Revised and updated with new information on broadband options, instant messaging, e-commerce, security, connection sharing, gaming, and more, this "excellent resource and guide" (Sys Admin magazine) is truly the bible for anyone who wants to use the Internet more fully.
Inside, discover Internet gospel truths:
- The lowdown on service providers and high-speed access
- How to customize and enhance browsers
- The Web's best software, audio, chat rooms, and more
- Design software that works for Windows, Macs, or Linux
About the Author
About the Authors Brian Underdahl is the well-known, best-selling author of over 48 computer books including several current titles from IDG Books Worldwide: Windows 98 One Step at a Time, Teach Yourself Microsoft Office 97, Teach Yourself Windows 2000 Professional, Teach Yourself Microsoft Office 2000, and Opera Web Browser For Dummies. Brian spends most of his time at the keyboard writing about personal computing. When he finds the time he enjoys taking in the view from the home he and his wife Darlene built in the mountains 2000 feet above Reno, NV. He tries to find the time to attend Mensa meetings whenever possible, and has become a fairly decent gourmet cook in recent years, too. Keith Underdahl is an author living in Albany, Oregon. He has served as writer or technical editor on dozens of books, including IDG's Teach Yourself Microsoft Word 2000, Teach Yourself Microsoft Office 97, and Internet Bible. Keith is also a development team manager for Ages Software, where he specializes in electronic preservation and publication of historic Christian literature. When he is not goofing off with computers, Keith is the Pacific Northwest editor for Street Bike, a print and online magazine serving motorcyclists in the western United States. Kathy E. Gill is a communications consultant specializing in Web design, writing, and training; she "speaks" Macintosh, Windows, and Linux (in that order). Her first IDG project was on Webable: Making Web Sites Accessible to People With Disabilities. She has worked with Boeing and AT&T Wireless, teaches at Seattle-area community colleges, and is an adjunct professor at Pacific Lutheran University. When not lecturing or tip-tapping at her keyboard, she can be found motoring around Washington State on her BMW R65. John Preisach has worked on numerous IDG projects including the Internet Bible, Teach Yourself Windows 2000, and Windows 98 One Step At A Time. He is currently a tank commander for the Nevada National Guard and works as a technical instructor for a major software and hardware manufacturer.
Table of Contents
PART I: Starting Fast: An Internet Primer.
Chapter 1: Getting Connected Fast!
Chapter 2: Taking a Quick Tour of the Internet.
Chapter 3: Getting Started With E-mail.
Chapter 4: Creating a Web Page in Ten Minutes.
PART II: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 5: Choosing Your Service Provider.
Chapter 6: Speeding Up Your Connection.
Chapter 7: Getting Online with Your Small Network.
PART III: Browsing the Web with Browsers.
Chapter 8: Choosing and Installing Your Internet Browser.
Chapter 9: Using Internet Explorer 5.
Chapter 10: Using Netscape Communicator.
Chapter 11: Making The Web Sing With Opera.
PART IV: Using Easy and Effective E-mail.
Chapter 12: Choosing an E-mail Client and Using E-mail.
Chapter 13: Using Web-Based E-mail Services.
Chapter 14: Doing More With E-mail.
Chapter 15: Taking Charge of Your E-mail.
PART V: Finding Everything You Need on the Web.
Chapter 16: Using Search Engines.
Chapter 17: Finding Cool Software on the Web.
Chapter 18: Finding the Best Online Audio and Video Sites.
Chapter 19: Finding the Best Graphics on the Web.
Chapter 20: Finding People on the Internet.
Chapter 21: Doing Online Research.
Chapter 22: Taking Time to Chat.
Chapter 23: Finding and Using Newsgroups.
PART VI: Web Directory.
PART VII: Creating Your Own Web Content.
Chapter 24: Doing Basic Web Design.
Chapter 25: Applying Intermediate Web Design Features.
Chapter 26: Working with Advanced Web Page Components.
Chapter 27: Using Web Design Tools for Windows.
Chapter 28: Using Web Design Tools For Macintosh and Linux.
Chapter 29: Creating Graphics.
Chapter 30: Hosting a Personal Web Server.
Chapter 31: Publishing Web Content With Office Software.
PART VIII: Living in Cyberspace.
Chapter 32: Maintaining Your Online Privacy and Security.
Chapter 33: Protecting Your Kids on the Internet.
Chapter 34: Spending Money Online Safely.
Chapter 35: Investing and Doing Business Online.
Chapter 36: Gaming Online.
Chapter 37: Finding the Best Deals on the Web.
Chapter 38: Holding a Meeting on the Internet.
PART IX: Appendixes.
Appendix A: What's This URL Stuff?
Appendix B: An Internet Primer.
Appendix C: Using the Internet Bible CD-ROM.
End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.