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Think you have to be a technical wizard to build a great web site?Think again. For anyone who wants to create an engaging website--for either personal or business purposes--Creating WebSites: The Missing Manual demystifies the process and providestools, techniques, and expert guidance for developing aprofessional and reliable web presence.

Like every Missing Manual, you can count on Creating WebSites: The Missing Manual to be entertaining and insightful andcomplete with all the vital information, clear-headed advice, anddetailed instructions you need to master the task at hand. AuthorMatthew MacDonald teaches you the fundamentals of creating,maintaining, and updating an effective, attractive, andvisitor-friendly web site--from scratch or from an existing sitethat's a little too simple or flat for your liking.

Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual doesn't only coverhow to create a well-designed, appealing, smart web site that isthoroughly up to date and brimming with the latest features. Italso covers why it's worth the effort by explaining the rationalefor creating a site in the first place and discussing what makes agiven web site particularly aesthetic, dynamic, and powerful. Itfurther helps you determine your needs and goals and make wellinformed design and content decisions.

Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual includes a basicprimer on HTML, working with JavaScript, and incorporating serviceslike Paypal's shopping cart, Amazon's associate program, and GoogleAdSense and AdWords. It delivers advanced tricks for formatting,graphics, audio and video, as well as Flash animation and dynamiccontent. And you'll learn how to identify and connect with yoursite's audience through forms, forums, meta tags, and searchengines.

This isn't just another dry, uninspired book on how to create aweb site. Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual is a wittyand intelligent guide for all of you who are ready to make yourideas and vision a web reality.

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