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Webmaster in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)) [Paperback]

Robert Eckstein , Stephen Spainhour
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28 Dec 2002 In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)

First, there was HTML. Then along came JavaScript. Close on the heels of JavaScript came CSS and before you mastered that, along came XML. Behind every successful web page is an overworked and underappreciated webmaster with a big pile of books about various web technologies spilling out across their desk.That collection of books is a valuable resource for delving into the topics at depth (and at leisure). But when you need an answer fast, the dog-eared book you'll turn to again and again is the new third edition of Webmaster in a Nutshell.This concise and portable quick reference distills an immense amount of information on several languages and technologies into one compact reference book. This is one book that will pay for itself a thousand times over in time saved and increased productivity.Webmaster in a Nutshell puts a fast-paced introduction, detailed reference section, and quick reference guide to each technology all within easy reach. It's packed full of the genuinely useful information a webmaster needs daily, whatever the technology, including:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • XML
  • CGI
  • JavaScript
  • HTTP
  • PHP
  • Apache
This thorough, clear, and accessible reference makes it easy to find the information you want about the technologies you use. You'll keep your other books on the shelf; you'll keep Webmaster in a Nutshell next to your keyboard.

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  • Paperback: 580 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 3 edition (28 Dec 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596003579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596003579
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 14.8 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 926,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Today's Webmasters must be literate in a number of different--and ever-evolving--languages and technologies. Webmaster in a Nutshell is meant as a tool for dealing with this demanding requirement. Although this title leans a bit toward freeware tools, it offers plenty of universal information as well.

This guide briefly tours the Web and covers basic HTML, tables, forms and frames in a series of quick reads. (This discussion offers just enough information to jog the memory to proper HTML usage.) You get in-depth coverage of cascading style sheets (CSS), the Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript, HTTP, CGI and Perl. Stephen Spainhour and Robert Eckstein explore CSS in brief but do cover the pending W3C standard. They also provide a refreshingly quick overview of XML. To present JavaScript, the book makes excellent use of diagrams to illustrate the object hierarchy and the way the language works with windows and frames.

Webmaster takes on a decidedly public-domain slant in its presentation of server configuration, primarily aimed at the freeware Apache server, and PHP, the freeware server-side scripting language. Even if you don't code with these tools, however, this book offers plenty of industry-standard reference. --Stephen Plain --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


You already knew I was a geek, but this is stretching it even for geeks. I have, though, read them in bed.)...a near-perfect reference. -- Bill Blinn, Technology Corner, Jan 25, 2003

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! defiantly a 'must buy' book 16 May 2000
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This book is suited towards Beginner/Intermediate level, contains all the information you need to know about HTML, CSS, PHP, CGI/PERL, XML and much more. I'd suggest this book to anyone. It is a truly excellent book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real must buy. 29 July 2001
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Although not a beginers guide I would still recommend a beginner buy this book. It is a "reference" book not a "learn to". You will certainly learn things from it but its main aim is to help you not teach you. A great book to supplement online tutorials and books. Ive had it since 1996 and still use it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to advanced Web design 13 Feb 2001
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This is an excellent book for anyone already familiar with HTML and who wants to expand their knowledge into more advanced areas. It not only explains the theory behind features like JavaScript or CSS, but also covers practical topics like browser incompatibilities.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Excellent reference, used daily. Could be perfect...
Includes complete texts of the JavaScript and PHP4 Pocket References, both concise and to-the-point. Needs coverage of CSS2 (Meyer's new edition?), XHTML and XML. Useful stuff on Perl CGI and Apache 1.3 configuration.
The 3rd edition was out of date when it came out, as was the 2nd... Come on O'Reilly, where's the 4th, fatter edition?
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