Web Site Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for Building and Administering Your Web Site (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Feb 10, 2006 - Computers - 282 pages
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The total number of web pages today has been estimated at over 3 billion, spanning millions of individual websites. Not surprisingly, there is tremendous pressure on web developers and designers to remain current with the latest technologies.

The Web Site Cookbook from O'Reilly covers all the essential skills that you need to create engaging, visitor-friendly websites. It helps you with the practical issues surrounding their inception, design, and maintenance. With recipes that teach both routine and advanced setup tasks, the book includes clear and professional instruction on a host of topics, including:

  • registering domains
  • ensuring that hostnames work
  • managing the directory
  • maintaining and troubleshooting a website
  • site promotion
  • visitor tracking
  • implementing e-commerce systems
  • linking with sales sites

This handy guide also tackles the various elements of page design. It explains how to control a reader's eye flow, how to choose a template system, how to set up a color scheme, and more.

Typical of O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series, the Web Site Cookbook is written in a straightforward format, featuring recipes that contain problem statements and solutions. A detailed explanation then follows each recipe to show you how and why the solution works. This question-solution-discussion format is a proven teaching method, as any fan of the "Cookbook" series can attest to.

Regardless of your strong suit or your role in the creation and life of a website, you can benefit from the teachings found in the Web Site Cookbook. It's a must-have tool for advancing your skills and making better sites.


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Web Server Setup 1
Site Planning and Setup 31
Formatting Text and Code 79
Formatting Graphics 108
Displaying and Delivering Information 126
Interacting with Visitors 161
Promotion and ECommerce 197
Index 257

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About the author (2006)

Addison is the owner of Doug Addison Web Productions. He specializes in advanced website design, strategic and content management, databases for Web productions, writing and editing for the Web, managing Web project assets and writers, programmers, artists and designers.

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