Build a Website for Free

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Pearson Education, Nov 9, 2010 - Computers - 360 pages
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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 new Web 2.0 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
  • Adapt your site for easy viewing on mobile devices
  • 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
  

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User Review  - MrDickie - LibraryThing

I liked this book. I'd recommend it to anyone thinking about creating a website, blog or wiki. He didn't cover creating a free genealogy website, a topic that I'm certain is of interest to thousands of people. Read full review

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User Review  - fugitive - LibraryThing

I expected a "get an online blog" sort of book but was more than pleasantly surprised at finding a well organized, cogent overview of web design and all of the necessary software. This would be a ... Read full review

Contents

About the Author
Dedication
Acknowledgments
We Want to Hear from You
Reader Services
Introduction
Part I The Basics
Chapter 1 The Order of Things
Chapter 11 Working with Images
9-39
Chapter 12 Working with Multimedia
9-50
Chapter 13 Building a Site Using HTML
9-66
Chapter 14 Howd They Do That?
14-1
Chapter 15 Making Your Site Mobile
14-18
Part IV Site Testing and Maintenance
14-33
Chapter 16 Testing Your Website
14-36
Chapter 17 Promoting Your Website
14-54

Chapter 2 Choosing a Location for Your Site
Part II Plan and Prep
Chapter 3 Planning Your Site
Chapter 4 Designing Your Site
Chapter 5 Gathering Your Tools
4-15
Chapter 6 Moving Files to and from the Internet
4-29
Part III Website Building Basics
4-42
Chapter 7 Elements of a Website
4-45
Chapter 8 Using Existing Websites
7-20
Chapter 9 Web Page Services
8-20
Chapter 10 HTML 101
9-21
Chapter 18 Maintaining Your Website
14-67
Part V Website Workshop
18-11
Chapter 19 Building a Blog Using WordPress
18-14
Chapter 20 Building a Business Site Using a Content Management System
18-45
Chapter 21 Building a Multimedia Website
20-20
Chapter 22 Building a Site Using a Wiki
20-35
Part VI Appendixes
22-16
Appendix A List of the Most Common HTML Tags
22-19
Appendix B Free and OpenSource Software Sites
22-24
Index
22-47
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Mark Bell is a Ph.D. student at Indiana University. He studies media and its effect on social relations. Before returning to school, Mark worked for 15 years in the software industry as a technical writer, trainer, and developer. He started his first web design company in 1993 and has been making pages and managing websites ever since. He is the father of Jackson, 8, and the husband of Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins. Mark blogs at blog.markwbell.com. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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