- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (5 Nov. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596008422
- ISBN-13: 978-0596008420
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.8 x 23.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,374,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) Paperback – 5 Nov 2005
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From the Publisher
Think you have to be a technical wizard to build a great web site? Think again. For anyone who wants to create an engaging web site--for either personal or business purposes--Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual demystifies the process and provides tools, techniques, and expert guidance for making your ideas and vision a reality with a professional and reliable Web presence.
About the Author
Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is firmly aimed at the web-novice - some of the sections on html and css are fairly basic, but cover the material well, staying clear of the too much jargon pitfall that dogs other books on the subject. Even so, there are some excellent tips and examples which taught me some new things!
As with all O'Reilly books, the style is clear and concise, with clear examples and pictures illustrating key points.
So. Recommended for beginners and worth chccking out for those past the first steps in building a website. Overall, a fine book.
One of the reviewers has criticised the book for the use of IT terminology but in fact everything is explained as you go along. There is an excellent index and HMTL glossary. I didn't even understand what HTML stood for when I opened the book and now I am sufficiently confident to do basic HTML stuff on my website. This has certainly given me enough knowledge to enable me to run my site without bothering my tecchie friend too often!
The best thing about the book is that it covers all aspects of creating a website, including SEO techniques to get traffic and using Google ads to generate a bit of income from the site. I regularly pick it up and re-read sections when I need to remind myself of something! Well worth the money!
If you're starting from scratch and want to create your own web site rather than use one of the canned ones offered by many providers, this book should be sufficient. The resulting code will be much cleaner than that produced by some of the more basice web page design packages.
This one does! "Creating a website - The missing manual" gives you exactly that - all the
missing information you have been trying to dig up from software manuals, internet instructions,
library books. All to no avail, until you get your hands on this book. It will force you
to accept the unescapable disciplines of XHTML and CSS as well as good planning. Some important
items however are hidden, as well and you have to look for them. Such as the item concerning
"not to save" standard pages made up in Word or other programs as a web page in HTML (page 86).
This should have been in CAPITALS. Another one is that ALL web-page-elements are in escence
images, including most text elements. Boy, have I been wasting time in trying to get made-up text
into a number of "easy" WYSIWYG software packages. I am not overly keen on the "tips" in the book
being printed white on a grey background. Doesn't make for easy reading, especially when you're a bit older.
Otherwise, this book IS the missing manual that you need at the side of your computer, whilst constructing a website.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is brilliant if you are totally new to creating a website. You do not need to be a computer whizz to follow the chapters. Read morePublished on 8 July 2011 by Gummy
Excellent starting point for creating a website, learning HTML, learning CSS and the components used to make a website. Read morePublished on 6 April 2011 by Angry Sid
This book was very helpful! It really does include everything you need to know in order to create a website. Read morePublished on 29 July 2010 by Andrew
This is an easy and plain explanation at introductory level. It has the capacity to give you an overview of the problem with the real possibility to create something good.Published on 15 Jun. 2010 by Alberto Maria Grippa
If You want to trawl through 500 and odd pages for an all round basic introduction, "then you may like it"... Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 2009 by Wafeeq B
A brilliant book that gave me loads more understanding than other books I've looked at.Published on 8 Dec. 2009 by Mrs. Julie D. Potts
An excellent introduction to the subject that looks at HTML, XHTML, CSS etc and also covers the commercial aspects of website creation ie how you can attract visitors to your site... Read morePublished on 29 Nov. 2009 by Stephen Arnott
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