Web Design in easy steps, 5th edition

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By Sean McManus
£10.99 paperback

Publication: January 31, 2011

Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-1-84078-380-3

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About the book

There are literally millions of websites on the Internet, but most are ugly and ineffective. So how do you create a site that looks good and makes money?

Web Design in easy steps guides you through the process of creating a professional website, from planning to search engine promotion, explaining everything you need to know in plain English.

This proven guide, now in its 5th edition, is updated with even more design tips and instructions on making your website exciting and effective. Also covers CSS, CMS, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, Javascript and E-Commerce to get you started straightaway.

 

About the author

Sean McManus writes inspiring books about business and technology. His books include Scratch Programming in easy steps and he has written for magazines including The MagPi, Raspberry Pi Geek, and Internet Magazine. Sean is also a Code Club volunteer.

 

Contents

  1. The Web Design Challenge
  2. Planning Your Website
  3. Creating Effective Website Content
  4. Layout and Design
  5. Designing Effective Navigation
  6. HTML: The Language of the Web
  7. CSS: Giving Your Pages Some Style
  8. Javascript for Interactive Pages
  9. Audio, Video and Flash
  10. Tools for Website Design
  11. Adding a Shopping Cart
  12. Adding a Social Dimension
  13. Content Management Systems
  14. Testing and Launching
  15. Promoting Your Website
  16. Measuring Success

 

Customer Review:

By Geoffrey Walker, reader review from Amazon.co.uk

"If you want a one-stop guide to everything you need for establishing your web presence, then look no further. This book is packed with solid advice, excellent, easy-to-follow technical overviews, and enough coverage of code and mark-up to get you started. But it is probably at its most useful if you are using a WYSIWYG editor to build your own site, or retaining the services of a professional designer. The presentation is first-rate, the writing clear and accessible and the author neither treats you as an idiot or as a geek-in-the-making. When, in the past, I have bought similar books I have generally not been entirely happy. This is the first one where I have felt I have struck pure gold. And it's not too long or too expensive. Very highly recommended!"

 

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