Jazz up Your Web Site in a Weekend

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With the expert advice and numerous tips, tricks, and secrets found throughout this easy-to-follow book, readers will learn how to make their Web sites more effective, more accessible, and more attractive. This book considers Web design on three different levels: conceptual design, tools, and techniques. Users will appreciate author Paul Robichaux's ability to teach the best design elements without all the computer jargon.
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Overview

With the expert advice and numerous tips, tricks, and secrets found throughout this easy-to-follow book, readers will learn how to make their Web sites more effective, more accessible, and more attractive. This book considers Web design on three different levels: conceptual design, tools, and techniques. Users will appreciate author Paul Robichaux's ability to teach the best design elements without all the computer jargon.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761511373
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: In a Weekend Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Friday Evening
Designing an Effective Web Page
Web Page Basics
What's a Web Page?
HTTP: How Web Pages Move
Bandwidth and Your Pages
Images, Colors, and Size
HTML: It's Not Just for Geeks Any More
Understanding What HTML Is For
Browser-Specific Additions to HTML
Depending on Browser Behavior
What Makes an Effective Web Page?
Do I Have Useful Content?
Are My Pages Easy to Use?
Is My Design Attractive?
Making Your Web Pages Effective
Decide Who Your Pages Are For
Decide What Content to Include
Decide on an Attractive Layout
Tool Tips
Use Several Browsers to Preview Your Work
Get a Good Image Editor
Pick a Volunteer from the Audience
Wrap It Up!
Saturday Morning
Designing Pages with Tables
All About HTML Tables
Why Tables Are Important
How Tables Work
How Tables Are Defined
Designing Pages with Tables
Laying Out Pages with Tables
Aligning Images and Text
Building Pull Quotes with Tables
A Table Layout Sampler
Webintosh
www.crypto
Tool Tips
Wrap It Up!
Designing Pages with Frames
All About Frames
How Frames Work
How Frames and Framesets Are Defined
When Frames Are Appropriate
What to Watch Out For
Designing Pages with Frames
Designing Framesets
Designing Frames
Frame Dos and Don'ts
Building Framed Pages with an HTML Editor
Building the Frameset
Building the Frames
A Frame Layout Sampler
Paging Dr. Weil . . .
Atlantic Records
Deal-Mac
Tool Tips
Start with the Frameset
Name Your Frames
Wrap It Up!
Designing Web Forms
All About Forms
How Forms Work
How Forms Are Defined
Using Form Widgets
When Forms Are Appropriate
What to Watch Out For
Designing Pages with Forms
Designing Forms
Making Forms Pretty
Form Dos and Don'ts
A Form Sampler
Navigating: Apple Computer
Taking Orders: Intergraph
Offering Help: Metrowerks Inc.
Tool Tips
Using a Jump Menu Form
Using cgiemail
Wrap It Up!
Saturday Afternoon
Adding Graphics, Backgrounds, and Accents
Adding Effective Web Graphics
Understanding Graphic Formats
Building Good Graphics
Putting Graphics on Your Pages
Adding Effective Backgrounds
Background Dos and Don'ts
Backgrounds in Action
Where to Find Cool Backgrounds
Accenting Your Pages
Unload Your Bullets
Rule Out Horizontal Rules
Tool Tips
Minimize, Minimize, Minimize
Use Superpalettes if You Can
Get a Map Editor
Wrap It Up!
Saturday Evening
Adding Animation, Sound, and Video
Spicing Up Your Pages with Animated GIFs
What's an Animated GIF?
Building Animated GIFs
Putting Animated GIFs on Your Pages
QuickTime—A One-Man Band
What Is QuickTime?
Getting and Installing QuickTime
Adding Sound and Music to Your Pages
Understanding Sound and Music Formats
Getting Sound and Music into Your Computer
Putting Sound and Music on Your Pages
Adding Video to Your Pages
Understanding Video Formats
Getting Video into Your Computer
Putting Video on Your Pages
Tool Tips
Clean Up Your Act
Good Things Come in Small Packages
Wrap It Up!
Sunday Morning
Adding Java and ActiveX to Your Pages
Understanding Embedded Program Content
Java and ActiveX Basics
Isn't Java an Island?
ActiveX: OLE By Any Other Name . . .
Adding Java to Your Web Pages
Before You Begin
Finding Cool Applets
Putting Your Applets on the Server
Using the <APPLET> Tag
Adding Dynamic Banners with KzmAdvertise
Adding ActiveX to Your Web Pages
Before You Begin
Finding Cool Controls
Using the <OBJECT> Tag
Adding a Tip of the Day
Tool Tips
Find a Good Java Toolset
Use the ActiveX Control Pad
Register Your Shareware
Wrap It Up!
Sunday Afternoon
Applying the Finishing Touches
Describing What's on Your Page
Adding Metadata Tags
Understanding the Most Useful Metadata Tags
Helping Search Engines Find You
How Search Engines Work
Registering Manually
Registering with a Submittal Service
Adding Page Headers or Footers
Knowing What to Add
Manually Adding Headers or Footers
Automatically Adding Headers or Footers
Accepting Advertising
How to Drum Up Business
Joining an Advertising Co-Op
Selling Stuff for Fun and Profit
Exchanging Links with Other Sites
Adding Password-Protected Pages
Access Control Basics
Building the .htaccess File
Controlling Access By Network Address
Controlling Access By Username and Password
Controlling Access By Group
Wrap It Up!
Sunday Evening
Fusing Everything Together—Real-World Web Sites
Heavy Industry: LJL Enterprises, Inc.
Background
Before . . .
. . . And After!
Nonprofit: Huntsville Area Rocketry Association
Background
Before . . .
. . . And After!
Tools and Tricks
Individual Page: Paul's Home Page
Background
Before . . .
. . . And After!
Tools and Tricks
Wrap It Up!
Appendix A What's on the CD?
Running the CD
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Macintosh
The Prima User Interface
Category/Title Buttons
Option Buttons
The Software
Appendix B Where to Get More Information
Enhancing Your Web Page: Graphics Tips and Tricks
General Graphics Resources
Creating Interlaced and Transparent GIFs
Image Sizing and Scaling
Color Depth Optimization and Bandwidth Conservation
Backgrounds
Web Art
Backgrounds and Textures
Putting It Up on the Web: Placing, Maintaining, Promoting, and Validating Your Web Page
Placing Your Web Page on a Server
Promoting Your Web Page
Validating Your Web Page
Web Law and Copyrights
Web Publishing Resource Materials
HTML Guides, Tutorials, and References
HTML Style Guides
General Web Publishing Information
Web Page Templates
Advanced and Other HTML Features
Web Publishing Tool Chest: Programs and Utilities
Software Collections
Web Browsers
HTML Editors, Add-Ons, Converters, and Templates
Automated Page Creators, Site Managers, and Web Authoring Suites
Graphic Editors, Viewers, and Converters
Miscellaneous Web Publishing Tools
FTP and Telnet Software
Miscellaneous Software
Appendix C Getting Sound and Video into Your Computer
All About Sound
Sound Basics
Choosing Sound Hardware
Recording Sounds with Win95
Recording Sounds with the Mac
Where to Learn More
All About Video
Video Capture Basics
Choosing Video Hardware
Capturing Video with the USRobotics Bigpicture
Capturing Video with Avid's Cinema
Where to Learn More
Index
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