Getting StartED Building Websites


Author: Alexander Dawson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430225181
Category: Computers
Page: 688
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Website design and development can be a minefield for beginners. Where do you start? What languages should you learn? What techniques should you use to produce your site? What should you put on your site? How do you make it look appealing? How do you update it? This book takes into account the most frequently asked website design and development questions and gives you straightforward answers. No experience required in this step-by-step guide to website design and development Presents the important techniques you need to learn in easy-to-follow examples Takes the confusion out of languages, technologies, and all the important elements of the development process

HTML and CSS

Design and Build Websites
Author: Jon Duckett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118008189
Category: Computers
Page: 490
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Presents information on using HTML and CSS to create Web pages, covering such topics as lists, links, images, tables, forms, color, layout, and video and audio.

Using Joomla!


Author: Ron Severdia,Jennifer Gress
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449356478
Category: COMPUTERS
Page: 362
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If you’re new to content management systems—or even new to building websites—this practical guide will get you up and running in no time. You don’t have to know much code, if any, to get started. Need to build a website quickly? Have a client that requires a powerful website with lots of compelling features? Ideal for web designers and developers alike, this updated edition takes you step-by-step through site creation with Joomla, with plenty of hands-on exercises along the way. Build a sample site throughout the book to see how Joomla! works Plan and structure your site’s categories, articles, menus, and modules Learn the ins and outs of creating, organizing, and displaying content Add images, audio, and video—and create complete image galleries Build a blog, set up an events calendar, and create custom user forms Sell merchandise by putting together your own online store Engage visitors by creating user profiles and hangouts Secure your site and keep it optimized Migrate to Joomla! 3 and update your third-party extensions

Getting Started with Macaw

Build responsive websites with a cutting-edge application
Author: Rex Rainey,Joe Chellman
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133995917
Category: Computers
Page: 288
View: 9704

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Macaw is drawing wild cheers from the web community for its simple and elegant tools for web design. According to Jeffrey Zeldman, founder of Happy Cog, Macaw is “the superhot web design tool of the future." This essential book lays a solid foundation for using Macaw and walks readers through the the basics of the application before moving on to how to set up styles, handle text and images, create responsive designs, and publish pages. Filled with full-color images accompanying step-by-step instructions, this invaluable book give readers a solid footing to start creating beautiful and responsive web sites in Macaw. Readers will learn how to: Create elements with Macaw’s drawing tools Apply styles to elements Style text Work with images Build reusable groups of elements Apply global styles Create and publish a website.

Website Design and Development

100 Questions to Ask Before Building a Website
Author: George Plumley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118013915
Category: Computers
Page: 360
View: 7405

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A helpful book-and-video package for building and maintaining a successful Web site How do you know that you've done everything possible to create a unique, enriching, and successful Web site, particularly when you're hiring others to do it? With Website Design and Development, you'll feel confident that you’ve exhausted every facet of building a Web site. The clever question-and-answer format walks you through easily overlooked details, acting as a virtual consultant. You’ll get clear, easy-to-follow advice on everything from finding a host, design and layout, creating content, marketing, to staying secure. Each question features a rating as to how critical it is to the welfare of the site, allowing you to pick and choose where to spend your time and money, and the answers contain helpful illustrations as well as action points. In addition, your learning experience is further enhanced by the high-quality accompanying video. Contains professional advice for creating—and maintaining—a successful Web site Features an accompanying video that offers additional examples, commentary, and advice for each question. Lists questions you should ask yourself or your web developer and then presents clear, concise answers as well as helpful checklists Rates each topic as to its importance in the grand scheme of your Web site so that you can determine how to spend your time and money Website Design and Development answers the essential questions that need to be asked before creating a Web site.

Web Design: Start Here!

A No-Nonsense, Jargon-Free Guide to the Fundamentals of Web Design
Author: Stefan Mischook
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781572474
Category: Web sites
Page: 224
View: 554

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While platforms like WordPress have done much to make quality web design available to all, the fact remains that if you want to design a truly unique, bespoke or custom site, you need to have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Answering this need, Web Design: Start Here takes you from novice to fully- fledged web designer in just 224 pages. From planning, design, development and testing to promotion, search engine optimization and visitor analytics, the book covers every stage with concise explanations, clear illustrations and plenty of useful and memorable tips along the way. Stefan Mischook has trained thousands of non-technical people in the basics of web design via his highly successful website Killersites.com. In this, his first book, the reader learns a no-nonsense approach to open-source design, covering HTML5 and CSS3, and is introduced to Javascript and PHP. By the end of the book they will have the knowledge and confidence to produce a beautiful, dynamic, multi-page site, opening the way to a new career in web design.

