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Build Your Own Web Site [Paperback]

David Karlins
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1 May 2003 Build Your Own
Go high tech at low cost with this easy-to-understand, yet thorough, guide to building a Web site, regardless of your experience level. Here, you can learn from more than 200 screen shots and illustrations, produce a professional-quality Web site using a variety of page design tools, and then keep your Web site functioning and up-to-date.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill (1 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072229535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072229530
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.3 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,308,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stop dreaming and start building that Web site! This one-stop resource demystifies the process, showing you step-by-step how to plan for, construct, and publish your own Web site. Connect to a remote server, get a domain name, and gather content. Then, construct pages using a variety of tools. Learn to use pictures and graphics, format text, create links and animation, take advantage of interactivity, and input forms. Build Your Own Web Site is a complete and illustrated step-by-step guide to the skills, tools, and accessories you'll need to produce professional-level Web sites in no time.

-Establish a domain name and secure server space
-Determine which Web site building tools work best for your needs
-Use Dreamweaver, FrontPage, GeoCities, and other Web site authoring tools
-Prepare text and photos for the Web
-Create graphics, animation, sound, and other exciting Web features
-Enhance your site with interactive search boxes and input forms
-Use link-testing tools, hit counters, and online mail list managers
-Increase traffic by working with search engines

About the Author

David Karlins (Berkeley, CA) is an author, Web designer, and teacher who creates Web sites for theaters, concerts, production studios, non-profits, and other clients. He teaches Web design at San Francisco State University's Multimedia Studies Program. Karlins is co-author (with David Elderbrock) of FrontPage 2002 Bible, which has sold over 110,000 copies in the past two editions. His other books include Teach Yourself FrontPage in a Week (over 25,000 copies sold).

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88 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done! 27 Jan 2005
By Aj Viljoen VINE VOICE
A few months ago I realised my two businesses need websites. I got from the professionals and promptly decided to do it myself. I reasoned that I could buy MS Frontpage, plus all the books I needed and do everything for less than 10% of what the quotes came to. I was right. And wrong.
I never realised how scared I was of Frontpage, so I compensated by buying way too many books. The good thing is that I am now in a very good position to tell you which books are worth your while and which are rubbish.
I was right in that one can publish your own website for a lot less than I expected. I was wrong in that of all the books I'd bought, I only needed one. You guessed it.
"Build your own web site" makes publishing a web site ridiculously easy. I am serious. The other books all have these clinical, corporation-type covers, so I looked at them first, and started building my site. For some reason, I was put off this book somehow. As if I thought, if the others have these professional looking covers, they must be the better books. How wrong I was.
This book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with how to prepare - how to decide what goes onto your site, how to plan, how to put everything together et cetera. How to design your site. I followed it to the letter and it worked.
Part 2 is subdivided into subsections, each dedicated to a different type of web development programme (such as Dreamweaver, Frontpage etc). I only read the Frontpage bit and that is how far I got. Because by that time I knew everything I needed to build great websites!
The money I spent on the other books is wasted money. This book helped me tremendously, and in record time. I might put a link to my site in my "About You" area, so you can see for yourself.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Build your own website 9 Nov 2003
As the title suggests it gives you the step by step process on how to build not just a website but a commercial and successful one without going into too much detail. All the information in this book is sufficient and compact.
The book caters for all. It doesn't matter whether you're from a technical disposition or a beginner. One nice aspect about this title is where it gives you a critical evaluation of the web authoring tools available e.g Macromedia, Frontpage, Geocites pagebuilder.
Various issues like security (e.g SSL, password protection), costs etc are covered as well as registering that domain name. A lot of internet terminologies is also covered and explained very well (e.g I didn't know much about CGI and SSL before reading this book)
There's a lot of emphasis on how to add bells and whistle to your site e.g adding pictures, movies and audio files.
To sum this all up. If you are looking for a book on how to build a professional website this is the book. This book tells you all you need to get started. I'm definitely keeping this book for future reference. Hence not even my best friend going to borrow this book. So what are you waiting for, go and buy "Build Your Own Web Site" and start working on your dream website now.
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I purchased this book to help create my first website ([...] I must say that overall i am impressed with the content.
The book itself is a one-stop resource for what is needed to start building your first website and without this book there would be many areas that i would have overlooked.
If your looking for a book that tells you how to write your site then this is not for you, however if you want a step by step guide of what goes into making a website, from buying a domain name to submitting your site to search engines then this is for you.
If you ever wanted to build your own website then this is a good starting point and reference guide.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 13 Feb 2006
I bought this book to help me build a website as quickly and cheaply as possible. As a complete beginner of web design I found this book essential. Its easy to read, and takes the reader through everything you need to think about before you start designing your site (web hosting etc), and then gives you easy to follow instructions for various packages (including Dreamweaver).
Also very interesting to read, this book is an absolute must for those looking to build a website.
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4.0 out of 5 stars booked helped me loads 22 Aug 2008
Loved the book, helped me learn everything I needed to know about building my new website ( w[...] ).

I already knew some basics, so now I will look for something a bit more advanced.
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