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Building Websites All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Building Websites All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

David Karlins, Doug Sahlin

ISBN: 978-1-118-28348-6

Jul 2012

816 pages



Ten minibooks in one! The perfect reference for beginning web builders

This hefty, 800+ page book is your start-to-finish roadmap for building a web site for personal or professional use. Even if you're completely new to the process, this book is packed with everything you need to know to build an attractive, usable, and working site. In addition to being a thorough reference on the basics, this updated new edition also covers the very latest trends and tools, such as HTML5, mobile site planning for smartphones and tablets, connecting with social media, and more.

  • Packs ten minibooks into one hefty reference: Preparation, Site Design, Site Construction, Web Graphics, Multimedia, Interactive Elements, Form Management, Social Media Integration, Site Management, and Case Studies
  • Covers the newest trends and tools, including HTML5, the new Adobe Create Suite, and connecting with social media
  • Offers in-depth reviews and case studies of existing sites created for a variety of purposes and audiences, such as blog sites and non-profit sites
  • Walks you through essential technologies, including Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and more

Plan, build, and maintain a site that does exactly what you need, with Building Web Sites All-In-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition.

Introduction  1

Book I: Getting Ready  7

Chapter 1: The First Step in Your Web-Building Journey 9

Chapter 2: Assessing Your Resources 21

Chapter 3: Working for The Man 37

Chapter 4: Securing a Domain Name and Web-Hosting Service 51

Book II: Designing the Site  61

Chapter 1: Wireframing and Storyboarding Content 63

Chapter 2: Preparing Content 83

Chapter 3: Defining a Color Scheme 95

Chapter 4: Organizing a Site in Dreamweaver CS6 103

Chapter 5: Building Mobile-Friendly Sites 121

Book III: Building Pages with HTML  127

Chapter 1: HTML: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How to Get It 129

Chapter 2: Building Web Pages with HTML5 155

Chapter 3: Structuring Content with HTML5 173

Chapter 4: Creating HTML5 with Dreamweaver CS6 197

Book IV: Designing Pages with CSS  237

Chapter 1: Styling Text with CSS 239

Chapter 2: Designing Pages 261

Chapter 3: Effects and Transforms with CSS3279

Chapter 4: CSS in Dreamweaver 301

Book V: Incorporating Web Graphics and Multimedia  319

Chapter 1: Web Media 101 321

Chapter 2: Introducing Fireworks and Photoshop 335

Chapter 3: Creating Buttons and Banners 353

Chapter 4: Creating Audio and Video Content 393

Chapter 5: Creating Content with Flash 417

Book VI: Creating Interactive Pages with JavaScript  447

Chapter 1: JavaScript for Animation and Interactivity 449

Chapter 2: DIY JavaScript 465

Chapter 3: Generating JavaScript 487

Chapter 4: JavaScript with Dreamweaver 515

Book VII: Managing Forms with PHP  539

Chapter 1: Collecting Information with Forms 541

Chapter 2: DIY PHP Solutions 563

Chapter 3: Gathering and Embedding Live Data 583

Chapter 4: Working with Forms and Data in Dreamweaver605

Book VIII: Social Media and Interactive Add-ons  625

Chapter 1: Adding a WordPress Blog 627

Chapter 2: Integrating Social Media with Your Blog 651

Chapter 3: Adding E-Commerce to Your Site 665

Book IX: Deploying and Managing the Site  689

Chapter 1: Optimizing and Testing the Site 691

Chapter 2: Uploading the Site 705

Chapter 3: Maintaining and Marketing the Site 719

Chapter 4: Redesigning or Expanding the Site 733

Book X: Case Studies  749

Chapter 1: Photographer’s Portfolio 751

Chapter 2: E-Commerce Site 757

Chapter 3: Blog Site 763

Chapter 4: Online Newsletter773

Index  779

Code files
Downloadable code files from the book.

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