Building Business Websites with Squarespace 7


Author: Miko Coffey
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783559977
Category: Computers
Page: 392
View: 9091

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This book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use the latest version of Squarespace to create a website from scratch and take it through to go-live. You don't need any prior experience with Squarespace, HTML or CSS, or building websites in general as everything is done using Squarespace's simple, browser-based interface.

Creating a Web Site

Design and Build Your First Site!
Author: Greg Rickaby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111937653X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Speak to the world with your very own custom website! Creating a Web Site is the kids' guide to learning basic website design! From planning to perfecting, this book walks you through the entire process of building your own website, with easy-to-read instructions and plenty of pictures every step of the way. Good planning saves you a ton of work, so you'll begin by getting your ideas out of your head and onto paper. Next, you'll find a template that already has the basic features you want, so you can start working on the fun stuff right away. You'll learn all the HTML and CSS you need to make your site look and act the way you want it to, and you'll learn how to add video, images, widgets, and more to make the design your very own! Before you know it, you'll have your own custom-built website showcasing your talents and interests for the world. If you want your own website, why settle for a basic template that makes your page look like everyone else's? You don't need to build it from scratch—with a few simple lines of code, you can transform a basic template into the site of your dreams. This book shows you how to have fun from page one as you: Figure out just what kind of site you want to build Create a mood board to bring your ideas into reality Choose your favorite template and customize it with CSS and HTML Add widgets, pictures, video, and more to make your site your very own Easy instruction with a dose of humor have made the For Dummies books a leading resource for adults around the globe. The Dummies Junior series brings that learning to kids, with projects designed specifically for your interests, skills, and abilities. Creating a Web Site helps you build your digital home base, with fun instruction every step of the way.

Build Your Own Website

A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress
Author: Nate Cooper
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593276079
Category: Computers
Page: 264
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Build Your Own Website is a fun, illustrated introduction to the basics of creating a website. Join Kim and her little dog Tofu as she learns HTML, the language of web pages, and CSS, the language used to style web pages, from the Web Guru and Glinda, the Good Witch of CSS. Once she figures out the basics, Kim travels to WordPress City to build her first website, with Wendy, the WordPress Maven, at her side. They take control of WordPress® themes, install useful plugins, and more. As you follow along, you’ll learn how to: –Use HTML tags –Make your site shine with CSS –Customize WordPress to fit your needs –Choose a company to host your site and get advice on picking a good domain name The patient, step-by-step advice you’ll find in Build Your Own Website will help you get your website up and running in no time. Stop dreaming of your perfect website and start making it!

Learning Web Design

A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics
Author: Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449337546
Category: Computers
Page: 624
View: 9392

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Do you want to build web pages, but have no previous experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create a simple site with multi-column pages that adapt for mobile devices. Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards—including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts. This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or brushing up on existing skills. Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effects Learn about the new HTML5 elements, APIs, and CSS3 properties that are changing what you can do with web pages Make your pages display well on mobile devices by creating a responsive web design Learn how JavaScript works—and why the language is so important in web design Create and optimize web graphics so they’ll download as quickly as possible

Building Findable Websites

Web Standards, SEO, and Beyond
Author: Aarron Walter
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780321561794
Category: Computers
Page: 264
View: 9665

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This is not another SEO book written for marketing professionals. Between these covers you’ll find practical advice and examples for people who build websites aiming to reach their target audience. Each chapter will introduce you to best practices and fresh perspectives on how to accomplish these simple, yet indispensable goals: Help more people find your site Help users find content within your site Encourage return visits The path this book travels through the villages of Web standards, accessibility, and contemporary technologies like Ajax, APIs, Flash, and microformats. You’ll find the big ideas behind these technologies and real world examples, illustrating that you don’t have to compromise the user experience to create search engine friendly, findable websites. Although this book illuminates a broad range of findability strategies, one common theme pervades: Web standards + compelling content = improved findability = more successful sites You’ll find even more findability guidance on the book’s companion website (http://buildingfindablewebsites.com) including 5 bonus chapters.

WordPress For Dummies


Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119327768
Category: Computers
Page: 432
View: 4051

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The bestselling guide to WordPress—fully updated Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running—in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you'll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more. Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you're new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress—and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves. Get set up with a new WordPress.org account Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool Forget one website—manage as many as you want Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page—and a click—away!

