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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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Example Files

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Chapter 1. Preparing for the Web

The history of the Internet

Internet Explorer (browser)

Firefox (browser) 

Safari (browser)

Summary of Mac browsers

Opera (browser)

Google Chrome (browser)

Netscape (browser)

Browser usage statistics

Spybot Search & Destroy (spyware removal tool)

Windows Defender (for Windows XP)

Lavasoft Ad-Aware (spyware removal tool)

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

What not to do in a Web page 

The ultimate examples of bad Web design 


Chapter 2. Creating Your First Web Page

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Java checkers

Flash games

XHTML validator


Chapter 3. Putting Your Page on the Web

Web Hosting Checklist

Smartdots (free subdomain names)

Domain Direct (Web host)

Brinkster (Web host)

Insider Hosting (Web host)

DreamHost (Web host)

GoDaddy (Web host)

HostGo (Web host)

Pair Networks (Web host) (Web host)

WebHostingTalk (discussion board)

Links to Web host research

TinyURL (URL shrinking service)

Directory of free Web hosts


Chapter 4. Power Tools


List of free Web Page editors

Nvu/KompoZer (Web page editor)

Amaya (Web page editor)

HTML-Kit (Web page editor)

Coffee Cup (Web page editor)

Expression Web (trial software)

Dreamweaver (trial software)


Chapter 5. XHTML Text Elements

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Learn about the semantic Web

Special characters in XHTML


Chapter 6. Style Sheets

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CSS compatibility tables for different browsers

Online color pickers 

Information about font support on different operating systems


Chapter 7. Adding Graphics

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Free image editors (all platforms) (Windows-only)

Free backgrounds

Google image search (pictures are not necessarily free to use)

Stock.XCHNG (free pictures) 

Overview of places to find free pictures

Commercial picture sites

Microsoft Office clipart


Chapter 8. Linking Pages

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Link checker


Chapter 9. Page Layout Tools

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Firefox Web Developer add-on

A huge catalog of style-sheet layout examples

CSS tutorial

CSS validator

Style sheet templates

CSS resources


Chapter 10. Multipart Pages

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How to force frames with JavaScript

Ebook about Expression Web page templates


Chapter 11. Attracting Visitors

The Open Directory Project (submission rules) (editor guidelines)

Google Directory

Yahoo (submission guidelines) (unofficial) (Yahoo Directory Submit)

How Google works 

Google (submission)  (submit a site) (remove a site)

Google Webmaster Tools

Search Engine Land (industry news)

Webmaster World (industry news)

Google AdWords

AdWords poetry

Wayback Machine (archived Web pages)

List of Web robots

Google Analytics


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

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A tool for encoding mail-to message text

CGI introduction

ASP and ASP.NET introductions

HTML Forms tutorial

Generate server scripts for form submission

Form submission services

Examples of discussion groups on the Web 

Google Groups


Chapter 13. Making Money with Your Site

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Google AdSense (sign up) 

Amazon Associates (banners)

(about chargebacks) (seller protection) (fees)


Chapter 14. JavaScript: Adding Interactivity

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JavaScript tutorials

Text effect examples 

JavaScript events

EarthWeb (JavaScript samples)

The JavaScript Source (JavaScript samples)

JavaScript 2 (JavaScript samples)

Dynamic Drive (JavaScript samples)

JavaScript FAQ


Chapter 15. Fancy Buttons and Menus

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Button image generators 

Flash button generator

Button making software (Windows)

Navigation bars 


Chapter 16. Audio and Video

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Winamp (MP3 player)

Classical MIDI Archives

Audacity (sound editor)

WAV/MP3 editors 


Sound effects

Flash player


Flash background music loops

Impressive Flash examples

Flash tutorials 

YouTube (options for configuring a video window)


Chapter 17. Blogs

Definition of “blog”

Popular blog examples  

Online feed readers 

Windows feed reader

Mac feed reader

Browser feed readers (IE) (Safari)

List of blog software and blog hosts

Movable Type (blogging software)

Bloxsom (blogging software)

WordPress  (blogging software) (hosted blogs)

Windows Live Spaces (hosted blogs)

TypePad (hosted blogs)

Blogger (hosted blog) (information) (template tag reference) (create a BlogThis bookmark)

Blogger discussion forum

Google Toolbar (for BlogThis)  (Internet Explorer) (Firefox)

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