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