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978-1-56884-645-3 / 9781568846453

Creating Web Pages for Dummies

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Publisher:Hungry Minds Inc

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Creating Web pages isn't just for nerds anymore--far from it. You can't get far in any hobby without participating in its Web community, and even the smallest businesses need good-looking, functional Web sites. Those facts mean that you need to be able to do your own site-building work, and Creating Web Pages for Dummies exists to share the skills you need to learn. This book goes a long way toward explaining Web publishing to newcomers to the field. It is not, however, much of an introduction to hypertext markup language (HTML) or any other site development language, and you'll soon find yourself wishing for more information on the low-level code that makes your pages look and act the way they do.

Instead of focusing on HTML (look at Elizabeth Castro's excellent HTML 4 Visual QuickStart Guide for that), this book emphasises Web services (such as America Online and GeoCities) that will help you publish your pages, as well as page-design software (like Microsoft FrontPage Express and Netscape Composer). Coverage is generally too basic, on the logic that if you're thinking about publishing your own Web pages, you don't need step-by-step instructions on how to enter body text into FrontPage Express. General advice is good, though, and prospective page authors can learn a thing or two about good page design from the author's advice. --David Wall, Amazon.com

Topics covered: The essentials of building a series of Web pages and getting them up for public consumption. Publishing services, page-design software, and the bare essentials of HTML are covered, as are the special considerations of publishing for Web TV and dealing with diverse browser types.

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