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Creating Web pages for dummies
Smith, Bud E.
Personal Author:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Author:
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QA76.76.H94 S65 2000 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks
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The Web is the most sophisticated, most open, and simplest publishing medium ever created, an endless set of criss-crossing interconnections between an ever-growing number of points, and a community in the truest sense of the word. Your Web page can be your platform to say or show whatever you want to the millions of people with access to the global Internet. You can talk about yourself or your business. You can publish a short story or a collection of jokes. You can show pictures of your dog or of your company's latest product. Your own imagination is the only limit to what you can put on the Web.

If you've used the Web before and you're now ready to step out into the big wide online world with your own page, Creating Web Pages For Dummies, 6th Edition, is the place where you can nudge your wishes into reality. Without any previous experience (or painful technical instructions), you can get on track to

Tackling just enough HTML to format with the best of 'em Incorporating graphics, sound, and video into your pages Providing links to other sites Putting to good use Web publishing tools that can relieve your workload Designing and delivering pages that people will want to revisit

Informative, educational, and just plain fun, Creating Web Pages For Dummies, 6th Edition, covers Web page topics from beginning through intermediate levels, including how to

Put together a Web publishing plan Use half a dozen different tools Publish a Web page via Web-based services and the major online services Expand your page to a full Web site Add interactive features and invite feedback Keep your page current and in good working order

The revised and updated content in this edition also features the latest on building AOL and GeoCities pages, plus insight into adding the multimedia features that's amaze your visitors. The book includes a CD-ROM that's loaded with a variety of PC and Macintosh programs and demos - all the more for smooth sailing into having your own place on the Web!

Author Notes

Bud Smith : Bud is a computer book author with over ten years of publishing experience. Creating Web Pages for Dummies , 5th Edition, is one of a dozen books Bud has written; his IDG Books Worldwide titles include AutoCAD For Dummies, and the upcoming Internet Marketing For Dummies . In addition to writing books, Bud has been a computer magazine editor and product marketing manager.

Bud got his start with computers in 1983, when he left a promising career as a welder for a stint as a data-entry clerk. Bud then moved to Silicon Valley to join a startup company, followed by work for Intel, IBM, Apple, and AltaVista. His work and interests led him to acquire a degree from the University of San Francisco in Information Systems Management.

Arthur Bebak: Arthur received a degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, which he attended on a fencing scholarship. He has designed mainframes, managed large engineering projects, and studied business administration. Arthur is founder of Netsurfer Communications, Inc., a highly successful electronic publishing company. Arthur has done a lot of writing, which has led to his current "surprising" (though only to him) role as coauthor of this book.

At Netsurfer, Arthur oversees a large staff of people who create Web sites for numerous clients. They also write, edit, and publish several Web-based electronic magazines, popularly known as "e-zines".

Table of Contents

Part I Create a Web Page Today
Chapter 1 Web Publishing Basics
Chapter 2 Going Worldwide with GeoCities
Chapter 3 On the Cutting Edge with Google Page Creator
Chapter 4 Web Publishing with AOL and
Part II Making a Specialized Page
Chapter 5 Making a Photo Page with Flickr
Chapter 6 Becoming a Wizard with Blogs
Chapter 7 Building a Product Page with eBay
Part III Making Web Pages Work Harder
Chapter 8 Introduction to HTML
Chapter 9 Choosing Your Tools
Chapter 10 Creating Your Home Page
Chapter 11 Filling in Your Home Page
Chapter 12 Creating Graphics Right and Left
Part IV Polishing (and Publishing) Your Site
Chapter 13 Adding Links to Your Web Page
Chapter 14 Designing a Good-Looking Page
Chapter 15 Creating a Full Web Site
Chapter 16 Publishing Your Web Pages
Part V Getting Interactive
Chapter 17 Adding Animation and Multimedia
Chapter 18 Adding More Interactivity
Part VI The Part of Tens
Chapter 19 Ten Web Publishing DOs
Chapter 20 Ten Web Publishing DON'Ts
Part VII Appendixes
Appendix A Web Words Worth Knowing
Appendix B A Quick Guide to HTML Tags