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a poor choice of title
on 9 February 2011
I feel I must give this book a poor review as a warning to others who may have misunderstood the title, as I did. Despite some commonly known good advice, it did not show me how to build a website in the way I imagined it would. In fact it read like a Conference of the type that does a lot of talking but provides nothing in the way of practical teaching.
I last built a website in 1997 using HTML with a good instruction manual, and when asked to create a site for someone recently, I chose this book as I thought it would give me a step by step guide on how to use a modern day package. I would have been happy to buy the software suggested, but there wasn't anything like that
"White space" and facing an image inwards on a page, can be found in every proper web design book along with advice on hosting and domain names. The advice about BT and other providers was available on their websites for anyone to access.
There is lots of information on marketing, e commerce etc, but no matter where I looked, I still couldn't find the information on how to create this wonderful site.
I really can't imagine who this book is aimed at, but as I have since found out, if I want to create a successful website, then I must buy a book to accompany the software of my choice.