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Building a Web site for dummies
Crowder, David.
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Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., [2000]

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xx, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
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Includes index.
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TK5105.888 .C75 2000 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area

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A good Web site is a wide open door to all that the Internet has to offer: the potential to connect with people all over the world, attract others with similar interests, and even run your own business. All you need for online success is that door-a site combining clarity of purpose with a well-organized and handsome interface-and you're on your way to a whole new world of possibilities!

Building a Web Site for Dummies gives you everything you need to take a beginner's knowledge of the Internet-you know what HTML is, you know how to surf, you can use a computer-and develop it into a mastery of your own cyber-domain. You'll start from just about scratch and soon be able to:

Determine your Web site's theme Choose the right structure Choose and use the best construction programs Plug in scripts and applets Get great graphics Add other sight and sound fe atures Gather feedback from visitors Make money on your site-design for e-commerce, handle online payments, add value to your site, and more Publish and publicize your site

Building a Web Site for Dummies is more than a construction manual. After all, HTML coding and graphic formats are only the beginning of a good site. Rather, this book provides in-depth insight from two seasoned experts on technical issues, as well as discussing:

The real secret to Internet success (and it's not any "new economy" malarkey either!) What makes a site truly a site Affiliates programs Online resources for advice and help The Zen of sites Regardless of whether you're a seasoned pro with many sites already under your belt, or a rank amateur who's just hooked up the new cable modem, Building a Web Site for Dummies offers you the tools to get started, as well as refine your approach and philosophy once you're up and running. With a CD-ROM including design software, graphics, browsers, and other assorted goodies, this book is your ticket to Internet success.

Author Notes

David and Rhonda Crowder, are highly experienced Web design and authoring team. They have authored and coauthored several books, including Microsoft Office 2000 Bible.

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Library Journal Review

While web developers add pizzazz with Flash and other advanced tools, beginners still need guides on creating their first sites. Enter these two nonthreatening introductions, which assume knowledge of just the absolute basics of HTML. Dummies starts with a nice overview of how and why to plan a site's design and purpose before jumping into page creation, then summarizes HTML basics before moving into ways to make sites look and perform their best. It offers ideas for using easy add-ons like polls or guest books, venturing into e-commerce, and publishing and publicizing your site. Its CD includes trial and freeware graphic and web design software from multiple vendors, a clickable list of URLs mentioned in the book, and photos. Most appropriate for small businesses and others who can't afford professional design yet want to include features that visitors expect and will keep them coming back; recommended for all libraries. The smaller and less-thorough Dave's focuses on the basics. Readers may appreciate its straightforward, how-to approach and clear, concise coverage of using Cascading Style Sheets. "Dave's Advice" sidebars add relevant tips, and the real-world example of planning out and creating a web site for the book's own publisher (as well as nice examples of resolving problems when an initial layout doesn't work as planned) helps relate concepts to real-life situations. For all libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Part I Moving from Web Page to Web Site
Chapter 1 The Zen of Sites
Chapter 2 Pouring the Foundation
Chapter 3 Web Page Construction 101
Part II Adding Sparkle to Your Site
Chapter 4 Plugging in Scripts and Applets
Chapter 5 Making Site Navigation Easier
Chapter 6 Making Things Look Great
Chapter 7 Web Sights and Sounds
Chapter 8 Web Aerobics: Tuning Up Your Site
Part III Drop In and Stay a While, Folks
Chapter 9 Listening to Your Visitors
Chapter 10 Letting 'Em Have Their Say
Chapter 11 Just Plain Fun
Chapter 12 Using Content Providers
Part IV Raking in the Bucks
Chapter 13 Stalking the Wild Dollar
Chapter 14 Love That Plastic: Taking Credit Cards
Chapter 15 Examining Affiliates Programs
Part V Publishing and Publicizing Your Site
Chapter 16 Letting the World In
Chapter 17 Publicizing Your Site
Chapter 18 Keeping in Touch
Part VI The Part o f Tens
Chapter 19 Ten Great Places to Get Advice
Chapter 20 Ten Fabulous Tools for E-Commerce
Chapter 21 Ten More Great Add-Ins
Part VII Appendixes
AppendixA Glossary
AppendixB About the CD
End-User License Agreement
Installation Instructions
Book Registration Information