Think you have to be a technical wizard to build a great web site? Think again. For anyone who wants to create an engaging web sitefor either personal or business purposesCreating Web Sites: The Missing Manual demystifies the process and provides tools, techniques, and expert guidance for developing a professional and reliable web presence.
Like every Missing Manual, you can count on Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual to be entertaining and insightful and complete with all the vital information, clear-headed advice, and detailed instructions you need to master the task at hand. Author Matthew MacDonald teaches you the fundamentals of creating, maintaining, and updating an effective, attractive, and visitor-friendly web sitefrom scratch or from an existing site that's a little too simple or flat for your liking.
Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual doesn't only cover how to create a well-designed, appealing, smart web site that is thoroughly up to date and brimming with the latest features. It also covers why it's worth the effort by explaining the rationale for creating a site in the first place and discussing what makes a given web site particularly aesthetic, dynamic, and powerful. It further helps you determine your needs and goals and make well informed design and content decisions.
This isn't just another dry, uninspired book on how to create a web site. Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual is a witty and intelligent guide for all of you who are ready to make your ideas and vision a web reality.
About the Author
Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits
Part One: Welcome to the Web
Chapter 1: Preparing for the Web
Chapter 2: Creating Your First Page
Chapter 3: Putting Your Page on the Web
Chapter 4: Power Tools
Part Two: Building Better Web Pages
Chapter 5: HTML Text Tags
Chapter 6: Style Sheets
Chapter 7: Adding Graphics
Chapter 8: Linking Pages
Chapter 9: Page Layout Tools:Tables and Styles
Chapter 10: Frames
Part Three: Connecting with Your Audience
Chapter 11: Attracting Visitors
Chapter 12: Letting Visitors Talk to You (and Each Other)
Chapter 13: Making Money with Your Site
Part Four: Web Site Frills
Chapter 15: Fancy Buttons and Menus
Chapter 16: Audio and Video
Part Five: Blogs
Chapter 17: Blogs
Part Six: Appendixes
Appendix A: HTML Quick Reference
Appendix B: Useful Web Sites