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Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a website? Think again. With nothing more than an ordinary PC, some raw ambition, and this book, you’ll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking, visitor-friendly site. This Missing Manual gives you all the tools, techniques, and expert advice you need.

  • Plan your site. Create web pages by learning the basics of HTML and HTML5.
  • Control page ...
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Overview

Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a website? Think again. With nothing more than an ordinary PC, some raw ambition, and this book, you’ll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking, visitor-friendly site. This Missing Manual gives you all the tools, techniques, and expert advice you need.

  • Plan your site. Create web pages by learning the basics of HTML and HTML5.
  • Control page design with CSS. Format text, images, links, tables, and other elements.
  • Attract visitors. Ensure that people can find your site through popular search engines.
  • Build a community. Add forums, fresh content, and a feedback form to encourage repeat visits.
  • Get smart. Use free tools to identify your site’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Create your own blog. Post your musings with a free blog-hosting service.
  • Bring in cash. Host Google ads, sell Amazon’s wares, or push your own products.
  • Add pizzazz. Include audio, video, interactive menus, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449301729
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 584
  • Sales rank: 410,606
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
Acknowledgments;
Introduction;
What You Need to Get Started;
About This Book;
Macintosh and Windows;
About the Outline;
About→These→Arrows;
About the Online Resources;
Safari® Books Online;
Chapter 1: Preparing for the Web;
1.1 Introducing the World Wide Web;
1.2 Planning a Website;
1.3 The Ingredients of a Website;
Chapter 2: Creating Your First Page;
2.1 Introducing HTML: The Language of the Web;
2.2 HTML Tags;
2.3 The HTML Document;
2.4 Checking Your Pages for Errors;
Chapter 3: Putting Your Page on the Web;
3.1 How Web Hosting Works;
3.2 Domain Names;
3.3 Getting Web Space;
3.4 Transferring Files;
Chapter 4: Power Tools;
4.1 Choosing Your Tools;
4.2 Working with Your HTML Editor;
4.3 Managing a Website;
Chapter 5: Text Elements;
5.1 Understanding Text and the Web;
5.2 HTML Elements for Basic Text;
5.3 HTML Elements for Lists;
5.4 HTML Elements for Tables;
5.5 Inline Formatting;
Chapter 6: Style Sheets;
6.1 Style Sheet Basics;
6.2 More Powerful Selectors;
6.3 Colors;
6.4 Text Alignment and Spacing;
6.5 Basic Fonts;
6.6 Embedded Fonts;
6.7 Tutorial: Building a Style Sheet;
Chapter 7: Adding Graphics;
7.1 Understanding Images;
7.2 Images and Styles;
7.3 Techniques with Graphics;
7.4 Finding Free Art;
Chapter 8: Linking Pages;
8.1 Understanding the Anchor;
8.2 Image Links and Image Maps;
8.3 Adding Bookmarks;
8.4 When Good Links Go Bad;
Chapter 9: Page Layout;
9.1 The Challenge of Screen Space;
9.2 Style-Based Layout;
9.3 Creating a Layout with Multiple Columns;
9.4 A Few More Layout Techniques;
Chapter 10: Multipart Pages;
10.1 Understanding Multipart Pages;
10.2 Server-Side Includes;
10.3 Page Templates;
Chapter 11: Introducing Your Site to the World;
11.1 Your Website Promotion Plan;
11.2 Making Your Site Search-Engine Friendly;
11.3 Registering with Directories;
11.4 Registering with Search Engines;
11.5 Tracking Visitors;
Chapter 12: Website Promotion;
12.1 Spreading the Word;
12.2 Transforming a Site into a Community;
Chapter 13: Blogs;
13.1 Understanding Blogs;
13.2 Getting Started with Blogger;
13.3 Managing a Blog;
Chapter 14: Making Money with Your Site;
14.1 Money-Making the Web Way;
14.2 Google AdSense;
14.3 Amazon Associates;
14.4 PayPal Merchant Tools;
Chapter 15: JavaScript: Adding Interactivity;
15.1 Understanding JavaScript;
15.2 JavaScript 101;
15.3 Dynamic HTML;
15.4 Scripts on the Web;
Chapter 16: Fancy Buttons and Menus;
16.1 Fancy Buttons;
16.2 Fancy Menus;
Chapter 17: Audio and Video;
17.1 Understanding Multimedia;
17.2 Basic Background Music;
17.3 Flash MP3 Players;
17.4 Video Clips;
17.5 Uploading Your Videos to YouTube;
HTML Quick Reference;
HTML Elements;
HTML5 Semantic Elements;
HTML Character Entities;
Useful Websites;
Chapter Links;
Colophon;

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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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