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Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, Third Edition (Glad I found this missing manual)

  • May 25, 2011
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This is the most complete all-in-one manual on website development I have ever read. I was amazed on the amount of information covered in this book, it is almost overwhelming. But, if you stick it out, the end result will be a thorough foundation on website development, community building and, if you wanted to, use your new found knowledge and skills to make money on the web. This book is written, like the title states, in a manual-like style, mixed with step-by-step solutions, simple examples and detailed explanations. And If that wasn't enough already, in the appendix there is a HTML5 reference, and a bunch of website links, grouped by chapters to further extend your knowledge in each subject. I found this book easy to read and understand which is one of the main reasons why I liked it so much. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to start a career in web design or development as it will give them a rock-solid foundation on how things work and fit all together. I would also recommend this book to small business owners, or marketing managers as it will give them a complete understanding of the whole development process so they can intelligently discuss their next web project with prospective designers without their eyes glazing over from lack of knowledge. Finally, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone else, who, maybe just wants to start a blog, or make a webpage, or learn how to use stylesheets or javascript in an already existing website -- this is the book for you because you will accomplish that in just a chapter or two and come out ahead with a great reference manual to boot.
Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, Third Edition (Glad I found this missing manual)

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May 25, 2011
Great review! This sounds like an incredibly useful and helpful manual on web design and I'd love to check it out to further my own skills. Thanks for sharing :)
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Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a web site? Think again. With nothing more than an ordinary PC, some raw ambition, and this book, you'll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking and visitor-friendly site that features components such as audio, video, and e-commerce capability. This Missing Manual gives you all the tools, techniques, and expert advice you need -- including when and how to adopt HTML5.

  • Learn to create a site from start to finish with hands-on, guided instructions
  • Control page design and layout with powerful style sheets
  • Bring in cash with Google ads, affiliate programs, and a PayPal shopping cart
  • Track site visitors and identify the pages they're checking out most often
  • Build a community by adding online discussions and forums
  • Create your own blog using a free blog-hosting service
  • Find the right Web host and get a personalized Web address
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ISBN-10: 144930172X
ISBN-13: 978-1449301729
Author: Matthew MacDonald
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
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