Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

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Overview

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.


  • The modern Web. Today's best looking sites use powerful tools like Cascading Style Sheets (for sophisticated page layout), JavaScript (for rollover buttons and cascading menus), and video. This book doesn't treat these topics as fancy frills. From step one, you'll learn easy ways to create a powerful site with these tools.


  • 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.

Author Matthew MacDonald teaches the fundamentals of creating, maintaining, and updating an effective, attractive, and visitor-friendly web site--from scratch or from an existing site that's a little too simple and flat.

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You’re serious about building (or rebuilding) a web site. You want it to be useful, cost-effective, simple. You want it to look good, work right, and draw traffic. One book will make your job a lot easier: Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual.

Matthew McDonald starts by reviewing the basics of individual page development, from basic HTML to style sheets. Then, it’s on to promoting your site, making it search-friendly, and building a community (there’s even a chapter on blogging).

Years ago, it was tough to add interactive tools like shopping carts, or to “monetize” your site with advertising or associate programs. Now, with help from companies like eBay, Amazon, and Google, it’s easier. McDonald shows how to take advantage of their free or cheap tools. The advice is practical throughout. No breathless hype: just the way things really work. Bill Camarda, from the December 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596554408
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,077,556
  • File size: 19 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Matthew MacDonald is a developer, author, and educator in all things Visual Basic and .NET. He's worked with Visual Basic and ASP since their initial versions, and written over a dozen books on the subject, including The Book of VB .NET (No Starch Press) and Visual Basic 2005: A Developer's Notebook (O'Reilly). He has also written Excel 2007:The Missing Manual, Excel 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual, Access 2007:The Missing Manual, and Access 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual, all from O'Reilly. His web site is www.prosetech.com.

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Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart I: Welcome to the Web

  • Chapter 1: Preparing for the Web

  • Chapter 2: Creating Your First Page

  • Chapter 3: Putting Your Page on the Web

  • Chapter 4: Power Tools

Part II: Building Better Web Pages
  • Chapter 5: XHTML Text Elements

  • Chapter 6: Style Sheets

  • Chapter 7: Adding Graphics

  • Chapter 8: Linking Pages

  • Chapter 9: Page Layout Tools

  • Chapter 10: Multipart Pages

Part III: Connecting With Your Audience
  • Chapter 11: Attracting Visitors

  • Chapter 12: Letting Visitors Talk to You (and Each Other)

  • Chapter 13: Making Money with Your Site

Part IV: Web Site Frills
  • Chapter 14: JavaScript: Adding Interactivity

  • Chapter 15: Fancy Buttons and Menus

  • Chapter 16: Audio and Video

Part V: Blogs
  • Chapter 17: Blogs

Part VI: Appendixes
  • Appendix A: XHTML Quick Reference
  • Appendix B: Useful Web Sites
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Matthew MacDonald is a developer, author, and educator in all things Visual Basic and .NET. He's worked with Visual Basic and ASP since their initial versions, and written over a dozen books on the subject, including The Book of VB .NET (No Starch Press) and Visual Basic 2005: A Developer's Notebook (O'Reilly). He has also written Excel 2007:The Missing Manual, Excel 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual, Access 2007:The Missing Manual, and Access 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual, all from O'Reilly. His web site is http://www.prosetech.com.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    Not recommended for the beginner

    The write up and reviews on this book give the impression that it is OK for beginners. Don't be fooled by the cute little dog on the cover! This is a geek book that goes into detail about HTML and enough techie jargon to make your head spin! As a beginner, I did not find it helpful. Actually got more help from the website where I bought my domain name, and they had a quick blog website set up that was a breeze to use.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

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    Cannot Open eBook

    I downloaded the ebook to my NOOK, and it won't open it. It gives me this message: "Error Dialog Sorry, cannot open this book". It gives no suggestions to help. I went to Kindle for PC and dnloaded it without a hitch.
    I'm glad I only got the NOOK sample, and didn't pay for the book. I'm afraid to try to purchase it, in case it still wouldn't open. I'd be out $15.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    Great handy manual!

    I love this series! This is a great book to have for those who are learning to build websites or just a book to keep handy for reference. No need to look anywhere else!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

    Muy buen libro. Excelentemente escrito

    Muy recomendado para iniciarse en el desarrollo de sitios web. Muy bien escrito

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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