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Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, 2nd Edition [Paperback]

Ian Lloyd
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8 Dec 2008 0980455278 978-0980455274 2nd

Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, 2nd Edition teaches web development from scratch, without assuming any previous knowledge of HTML, CSS or web development techniques. This book introduces you to HTML and CSS as you follow along with the author, step-by-step, to build a fully functional web site from the ground up.

However, unlike countless other "learn web design" books, this title concentrates on modern, best-practice techniques from the very beginning, which means you'll get it right the first time. The web sites you'll build will:

  • Look good on a PC, Mac or Linux computer
  • Render correctly whether your visitors are using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, or Safari
  • Use web standards so your sites will be fast loading and easy to maintain
  • Be accessible to disabled users who use screenreaders to browse the Web

    By the end of the book, you'll be equipped with enough knowledge to set out on your first projects as a professional web developer, or you can simply use the knowledge you've gained to create attractive, functional, usable and accessible sites for personal use.



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    • Paperback: 470 pages
    • Publisher: SitePoint; 2nd edition (8 Dec 2008)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0980455278
    • ISBN-13: 978-0980455274
    • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 17.5 x 22.5 cm
    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book for beginners 18 July 2009
    Format:Paperback
    I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to design their own website starting totally from scratch.

    This books takes you step-by-step from a blank page to a full website - complete with contact form, image gallery, links etc - with every single part explained in plain language and with absolutely no presumptions of prior knowledge. The language that web pages are written in (HTML) as well as the style sheets that control how they are formatted (CSS) are explained simply and gradually. The book leads the reader through the construction of a sample website - for a fictional diving club - so as you learn each new skill, you can apply it to the website. The author provides suggestions for free software when required, as well as details of more advanced software that can be purchased, and also recommends further reading at various points for those interested. He has preempted potential confusion and mistakes by providing extra clarification at points, and writes with goofy humour as well as refreshing clarity. The last chapters contain some advice about adding to your website - blogs, search functions, page statistics - as well as suggestions for further learning.

    Thanks to this book, I've completed the sample website (extremely proud of myself) and have started building a personal website where I can apply my new skills and a bit of creativity. I can see why people with I.T. experience or previous web design skills would find this book unhelpful, but as a book for beginners it's absolutely perfect.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Worth its weight in gold! 20 April 2009
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    If you have been thinking about writing a website but are terrified about it, then buy this book. In fact, buy this book if you are only mildly concerned about writing a website. It is worth its weight in gold!
    I bought this a couple of weeks ago and now have a fully-functioning site, all written using nothing more than this book and Notepad - no fancy programmes or anything. I had struggled with a couple of wysiwyg programmes beforehand and never understood what on earth I was doing. This book teaches from the ground up, explains the 'whats' and 'whys' and lets you feel confident you can do it.
    Buy it!
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Paperback
    This book is brilliant! it is structured, well written in that the complexities of HTML and CSS are made to look easy.Its hands-on ,you build a website with multiple pages ,images etc,etc using the power of CSS. I could not wait to pick up the book at any spare moment and procede patiently through the chapters, whilst building a website which continued to amaze me .I had tried the free tutorials on the web ,but this seemed to confuse me more than tutor me ,this book is a must and excellent value for money. I must add that I am 67 this year so ,if any other wrinklies want to learn web design this is the way. Thank YOU Ian Lloyd.

    Phil Bowie
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book 1 July 2009
    Format:Paperback
    I bought this after purchasing MS Expression Studio Student edition. It is a superb book where you work through it building an actual website as your project. Everything is clearly explained and the why's and why not's are there too. Only HTML and CSS that is W3C validated is taught ensuring that your site is right from the very start. My wife is getting bored by my constant statements of 'this book is really fantastic because..........'. I would definately recommend buying this book if you are new to web design or you want to design websites correctly.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    By R. Hoad
    Format:Paperback
    I have been producing web sites for a number of years and decided I had to start incorporating CSS, primarily for ease of updating the style and positioning of elements on the page by just attaching a new CSS sheet. This book really gives you a clear understanding of how this all works and introduces you to best practice right from the start. I really enjoyed the way the Author demonstrates this by designing a fictitious website from start to finish. Reading the book really left me wanting to know everything about CSS - I have now ordered The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks 3rd Edition which is due out next month.
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    16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected 28 Jun 2010
    By M. Chrobot VINE VOICE
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    This is a really basic book for people who never used (or never seen) HTML. E.g. chapter 1 is about browsers - now who doesn't know what a browser is? Either way, the book has just over 400 pages, but it could easily be cut down to at least 200. The text is large, and it doesn't contain as much stuff as I'd hoped for. It says build websites the right way - but it should say build websites the basic way. Would NOT recommend this book to any one who has basic understanding of/ used HTML before as you will not learn much. If you're a beginner & have no knowledge of html at all/you're unable to understand the code, then this book is right for you.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good book on building your website 6 Mar 2011
    By benamaz
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    This book is easy to read and follow when it comes to building a website. It makes building a website accessible for the beginner.
    It was recommended by the Course I enrolled on for building a website.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    I am enjoying this book so much that I know I am going to be sorry when it's finished. I am only half way through but already I am feeling confident about the future and designing websites of my own. I had a small experience of failed starts with learning html previously by other means but even for the absolutely new beginner this is the book to use. - no hesitation in recommending it to anybody - Austin O' Byrne
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    Takes you from basic level onwards. I have other books on the subject which are no as easy to follow as this one.
    Published 13 months ago by Steve
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners
    This book is ideal for a beginner wanting to build and manage a website as an actual project.

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    Published 20 months ago by RC
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    This book is brilliant in all aspects. Not only does it provide the tools for complete novices to create websites but it is written beautifully. Read more
    Published on 29 Jun 2011 by JAG
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    An excellent book for anyone wishing to learn html and css. A further asset is the fact that you create a web site as you go along making it easier to create your own. Read more
    Published on 27 Jun 2011 by Joseph
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    Published on 1 Jun 2011 by Mr. Michael Hurdle
    5.0 out of 5 stars a fantastic place to start
    A great introduction to creating your own websites. The book is really well written and assumes very little prior knowledge yet somehow manages to be perfectly clear and... Read more
    Published on 11 May 2011 by Mr. L. Newell
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners
    This is an excellent book for beginners with no clue on how to build a website. His writing is understandable and humurous, and had me hooked for the first few hours with his... Read more
    Published on 23 April 2011 by colleen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for those who've dabbled in html/css without knowing the rules
    I first started meddling with html and css around six or seven years ago when I came across Blogger. Read more
    Published on 1 Jan 2011 by Larph
    5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and hands on
    Being a complete novice at web design, I decided now would be a good time to get to grips with it.

    This books teaches you exemplary web standards from the beginning in a... Read more
    Published on 14 Dec 2010 by DHT
    4.0 out of 5 stars A perfect start to web design!
    I dont really type many reviews for products that I buy on amazon but I have to say that I would certainly recommend this book to anybody who wants to learn the basics of web... Read more
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