Paperback: 816 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (August 14, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.5 x 9.3 inches
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Wow - there's a lot packed into Building Websites All-in-One for Dummies. This book provides a fairly comprehensive survey of the topics important to those creating modern websites. If you're a novice web designer/developer who's building a reference library and looking for a book from the For Dummies series to add to your collection, then this is the one. It touches on all aspects of the process, teaching you all the things you may not have known you needed to know. If you're just looking to put up a simple website and nothing beyond that, then steer clear of this and go find a free theme on Google Sites or WordPress instead (actually, this book even has a chapter about WordPress). But, if you are becoming a serious hobbyist or are looking to start a career in the field, then this book will cover all the bases and introduce (in varying levels of detail) the areas you need to focus on in order to learn to build professional-looking websites from scratch.Value is also here for the experienced website builder looking to get up to date on HTML5, CSS3, and Adobe CS6 (a little on Photoshop and Fireworks, and a lot on Dreamweaver). Also, those who manage the development of websites or who purchase web design/development services from someone else will benefit from the this book since you will learn the language of those you're managing. And, if you are looking to incorporate e-commerce or social media into your existing site, you will find useful info here. The experienced web developer who's mainly worked in the back-end coding aspect of website creation and who's looking to learn more on the upfront design aspects or what's involved in launching and maintaining a site will find several informative chapters on those topics as well.