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a website? Think again. With nothing more than an ordinary PC, some raw ambition, and this book, youll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking, visitor-friendly site. This Missing Manual gives you all the tools, techniques, and expert advice you need.

  • Plan your site. Create web pages by learning the basics of HTML and HTML5.
  • Control page design with CSS. Format text, images, links, tables, and other elements.
  • Attract visitors. Ensure that people can find your site through popular search engines.
  • Build a community. Add forums, fresh content, and a feedback form to encourage repeat visits.
  • Get smart. Use free tools to identify your sites strengths and weaknesses.
  • Create your own blog. Post your musings with a free blog-hosting service.
  • Bring in cash. Host Google ads, sell Amazons wares, or push your own products.
  • Add pizzazz. Include audio, video, interactive menus, and more.

Book News Annotation:

The third edition of this beginner's guide to building a website is updated to include the latest changes and new features in HTML5. The volume covers most common tasks associated with web page development including basic HTML and CSS, WYSIWYG page creation tools, text elements, graphics, page layout, deployment and search engine optimization, promotion and monetization, and blogging. Advanced chapters cover beginning JavaScript and multimedia integration with HTML5. Numerous code examples, screen shots, tips and tricks support the text and access to additional online resources is provided. MacDonald is the author of over a dozen science and technology books. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a web site? Think again. With nothing more than an ordinary PC, some raw ambition, and this book, you'll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking and visitor-friendly site that features components such as audio, video, and e-commerce capability. This Missing Manual gives you all the tools, techniques, and expert advice you need — including when and how to adopt HTML5.

  • Learn to create a site from start to finish with hands-on, guided instructions
  • Control page design and layout with powerful style sheets
  • Bring in cash with Google ads, affiliate programs, and a PayPal shopping cart
  • Track site visitors and identify the pages they're checking out most often
  • Build a community by adding online discussions and forums
  • Create your own blog using a free blog-hosting service
  • Find the right Web host and get a personalized Web address

About the Author

Matthew MacDonald is a developer, author, and educator in all things Visual Basic and .NET. He's worked with Visual Basic and ASP since their initial versions, and written over a dozen books on the subject, including The Book of VB .NET (No Starch Press) and Visual Basic 2005: A Developer's Notebook (O'Reilly).

