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Web Development with the Mac

ISBN: 978-0-470-53399-4
544 pages
March 2010
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Everything you need to know to create Web sites using your Mac

Create and deploy striking Web sites and apps on a Mac for your own business or for clients using the essential techniques in this focused guide. While most Web site how-tos are geared toward either designers or programmers, this detailed book covers both aspects, helping you develop the complete skill sets that you'll need professionally. Tap all of the out-of-the-box perks that Apple has to offer for Web development with these techniques and insights from a seasoned Mac Web developer.

  • Takes you through everything that Macs have to offer for Web development, such as a Web server, PHP, and Ruby on Rails; Macs come with these right out of the box, making setting up a Web development environment pushbutton-easy
  • Reveals the science and the artistry behind creating beautiful and intuitive Web pages using Apple technology
  • Covers the technical elements of Web page construction with HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and Rails; then goes beyond to show you how to add creative flair using Photoshop

Turn your design and development skills into marketable assets with this essential guide for Apple users.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Table of Contents



Part I: Internet Infrastructure.

Chapter 1: Bringing Your Business Online.

Chapter 2: Unix Is the Engine.

Chapter 3: Unix Applications.

Part II: Client-Side Development.

Chapter 4: xHTML.

Chapter 5: Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 6: JavaScript.

Part III: Web Design.

Chapter 7: Design Concepts.

Chapter 8: User Interface Design.

Chapter 9: Search Engine Optimization.

Chapter 10: Wireframe Basics.

Chapter 11: The Grid.

Chapter 12: Photoshop 101.

Part IV: Server-Side Development.

Chapter 13: Principles of Server-Side Development.

Chapter 14: MySQL Database Server.

Chapter 15: PHP Introduction.

Chapter 16: Ruby Introduction.

Chapter 17: Ruby on Rails.

Appendix A: Running a Freelance Web Business.

.Appendix B: Resources.


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Author Information

Aaron Vegh is a web and Cocoa developer, a professional writer, and principal of Innoveghtive, Inc., an online marketing firm. He has written technical documentation and articles for several companies and publications in the technology industry. An active member in the Mac development community, Aaron also develops for both the Mac and iPhone platforms. With over ten years of experience in web development, he has spent the last three years running his own firm, building sites for clients both large and small.
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Press Release

June 04, 2010
Wiley Publishing presents book series focusing on Apple application development

This year’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off Monday, June 7th at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center.   A live blog of the keynote event given by Steve Jobs will be broadcast on MacWorld.com at 10 am PDT (www.macworld.com) and the conference will run through June 11th.  The WWDC is the premier technical conference for developers innovating with Apple technology.

Wiley Publishing, the #1 tech publisher, has published several helpful Apple development titles in its new Developer Reference Series.  These books contain everything developers need to know to craft killer code for Apple applications. Focusing on topics that Apple developers love best, these well-designed books guide readers through the most advanced and very latest Apple tools, technologies, and programming techniques. With in-depth coverage and expert guidance from skilled authors who are proven authorities in their fields, the Developer Reference series is an indispensable Apple development resource.

The series launched in October 2009 with “Snow Leopard Server” (ISBN: 978047052131), an in-depth guide to handling all aspects of Apple’s newest OS.  “iPhone Game Development” (ISBN: 9780470496664) and “Cocoa Touch for iPhone OS 3” (ISBN: 9780470481073) followed shortly after.  “iPhone Game Development” covers all the technical and commercial bases, from how to sign up for the Apple Development Program, master the development tools in the iPhone SDK, publish your game to the App Store, and convince people to buy it.  “Cocoa Touch for iPhone OS 3” talks readers through the entire process of developing cool iPhone apps — from explaining Cocoa Touch and the iPhone SDK to using Xcode and the Game Kit API.

“Web Development with the Mac” (ISBN: 9780470533994) was published in March 2010.  While most web site how-tos are geared toward either designers or programmers, this detailed book covers both aspects, helping readers develop the complete skill sets that they’ll need professionally. 

The next two titles in the series published in May 2010, “AppleScript” (ISBN: 9780470562291) and “Java and Mac OS X” (ISBN: 9780470525111).  “AppleScript” is loaded with real-world tips and techniques that will help programmers increase their professional efficiency and become more valuable in their jobs.  “Java and Mac OS X” teaches all the guidelines of integrating Java with native Mac OS X applications. 

Upcoming titles in the series include:

Objective-C (ISBN: 9780470479223, Pub Date: December 2010)


Cocoa (ISBN: 9780470495896, Pub Date: December 2010)

For more information on the Developer Reference series, visit www.wileydevreference.com

About Wiley

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Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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