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Web Development with the Mac

ISBN: 978-0-470-76791-7
544 pages
February 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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