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Everything you need to build a great Web site ...
Whether you want to start an online store, establish a Web presence for a brick-and-mortar business, or just
Inside, you'll find everything you need to know to create a Web site
- Learn basic HTML, plan your site, organize your pages coherently, and get them on the Web
- Use text, color, and images effectively
- Discover the latest advances in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and how to control page layout with layers
- Enhance your pages with interactive features using Flash, forms, animation, sound, and video
- Set up an e-commerce site, find out how to accept credit card payment, and get acquainted with affiliate programs
- Find out how to maintain your site, keeping it fresh, interesting, and up-to-date
- Design with XML and give your site mobility with WAP/WML
- Jam-packed with more than 800 pages of expert advice and hands-on guidance, this book has everything readers need to build their own cutting-edge Web sites
- Brand-new chapters cover getting attention with Google AdWords, building Yahoo! and Amazon.com stores, creating great eBay auctions, and getting paid with PayPal
- Includes new information on designing with cascading style sheets, syndicating a site with RSS, building a blog, and more
Creating Web Pages Bible covers everything beginning to advanced users need to create dynamic Web pages: from planning and building a simple Web page with HTML and authoring tools to creating interactive sites with forms, multimedia, and animation techniques to actually going live with your site. There's even a section on e-commerce.
This Bible is a 100% comprehensive reference on creating Web pages, for all user levels.
- Brand-new chapters cover Ajax, Adobe CS3 tools, RSS, and blogging tools
- Hands-on guidance and expert advice dive into such topics as creating and editing images and graphics, adding multimedia elements (e.g., Flash animations, audio, and video), creating stores for Yahoo! and Amazon.com, designing auction pages for eBay, and building blogs
Build your business or personal Web site in a 2.0 world
If you want to build your own Web site in a 2.0 world, you've come to right place. From facing HTML without fear to adding new ?air with multimedia, interactivity, and blogging, this comprehensive guide provides you with everything you need. Loaded with nearly a thousand pages of invaluable techniques and step-by-step instructions, this is your one-stop resource for designing a site, taking it live, keeping it fresh, and moving into the world of e-commerce.
Learn the Do's and Don'ts of Web development
Master HTML, CSS, and other design tools
Keep your Web site lively with color, backgrounds, hotspots, and links
Add flash with Flash and other multimedia elements
Get up to speed on Ajax, XHTML, and XML
Companion Web Site
From the book's Web site, you can access most of the programs and documents used in the course of the book, including CSS templates for the tutorials and sample code discussed in each chapter. Check out www.wiley.com/go/creatingwebsites.
About the Author
David A. Crowder
has authored o coauthored more than 20 books, including popular bestsellers such as Building a Web Site For Dummies and Cliffs Notes 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 has been involved in the online community since its inception and is the recipient of several awards for his work, including the NetGuide Magazine Gold Site Award. When he is not writing, he spends his time with his wife Angela, wandering through villages in the Andes or frolicking in the Caribbean Surf.
Andrew Bailey was born in England where he studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. He worked for Cray Research as as systems analyst from 1989 to 1992. Then he moved to Colombia, South America. At the present moment he is the Head of Investigation in Computer Sciences at the San Buena Ventura University in Medellín where he also teaches Distributed Computing and the Design of Web Applications.
He owns HazloRealidad.com, a company dedicated to the design and hosting of Web sites and the development of custom-built software based on open standards and freely licensed or open source software. HazloRealidad is Spanish for "make it real," which according to Andrew, "refers to making your dreams come true, well at least the ones related to software". To contact him send an email to email@example.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Basics of Building Web Pages and Sites.
Chapter 1: Planning Your Web Pages.
Chapter 2: Promoting Your Site.
Chapter 3: Basic HTML Building Blocks.
Chapter 4: Organizing Your Site.
Chapter 5: Putting It on the Web.
Part II: Enhancing Web Pages with Fonts, Images, and Color.
Chapter 6: Getting Fancy with Text.
Chapter 7: Finding Images.
Chapter 8: Blending Images Into Your Web Pages.
Chapter 9: Creating and Enhancing Images.
Chapter 10: Adding Color Throughout Your Site.
Part III: Designing Web Layouts.
Chapter 11: Harnessing the Power of Tables.
Chapter 12: Organizing Your Site With Frames.
Chapter 13: Styling Web Pages with Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 14: Positioning Elements with DIVs.
Part IV: Adding Interactivity With Flash, Forms, and Other Tools.
Chapter 15: Getting Input with Forms.
Chapter 17: Navigating Your Web Site.
Chapter 18: Adding Dynamic Page Elements with DHTML.
Chapter 19: Animating with Macromedia Flash.
Chapter 20: Adding Multimedia and Other Objects.
Chapter 21: Blogging.
Part V: Cashing In on E-Commerce.
Chapter 22: Setting Up Your Store.
Chapter 23: Selling on eBay.
Chapter 24: Getting Paid.
Chapter 25: Using Advertising.
Chapter 26: Covering All the Bases.
Part VI: Maintaining and Updating Your Site.
Chapter 27: Maintaining Your Site.
Chapter 28: Updating Your Site.
Chapter 29: Designing with XML.
Chapter 30: Making Your Site Mobile with WAP/WML.
Part VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: HTML 4.01 Specification.
Appendix B: XHTML 1.0, Second Edition Specification.
Appendix C: XML 1.0, Third Edition Specification.
Appendix D: WML 2.0 Specification.