Synopses & Reviews
Think you have to be a technical wizard to build a great web site? Think again. If you want to create an engaging web site, this thoroughly revised, completely updated edition of Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual demystifies the process and provides tools, techniques, and expert guidance for developing a professional and reliable web presence.
Whether you want to build a personal web site, an e-commerce site, a blog, or a web site for a specific occasion or promotion, this book gives you detailed instructions and clear-headed advice for:
- Everything from planning to launching. From picking and buying a domain name, choosing a Web hosting firm, building your site, and uploading the files to a web server, this book teaches you the nitty-gritty of creating your home on the Web.
- Ready-to-use building blocks. Creating your own web site doesn't mean you have to build everything from scratch. You'll learn how to incorporate loads of pre-built and freely available tools like interactive menus, PayPal shopping carts, Google ads, and Google Analytics.
- Blogs. Learn the basics behind the Web's most popular form of self-expression. And take a step-by-step tour through Blogger, the Google-run blogging service that will have you blogging before you close this book.
This isn't just another dry, uninspired book on how to create a web site. Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual is a witty and intelligent guide you need to make your ideas and vision a web reality.
Web sites are getting faster and slicker, but they 're still no picnic to create. What to do if you want a sharp-looking site without having to become a sophisticated Web guru? Pick up a copy of the thoroughly revised, completely updated Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual, 2nd edition which explains how to get your site up and running. Everything from planning to launching. Picking and buying a domain name, choosing a Web hosting firm, building your site, and uploading the files to a Web server -this book teaches you the nitty-gritty of building your home on the Web.
MacDonald teaches the fundamentals of creating, maintaining, and updating an effective Web site--from scratch or from an existing site that is in need of improvement.
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 science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.
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