Synopses & Reviews
Whether you’re in the preliminary stages of planning a site or you’re looking to improve the look of an existing site, this reference book covers it all. Now updated with the latest site tools, design techniques, and commerce options, this new edition of the bestseller offers a solid framework for building a Web site from scratch. Packed with all the essentials to help make your site the best it can be, this resource goes beyond just basic design and page building to show you how to incorporate both of those elements into a successful site.
Veteran author David Crowder spills the secrets to planning and creating an effective site from the ground up. You’ll decipher ways to transform a bunch of seemingly random web pages into a coherent web site and you’ll discover myriad ways to make your site look and sound amazing.
This updated third edition features content on designing with CSS, using the latest version of Dreamweaver, and applying Web analytics and promotion techniques. In addition, the book covers topics such as:
- Keeping a site fresh and exciting
- Designing a look that appeals to your intended audience
- Determining your Web page structure
- Incorporating color, images, graphics, music, and video
- Merging CSS and HTML
- Planning usable navigation
- Providing guestbooks and message boards
- Designing for e-commerce
- Getting set up with PayPal, Google Checkout, E-cash, etc.
The accompanying CD-ROM provides trial versions of software that is used in the book as well as sample templates and graphics for Web building. Once you start referring to Building a Web Site For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you’ll wonder how you ever existed without this invaluable information!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Building A Web Site For Dummies continues to deliver the framework for building a Web site from scratch. The book covers design, page building, launching, updating/Webmastering, and promotion. Updates in this edition include: Design with CSS Coverage on image editing with latest edition of Photoshop Elements and page building with latest edition of Dreamweaver Adding a blog element to a site Using Google Analytics to evaluate site performance
Find out what it takes to create a powerful site
From design to development, here's how to build a site that attracts visitors
Ready to create a Web site, or spruce up the one you have? Wondering how others put together those knockout sites? This book provides the map forbuilding a site from the ground up. Here's how to create an attractive design, build your site's pages, add in e-commerce capabilities, and attract visitors using tried-and-true promotion methods.
- Create an attractive site design
Build pages with an HTML editor
Improve your site's look with CSS
Share content with RSS feeds
Get feedback from your visitors
Free trial of Web building software includingSiteSpinner, Site Studio 6 Pro and Site Studio 6 Home, WYSIWYG Web Builder, and CoffeeCup® HTML Editor 2007
Free trial of IrfanView image editing software
A directory of online site building resources
System requirements: See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Updates in this edition include design with CSS, coverage on image editing with the latest edition of Photoshop Elements, and page building with the latest edition of Dreamweaver.
About the Author
David A. Crowder
has authored or coauthored more than 20 books on subjects ranging from computers to historical mysteries, including popular bestsellers such as Building a Web Site For Dummies
and CliffsNotes Getting on the Internet.
He was selling hypertext systems back in the days when you had to explain to people what the word meant. He’s been involved in the online community since its inception and is the recipient of several awards for his work, including NetGuide Magazine
’s Gold Site Award.
When he isn’t writing, he spends his time with his wife Angela, wandering through villages in the Andes or frolicking in the Caribbean surf.
Table of Contents
Part I: Planning and Designing Your Web Site.
Chapter 1: The Zen of Sites.
Chapter 2: Pouring the Foundation.
Part II: Building Your Site.
Chapter 3: Web Page Construction 101.
Chapter 4: Working with WYSIWYG.
Chapter 5: Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 6: Designing for Site Navigation.
Part III: Adding Sparkle to Your Site.
Chapter 7: Getting Graphic.
Chapter 8: Plugging In Scripts and Applets.
Chapter 9: Web Sights and Sounds.
Part IV: From Blogs to Toons — Good Content Makes Contented Visitors.
Chapter 10: Letting ’Em Have Their Say.
Chapter 11: Bloggin’ the Night Away.
Chapter 12: Using Content Providers.
Part V: Raking In the Bucks.
Chapter 13: Stalking the Wild Dollar: Internet Commerce.
Chapter 14: Kaching! Kaching! Gettin’ Paid.
Chapter 15: Examining Affiliate Programs.
Part VI: Publishing and Publicizing Your Site.
Chapter 16: Letting the World In: Choosing a Host and Domain Name.
Chapter 17: Publicizing Your Site.
Chapter 18: Web Aerobics: Tuning Up Your Site.
Chapter 19: Keeping in Touch with Visitors.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Great Places to Get Advice.
Chapter 21: Ten Fabulous Tools for E-Commerce.
Chapter 22: Ten More Great Add-Ins.
Part VIII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: About the CD.