Building a web site for dummies by David A. Crowder

By David A. Crowder

Even if you’re within the initial phases of making plans a domain or you’re trying to enhance the glance of an latest web site, this reference e-book covers all of it. Now up-to-date with the most recent web site instruments, layout recommendations, and trade strategies, this new version of the bestseller deals a high-quality framework for development a website from scratch. choked with the entire necessities to aid make your website the easiest it may be, this source is going past simply uncomplicated layout and web page construction to teach you the way to include either one of these parts right into a winning site.Veteran writer David Crowder spills the secrets and techniques to making plans and growing an efficient web site from the floor up. You’ll decipher how one can rework a host of probably random websites right into a coherent website and you’ll detect myriad how you can make your web site glance and sound amazing.This up-to-date 3rd version positive aspects content material on designing with CSS, utilizing the most recent model of Dreamweaver, and utilising internet analytics and merchandising innovations. moreover, the publication covers subject matters such as:Keeping a domain clean and excitingDesigning a glance that appeals in your meant audienceDetermining your web content structureIncorporating colour, pictures, snap shots, track, and videoMerging CSS and HTMLPlanning usable navigationProviding guestbooks and message boardsDesigning for e-commerceGetting arrange with PayPal, Google Checkout, E-cash, etc.The accompanying CD-ROM presents trial types of software program that's utilized in the ebook in addition to pattern templates and snap shots for net construction. when you commence touching on construction a website For Dummies, third version, you’ll ask yourself the way you ever existed with no this necessary details!

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Even a quick perusal of the server logs (which automatically record information about visitors) can provide you with priceless insights into the sort of people who visit sites similar to the one you’re creating. If the sites you want information on don’t list links to their log data, send an e-mail message to the Webmaster asking how to access it. Most Webmasters aren’t the slightest bit security-conscious about their customer data, and you may be surprised at how many of them are more than willing to spill the beans about their visitors.

If you’re aiming for a different market, however, you may charge high prices and base your theme on either higher-quality products or just plain snob appeal. The underlying mechanics of both sites may well be identical — navigational methods, orderprocessing systems, and so on — but the sites’ editorial content and graphical look and feel would be totally different. Your low-cost bargain site may, for example, have bright and simple graphics that show a happy-go-lucky cartoon character using scissors to whack dollars in half.

Horizontal rules visually separate one section of a page from another, underline an image, and do just about anything you normally do with lines. You can set the width of horizontal rules as either a percentage of the width of the screen or as an exact pixel value. The default width value of a horizontal line is 100 percent of the screen width, so if you don’t specify the value of the width attribute, that’s what you get. To specify a width of 50 percent, for example, use the following code:

To specify a width of 400 pixels, you do it like this instead:
You use the size attribute to set the height, or thickness, of the line, as the following example shows:
By default, the line is hollow, or shaded.

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