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The Internet GigaBook For Dummies

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Get connected, get clicking, and get what you need from the Internet, whether that’s answers from Google, bargains from E-bay, music from iTunes, or merchandise from the thousands of shopping sites. The Internet Gigabook For Dummies has almost 900 pages jam-packed with information, how-tos, tips, techniques, advice, and short-cuts to help you use the Internet for all it’s worth! Whether you’re an experienced Web surfer or just daring to get your feet wet for the first time, you’ll discover how to get the most from the Internet and its most popular sites with information on:
  • The basics—everything from installation to browsing, navigation, and setting up your e-mail account
  • Googling—searching for information, photographs, newsgroups, bargains, and more
  • Yahooing— searching, mail, shopping, chatting, playing games, doing financial research, and more
  • Buying and selling on eBay—finding collectables, hard-to-find items, and bargains; bidding, buying, and paying online; and selling your own trash and treasures
  • Making beautiful music together with iTunes—buying and playing music, burning CDs, organizing your music collection with playlists, and even editing on your iPod
  • Creating your own Web Pages—building your first site, including the essentials and working with HTML, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, posting your Web site, and more

Edited by Peter Weverka, author of many For Dummies books, The Internet Gigabook For Dummies includes information culled from eight For Dummies books. It’s like a greatest-hits collection! Even experienced surfers will discover some new tricks such as how to:

  • Use Yahoo! Finance to get stock quotes, do financial research, and create an online portfolio
  • Use Instant Messaging with AOL, MSN Messenger, or Yahoo! Messenger
  • Shop Google Catalogs or use Froogle for online comparison shopping
  • Use advanced techniques and bidding strategies to help you win in eBay auctions
  • Use Yahoo! People Search to find old friends. search Yahoo! Personals to find true romance (or someone semi-compatible). place your own personal ad, and more
  • Use Google News to scan the headlines, search for specific topics, follow related links to go in-depth, or track a story over time

Whether you’re new to the Internet and want to learn how to set up your e-mail or have a great e-tail idea and want to set up an online business, this Gigabook, complete with an in-depth index, helps you get GigaValue from your online experience.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: The Basics.

Part I: Up and Running on the Internet.

Chapter 1: Hooking Up with the Right Service.

Chapter 2: Managing Your Online Security.

Chapter 3: America Online.

Part II: Getting Caught in the World Wide Web.

Chapter 4: Browsers and What They Do.

Chapter 5: Customizing Your Browser Settings.

Chapter 6: Printing and Saving Web Information.

Part III: E-Mail.

Chapter 7: E-Mail Basics.

Chapter 8: Sending and Receiving E-Mail with Outlook Express.

Chapter 9: Organizing E-Mail Addresses and Messages.

Chapter 10: Mailing Lists.

Part IV: Online Communication.

Chapter 11: Chatting Online.

Chapter 12: Instant Messaging.

Chapter 13: Keeping Up-to-Date with News.

Part V: Exploring the Internet with a Macintosh.

Chapter 14: Using Apple Mail.

Chapter 15: Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk.

Chapter 16: Going Places with Safari.

Book II: Google.

Part I: Google: More Than Meets the Eye.

Chapter 1: Think You Know Google?

Chapter 2: Improving Your Google Searches.

Chapter 3: Ogling the News.

Chapter 4: More Than You Care to Know.

Part II: Customizing Your Google Experience.

Chapter 5: Setting Your Preferences.

Chapter 6: Using the Google Toolbar.

Chapter 7: Googling in Tongues.

Part III: Dusting Off Your Google Gems.

Chapter 8: Searching for Specialty Items.

Chapter 9: Getting Answers (From Human Beings!).

Part IV: The Google Marketplace.

Chapter 10: Shopping with Froogle and Google Catalogs.

Chapter 11: Raising Your Visibility with Google.

Book III: Yahoo!

Part I: Making Yahoo! Your Own.

Chapter 1: Introducing Yourself to Yahoo!

Chapter 2: Customizing Your Yahoo! Experience.

Chapter 3: The Yahoo! All-Mail Revue.

Part II: Searching . . . Yahoo! Style.

Chapter 4: Serious Searching at Yahoo!

Chapter 5: Finding People and Businesses.

Chapter 6: And That’s the Way It Is: News Searching.

