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Description - Web Site Cookbook by Doug Addison

The total number of web pages today has been estimated at over 3 billion, spanning millions of individual websites. Not surprisingly, there is tremendous pressure on web developers and designers to remain current with the latest technologies. The "Web Site Cookbook" from O'Reilly covers all the essential skills that you need to create engaging, visitor-friendly websites. It helps you with the practical issues surrounding their inception, design, and maintenance. With recipes that teach both routine and advanced setup tasks, the book includes clear and professional instruction on a host of topics, including: registering domains; ensuring that hostnames work; managing the directory; maintaining and troubleshooting a website; site promotion; visitor tracking; implementing e-commerce systems; and linking with sales sites. This handy guide also tackles the various elements of page design. It explains how to control a reader's eye flow, how to choose a template system, how to set up a color scheme, and more. Typical of O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series, the "Web Site Cookbook" is written in a straightforward format, featuring recipes that contain problem statements and solutions. A detailed explanation then follows each recipe to show you how and why the solution works. This question-solution-discussion format is a proven teaching method, as any fan of the "Cookbook" series can attest to. Regardless of your strong suit or your role in the creation and life of a website, you can benefit from the teachings found in the "Web Site Cookbook". It's a must-have tool for advancing your skills and making better sites.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596101091
ISBN-10: 0596101090
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Doug Addison

Doug Addison, (Austin TX) is the Owner of Doug Addison Web Productions. He specializes in advanced Web site designs, strategic and content management, databases for Web productions, writing and editing for the Web, managing Web project assets and writers, programmers, artists and designers. His clients include diverse organizations such as: the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, Motorola, Aid to Artisans, Inc., CMP Media, Lawyers' Committee of Texas, and Texas Weekly. Small Web Sites, Great Results is his first book.

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