Creating Web Pages All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Creating Web Pages All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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Whether you want to build a Web page to recap a recent family reunion, promote your beagle breeding business, or market the next pet rock and make millions through e-commerce, this book will get you started. With almost 800 information-packed pages, it's actually nine concise minibooks, each tackling a specific aspect of Web development. Beginners will get off to a good start and old hands will learn the latest on XML, JavaScript, and more. This guide covers: getting up to speed on the basic information and skills you need to start creating a Web site; finding an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or a free Web-hosting like Yahoo!; GeoCities to host your Web pages; choosing and registering a domain name; selecting tools for your Web workshop, including Web browsers, graphics programs, HTML editors, Java and animation tools, and office suites; designing and tweaking Web pages with HTML; using FrontPage 2003 as an HTML editor, an image editor, and a Web site publisher; and using Dreamweaver MX 2004, with info on incorporating images such as rollovers and hot spots, laying out pages with layers, using templates, and more.
It also covers: adding pizzazz to your Web pages with multimedia, including graphics, sound, video, animation, and applets; using JavaScript to create interactive features such as clickable images and smart forms, with info on basic JavaScript constructions, such as comments, variables, conditional expressions, loops, and operations; using Flash MX 2004 to create sophisticated graphic effects and movies; adding e-commerce capability using simplified, hosted, off-the-shelf, or build-your-own systems; and using XML (Extensible Markup Language) to encapsulate and transmit not just Web pages but any kind of structured info (such as database records). Whole books have been written on these topics and programs, but this all-in-one guide will give you a good overview of essential information. Step-by-step instructions and screen shots guide you smoothly through the things you want to do. And you'll get hands-on experience right from the start with the CD-ROM that comes with the book. It includes: trial versions of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, Flash MX 2004, and Contribute; and xmlspy Version 2004 Home Edition, evaluation.
If you're looking for a convenient reference that will get you started and give you the basics on adding new features and functions to your Web pages, "Creating Web Pages for Dummies, 2nd Edition" is the resource you'll use again and again.
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  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 48.26mm | 1,156.65g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • ill
  • 0764543458
  • 9780764543456

Table of contents

Introduction. Book I: Web Page Basics. Chapter 1: Creating a Successful Web Site. Chapter 2: Building Your First Web Site. Chapter 3: Exploring the Essential Elements of Web Page Design. Chapter 4: Working with Graphics, Sounds, and Video. Chapter 5: Building Your Web Workshop. Chapter 6: Publishing Your Web Site. Chapter 7: Publicizing Your Web Site. Book II: HTML. Chapter 1: Creating an HTML Page. Chapter 2: Setting Background and Text Characteristics. Chapter 3: Adding Internal and External Links. Chapter 4: Working with Images. Chapter 5: Controlling Page Layout. Chapter 6: Creating Forms. Chapter 7: Working with Frames. Chapter 8: Developing Style Sheets. Book III: FrontPage 2003. Chapter 1: Getting to Know FrontPage. Chapter 2: Getting Started with FrontPage: Your First Web Site. Chapter 3: Customizing FrontPage to Your Liking. Chapter 4: Laying the Groundwork for Your Web Pages. Chapter 5: Getting the Basics on Your Page: Text, Tables, and Links. Chapter 6: Perking Up Your Pages with Interactive Buttons, Counters, and More. Chapter 7: Image Editing for Everyone. Chapter 8: Publishing Your Web Pages. Book IV: Dreamweaver. Chapter 1: Getting to Know Dreamweaver. Chapter 2: Creating Your First Web Site with Dreamweaver. Chapter 3: Creating Basic Web Pages. Chapter 4: Incorporating Interactive Images. Chapter 5: Adding Multimedia Objects. Chapter 6: Punching Up Your Pages with Forms and Frames. Chapter 7: Laying Out Pages with Layers. Chapter 8: Using Templates for a Consistent Look. Chapter 9: Publishing and Maintaining Your Site. Book V: Multimedia: Pulling Together Graphics, Sound, Video, Animations, and Applets. Chapter 1: Adding Visual Appeal with Graphics and Photos. Chapter 2: Creating Media Files and Putting Them on Your Site. Chapter 3: Spicing Up Your Site with Java Applets. Book VI: JavaScript. Chapter 1: JavaScript Syntax and Keywords. Chapter 2: Basic JavaScript Constructs. Chapter 3: Working with the Document Object Model. Chapter 4: Exploring Built In Data Types. Chapter 5: Defining and Using Functions. Chapter 6: Adding Interactivity with Event Handlers. Chapter 7: Working with Forms. Chapter 8: More Cool Things You Can Do with JavaScript. Book VII: Flash. Chapter 1: Getting to Know Flash. Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted with the Tools Window. Chapter 3: Using Layers. Chapter 4: Creating Reusable Symbols. Chapter 5: Making Movies. Chapter 6: Optimizing Movies. Chapter 7: Publishing and Printing Your Movie. Chapter 8: Using Flash with Other Programs. Book VIII: Adding E Commerce Capability. Chapter 1: Getting to Know E Commerce. Chapter 2: Simplified E Commerce Solutions. Chapter 3: Hosted E Commerce Solutions. Chapter 4: Create Your Own E Commerce Solutions. Chapter 5: Online Marketing: The Key to a Successful E Commerce Site. Book IX: XML. Chapter 1: Getting to Know XML. Chapter 2: The XML Specification. Chapter 3: Designing a DTD. Chapter 4: Logical Structures. Chapter 5: Physical Structures. Chapter 6: Converting, Publishing, and Serving XML. Appendix: About the CD. Index. End User License Agreement.
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