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Web Site Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for Building and Administering Your Web Site (Cookbooks (O'Reilly)) Kindle Edition
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The book is written for those who make a living by designing, developing, maintaining, and marketing Web sites for themselves or other people. The exclusive focus is on the familiar world of LAMP -- Linux/Unix with Apache, MySQL, and PHP.
The author shares lots of handy code snippets (mostly PHP) to deal with technical issues but he does not neglect the soft skills, such as approaching the information architecture of a proposed site -- and marketing the finished one.
Addison goes into as much depth as is necessary to solve a problem and resists the temptation to go further. He clearly keeps up with best practices. I was impressed that his advice for a printer-friendly site is to use print media CSS. Most sites, even new ones, use more expensive and labor-intensive methods, like adding middle-layer software or creating separate content versions.
Quibble: the book does not mention, nor do the publisher's or author's sites offer any way to download the code snippets and the lists of related links. That is very odd for a book of this nature and I hope the author corrects the oversight for readers soon.
This is a grab bag book, so you will want to check the table of cotents out before buying to make sure you will get enough material for your dollar. What is in the book is covered well.
Each topic (recipe) is broken down into 4 sections:
1. Problem: A one or two sentence description of what you need or want to do.
2. Solution: A step by step solution.
3. Discussion: A discussion of the applied solution.
4. See Also: Additional information from other "recipes" in the book and/or outside resources.
There are also sections on planning your site, organizing directories, creating color schemes, as well as tips on making URL's easy to find and remember. (just to name a few). This book will get you well on your way to putting together a well designed web site. Highly recommended.
Addison has put together a fine collection of practical, useful and downright helpful info for those charged with managing all aspects of a site. For Web denizens who've been at this for a while, you're still likely to find new material that can be readily applied to existing sites (say, the addition or favicons, or new PHP tools). For others, newer to Web site management, there are hosts of items that should save time in overall execution (i.e. flow charting processes, protecting images files/directories, naming conventions, etc.) by getting it right the first time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good overview of websites. About what I expected, I had seen it on an online sight. I bought it for a friend who wants to setup a website.Published on December 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Not really the beginners manual I was looking for. It gets pretty deep pretty quick and I've programmed in older languages.Published on October 23, 2012 by turkshd
I skimmed through the book, and I know I will find it very useful. It points out many things that web developers will want or need to do at some point and provides easy... Read morePublished on April 22, 2006 by M. Shuff
When you run a web site, there's always "one more thing" you have to take care of. Web Site Cookbook by Doug Addison can help you figure out what some of those things are, as well... Read morePublished on March 19, 2006 by Thomas Duff
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