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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML Web Page Paperback – December 22, 1999


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"An excellent reference for anyone who wants to create a Web page."

One of the charms of the Web is that just about anyone can (and does) create a Web page. "It's cinchy," they tell you. And they're right. But it always helps to have a book handy to help you with some of the not-so-cinchy parts. And it amazes me how many Web design or publishing books just don't get it. Fortunately, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page isn't one of those books. Despite its long name (which I refuse to type again), the book is very good.

Paul does a fair job of covering the subject in a friendly, engaging tone. Yes, this book has life to it. It has personality. The humor isn't forced or condescending. Paul covers a lot of ground quickly and I had to remind myself that Idiot's Guides, like Dummies books, are references. So, where I thought some things were skipped over quickly, the truth is that as a reference the book works well. (True beginners who need handholding and tutorials should turn elsewhere.)

The book's scope is vast. It goes into style sheets, JavaScript, and certain advanced options that help round out the Web page experience. It also covers my hot-button issue of FTP. Without FTP, you just can't publish your Web page on the Internet, and I'm embarrassed for the many book authors who don't include such vital information in their Web publishing books. Fortunately, it's covered here, and covered well.

I suppose I could gripe that the book doesn't cover XML, an advanced topic for Web page creation, and one that I've yet to see a decent book on, anyway. That's a minor quibble, though; as far as I'm concerned, XML is just a Microsoft conspiracy to yank Web page creation out of the hands of you and me, the mere mortals of the Internet. No, for basic Web page creation and publication, you really can't beat this book. --Dan Gookin

From the Publisher

The friendly, market-proven approach of The Complete Idiot's Guides combines solid instructions with a light-hearted style of wit and humor. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML Web Page will provide users with the tools they need to create and customize their web page. This edition will cover HTML version 4.0 which includes HTML tags for Netscape Communicator 4 and the upcoming release of Internet Explorer 4.

The Upcoming new releases of Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape Communicator 4 will make it even easier for users to create their own Web pages, enabling casual users to create their own presence on the Internet and WWW

The second edition of the title has almost outsold the first edition (app. 19,000 net domestic units) in less than five months

The Book will include a CD-ROM that will be a "WebMaster's Tool Kit" containing everything the reader will need to create, publish, customize and manage their web page --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 414 pages
  • Publisher: ALPHA; Pap/Cdr edition (December 22, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789722569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789722560
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,477,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Paul McFedries runs Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company, and has been writing computer books for more than 17 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 60 books that have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Paul is also the proprietor of Wordspy.com, a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the language.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
Paul McFedries adopts the style of a friendly chat over a cup of coffee. He cuts through the jargon and rapidly inspires confidence - Hey! I could do this! is the message all through. The book is well organised in logical chapters each building on the previous ones to take a simple web page with only text and grow it to a complete web site with pictures, sounds, frames and forms. There are plenty of examples in the text and a very useful CD accompanying the book contains them all plus many other useful graphics and scripts to add to your web site. There are also many suggestions for other sources of help and resources from the Internet. If you want to learn about HTML and writing web sites, this is the book.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mike on January 10, 2000
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I was sitting at the library and this book caught my glanced. I had been looking to build a webpage but the other books I purchased were way to confusing with all this computer jargon. So I pick up this book and start browsing through it. I discovered that this book was really easy to read and understand and it taught me everything I ever needed to know about HTML. When I found out that this book included a cd I was ever the more thrilled. The cd has everthing you need to get started including html editors, graphics editors, tons of graphics, gif animators and other really cool stuff. It also gave examples of the html shown in the book. The author of this book also has a website which tells you even more about html. You can join his mailing list and email him. He wrote back to me and actually helped me personally with my site. Well, if you're looking to build a webpage, get this book!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. Hunter on December 29, 2000
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I actually have the 4.0 edition of this one, and it covers a ton of HTML codes, applets, tables, frames, surveys, etc! Other pluses of this book include the fact that it is presented in a relaxed manner to get you up to speed.
The book also includes a CD-ROM, containing dozens of useful graphics, programs, tools and so much more. I actually downloaded the entire disk to my hard-drive so I would have it when I needed it!
I had been playing with my own web-site on and off for years now and I got fed up with having a boring site, so I picked up this book. I was not disappointed! I have learned how to wean myself off of an easy web-editor, to pure HTML. I've also learned how to make an image as a link, how to META tag and a whole bunch of other cool stuff I've been wanting to know how to do.
The only real complaint I have is that he tells you how to get a radio-button survey on your page, and then you have to link it to his site to get the results. I would have thought it cool if he had included the section on how to do it all yourself (although he mentioned the fact it would have made the book a bit thicker).
If your looking for the basics and maybe a little more, this will get you started! Now all they need is a C.I.G to Java!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Samuel E. Burns on April 19, 2001
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This is a really super book for someone who is just getting started on making web pages. It has the information you need on how to get things done, and is written in a manner that's pretty easy to follow, and entertaining as well. I highly recommend it if you're a beginner! However, anyone who already has a good understanding of the basics of web page design will probably want something more in-depth.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eric Smith on June 26, 2002
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Before you turn away from a title that says "Complete Idiot's Guide"...don't feel embaressed! I willfully purchased this book because I wanted to make my own web page. "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML Web Page" is the perfect and essential companion for beginners. You have to know basic information on the internet and computers but besides that it's a great resource. The book is very thorough and covers every aspect of advanced HTML (Forms, Frames, Image Maps) to beginner (Links, Paragraph Tags, Basic Documents). Not only does it have HTML lessons but it also gives notes on how to organize your site to make it look good for its audience. I found this book very laid-back and sincere. It's devided into several chapters and also includes humerous comics below each chapter title. So If you're a beginner HTML/web-page Enthusiast, know a little already about how Windows and the Internet works then I would definatly reccomend "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML webpage." My overral grade for this book is an A+
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Molina on May 14, 2001
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I bought this book knowing what I was going to get myself into, not knowing one bit of HTML. Except that it was used for the internet and I needed to know it to make a site. So I opened this booked and read front to back. This book helped me out so much, it made everything so easy to understand and now I am working for a web design firm making professional websites. All cause of this book. This is a great book for people [w]ho have no idea how to work HTML or for pro's to use as a reference.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 29, 1998
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I have a few books on html and designing web pages, including one by Laura Lemay. But I would have to say that The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML Web Page is the easiest to follow, beginners or advanced users. The author, Paul McFedries, writes in a way we can all understand and makes reading about html fun (a feat in itself). If you want to design your own web pages, this is *the* book to own.
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