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Webmaster in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)) Paperback – 11 Jun 1999


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  • Paperback: 540 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (11 Jun 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565923251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565923256
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,911,379 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

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"Yet another title in the successful In a Nutshell series, this aims to bring together all the essential information in a single volume for Unix webmasters; although much of the content will also be relevant to webmasters working on other platforms? This book is highly recommended for thos who have already got to grips with the subject.- Mike Mallett, Cvu, August 2001 'This book provides a sensible introduction to the topics facing a web master. As with all of the O'Reilly sereis books, although it has a gentle introduction, this isn't a book you'll outgrow in five minutes.- Mark Brett, NUAnces, Decemeber 2000

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 May 2000
Format: Paperback
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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 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 By A Customer on 13 July 2004
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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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