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Have you ever looked at a Web site and wondered, "How did they do that?" It seems everyone has a Web site these days. Families use them to swap information and share photos; churches and clubs use them to keep their members informed. And if you have a business or are in charge of communication for an organization, a Web site is a must.
Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies shows you how easy it can be to create a professional-looking Web site for your business, club, or family. The illustrated, step-by-step instructions, along with the templates you can download from the book’s companion Web site, will help you create an effective Web presence fast, whether you're creating a site for the first time or redesigning an old one.
In the easy-to-follow style you expect from For Dummies books, Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies helps you:
- Gather all your content
- Plan your site, register a domain name, and create Web graphics
- Design pages easily with Dreamweaver templates
- Add a photo gallery, blog, podcasts, videos, or money-making advertising
- Find a hosting service
- Optimize graphics for faster downloads
- Test and publish your site
- Promote your site to attract visitors
All you need are the most basic computer skills, a few easy-to-find software programs, and Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies. You'll be up and running in no time!
A hands-on guide that delivers the illustrated step-by-step directions that Web design newcomers need to create their first site
Illustrated with hundreds of screen shots, including 16 pages in full color, this oversized tutorial guide offers self-motivated do-it-yourselfers a structured, project-based approach to creating a basic Web site. Like the other books in the new Dummies Do-It-Yourself series, it provides readers with a detailed road map for getting the job done, with each chapter taking them one step closer toward the final goal. Readers move from setting priorities, establishing a budget, visualizing the site, registering a domain name, and choosing a Web hosting service to creating Web pages, editing images for the Web, adding multimedia, and testing and publishing the site.
Janine Warner (Los Angeles, CA) speaks and consults on Internet topics worldwide and is the host of the video Total Training for Dreamweaver 8. She is the bestselling author of over 20 books, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver 8 (0-7645-9998-4) and Creating Family Web Sites For Dummies (0-7645-7938-X).
Create a professional-looking Web site for your business, club, or family!
Have you ever looked at a Web site and wondered "How did they do that?" This book shows you how easy it is to do it yourself!
The illustrated step-by-step instructions in this book - as well as the templates you can download from the companion Web site - will help you create an effective Web presence fast, whether you're creating a site for the first time or redesigning an old one. All you need are the most basic computer skills and a few easy-to-find software programs, and you'll be up and running in no time.
Stuff You Need to Know
Gather all your content
Find a hosting service
Choose your favorite template design
Optimize graphics to download fast
Test and publish your Web site
Promote your site to attract visitors
About the Author
Janine Warner is an author, speaker, and multimedia consultant. She has written more than a dozen books about the Internet and is a popular video host for Dreamweaver at TotalTraining.com and a regular columnist for Layers Magazine. You'll find more resources at her site, DigitalFamily.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Laying the Groundwork.
Chapter 1: Planning the Perfect Web Site.
Chapter 2: Securing a Domain Name and Web Host.
Chapter 3: Understanding Web Design.
Part II: Putting the Pages Together.
Chapter 4: Editing and Creating Web Graphics.
Chapter 5: Getting Started with Dreamweaver.
Chapter 6: Creating a Profile or Portfolio Site.
Chapter 7: Creating a Business Web Site.
Chapter 8: Creating a Family, Vacation, or Hobby Site.
Chapter 9: Testing and Publishing Your Site.
Part III: Going Web 2.0.
Chapter 10: Designing a Blog.
Chapter 11: Podcasting Your Own Show.
Chapter 12: Multimedia: Adding Flash, Audio, and Video.
Chapter 13: Making Money with Your Web Site.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Ten Cool Services for Your Site.
Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Promote Your Site.