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Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-56520-9
352 pages
January 2010
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A step-by-step guide to creating your first Web site

Everybody's building cool web sites, but how? Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you how, with simple, step-by-step instruction that will build your confidence as you build your site.

You'll learn to plan your site and secure a domain name, how to use Dreamweaver for site construction, and how to test and publish your site. You'll also learn about designing a blog, creating a podcast, adding Flash, and even how to make money with your Web site. Dummies makes it easy and fun!

  • Perfect for those who've never attempted a Web site before, including small-business owners, the family historian, amateur genealogists, and travel buffs
  • Explains using Web site creation tools including Dreamweaver, Photoshop Elements, Flash, and WordPress
  • Shows how Web pages work, how to plan and design your site, and what to look for in Web hosting services
  • Covers editing and creating Web graphics and text, how to customize a site for different purposes, testing, and publishing your site
  • Provides information on blogs, podcasts, adding Flash, and making money from your site

Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to create a Web site you'll be proud of.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Laying the Groundwork 5

Chapter 1: Exploring the Best Ways to Create Web Sites 7

Chapter 2: Planning Makes Web Design Easier 21

Chapter 3: Securing a Domain Name and Web Host 35

Chapter 4: Understanding Web Design 47

Part II: Putting the Pages Together 67

Chapter 5: Editing and Creating Web Graphics 69

Chapter 6: Getting Started with Dreamweaver 95

Chapter 7: Creating a Profi le or Portfolio Site 129

Chapter 8: Creating a Business Web Site 155

Chapter 9: Creating a Family, Vacation, or Hobby Site 179

Chapter 10: Testing and Publishing a Web Site 197

Part III: Going Web 2.0 221

Chapter 11: Designing a Blog 223

Chapter 12: Podcasting Your Own Show 243

Chapter 13: Multimedia: Adding Flash, Audio, and Video 257

Chapter 14: Making Money with Your Site 275

Part IV: The Part of Tens 295

Chapter 15: Ten Cool Services for Your Site 297

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Promote Your Site 303

Index 311

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Author Information

Janine Warner is a best-selling author whose books and videos on Web design have won her an international following and earned her speaking and consulting engagements around the world. She runs a Web design and consulting firm and offers tutorials, books, and training videos at www.DigitalFamily.com.

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