Squarespace 6 For Dummies


Author: Kris Black
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118575431
Category: Computers
Page: 360
View: 5186

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Build your own blog, website, or portfolio with Squarespace Squarespace lets you create visually rich web pages with any configuration of text, images, or blocks you wish, just by dragging and dropping. Even if you've been using earlier versions of Squarespace, the features in version 6 will amaze you - and bring you straight to this must-have guide for practical information! If you're a do-it-yourself website builder, get up to speed fast on all the next-generation Squarespace tools, including cool new features for mobile sites, SEO, social networks, and more. Brings you up to speed on Squarespace 6 and its revolutionary LayoutEngine tool for building visually-rich web pages Deciphers the very latest features for page-building in today's markets, including mobile, social media, and using SEO Delves into using auto-publish for social networks, using built-in mobile websites, syncing with social networks, gathering real-time statistics, managing your site from your smartphone or mobile device, and much more Covers the essentials, such as using templates, drag-and-drop image uploads, image-editing with Aviary, and using Page Builder to create, share, and reblog content Build awesome, professional websites for your business in no time with Squarespace 6 For Dummies.

Building Websites with TYPO3


Author: Michael Peacock
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1847191126
Category: Computers
Page: 193
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A practical guide to getting your TYPO3 website up and running fast.

Using WordPress


Author: Tris Hussey
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132182850
Category: Computers
Page: 360
View: 6202

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WordPress has grown into the #1 blogging tool in its category: several million bloggers have downloaded this powerful open source software, and millions more are using WordPress.com's hosted services. Thirty-two of Technorati's Top 100 blogs now use WordPress. Using Wordpress is a customized, media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master Wordpress quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! It starts with a concise, friendly, straight-to-the-point guide to Wordpress. This exceptional book is fully integrated with an unprecedented collection of online learning resources: online video, screencasts, podcasts, and additional web content, all designed to reinforce key concepts and help users achieve real mastery. The book and interactive content work together to teach everything mainstream Wordpess users need to know. This practical, approachable coverage guides readers through getting started fast, and covers the recent release of Wordpress 3. This major upgrade includes built-in image editor and the ability to host multiple blogs from one WordPress install. This new version of Using Wordpress adds a DVD, so that all the interactive material previously available only online is now also available for offline reading and study.

Learning Bootstrap


Author: Aravind Shenoy,Ulrich Sossou
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782161856
Category: Computers
Page: 204
View: 8823

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If you want to learn to build enterprise-level websites efficiently with Bootstrap, this book is for you. You must have a basic and fundamental understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; however, there is no need to have prior Bootstrap experience.

Getting Started with Macaw

Build responsive websites with a cutting-edge application
Author: Rex Rainey,Joe Chellman
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133995917
Category: Computers
Page: 288
View: 7385

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Macaw is drawing wild cheers from the web community for its simple and elegant tools for web design. According to Jeffrey Zeldman, founder of Happy Cog, Macaw is “the superhot web design tool of the future." This essential book lays a solid foundation for using Macaw and walks readers through the the basics of the application before moving on to how to set up styles, handle text and images, create responsive designs, and publish pages. Filled with full-color images accompanying step-by-step instructions, this invaluable book give readers a solid footing to start creating beautiful and responsive web sites in Macaw. Readers will learn how to: Create elements with Macaw’s drawing tools Apply styles to elements Style text Work with images Build reusable groups of elements Apply global styles Create and publish a website.

Build a Website for Free


Author: Mark William Bell
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 013313492X
Category: Computers
Page: 384
View: 1807

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Build yourself a state-of-the-art website. It’s incredibly easy…and it won’t cost you a dime! You need a website. But you don’t need the hassles that usually go with building one or the expense of hiring someone else to do it. Here’s your solution: Build a Website for Free! You’ll learn how you can use current technologies to create a site that’s impressive and effective. And here’s the best part: You’ll do it all with software and tools that won’t cost you a dime! Plan, organize, and design a site that really works, using tools you can find for free Discover the simple secrets of writing pages people want to read Explore HTML5 and JavaScript Use video on your site–and get someone else to pay for hosting it Add an easy-to-update blog and start building your own web community Quickly and easily handle “nuts and bolts” tasks, from getting your site name to uploading your content Get your site picked up by Google, Yahoo!, and other search engines Adapt your site for easy viewing on smart phones and tablets.