By Matthew MacDonald

Imagine you should be a technical wizard to construct an outstanding website? reassess. in order to create an interesting site, this completely revised, thoroughly up-to-date version of making a website: The lacking guide demystifies the method and gives instruments, ideas, and specialist tips for constructing a qualified and trustworthy net presence.

Whether you must construct a private site, an e-commerce web site, a web publication, or an internet site for a particular celebration or advertising, this publication grants precise directions and clear-headed suggestion for:

* every little thing from making plans to launching. From settling on and purchasing a website identify, picking out an internet internet hosting enterprise, construction your website, and importing the records to an online server, this ebook teaches you the nitty-gritty of making your house at the Web.

* Ready-to-use development blocks. developing your personal site doesn't suggest you might want to construct every thing from scratch. You'll how you can contain a great deal of pre-built and freely to be had instruments like interactive menus, PayPal buying carts, Google advertisements, and Google Analytics.

* the fashionable internet. Today's top having a look websites use strong instruments like Cascading type Sheets (for subtle web page layout), JavaScript (for rollover buttons and cascading menus), and video. This publication doesn't deal with those themes as fancy frills. From the first step, you'll examine effortless how one can create a strong website with those tools.

* Blogs. study the fundamentals in the back of the Web's preferred type of self-expression. And take a step by step journey via Blogger, the Google-run running a blog carrier that would have you ever running a blog sooner than you shut this book.

This isn't simply one other dry, uninspired publication on tips to create an internet site. making a website: The lacking handbook is a witty and clever consultant you must make your principles and imaginative and prescient an online fact.

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This isn’t quite good enough for XHTML, though. The tag is known as a start tag, which means it switches on some effect (in this case, bold lettering). To satisfy the rules of XHTML, though, every start tag needs a matching end tag that switches off the effect later in the document. End tags are easy to recognize. They look the same as the start tag, except that they begin with a forward slash. They look like this . Here’s an example: This isn't bold.

Blogs (Figure 1-2) are personal Web sites organized like an online diary. The typical blog (short for Web logs) provides a list of entries in reverse chronological order, which means that whenever you visit the site, you see the latest news at the top of the page. These blogs are a great way to while away the hours and keep in touch with friends in far-off places. But before you choose this type of site, make sure you have plenty of free time. Nothing says “dead site” like a blog that hasn’t been updated in eight months.

On the other hand, when browsers process an XHTML page, they follow the rules to the letter. This ensures that Web pages look the same (or as close as possible) on all browsers. That’s why using the more rigorous XHTML standard is the way to go. • XHTML helps you fit in with your trendy Web designer friends. Web design might not be a popularity contest, but it never hurts to speak the same language as your peers. That way, you have a better chance of learning from other people’s pages and getting help when you run into trouble.

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