Web professionals must be generalists. Programmers find themselves choosing color schemes. Marketers create email newsletters: woe unto them if those newsletters display incorrectly. Wouldn’t it be nice if one concise reference covered everything: design, content, development, webmastering? It would, and there is one: Web Site Cookbook.
Need to publish files overnight, while you’re asleep? Establish consistent naming for files or page titles? Create breadcrumb links? Add dynamic content to static pages? Keep thieves from stealing images or harvesting email addresses? Write smarter link text? Embed RSS feeds? Send visitor messages to your cellphone? Create “favicons” to support your brand? Block specific IP addresses? Evaluate site performance? It’s all here.
When the recipes contain code, it’s based on the popular LAMP platform (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and, here, PHP). But most of this will be helpful with any technology -- and it’s never been brought together before. Bill Camarda, from the April 2006 Read Only