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You may be an "amateur" web designer, but you still want your sites to look good, and you still want your visitors to return often. Most web design books are written for pros, but this one -- Web Site Design Goodies -- is written for you. Joe Burns teaches the dos and don'ts of web design through practical examples from real sites. He'll prevent you from making a raft of mistakes -- and help you focus on what's really important about your site. (Hint: it's content, not fancy footwork.)
Burns starts by helping you clarify your site's goals -- whom it's for, and why they'd come. Next, he reviews effective web site design at the highest level, offering help with structure and navigation. His recommendations are backed by exclusive results from a large user survey at htmlgoodies.com that offers new insight into what visitors are looking for -- and gives you ammunition next time someone asks you to use lots of ALL CAPS!
You'll find chapters on text and color, images, communicating with your visitors, promoting your site, and much more. This stuff may not be a revelation to longtime professional web designers, but for millions of folks trying to build personal or small business sites without becoming professionals, it'll be invaluable. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.