Press Release


Email. Email press release link

June 21, 1999

O'Reilly Releases New Webmaster in a Nutshell

SEBASTOPOL, CA--Behind every successful web page is an overworked and under-appreciated Webmaster. Webmasters make sure that the information on a site is accessible and usable; that the site is always available; that performance is good; that users can get the information they need; and that the site can collect the information it needs to serve those users. Juggling all this in an era of dizzying technological changes requires mastery of a huge array of tools and skills. A just-released book, Webmaster in a Nutshell (O'Reilly, $24.95), pulls together in a single volume all the essential reference information for Webmasters working on UNIX-based web servers.

"There are innumerable book and online resources for learning web-related skills," says Stephen Spainhour, co-author with Robert Eckstein of Webmaster in a Nutshell. "What this book does is pare them down into a single desktop-sized volume for easy reference. You may be whiz at CGI programming, but forget the syntax for sending cookies. You may know HTML fairly well, but can never remember the correct syntax for creating tables. You might forget the directive for creating directory aliases on your server or how to enforce password protection on documents."

The second edition of Webmaster in a Nutshell includes updated material on the latest versions of HTML and Javascript, and also expanded coverage of the newest technologies emerging on the Web. It covers:

  • HTML 4.0, with special attention to forms, tables and frames
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • XML, the next-generation markup language for the Web
  • CGI, with a chapter dedicated to the Perl module CGI.pm
  • JavaScript 1.2
  • PHP, the HTML-embedded programming language
  • HTTP 1.1, the underlying protocol that drives the Web
  • Apache server administration, including Apache modules
  • mod_perl, the Apache module for enhancing CGI performance and providing a Perl interface to the Apache API
  • Performance tips for the Web

Webmaster in a Nutshell, the latest in the bestselling O'Reilly "In a Nutshell" series, makes it easy to find the information you want about the technologies you use. While other books collect dust on the shelf; Webmaster in a Nutshell will become dog-eared next to your keyboard.

For more information on Webmaster in a Nutshell, including Table of Contents, index, and author biographies, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/webmaster2/

For more information on the "In a Nutshell" series, see: http://www.oreilly.com/news/nutshell_0598.html or http://nutshells.oreilly.com/

###

Webmaster in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
By Stephen Spainhour & Robert Eckstein
2nd Edition June 1999
1-56592-325-1, 540 pages, $24.95

About O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Return to: O'Reilly Press Room

Recent Press Releases


10/7/14 O'Reilly and Cloudera Announce Expanded Partnership
9/18/14 Databricks and O'Reilly Media Launch First Apache Spark Developer Certification Program
8/4/14 O'Reilly Media Acquires Full Ownership of Safari Books Online
2/26/14 Solid Heralds the Merging of the Physical and Virtual Worlds
2/4/14 O'Reilly Media & Safari Books Online Donate Over $100 Million in Technology Education Resources to US K-12 Schools

Press Release Archive »

Resources

Press Contacts

Corporate

Sara Winge
800/998-9938 x7109

Media Relations - North America

Sara Peyton
800/998-9938 x7118

Media Relations - Germany

Corina Pahrmann
+49-221-973160-22

Media Relations - Japan

Kenji Watari
+81-3-3356-5227

Media Relations - United Kingdom

Helen Coding
+44 (0)1252-721284

Media Relations - Conferences

Maureen Jennings
800/998-9938 x7083