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Want to launch a Web site but don’t know where to begin? Information on Web design, page building software, using HTML, site planning, and everything else you need to know can be found easily in Building Web Sites All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition
. So you can easily find what you’re looking for, this plain-English guide is divided into nine minibooks:
- Site Design
- Site Construction
- Web Graphics
- Audience Interaction
- Site Management
- Case Studies
From deciding what your site should do to working with HTML, using Dreamweaver, incorporating Flash creations, and keeping your site on the cutting edge, this book is your one-stop course in building Web sites. Learn to:
- Plan your site, decide whether you need a Web team, and create relevant content
- Develop your site design, work with wire frames, and organize behind-the-scenes files that make your site work
- Select the right hardware and software and create pages with Dreamweaver
- Create cool site graphics with Photoshop and Fireworks
- Add interest with Flash animations, slideshows, video, and sound
- Build an e-commerce site that’s user-friendly, legally sound, and secure
- Keep your content and design fresh and up to date
Ready to begin? Grab Building Web Sites All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition and let’s get started!
This book crams in the complete process of building a Web site for personal or business use into just under 800 pages. Fully updated to cover the latest Web building tools and techniques. Minibooks cover:
* Preparing to build a site
* Page construction
* Multimedia, including video
* Interactive content, including blogs
* E-Commerce functions
* Site Management
* Case Studies
Plan, build, and maintain a Web site that does exactly what you need!
Want to launch a Web site but don't know where to begin? This book is your answer! There's a minibook covering each step of the process, from deciding what your site should do to working with HTML, using Dreamweaver, incorporating Flash creations, and keeping your site on the cutting edge. There are even case studies to give you great ideas!
Start off right plan your site, decide whether you need a Web team, and create relevant content
Design basics develop your site design, work with wire frames, and organize behind-the-scenes files that make your site work
Choose your tools select the right hardware and software and learn to create pages with Dreamweaver®
Get graphic discover how to create cool graphics for your site with Photoshop® and Fireworks®
Liven up your site create interest with Flash® animations, slideshows, video, and sound
Make your site pay build an e-commerce site that's user friendly, legally sound, and secure
Ongoing success keep your site fresh and up to date
About the Author
Doug Sahlin is a media expert who has written on topics ranging from Web building to digital photography to YouTube. Claudia Snell is a professional digital media producer who has worked on Web sites large and small. They are coauthors of the previous edition of this bestseller.
Table of Contents
Book I: Preparations.
Chapter 1: Planning a Web Project.
Chapter 2: Build a Web Team or Go It Alone.
Chapter 3: Developing the Content.
Chapter 4: Creating Relevant Site Content.
Book II: Site Design.
Chapter 1: Conceptualizing Your Site.
Chapter 2: Creating Effective Layouts.
Chapter 3: Organizing Your Content.
Chapter 4: Ensuring Visual Appeal.
Book III: Site Construction.
Chapter 1: Pulling Together Tools and Materials.
Chapter 2: Making a Web Page with HTML.
Chapter 3: Creating a Web Page Layout with HTML and CSS.
Chapter 4: Introducing Web and Graphics Software.
Chapter 5: Getting Started with Dreamweaver.
Chapter 6: Using Dreamweaver: Advanced Techniques.
Chapter 7: Creating a Web Page from a Photoshop File.
Chapter 8: Meeting HTML’s Powerful Friends.
Chapter 9: Web Site Usability and Accessibility.
Chapter 10: Publishing the Web Site.
Book IV: Web Graphics.
Chapter 1: Finding Inspiration.
Chapter 2: Bringing Your Vision to Life.
Chapter 3: Workhorse Graphics.
Chapter 4: Creating Compelling Graphics.
Book V: Multimedia.
Chapter 1: Incorporating Flash Creations.
Chapter 2: Using Sound.
Chapter 3: Using Web Video.
Chapter 4: Active Slideshow Pro.
Book VI: Audience Interaction.
Chapter 2: An Introduction to ASP.
Chapter 3: Introduction to PHP.
Chapter 4: MySQL and PHP.
Chapter 5: Additional Site Interactivity.
Book VII: E-Commerce.
Chapter 1: An E-Commerce Primer.
Chapter 2: Building an E-Commerce Site.
Chapter 3: Maintaining an E-Commerce Site.
Book VIII: Site Management.
Chapter 1: Helping a Site Succeed.
Chapter 2: Maintaining a Web Site.
Chapter 3: Expanding a Site.
Book IX: Case Studies.
Chapter 1: Blog Site.
Chapter 2: Podcasting Site.
Chapter 3: Photographer/Portfolio Site.
Chapter 4: Foundation Site.