Synopses & Reviews
email@example.com from Seattle, WA , 01/25/98, rating=10:
An accessible, well designed quickstart guide. Get it!
Guide)" just jumped right out of the crowd, and I knew it was the right book for me. I think I have a pretty good sense of usability, and I know that my gut feeling about books is generally right on. This one is excellent!!
I'm not much for programming and scripting, although I have done it (FORTRAN and Basic, some years ago), and I do understand the concepts for object
oriented programming (I designed the documentation for Microsoft's C/C++ 7.0). The layout of this book, with it's two equal mirrored columns (on
now that I have this book. I've even taken to reading it in the bathtub, a sacred rite, usually reserved for novels by Walker Percy, etc.
I've been designing software documentation for about 8 years, a good portion of that at Microsoft (Windows 3.0, MS-DOS 5, networks, Multimedia
Development Kit, etc); over 100 books for more than 25 products. Tech Docs R Us! I've never written to anyone, telling them how much I like their
books, but I had to write Tom and Dori. There's so much garbage out there that a good technical doc deserves a good review. This book gets 5 mice and a hardy hand clasp.
My own learning style tends toward experimentation: I'll read a part of a manual that seems interesting, even if it's in the middle of the book someplace,
then try it out on my Mac, make mistakes and go back and reference the text again, and give it another try. The design of this book allows me to do this
easily, and I really appreciate that. I learned how to use the first versions of PageMaker and FreeHand by scanning the manuals while riding BART
between Berkeley and San Francisco every day.
Wading through walls of text, with a token graphic thrown in here and there, is not my idea of a good time. This book does it right. The numbered
procedure lists, only a couple levels of heads, a simple check mark and bullets to indicate tips, usable bleed tabs and an excellent index makes it very easy
to scan. I love it!
Wide Web (Visual Quickstart Guide) 2nd Edition." The only thing I'd change about this book, is the length of the title... Gary Bastoky
firstname.lastname@example.org from Austin Texas , 03/06/98, rating=9:
A Reader from San Jose, California , 04/04/98, rating=4:
Spend the extra dough save your money and buy a book that doesn't just show you a couple of rollover and slideshow tricks. Seems to be thrown together in a hurry. Start on Chapter 3 or you'll fall asleep --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title.
About the Author
is a best-selling book author and contributing editor to Macworld magazine. He is the co-author of two previous editions of this book.
Table of Contents
Ch. 2. Start Me Up!
Ch. 3. Fun with Images
Ch. 4. Frames, Frames, and More Frames
Ch. 5. Verifying Forms
Ch. 6. Working with Browser Windows
Ch. 7. Dynamically Updates Pages
Ch. 9. Java and Plug-ins
Ch. 12. Where to Learn More