Children's Literature - Melinda Medley SprinkleCreating web sites has become one of the hottest pastimes of the 90s. People build web sites for many different reasons. Advertising, sharing knowledge, promoting countries, and most importantly, having fun and being known worldwide. These are just a few of the many reasons people choose to put information on the Web. What most people do not realize is that you do not have to be a computer whiz to get your information on the World Wide Web. This easy-to-follow book proves that anyone can create a web site. Clear instructions along with illustrated, step-by-step guides lead the reader through everything they need to know. From beginner to intermediate skills, this well formatted book discusses the very basics of what a web site is and why someone would want to have one. There are extremely useful tips on page design, web editors and programs, HTML, and organization. After the basics of the web site has been created, the reader will learn how to add pictures and sound, hyperlinks, as well as publishing steps, and uploading the site to the Web. Finally, the designer will be able to share their information with millions of Internet users around the world. There is an excellent reference page that provides site addresses for downloading software, pictures, and sounds. Other useful tidbits include a table of contents, cost page, glossary, and an index.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-8These series entries will fly off the shelves where Internet books are in demand. Web Site focuses not only on the hows but also on the whys, whens, and wheres of creating Web pages. It explains how to create a Web site with a text editor, but the aesthetic and content advice hold true no matter what program is being used. It is more detailed and thorough than Christopher Lamptons Home Page (Watts, 1997). Internet delivers exactly what it claims. Each double-page spread focuses on activities surrounding a theme, such as space, sports, music, games, movies, or weather. While there are several other books of thematic Web sites for kids, this one provides a sampling of a wide variety of topics. Both books have safety and security information, as well as the splashy, full-color pictures and chunked text that kids have grown to love.Yapha Nussbaum Mason, Brentwood Lower School, Los Angeles Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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