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Building a Web Site for Dummies with CDROM (For Dummies)
Synopses & Reviews
A good Web site is a wide open door to all that the Internet has to offer: the potential to connect with people all over the world, attract others with similar interests, and even run your own business. All you need for online success is that door—a site combining clarity of purpose with a well-organized and handsome interface—and you’re on your way to a whole new world of possibilities!
Building a Web Site for Dummies gives you everything you need to take a beginner’s knowledge of the Internet—you know what HTML is, you know how to surf, you can use a computer—and develop it into a mastery of your own cyber-domain. You’ll start from just about scratch and soon be able to:
Building a Web Site for Dummies is more than a construction manual. After all, HTML coding and graphic formats are only the beginning of a good site. Rather, this book provides in-depth insight from two seasoned experts on technical issues, as well as discussing:
The "For Dummies" guide is focused on helping the first time Web site builder determine their site needs, create a building plan, then follow the plan until they have a fully functional Web site. The book walks readers through registering a site name, developing server space, and filling the space with eye-catching pages and Internet utilities. The CD contains CGI scripts that can be dropped into a Web page or site to help enhance its features.
Between 1997 and 2000, the number of Internet sites had reached almost 5 million. David Crowder's guide to Web site creation explains the intricacies of finding and registering domain names, creating pages and uploading them on to the Web
Go from Web surfer to site developer with this friendly guide!
Includes tips and tricks to jump-start your site development
Size up your site needs and create a functional building plan
Did you know that the Web is about 15 million sites strong today — and growing? Get it on the action using this friendly guide. Inside, you'll find helpful explanations and shortcuts on creating, publishing, and administering your site, from creating cool graphics to finding free Web space.
Discover how to:
* Register your site name
* Find server space
* Create eye-catching pages
* Set up a commerce site using the latest tools
* Promote your site on the Internet
all this on the bonus CD-ROM
* Evaluation versions of Paint Shop Pro and HomeSite 4.5 for Windows
* Trial versions of Fireworks and Dreamweaver from Macromedia, Inc.
* Statbot Micro by Moorglade Design Group
The number of Internet sites has tripled in the last three years, which means that more and more businesses, organizations, and individuals are building Web sites. Filled with pointers on devising a building plan, registering a site name, developing server space, and filling a site with eye-catching pages, this friendly guide will help you transform simple Web pages into professional Web sites. The CD-ROM contains CGI scripts, Web design tools, and graphics creation tools.
About the Author
David and Rhonda Crowder, are highly experienced Web design and authoring team. They have authored and coauthored several books, including Microsoft Office 2000 Bible.
Table of Contents
Part I: Moving from Web Page to Web Site,
Chapter 1: The Zen of Sites.
Chapter 2: Pouring the Foundation.
Chapter 3: Web Page Construction 101.
Part II: Adding Sparkle to Your Site.
Chapter 4: Plugging in Scripts and Applets.
Chapter 5: Making Site Navigation Easier.
Chapter 6: Making Things Look Great.
Chapter 7: Web Sights and Sounds.
Chapter 8: Web Aerobics: Tuning Up Your Site.
Part III: Drop In and Stay a While, Folks.
Chapter 9: Listening to Your Visitors.
Chapter 10: Letting 'Em Have Their Say.
Chapter 11: Just Plain Fun.
Chapter 12: Using Content Providers.
Part IV: Raking in the Bucks.
Chapter 13: Stalking the Wild Dollar.
Chapter 14: Love That Plastic: Taking Credit Cards.
Chapter 15: Examining Affiliates Programs.
Part V: Publishing and Publicizing Your Site.
Chapter 16: Letting the World In.
Chapter 17: Publicizing Your Site.
Chapter 18: Keeping in Touch.
Part VI: The Part o f Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Great Places to Get Advice.
Chapter 20: Ten Fabulous Tools for E-Commerce.
Chapter 21: Ten More Great Add-Ins.
Part VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: About the CD.
End-User License Agreement.
Book Registration Information.
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