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Building a Web Site For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-56093-8
360 pages
June 2010
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The bestselling guide to building a knockout Web site, newly updated

An effective Web site is the key to success for every venture from class reunions to major corporations. And since Web technology changes rapidly, Building a Web Site For Dummies, 4th Edition is fully updated for the cutting-edge tools and trends.

If you need to build and maintain a Web site, even if your experience is severely limited, this book makes it easy and fun. You'll learn to plan, design, create, launch, and maintain your site using the most up-to-date tools.

  • A quality Web presence is essential in today's marketplace, and many individuals charged with creating one are unaware of the challenges
  • This guide gives novice Web designers the tools and know-how to plan, design, and build effective Web sites
  • Provides a nuts-and-bolts guide to site-building, including coverage of HTML, WYSIWYG construction software, CSS, and navigation plans
  • Shows how to spruce up your site with topnotch graphics, video, and great content
  • Guides you through getting your site online, promoting it, and even making money from it

Building a Web Site For Dummies, 4th Edition is the tool every first-time Web designer needs to build a professional-looking site.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Building Your First Web Site 7

Chapter 1: Planning for Good Site Design 9

Chapter 2: Creating a Web Page with Basic HTML Tags 17

Chapter 3: Arranging Your Text with Tables and Other Advanced Tags 31

Chapter 4: Working with WYSIWYG 47

Chapter 5: Letting the World In: Choosing a Host and Domain Name 59

Part II: Building Better Web Pages 71

Chapter 6: Using Cascading Style Sheets 73

Chapter 7: Adding Images 95

Chapter 8: Adding Forms 117

Part III: Adding Frills and Fancy Stuff 145

Chapter 9: Exploring JavaScript and DHTML 147

Chapter 10: Adding Image-Based Buttons and Image Maps 169

Chapter 11: Web Sights and Sounds 183

Chapter 12: Adding a Blog 199

Part IV: Making Money 211

Chapter 13: Attracting an Audience: Publicizing Your Site 213

Chapter 14: Designing for Internet Commerce 231

Chapter 15: Checking Out Online Payment Methods 253

Part V: The Part of Tens 273

Chapter 16: Ten Great Web Sites to Get Advice 275

Chapter 17: Ten Fabulous Tools for E-Commerce 285

Chapter 18: Ten More Great Add-Ins 297

Glossary 307

Index 325

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David A. Crowder is a professor in the School of Languages at the University of Antioquia in Colombia. He has authored or coauthored more than 25 books, including Google Earth For Dummies and previous editions of Building a Web Site For Dummies.
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