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Here's just what you need to know to create a cool Web site — and no more!If you're not a professional Web designer, and don't want to be, you probably just want to get the job done and make it look good. There's nothing wrong with that, and this book is here to help! Self-contained minibooks cover all the essential techniques and technologies, so you can get what you need to plan, design, code, and maintain your site.
You have a presence — explore your options for establishing an online presence with a blog or full-scale Web site
Design for your visitors — apply good Web design principles, make navigation easy, and consider your mobile visitors
All those initials — learn as much HTML, XHTML, and CSS as you need
Grab 'em with graphics — discover where to get graphics and how to optimize them for the Web
Express yourself — design, create, and publish a site using Microsoft Expression Web
Dream big — build a site with Dreamweaver for Windows® or Mac®
Get interactive in a Flash — make your site more appealing with Flash movies and interactivity
Open the book and find:
Advice on the best tools forbuilding your pages
The fundamentals of effective page design
How to build your pages using HTML
Tips for customizing pages with CSS
Steps for optimizing graphics and adding video to your site
How to simplify page building with Microsoft Expression Web
Instructions on using pro Web building tools like Dreamweaver and Flash
How to connect your pages to social sites like Twitter and Facebook
9 books in 1
Establish a Web Presence
Style with CSS
Microsoft Expression Web
Learn all the core tools needed to create Web pages
Businesses, special-interest groups, families, and individuals are all relying on Web sites to communicate. This all-in-one guide offers one-stop shopping for all the information you need to put together powerful Web pages to get your point across and keep visitors coming back. Nine individual minibooks cover best design practices, online tools, Microsoft Expression Web, Dreamweaver, cascading style sheets, HTML and XHTML, graphics and multimedia, scripting, and Flash, arming you to create professional-looking pages.
- Knowing how to build an effective Web site is important to businesses, groups, and even individuals today; this guide teaches how to use all the basic Web page tools
- Explains what goes into a well-designed page and how to use available online tools such as Google Page Builder and Blogger as well as Microsoft's popular Expression Web tool, Dreamweaver, and CSS
Creating Web Pages All-in-One For Dummies prepares anyone to build Web pages that get attention.
About the Author
Richard Wagner is Lead Product Architect, Web/Mobile at MAARK and author of several Web and mobile-related books, including Safari and WebKit Development for iPhone OS 3.0, XSLT For Dummies, Web Design Before & After Makeovers, and more.
Table of Contents
Book I: Establish a Web Presence.
Chapter 1: Getting Up and Running.
Chapter 2: WordPress.
Chapter 3: Squarespace.
Chapter 4: Connecting Your Site to the Social Web.
Chapter 5: Analyzing Your Web-Site Traffic with Google Analytics.
Book II: Web Design.
Chapter 1: Best Practices in Web Design.
Chapter 2: Organizing and Navigating Your Web Site.
Chapter 3: Designing for Mobile Visitors.
Book III: HTML/XHTML.
Chapter 1: Exploring HTML and XHTML Documents.
Chapter 2: Working with Text and Links.
Chapter 3: Presenting Information with Lists and Tables.
Chapter 4: Adding Images.
Chapter 5: Divvying Up the Page with divs.
Chapter 6: Creating Forms.
Chapter 7: HTML5 Video and Audio.
Book IV: Style with CSS.
Chapter 1: Styling Your Web Pages with Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 2: Selectively Speaking: Working with Selectors.
Chapter 3: Formatting Text.
Chapter 4: The Gang of Four: Formatting Box Properties.
Chapter 5: Positioning with CSS.
Chapter 1: Understanding How Scripting Works.
Chapter 4: Understanding the Document Object Model.
Chapter 5: Adding Event Handlers to Your Web Page.
Chapter 6: Useful Things to Know When Scripting.
Chapter 7: Introducing Ajax.
Book VI: Graphics.
Chapter 1: Understanding Web Graphics.
Chapter 2: Optimizing Your Graphics.
Chapter 3: Image Rollovers.
Book VII: Microsoft Expression Web.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Microsoft Expression Web.
Chapter 2: Express Yourself: Creating Your First Site with Expression Web.
Chapter 3: Working with Text, Graphics, and Links.
Chapter 4: Laying Out Your Page with Expression Web.
Chapter 5: “Been There, Formatted That” with Dynamic Web Templates.
Book VIII: Adobe Dreamweaver.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Dreamweaver.
Chapter 2: Nuts and Bolts: Creating Your First Dreamweaver Web Site.
Chapter 3: Formatting and Layout Basics.
Chapter 4: Enhanced Page Elements: Flash Controls and Spry Widgets.
Chapter 5: Forms Follow Function.
Chapter 6: Working with CSS.
Chapter 7: When DWT Calls: Using Templates for a Consistent Look.
Chapter 8: Think Outside the Page: Managing Your Web Site.
Book IX: Adobe Flash.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Adobe Flash.
Chapter 2: Working with the Stage and Layers.
Chapter 3: Working with Symbols.
Chapter 4: Making Movies.
Chapter 5: Publishing Your Movie.