Part III: Meeting and Greeting in the Yahoo! World.

Chapter 7: Instant Messaging with Yahoo! Messenger.

Chapter 8: Passing the Time at Yahoo! Games.

Chapter 9: Posting Your Web Page through GeoCities.

Part IV: Yahoo! Means Business.

Chapter 10: Going, Going, Gone to Yahoo! Auctions.

Chapter 11: From Wall Street to Your Street: Yahoo! Finance.

Book IV: eBay.

Part I: Signing Up and Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Getting a Grip on eBay Auctions.

Chapter 2: The Bucks Start Here: Signing Up at eBay.

Chapter 3: Just Browsing: Navigating eBay.

Chapter 4: It’s All About You: My eBay.

Part II: Bidding (And Winning).

Chapter 5: Information Is Power: Researching.

Chapter 6: Bidding Basics.

Chapter 7: Getting Foxy with Bidding Strategies.

Chapter 8: After You Win.

Part III: Participating in the eBay Community.

Chapter 9: Privacy: To Protect and to Serve.

Chapter 10: Reporting Abuses and Fraud.

Chapter 11: Yada, Yada: Message Boards, Announcements, and Chat.

Part IV: Opening Your Store on eBay.

Chapter 12: Trash to Treasure: Selling on eBay.

Chapter 13: Time to Sell: Completing the Cyber Paperwork.

Chapter 14: Shopping and Selling with eBay Stores.

Chapter 15: Closing the Deal and Shipping the Merchandise.

Book V: iTunes.

Part I: Finding and Downloading Your Favorite Tunes.

Chapter 1: Setting Up iTunes.

Chapter 2: Buying Music from Apple.

Chapter 3: Importing Music into iTunes.

Chapter 4: Sharing Music (Legally).

Part II: Managing Your iTunes.

Chapter 5: Searching, Browsing, and Sorting.

Chapter 6: Adding and Editing Song Information.

Chapter 7: Organizing Music with Playlists.

Part III: Optimizing and Burning Your iTunes.

Chapter 8: Choosing an Encoding Format.

Chapter 9: Equalizing the Sound in iTunes.

Chapter 10: Burning CDs.

Part IV: Playing Your iTunes on an iPod.

Chapter 11: Updating Your iPod with iTunes.

Chapter 12: Editing on Your iPod.

Chapter 13: Locating and Playing Songs.

Book VI: Creating Web Pages.

Part I: Web Page Basics.

Chapter 1: Creating a Successful Web Site.

Chapter 2: Building Your First Web Site.

Chapter 3: Exploring the Essential Elements of Web Page Design.

Chapter 4: Working with Graphics, Sounds, and Video.

Chapter 5: Building Your Web Workshop.

Chapter 6: Publishing Your Web Site.

Part II: HTML.

Chapter 7: Creating an HTML Page.

Chapter 8: Setting Background and Text Characteristics.

Chapter 9: Adding Internal and External Links.

Chapter 10: Working with Images.

Chapter 11: Controlling Page Layout.

Chapter 12: Creating Forms.

Chapter 13: Developing Style Sheets.

Part III: FrontPage.

Chapter 14: Introducing FrontPage.

Chapter 15: Laying Out a Web Page.

Chapter 16: Presenting the Content.

Chapter 17: Publishing and Maintaining a Web Site.

Chapter 18: Forms and Behaviors.

Part IV: Dreamweaver.

Chapter 19: Getting to Know Dreamweaver.

Chapter 20: Creating Your First Web Site with Dreamweaver.

Chapter 21: Creating Basic Web Pages.

Chapter 22: Incorporating Interactive Images.

Chapter 23: Adding Multimedia Objects.

Chapter 24: Punching Up Your Pages with Forms.

Chapter 25: Laying Out Pages with Layers.

Chapter 26: Using Templates for a Consistent Look.

Chapter 27: Publishing and Maintaining Your Site.

Index.

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Author Information

The Internet GigaBook For Dummies includes works from some of the best selling authors in the Dummies tech line including Marsha Collier (eBay For Dummies), John Levine & Margaret Levine Young (Internet For Dummies), Brad Hill (Google For Dummies), and Tony Bove & Cheryl Rhodes (iPod & iTunes For Dummies).
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