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Building a Web Site For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) Paperback – September 14, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0764507205 ISBN-10: 0764507206 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (September 14, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764507206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764507205
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,203,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

If you're just getting your feet wet in Web site construction, the first big hurdle is figuring out where to start. Building a Web Site for Dummies lightens things up with humor and makes the challenge of building a site far less daunting.

This book doesn't zoom you right into coding HTML, although it covers the markup language quite well. Instead, it offers a much higher-level look at site design by examining the general questions of navigation principles, affiliation possibilities, building communications with your users, and other wide-ranging topics. For this reason, the book covers a lot of ground and offers a broad perspective on site design that transcends simple page coding.

A couple of the more useful sections on Web site tools and e-commerce cover useful utilities, such as NetMechanic, Statbot, and Spinwave. The chapter on e-commerce helps you get to know the ropes of selling stuff online, and points you to online malls, fulfillment services, and currency converters.

The companion CD-ROM contains evaluation versions of useful tools, such as Paint Shop Pro, HomeSite 4.5, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver. You won't find all of the knowledge that you seek to become a Web site guru in this book, but you will gain perspective and learn tons of useful tips and tricks. --Stephen W. Plain

Topics covered:

  • Designing a Web site plan
  • Web page construction 101
  • Using scripts and applets
  • Site navigation
  • Graphics handling
  • Multimedia
  • Site tuning
  • Using content providers
  • Message boards
  • E-commerce
  • Affiliates programs
  • Publicity

From the Back Cover

Go from Web surfer to site developer with this friendly guide!

Includes tips and tricks to jump-start your site development

Size up your site needs and create a functional building plan
Did you know that the Web is about 15 million sites strong today -- and growing? Get it on the action using this friendly guide. Inside, you'll find helpful explanations and shortcuts on creating, publishing, and administering your site, from creating cool graphics to finding free Web space.

Discover how to:
* Register your site name
* Find server space
* Create eye-catching pages
* Set up a commerce site using the latest tools
* Promote your site on the Internet
all this on the bonus CD-ROM
* Evaluation versions of Paint Shop Pro and HomeSite 4.5 for Windows
* Trial versions of Fireworks and Dreamweaver from Macromedia, Inc.
* Statbot Micro by Moorglade Design Group

More About the Author

I love to explore things. Ever since I was a little boy, I would poke my nose into every corner where it "didn't belong" just to see what I could find. This attitude served me well in later life as I began to explore the limits of the developing field of computer technology.

When I had mastered that and written several books about it, I began to look beyond into other areas that, in my opinion, needed further investigation. This led me to my current explorations of art and of ancient American history.

When writing my books, I have always striven to create "the book I would want to have on my desk" when I was doing whatever the topic was about. And, in fact, I DO actually use my own books as my favorite references; all false modesty aside, after all, they're the best ones I know of on the topics in question. I would never have signed my name to them otherwise.

If someone else has already done a good job on the topic, I walk away from it; I never have and never will write a book that just recaps what someone else has already done. As when I was a boy, I surrender to my need to explore, and if there is nothing new to explore, I'm just plain not interested.

If there's an unwalked path, however, you can be sure that I will soon set foot upon it and lead you to places you'd never find with any other author.

Customer Reviews

Save your money and time this book will teach you very little.
Lee Thomas
I purchased this book in October 2003 and, even though I was a total beginner, I quickly realized that it is completely out of date!!
Guillaume Drucy
There is way too much information for a novice such as myself to take in.
Dolores murray

