Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, Third Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 582 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 3rd edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144930172X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449301729

eBook Description:

Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, Third Edition

Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a web site? Think again. With nothing more than an ordinary PC, some raw ambition, and this book, you’ll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking and visitor-friendly site that features components such as audio, video, and e-commerce capability. This Missing Manual gives you all the tools, techniques, and expert advice you need – including when and how to adopt HTML5.

  • Learn to create a site from start to finish with hands-on, guided instructions
  • Control page design and layout with powerful style sheets
  • Bring in cash with Google ads, affiliate programs, and a PayPal shopping cart
  • Track site visitors and identify the pages they’re checking out most often
  • Build a community by adding online discussions and forums
  • Create your own blog using a free blog-hosting service
  • Find the right Web host and get a personalized Web address

Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a web site? Think again. With nothing more than an ordinary PC, some raw ambition, and this book, you’ll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking and visitor-friendly site that features components such as audio, video, and e-commerce capability. This Missing Manual gives you all the tools, techniques, and expert advice you need.

From the Back Cover

Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, Third Edition: Covers HTML5

Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a website? Think again. With nothing more than an ordinary PC, some raw ambition, and this book, you’ll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking, visitor-friendly site. This Missing Manual gives you all the tools, techniques, and expert advice you need.

  • Plan your site. Create web pages by learning the basics of HTML and HTML5.
  • Control page design with CSS. Format text, images, links, tables, and other elements.
  • Attract visitors. Ensure that people can find your site through popular search engines.
  • Build a community. Add forums, fresh content, and a feedback form to encourage repeat visits.
  • Get smart. Use free tools to identify your site’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Create your own blog. Post your musings with a free blog-hosting service.
  • Bring in cash. Host Google ads, sell Amazon’s wares, or push your own products.
  • Add pizzazz. Include audio, video, interactive menus, and more.

About the Author

Matthew MacDonald

Matthew MacDonald is a developer, author, and educator in all things Visual Basic and .NET. He’s worked with Visual Basic and ASP since their initial versions, and has written over a dozen books on the subject, including The Book of VB .NET (No Starch Press) and Visual Basic 2005: A Developer’s Notebook (O’Reilly). He has also written a number of Missing Manual titles on Excel 2007 and Access 2007 (O’Reilly). His website is http://www.prosetech.com/.

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