About the Author Andrew Ford has been involved in the computer industry since 1980, working in the areas of systems, networks, and typesetting software for academic institutions and commercial companies in Great Britain and Germany. He is currently an independent software consultant and has spent the past year investigating Network Information Discovery Tools for The British Library, setting up servers and evaluating a wide range of Web software.
Spinning the Web: How to Provide Information on the Internetby Andrew Ford
Networks & Communications/The Internet Spinning the Web How to Provide Information on the Internet Andrew Ford The use of the Internet world-wide grows exponentially each month, with a corresponding interest in making the most of the facilities it offers. One of the Internet's most flexible tools is the World Wide Web (The Web, or WWW, for short). The Web is a hypertext-based system for finding and accessing Internet resources, developed at CERN in Switzerland. Experts expect that Web tools, such as Mosaic, will become the most widely used means of accessing the Internet in the coming years. This book is intended for anyone who is interested in making information accessible on the Internet. Individuals, businesses, and academics will all want to know how to organize their information, where and how to put it on the Web, what software is available, and what problems and pitfalls to avoid. Spinning the Web is the first book to cover all aspects of the Web, including:*An overview of Web facilities*How to create and prepare hypertext documents*Security issues*Setting up a Web server*How to select and evaluate software used in the Web*Samples from well-executed Web documents*Case studies that illustrate the step-by-step process of getting the web up and running
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