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

314 of 326 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 2004
Format: Paperback
When the "Dummies" series books first came out, they were truly for "dummies". Apparently not so anymore. Right on the cover of this book is the phrase "Go from Web surfer to site developer". Well, web surfer I am, and what I was looking for was a book to give me the ABSOLUTE BASICS about creating a web site. This book assumes that you as the reader, already know how to create a web site!! HELLO!! If I knew how to create a web site, I wouldn't need the book, thanks. Page 2 "Foolish Assumptions": "We figure that you have some kind of experience with creating web pages." WHAT?! I thought this book was going to turn me from a surfer to a developer. Page 27: the first line of chapter 3 reads "This chapter's here just in case you need a refresher on basic web page building before..." CHAPTER 3! Refresher! This book obviously should be titled "Enhancing Your Web Site for Dummies". This book does not even explain to a "Dummy" how to create the file necessary to create a web page. What a waste of twenty bucks.
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151 of 157 people found the following review helpful By Water Monkey on October 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
Read the title! This is not an HTML book. If you are hoping to be able to code your first web site after reading this book, you might struggle a bit.
This is a decent book on how to construct a web site. As with most "Dummies" books the explanations seem to drag. However, I have found that they can be a good introduction to a subject, if the reader is truly "in the dark".
If you have never written any type of computer program, or if you struggle with using your computer, and are still set on creating your own web page (go for it; they aren't that tough) buy this book and "HTML for Dummies". The combination of the two will get you up and running.
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86 of 90 people found the following review helpful By "foxyroxychick" on April 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
If you are looking to code a webpage or site, buy this book along with HTML 4 for the WWW by E. Castro. Castro's book is easy to follow and deals with multi-browser webpage construction. This Dummies book does give you a good feel about the practical things to consider when constructing a website. Not just about creating a page with links and pictures, but about practical navigation construction and how to build websites for a particular audience (ie. websites for your family versus an e-commerce site). Some useful info here, but they should not jump into HTML without creating a good feel for it in this book--try Castro's or HTML for Dummies--becuase this book could have served one better if it stuck with the key ingredients for a decent site, then had a small primer for HTML or recommended good HTML books. For other website design books, try Web Usability by J. Neilsen. This is an ok book that deal with the problems associated with website construction--Web Usability has color pictures and is not dependent on any one design software package.
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68 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Guillaume Drucy on December 13, 2003
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I purchased this book in October 2003 and, even though I was a total beginner, I quickly realized that it is completely out of date!! DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK TODAY. This book was published in October 2000, and web programming and publishing programs have evolved so much since that there is barely anything relevant in this book anymore. After some further research, I decided that the best way for me to build my website was to learn one of the 'HTML visual editor' programs, and I purchased a recent book on DreamweaverMX which has all I need.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Danielson on June 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
Just read the 7th edition--it only took a couple of hours to go through it. It is a schill for AOL and Geo-Cities. It also pushes Netscape Composer which is probably an out of date web design package. Briefly describes HTML in a very very basic manner. You will not be able to get a web page up with what is published in this book. The book convinced me to get a copy of Frontpage.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Bill on September 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
Yesterday I spent a half-day with Building a Web Site for Dummies - 4th Edition. The book is so bad, I am in awe.

First: a bit about me. I put up my first web site in 1998. I now have a half-dozen sites, but my skill-set is old. I do not use layers, I've never used the span command, and I've never used CSS. (Typically I hire a designer to polish my creations.) So I thought that I might gain something from this book.

This book is bad. And I think I understand why it's bad. It really feels like it was written in the late 90's. The problem is that simply fixing errors does not make an old web book current. There's a half-page that talks about ten search engines, including Excite and Alta Vista. Huh? In 2010, to mention any search engine other than Google, Yahoo and Bing is silly.

In the first chapter, there's a suggestion to email competitors and ask to see their log files, because "most Webmasters aren't the slightest bit security conscious about their customer data..." Equally strange. And unethical too.

I could go on, but - bottom line: I was appalled! If you are looking for a book to help you understand what's involved in creating a site, keep shopping!
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful By E. Jason King on December 7, 2005
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This is the worst Dummies book I've yet read and am seriously irritated that I didn't spend more time browsing its contents. This book is essentially an amalgamation of shameless promotion with just enough filler between the sponsors to afford this giant pop-up ad the euphemism "book."

The author spends the majority of the book telling you to go elsewhere for tools and content. On hindsight, a great idea! Just save the money you're contemplating wasting on this drivel.

Another major problem is that the website you'll end up with will, in all likelihood, look hopelessly outdated. I'm still searching for a good book on web publishing that isn't technical (I'm not going to learn code!).
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