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; Introduction; What You Need to Get Started; About This Book; Macintosh and Windows; About the Outline; About?These?Arrows; About the Online Resources; Safari® Books Online; Chapter 1: Preparing for the Web; 1.1 Introducing the World Wide Web; 1.2 Planning a Website; 1.3 The Ingredients of a Website; Chapter 2: Creating Your First Page; 2.1 Introducing HTML: The Language of the Web; 2.2 HTML Tags; 2.3 The HTML Document; 2.4 Checking Your Pages for Errors; 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; 4.3 Managing a Website; Chapter 5: Text Elements; 5.1 Understanding Text and the Web; 5.2 HTML Elements for Basic Text; 5.3 HTML Elements for Lists; 5.4 HTML Elements for Tables; 5.5 Inline Formatting; Chapter 6: Style Sheets; 6.1 Style Sheet Basics; 6.2 More Powerful Selectors; 6.3 Colors; 6.4 Text Alignment and Spacing; 6.5 Basic Fonts; 6.6 Embedded Fonts; 6.7 Tutorial: Building a Style Sheet; 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; Chapter 9: Page Layout; 9.1 The Challenge of Screen Space; 9.2 Style-Based Layout; 9.3 Creating a Layout with Multiple Columns; 9.4 A Few More Layout Techniques; Chapter 10: Multipart Pages; 10.1 Understanding Multipart Pages; 10.2 Server-Side Includes; 10.3 Page Templates; Chapter 11: Introducing Your Site to the World; 11.1 Your Website Promotion Plan; 11.2 Making Your Site Search-Engine Friendly; 11.3 Registering with Directories; 11.4 Registering with Search Engines; 11.5 Tracking Visitors; Chapter 12: Website Promotion; 12.1 Spreading the Word; 12.2 Transforming a Site into a Community; Chapter 13: Blogs; 13.1 Understanding Blogs; 13.2 Getting Started with Blogger; 13.3 Managing a Blog; Chapter 14: Making Money with Your Site; 14.1 Money-Making the Web Way; 14.2 Google AdSense; 14.3 Amazon Associates; 14.4 PayPal Merchant Tools; Chapter 15: JavaScript: Adding Interactivity; 15.1 Understanding JavaScript; 15.2 JavaScript 101; 15.3 Dynamic HTML; 15.4 Scripts on the Web; Chapter 16: Fancy Buttons and Menus; 16.1 Fancy Buttons; 16.2 Fancy Menus; Chapter 17: Audio and Video; 17.1 Understanding Multimedia; 17.2 Basic Background Music; 17.3 Flash MP3 Players; 17.4 Video Clips; 17.5 Uploading Your Videos to YouTube; HTML Quick Reference; HTML Elements; HTML5 Semantic Elements; HTML Character Entities; Useful Websites; Chapter Links; Colophon;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449301729
Author:
Macdonald, Matthew
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
MacDonald, Matthew
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
CSS;HTML;HTML 5;XHTML;attract visitors;blogging;blogs;cascading style sheet;development;domain;domain name;dreamweaver;e-commerce;ecommerce;expression web;interactivity;javascript;style sheet;stylesheet;tags;web design;web editors;web graphics;web host;we
Subject:
Interactive Media
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CSS;HTML;HTML 5;XHTML;attract visitors;blogging;blogs;cascading style sheet;development;domain;domain name;dreamweaver;e-commerce;ecom
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merce;expression web;interactivity;javascript;style sheet;stylesheet;tags;web design;web editors;web graphics;web host;we
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
CSS;HTML;HTML 5;XHTML;attract visitors;blogging;blogs;cascading style sheet;development;domain;domain name;dreamweaver;e-commerce;ecommerce;expression web;interactivity;javascript;style sheet;stylesheet;tags;web design;web editors;web graphics;web host;we
Subject:
CSS;HTML;HTML 5;XHTML;attract visitors;blogging;blogs;cascading style sheet;development;domain;domain name;dreamweaver;e-commerce;ecommerce;expression web;interactivity;javascript;style sheet;stylesheet;tags;web design;web editors;web graphics;web host;we
Subject:
CSS;HTML;HTML 5;XHTML;attract visitors;blogging;blogs;cascading style sheet;development;domain;domain name;dreamweaver;e-commerce;ecommerce;expression web;interactivity;javascript;style sheet;stylesheet;tags;web design;web editors;web graphics;web host;we
Subject:
CSS;HTML;HTML 5;XHTML;attract visitors;blogging;blogs;cascading style sheet;development;domain;domain name;dreamweaver;e-commerce;ecommerce;expression web;interactivity;javascript;style sheet;stylesheet;tags;web design;web editors;web graphics;web host;we
Subject:
CSS;HTML;HTML 5;XHTML;attract visitors;blogging;blogs;cascading style sheet;development;domain;domain name;dreamweaver;e-commerce;ecommerce;expression web;interactivity;javascript;style sheet;stylesheet;tags;web design;web editors;web graphics;web host;we
Subject:
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Missing Manual
Publication Date:
20110510
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 in

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Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a web site? Think again. With nothing more than an ordinary PC, some raw ambition, and this book, you'll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking and visitor-friendly site that features components such as audio, video, and e-commerce capability. This Missing Manual gives you all the tools, techniques, and expert advice you need — including when and how to adopt HTML5.

  • Learn to create a site from start to finish with hands-on, guided instructions
  • Control page design and layout with powerful style sheets
  • Bring in cash with Google ads, affiliate programs, and a PayPal shopping cart
  • Track site visitors and identify the pages they're checking out most often
  • Build a community by adding online discussions and forums
  • Create your own blog using a free blog-hosting service
  • Find the right Web host and get a personalized Web address

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