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Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual

Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual, Second Edition

By Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 1. Preparing for the Web

The history of the Internet
www.isoc.org/internet/history
www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html

Internet Explorer (browser)
www.microsoft.com/windows/ie

Firefox (browser)
www.mozilla.org/products/firefox 

Safari (browser)
www.apple.com/safari

Summary of Mac browsers
http://darrel.knutson.com/mac/www/browsers.html

Opera (browser)
www.opera.com

Google Chrome (browser)
www.google.com/chrome

Netscape (browser)
http://browser.netscape.com/releases

Browser usage statistics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers

Spybot Search & Destroy (spyware removal tool)
www.safer-networking.org

Windows Defender (for Windows XP)
www.microsoft.com/defender

Lavasoft Ad-Aware (spyware removal tool)
www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware

One of many free blogging services (see the Chapter 17 link list for more)
www.blogger.com

What not to do in a Web page
www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs 

The ultimate examples of bad Web design
www.worstoftheweb.com 

 

Chapter 2. Creating Your First Web Page

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Java checkers
http://thinks.com/java/checkers/checkers.htm

Flash games
www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal

XHTML validator
http://www.validome.org

 

Chapter 3. Putting Your Page on the Web

Web Hosting Checklist

Smartdots (free subdomain names)
www.smartdots.com

Domain Direct (Web host)
www.domaindirect.com

Brinkster (Web host)
www.brinkster.com

Insider Hosting (Web host)
www.insiderhosting.com

DreamHost (Web host)
www.dreamhost.com

GoDaddy (Web host)
www.godaddy.com

HostGo (Web host)
www.hostgo.com

Pair Networks (Web host)
www.pair.com

Sonic.net (Web host)
www.sonic.net

WebHostingTalk (discussion board)
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?s=aa8768ada1bc5ddbd96e0578584cffce&f=1

Links to Web host research
www.consumersearch.com/www/internet/web-hosting/review.html

TinyURL (URL shrinking service)
http://tinyurl.com

Directory of free Web hosts
www.free-webhosts.com/user_reviews.php

 

Chapter 4. Power Tools

Shareware
www.download.com 

List of free Web Page editors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_HTML_editors

Nvu/KompoZer (Web page editor)
www.kompozer.net

Amaya (Web page editor)
www.w3.org/Amaya

HTML-Kit (Web page editor)
www.html-kit.com

Coffee Cup (Web page editor)
http://www.coffeecup.com/free-editor

Expression Web (trial software)
www.microsoft.com/Expression/try-it

Dreamweaver (trial software)
www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver

 

Chapter 5. XHTML Text Elements

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Learn about the semantic Web
http://logicerror.com/semanticWeb

Special characters in XHTML
http://www.webmonkey.com/reference/Special_Characters

 

Chapter 6. Style Sheets

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CSS compatibility tables for different browsers
http://www.quirksmode.org/css/contents.html
http://www.webdevout.net/browser-support-css

Online color pickers
www.colorpicker.com
www.colorschemer.com/online.html 

Information about font support on different operating systems
http://web.mit.edu/jmorzins/www/fonts.html
www.upsdell.com/BrowserNews/res_fontsamp.htm

 

Chapter 7. Adding Graphics

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Free image editors
www.gimp.org (all platforms)
www.getpaint.net (Windows-only)

Free backgrounds
www.grsites.com/textures
www.backgroundcity.com
www.backgroundsarchive.com

Google image search (pictures are not necessarily free to use)
http://images.google.com

Stock.XCHNG (free pictures)
http://sxc.hu 

Overview of places to find free pictures
www.masternewmedia.org/where_to_find_free_images_and_visuals

Commercial picture sites
www.istockphoto.com
www.fotolia.com
www.dreamstime.com

Microsoft Office clipart
http://office.microsoft.com/clipart

 

Chapter 8. Linking Pages

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Link checker
http://validator.w3.org/checklink

 

Chapter 9. Page Layout Tools

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Firefox Web Developer add-on
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60

A huge catalog of style-sheet layout examples
www.csszengarden.com

CSS tutorial
www.w3schools.com/css

CSS validator
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator

Style sheet templates
www.bluerobot.com/web/layouts
http://glish.com/css

CSS resources
www.westciv.com/style_master/house

 

Chapter 10. Multipart Pages

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How to force frames with JavaScript
http://javascript.about.com/library/blframe.htm

Ebook about Expression Web page templates
http://any-expression.com/expression-web/ebooks/expression-web-dwt-ebook.htm

 

Chapter 11. Attracting Visitors

The Open Directory Project
http://dmoz.org
http://dmoz.org/add.html (submission rules)
http://dmoz.org/guidelines (editor guidelines)

Google Directory
http://directory.google.com

Yahoo (submission guidelines)
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/directory/suggest/listings-03.html
www.apromotionguide.com/yahoo.html (unofficial)
https://ecom.yahoo.com/dir/submit/intro (Yahoo Directory Submit)

How Google works
www.akamarketing.com/google-ranking-tips.html
www.markhorrell.com/seo/pagerank.html
http://infolab.stanford.edu/~backrub/google.html 

