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Unlike most Web design and development books (which focus on either a single programming language or a single development tool that is often not available in school labs nor on students' own PCs), this text helps students develop a solid mastery of leading-edge technologies by using the many and varied development tools that are available either at school computer labs or as free Web downloads. Using an integrative approach throughout, each chapter focuses on both Web design and development methods and offers cumulative real-world, hands-on exercises and projects.
II. WEB SERVERS, INTRANETS, AND INTERNET.
III. WEB-BASED DATABASE APPLICATIONS FOR INTRANETS AND INTERNET.
IV. WEB-BASED SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS FOR INTRANETS AND INTERNET.
Internet and Web technologies are fundamentally changing the way business is done, the way software applications and services are built and delivered, and the way people work, study, and live. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers in all areas hire individuals who can develop and support Internet, intranets, and Web applications. This book, Web Design and Development for E-Business, is designed for business students and professionals who are interested in learning how to set up Web servers, intranets, and Internet services for personal and corporate e-businesses and how to design and develop Web-based database and spreadsheet applications for increasing productivity and competitiveness. Throughout the book, step-by-step hands-on exercises and real-world business projects guide students through the learning process to build this knowledge and these skills.
Web Design and Development for E-Business is written primarily for introductory college-level courses in business, management, and office information systems. Using straightforward language supported by well-planned illustrations, the text simplifies and communicates complex and difficult concepts. Classroom tests have indicated how the unique design of the chapters and appendices allows students with no Web-programming experience to work through the topics with interest, comfort, and success.
Four unique features distinguish Web Design and Development for E-Business from other books.
Web Design and Development for E-Business is organized into four parts.
Part I, "Foundations of Web Design and Development," introduces the basics of the Internet and Web technologies to ensure that students have a solid foundation on which to build their knowledge of more advanced material. Chapter 1 surveys the history of the Internet and World Wide Web, generations of Internet and Web navigation technologies, Web languages, and development tools. It then introduces the book's tool selection principle—buy low and sell high. Chapter 2 provides basic Web design principles and a Web design model to show the reader how to design and develop a simple Web site. Chapter 3 teaches Web graphics design and development, including use of photographic images, animated text, clip art, and placement of navigation buttons. At the end of this part, Technologies for Further Learning I directs the reader to the mobile/wireless Internet, advanced Web graphics, streaming video, and XML.
Part II, "Web Servers, Intranets, and Internet," consists of four chapters. Chapter 4 introduces the functions and types of Web servers and discusses how to select, install, and manage Web servers. Chapter 5 describes the characteristics and functions of personal intranets and the design principles they are based on. A model for creating and managing a personal intranet on a personal Web server is provided. Chapter 6 discusses how to design, develop, and manage a corporate intranet that uses dynamic Web databases. Intranet security, scalability, and productivity are addressed. Chapter 7 explores the Internet essentials: Who owns the Internet? Who administers the Internet? How to connect a network to the Internet? How to publish a Web site on the Internet? What Web publishing and management tools are available? Hands-on Exercises and Projects are provided for developing, publishing, and managing Web sites on the Internet. Technologies for Further Learning II provides guidelines for learning IBM WebSphere, Microsoft .NET, and Sun Microsystems J2EE. After completing Parts I and II, the class may follow alternative paths through the remaining two parts.
Part III, "Web-Based Database Applications for Intranets and Internet," focuses on developing dynamic, interactive, data-driven e-business applications by using server-side programming with Active Server Pages (ASP), VBScript, and SQL. Chapter 8 introduces Web-based client/server applications in terms of architecture, security, and economic impact, as well as covering the essentials of ASP technology. Chapter 9 discusses how to design and develop a Web client/server database application by creating ASP files with VBScript and SQL language. Chapters 10 and 11 illustrate the design and development of the storefront and back office of a Web-based shopping center, respectively. Technologies for Further Learning III leads the reader to such topics as business-to-business (B2B), supply chain management (SCM), business-to-consumer (B2Q, customer relationship management (CRM), Web security, credit-card payment processing, and public-key infrastructure (PKI).
Each chapter starts with the learning objectives and an introductory overview that places the chapter's topic in a real-world context. Following the chapter's discussion of theories and practices are key terms, step-by-step Hands-on Exercises and Hands-on Projects emphasizing real-world business applications, and a bulleted chapter summary.
To perform the Hands-on Exercises and Projects in this book, you need to have a computer with the Internet access and the following system and software requirements:
The book is accompanied by a companion Web site which provides live code examples keyed into the Hands-on Exercises. At their own pace, students can run the sample applications, building up personal experience and gaining inspiration.
The Instructor's Solution Manual includes the solution pages and codes relevant to the Hands-on Exercises and Hands-on Projects. In addition, the solutions to exercises and projects are available on the instructor's companion Web site. Professors can use the site to demonstrate the solutions in class or download and install them on their own server computers.
Posted December 29, 2002
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to develop well-rounded hands-on skills in web design and development. After going through this easy-to-read book, I am now comfortable with building interactive web sites with attractive graphics, selecting and installing web servers and firewalls for Internet and intranets, designing multi-tiered web client/server systems, and building various types of web database and spreadsheet applications such as name and address search engines, online stores and back-offices, and financial analysis and forecasting tools. Another valuable piece of this book is the ¿buy low and sell high¿ concept, which taught me how to be on the cutting-edge by taking advantage of free-down-load trial or beta versions of web servers and development tools. Visual Studio .NET and .NET Framework Beta 2 is an example in my case.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 9, 2003