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The perfect guide for beginners, this all-new addition to the bestselling For Dummies series clearly describes how to create and publish attractive, useful pages on the World Wide Web. In crystal-clear English, it shows users what to do before getting committed to a Web page, and also explains publishing do's and don't's, VRML, HTML, SGML, URL, online services, and more.
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The authors of Creating Web Pages for Dummies deserve compliments for their refusal to sugarcoat Web page design through reliance upon visual editing tools. They come right out of the gate and teach HTML--a simple, limited subset of the whole language to be sure, but enough of the language of Web publishing to get readers going. Further, this simple but earnest introduction reveals HTML concepts that readers will need to understand before they explore more complicated aspects of the language.
In addition to teaching the fundamentals of page design and creation, Smith and Bebak spend some time explaining how to get pages onto the Web. They detail the mechanics of using no-charge page publishers like GeoCities, then go on to explain how to publish a page on AOL or Prodigy.
One section of this book deals with HTML development tools (the opening chapter is called "Be True to Your Tool"--go figure). The authors cover NaviPress, PageMill, HotDog, and BBEdit in depth, and address a few more development tools briefly. Unfortunately, the reader is left wondering what happened to coverage of FrontPage--a very popular development tool that many people already own.
A companion CD-ROM holds some page-editing tools, including a PageMill demo, a HotDog Demo, BBEdit Lite, and various other software.
If you represent a business, you'll probably want a more comprehensive text that will enable you to project a more professional image on the Web. But if you're a person who wants to publish a home page, this book will serve you well. --David WallFrom the Back Cover:
Whether you want to post a personal home page or a business Web site on the world Wide Web, Creating Web Pages For Dummies is the book for you! With this easy-to-follow reference, you quickly find out how to create a Web page, place it on a Web server for little or no cost, and view your own home page on the Web after only a couple of hours of work! Also, discover how to add graphics, formatting, hypertext links, and even multimedia to create a first-rate page and become a Web publishing expert overnight!
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Book Description Hungry Minds Inc, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1568846452