The Complete Idiots Guide to Creating HTML Webpages 4by Paul McFedries
You know how to surf the web, cruise for information, and sail the open seas looking for ports of interest, but when it comes to creating your own web page, you're ready to head back to shore. Don't abandon ship yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML 4.0 Web Page, Third Edition is your ticket to the exciting world of web publishing. Using a
You know how to surf the web, cruise for information, and sail the open seas looking for ports of interest, but when it comes to creating your own web page, you're ready to head back to shore. Don't abandon ship yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML 4.0 Web Page, Third Edition is your ticket to the exciting world of web publishing. Using a light-hearted, easy-to-understand approach and simple, step-by-step instructions, you'll explore the basics of web page creation and be adding sound, video, and cool backgrounds, as well as creating links and formatting text-with ease. In no time, you'll be a world-class web traveler making your mark in Cyberspace. In no time, you'll have your own homestead on the cyber-frontier.
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BOTTOM-LINE: Good overview . PLOT OR PREMISE: Good overview from beginning to end . WHAT I LIKED: A bit dated at the point of reading (1999), with some of the "new features" old hat, and as well, some of the "old features" hade changed. However, the approach is light, and easy to follow, from beginning to end, and what makes this such a great resource is the CD-ROM disk that comes with it, containing some great software and sample coding to save the tired typist. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: n/a . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him / her on social media.
The author communicates well. I bought this tome 1 1/2 years ago and put my webpage together within hours. I recommended it to a friend who found it very useful--he had his webpage up in less than a week. If you buy webwriting software, you'll not know the wheres and whats of the garbage code they insert into your HTML files--and things will go wrong that you'll have no insight on how to correct. You don't have to worry about this book's publication date (Jan '97) because HTML doesn't change much--it's not rocket science. Why, even this review has HTML embedded in it. If you can't borrow it, buy it.
McFedries is awesome! Not only was I a master of HTML after reading (even without using a computer the week I read it), but the book was a great resource for questions I had later....and here's the clincher: I emailed Paul McFedries about a problem I was having with some HTML....and he replied. He worked with me a few times until the solution was seen. This guy, this book....EXCELLENT!