Google (submission)
http://www.google.com/addurl  (submit a site)
www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals (remove a site)

Google Webmaster Tools
http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools

Search Engine Land (industry news)
http://searchengineland.com

Webmaster World (industry news)
www.webmasterworld.com

Google AdWords
http://adwords.google.com

AdWords poetry
www.iterature.com/adwords

Wayback Machine (archived Web pages)
www.archive.org

List of Web robots
www.robotstxt.org

Google Analytics
www.google.com/analytics

 

Chapter 12. Letting Your Visitors Talk to You (and Each Other)

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A tool for encoding mail-to message text
http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder

CGI introduction
www.cgi101.com/book

ASP and ASP.NET introductions
www.w3schools.com/asp
www.w3schools.com/aspnet

HTML Forms tutorial
www.w3schools.com/html/html_forms.asp

Generate server scripts for form submission
www.tele-pro.co.uk/scripts/contact_form

Form submission services
www.emailmeform.com
www.response-o-matic.com

Examples of discussion groups on the Web
www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/flyoutoverview.mspx
http://survivorsucks.yuku.com
www.officefrustration.com
http://forums.delphiforums.com/JLTechSupport 

Google Groups
http://groups.google.com
http://groups.google.com/googlegroups/overview.html

 

Chapter 13. Making Money with Your Site

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Google AdSense
www.google.com/adsense (sign up)
www.google.com/services/adsense_tour
www.google.com/adsense/taxinfo
www.google.com/adsense/policies 

Amazon Associates
http://affiliate-program.amazon.com

http://associates.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/build-links/banner/main.html (banners)

PayPal
www.paypal.com
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/cps/securitycenter/sell/ChargebackFAQ-outside
(about chargebacks)
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing/securitycenter/sell/SellerProtection-outside (seller protection)
www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-pop-fees-outside (fees)

 

Chapter 14. JavaScript: Adding Interactivity

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JavaScript tutorials
www.w3schools.com/js
www.echoecho.com/javascript.htm
www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/jsp
www.webmonkey.com/tutorial/JavaScript_Tutorial

Text effect examples
www.codejunction.com/detailed/sequential-fly-in-text-effect.html
www.javascript-page.com/tickert.html
www.flooble.com/scripts/animate.php 

JavaScript events
www.w3schools.com/htmldom/dom_reference.asp

EarthWeb (JavaScript samples)
http://webdeveloper.earthweb.com/webjs

The JavaScript Source (JavaScript samples)
http://javascript.internet.com

JavaScript 2 (JavaScript samples)
www.javascript-2.com

Dynamic Drive (JavaScript samples)
www.dynamicdrive.com

JavaScript FAQ
www.javascripter.net/faq

 

Chapter 15. Fancy Buttons and Menus

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Button image generators
www.buttongenerator.com
www.grsites.com/button 

Flash button generator
www.flashbuttons.com

Button making software (Windows)
http://free-buttons.org

Navigation bars
www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1
www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/topnavbar.htm
www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/topmen3 

 

Chapter 16. Audio and Video

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Winamp (MP3 player)
www.winamp.com

Classical MIDI Archives
www.classicalarchives.com

Audacity (sound editor)
http://audacity.sourceforge.net

WAV/MP3 editors
www.goldwave.com
www.fleximusic.com 

iTunes
www.apple.com/itunes

Sound effects
www.grsites.com/sounds
www.freeaudioclips.com

Flash player
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

E-Phonic
www.e-phonic.com/mp3player
www.e-phonic.com/mp3player/documentation 

Flash background music loops
www.flashkit.com/loops

Impressive Flash examples
www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal
www.zapdramatic.com

Flash tutorials
www.w3schools.com/flash 

YouTube
www.youtube.com
http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/player_parameters.html (options for configuring a video window)

 

Chapter 17. Blogs

Definition of “blog”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

Popular blog examples
www.andrewsullivan.com
http://dear_raed.blogspot.com
http://wilwheaton.typepad.com
www.schneier.com/blog
http://roseandsnail.com  

Online feed readers
www.google.com/reader
www.bloglines.com
www.newsgator.com 

Windows feed reader
www.newsgator.com/Individuals/FeedDemon

Mac feed reader
http://ranchero.com/netnewswire

Browser feed readers
www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/ie7/tour/rss (IE)
www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/05/31/safari_rss.html (Safari)

List of blog software and blog hosts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog_hosting_service

Movable Type (blogging software)
www.movabletype.org

Bloxsom (blogging software)
www.blosxom.com

WordPress
http://wordpress.org  (blogging software)
http://wordpress.com (hosted blogs)

Windows Live Spaces (hosted blogs)
http://spaces.msn.com

TypePad (hosted blogs)
www.typepad.com

Blogger (hosted blog)
www.blogger.com
http://help.blogger.com (information)
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=46870 (template tag reference)
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=41469 (create a BlogThis bookmark)

Blogger discussion forum
www.bloggerforum.com

Google Toolbar (for BlogThis)
http://toolbar.google.com  (Internet Explorer)
http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/toolbar (Firefox)


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