I'm especially excited about all the special nuggets June included: down-to-earth interviews with experts, hilarious web cartoons by Alex Gregory, sidebars that quickly summarize key points, and worksheets that give you the guidance to immediately start making decisions and implementing changes. This informative, witty, and unusually useful book is one you'll want to have always nearby--along with a pad of sticky notes.
Jennifer Eberhardt, Sr. Development Editor
The Unusually Useful Web Book is jam-packed with:
* Do-it-yourself worksheets. 20 worksheets walk you through essential tasks such as increasing traffic, improving site speed, writing a product plan, and making your site cross-compatible.
* Behind-the-scenes info. 25 special Lessons from the Trenches show you how sites such as MSN and BabyCenter deal with day-to-day challenges such as naming site sections or sending effective emails.
* Advice from leading experts. More than 50 experts - from the father of the ad banner to the founder of BlackPlanet - openly share the lessons they've learned on everything from making money to working with engineers. Includes expert interviews with Adam Berliant (Group Manager at Microsoft), Greg Dotson (Chief Information Office for guru), Randi Shade (founder of CharityGift), Emily Simas (former product manager for BabyCenter), Srinija Srinivasan (VP and Editor in Chief of Yahoo!), and Evany Thomas (managing editor for Webmonkey).
* Jargon-free explanations. Step-by-step instructions-covering everything from acquiring a domain name to preparing images for the web-are written in language you can understand.
But don't just take our word for it. Read what others are saying about The Unusually Useful Web Book:
"This book definitely stands out. Most books of this nature are stuffed with irrelevant and non-substantive information that only add confusion to an already complex process. This book delivers an overwhelming amount of information but presents it in a way that is both approachable and useful. There was a lot of information that I could immediately apply to current projects."Garo Green, Director of Publications, lynda
"The coverage is practical and comprehensive. I'm not aware of other titles that take this comprehensive approach to web building, addressing the entire life cycle of web design and development as well as the roles required in each phase."Laura McCabe, co-author of Special Edition Using Flash MX
"Anyone that has a passion for web design, both novices and professionals, will enjoy this book. For the novice, it's an eye opener and the reader will probably be compelled to soak in all the material, cover to cover. For the professional, it's a strong reinforcement of things we often overlook and a great reference tool. I'm a professional and found it to be an up-to-date and refreshing read, and I plan on using it as a required textbook in the classroom for my students! They will truly benefit from this book and refer to it over and over again!"Rosanna Yeung, Multimedia & Web Design Instructor, The Art Institute of California
This book is one of the first I grab when I need help and/or I'm frustrated/stuck.
The Unusually Useful Web Book could have been titled The Book You Must Read To Help You Plan, Design, Build, and Maintain A Successful Web Site.
This is a very well written book, I liked the way they have constructed the book - it is well organized and easy to follow.
This book is old and has very little relevance in 2013. I tried flipping through to maybe 20 different pages and did not find a single useful thing I didn't already know or that... Read morePublished 6 months ago by A Random Guy
arrived a late bit late, longer than the estimate, but it doesn't matter, at least it is a good book^^Published 19 months ago by Wanshu Li
Terrific book. Used it in my classroom since it was first published. Students love it because it is a quick and comprehendible read. Experts sited are still industry leaders today. Read morePublished on July 6, 2011 by shadowmason
As a web developer, I got this book for my partner as we were going to do a relaunch of one of my sites. Read morePublished on May 6, 2011 by JayeLill
Found this book so very helpful. Shed light on blind spots in my planning that I wasn't even aware that I had, and therefore saved me catch-up work later. Read morePublished on March 1, 2008 by Kaminsky
I have shelves full of web manuals. This book is one of the first I grab when I need help and/or I'm frustrated/stuck. Read morePublished on October 1, 2007 by kre8iv1
I was a little dissapointed in this book. I thought it would be usefule to me (as the title suggests), but was not. Read morePublished on March 26, 2005 by M. Brandon Eley
Congratulations to the author and to the New Riders Publishing staff for bringing the book "The Unusually Useful Web Book" into being. Read morePublished on December 21, 2003 by Raymond Sonoff
This is a very well written book, I liked the way they have constructed the book - it is well organized and easy to follow. Read morePublished on November 17, 2003 by A. Tynyshov