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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2009
A fantastic book, i read it through within a few hours. It is clearly laid out and is in simple to understand language. A must buy for those people out there that want to start up there website from scratch. Note to anyone wanting to set up a business/general website, every little hint or tips that you read really does help.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2009
I didn't really know much about building websites, and nor did I care to start the long slog of learning HTML and the rest of it, I just wanted a simple but functional wesbite. I gave this book a try because it was cheap, and to my surprise, does exactly what it says on the cover.

All the necessary software to launch the website is downloadable for free off the internet, and is pretty decent too. The book guides you through building a simple furniture sales website, and then once having learned the basics, you apply similar techniques to a site of your own. There is also a section at the end on hosting and how to upload your pages to the internet, all very straight forward.

I bought this book and read it over a period of a few hours, and, after only modest effort, I had my website running after three days, and it's already had 500 visitors and is listed in Google (I would give the link but I imagine I would be accused of having a cheap shot at advertising!)

If you want a simple website quickly, without all the hassle of HTML and Dreamweaver, then definitely buy this book.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 11 June 2009
I bought this book because I building a website for work and i was expecting great things. It promised all the tools i needed for free and an easy, step by step guide to doing 'just what it said on the tin'. The problem is that since the book was written all the websites and downlaods you are given to do the job have been updated with no obvious way top get the older version from the same site. Parts that should be veru quick and simple are slowing me down because i have to learn how to use a program with no instruction to read. The book must have been fab when it first came out buit now needs updating, which is a huge shame.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2010
The book gives a basic introduction to websites.
But when it comes to creating your own website the free software it links you to is not enough to create a website with. For example, to add 'buttons' to your website that users could click to go to the next page, you have to surf the internet to try and download some.
I realised that I had to buy some proper website creation software.
My next mistake was to buy the cheapest, "Create your own website"Essentials Create Your Own Website V2 (PC CD) What that software didn't tell you is that it will only create a website of a maximum 3 pages, and to add more pages, you have to pay more for the full version of the software. Looking at the reviews on Amazon, even the full version does not come very highly recommended.
Third time lucky, I bought the software "WebPlus Essentials" WebPlus Essentials which Amazon customers give better reviews about. The software came with a helpful instruction manual and I now have a website up and running. If I had my time again, I would have gone straight for that than the two previous products which led to dead ends.
Finally, although "WebPlus Essentials" worked for me, there are other options. A friend of mine wrote, "I generally recommend people build a wordpress site using [...] - although the default is for blogs, it's easy to set up individual pages." Whilst I don't have personal experience of that option, I include it in case it is worth readers exploring.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 26 May 2009
I've read this book in 2 hours, it didn't bring me any new information (I am not an expert though). It maybe useful as how to plan but not how to build. If you are absolute beginner and planing to build the simplest website then this is the book for it, otherwise save yourself the money.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2008
This book has turned me from a website novice into a website builder within 10 days. The step by step, easy to follow guides are second to none when it comes to making the various tasks involved in building a website rather easy.

From not having the slightest clue of what is involved in building a web site to having a site hosted up is down to the way this book is laid out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 9 September 2010
Simple, clear, easy to follow instructions using their own free downloads. It will save you loads of money to build your own website. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 April 2009
It does exactly what it says on the cover. Brilliant for a newcomer but if they are enthusiastic they will soon move on. Recommended and priced sensibly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 July 2010
I purchased this book in order to produce a professional looking small business website initially for advertisment and information, then for e commerce. This book gives dated software and images and frankly a free-webs site would look more slick. Would not reccomend for anyone who wants a serious website.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2013
As a complete novice I undertook to set up a website for my local history society. I bought this book and after reading it through decided to have a go. As instructed I installed the free editor, PageBreeze and got started. The book recommends working through a practice site but I plunged straight in and started building my site following the step-by-step guide. The result is pretty basic, 8 pages, and has a family resemblance to the example. I hosted with Catalyst2 using FileZilla not the suggested FTP client. You can see the result at [...]. The only snags I had were down to PageBreeze which sometimes does funny things - I found it worth experimenting a bit with the HTML code.
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