Build Your Own Website

A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

Author: Nate Cooper

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593275226

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 2821

Build Your Own Website is a fun, illustrated introduction to the basics of creating a website. Join Kim and her little dog Tofu as she learns HTML, the language of web pages, and CSS, the language used to style web pages, from the Web Guru and Glinda, the Good Witch of CSS. Once she figures out the basics, Kim travels to WordPress City to build her first website, with Wendy, the WordPress Maven, at her side. They take control of WordPress® themes, install useful plugins, and more. As you follow along, you’ll learn how to: * Use HTML tags * Make your site shine with CSS * Customize WordPress to fit your needs * Choose a company to host your site and get advice on picking a good domain name The patient, step-by-step advice you’ll find in Build Your Own Website will help you get your website up and running in no time. Stop dreaming of your perfect website and start making it!

Build Your Own Website

A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

Author: Nate Cooper

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276079

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 5542

Build Your Own Website is a fun, illustrated introduction to the basics of creating a website. Join Kim and her little dog Tofu as she learns HTML, the language of web pages, and CSS, the language used to style web pages, from the Web Guru and Glinda, the Good Witch of CSS. Once she figures out the basics, Kim travels to WordPress City to build her first website, with Wendy, the WordPress Maven, at her side. They take control of WordPress® themes, install useful plugins, and more. As you follow along, you’ll learn how to: –Use HTML tags –Make your site shine with CSS –Customize WordPress to fit your needs –Choose a company to host your site and get advice on picking a good domain name The patient, step-by-step advice you’ll find in Build Your Own Website will help you get your website up and running in no time. Stop dreaming of your perfect website and start making it!

Build your own web site the right way using HTML & CSS

Author: Ian Lloyd

Publisher: Sitepoint Pty Ltd

ISBN: 9780980455274

Category: Computers

Page: 438

View: 2415

Presents step-by-step instructions on creating a Web site using HTML and CSS.

About.com Guide to Web Design

Build and Maintain a Dynamic, User-Friendly Web Site Using HTML, CSS and Javascript

Author: Jennifer Kyrnin

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781598693782

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 3141

Learn to create and maintain beautiful Web sites using HTML, XML, and CSS -- from planning to redesign.

Head First WordPress

A Brain-Friendly Guide to Creating Your Own Custom WordPress Blog

Author: Jeff Siarto

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144936120X

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 4183

Whether you’re promoting your business or writing about your travel adventures, Head First WordPress will teach you not only how to make your blog look unique and attention-grabbing, but also how to dig into the more complex features of WordPress 3.0 to make your website work well, too. You’ll learn how to move beyond the standard WordPress look and feel by customizing your blog with your own URL, templates, plugin functionality, and more. As you learn, you’ll be working with real WordPress files: The book’s website provides pre-fab WordPress themes to download and work with as you follow along with the text. Gain immediate experience with WordPress 3.0, the June 2010 release of the software Get your site up and running by setting up a MySQL database and creating configuration files Work with the Wordpress platform to create posts and pages, learn the difference between tags and categories, edit content, moderate comments, and manage spam Explore how to extend Wordpress with plugins and templates Convert custom designs (in HTML and CSS) into functional themes and use them in WordPress We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First WordPress uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

Creating a Website: The Missing Manual

Author: Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491936177

Category: Computers

Page: 622

View: 3871

You can easily create a professional-looking website with nothing more than an ordinary computer and some raw ambition. Want to build a blog, sell products, create forums, or promote an event? No problem! This friendly, jargon-free book gives you the techniques, tools, and advice you need to build a site and get it up on the Web. The important stuff you need to know: Master the basics. Learn HTML5, the language of the Web. Design good-looking pages. Use styles to build polished layouts. Get it online. Find a reliable web host and pick a good web address. Use time-saving tools. Learn free tools for creating web pages and tracking your visitors. Attract visitors. Make sure people can find your site through popular search engines like Google. Build a community. Encourage repeat visits with social media. Bring in the cash. Host Google ads, sell Amazon’s wares, or push your own products that people can buy via PayPal. Add pizzazz. Include audio, video, interactive menus, and a pinch of JavaScript.

Web Designer's Guide to WordPress

Plan, Theme, Build, Launch

Author: Jesse Friedman

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133016773

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 5836

Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That's because it's powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable—and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community and resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come. You'll learn how to: Install WordPress and work on a development server Create site plans and content architecture Develop basic through advanced WordPress themes Maintain responsive design integrity Implement the right plugins Convert an already-built website to a WordPress-powered theme Get involved with the WordPress community With detailed explanations, real-life examples, and step-by-step tutorials, you'll find everything you need to build and deploy WordPress-powered websites with no prior server-side or WordPress development experience.

WordPress Web Design For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119088607

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 6639

Your full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress Are you familiar with the fundamentals of WordPress, but want to take your skills to the next level? From bestselling author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson, this new edition of WordPress Web Design For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on the latest release of the software and shows you how to use it as a tool to create a customized, compelling, and cost-effective website—without losing your cool. WordPress can be used to create a custom design for your website using complimentary technologies such as graphic design, CSS, HTML coding, PHP programming, and MySQL administration. With the help of this hands-on, friendly guide, you'll discover how to create an effective navigation system, choose the right color palette and fonts, and select different layouts. Plus, you'll find out how to tweak existing website designs with available themes, both free and premium, and gain the confidence to translate your design skills into paid work. Create dynamic, custom websites with the self-hosted version of WordPress Use free themes and enhance them with CSS and HTML Create a responsive design for mobile devices and tablet users Get to grips with the newest release of WordPress Whether you want to use WordPress to spruce up your existing website or create a brand-new one from scratch, this do-it-yourself guide has you covered.

HTML and CSS

Design and Build Websites

Author: Jon Duckett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118206916

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 7794

A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach. Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color throughout Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way! This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

WordPress to Go

How to Build a WordPress Website on Your Own Domain, from Scratch, Even If You Are a Complete Beginner

Author: Sarah McHarry

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781481130509

Category: Computers

Page: 138

View: 3281

Do you want to build your own website but don't know where to start? Have you been put off by all the jargon and gobbledygook of other Internet guides? If so then this plain, easy WordPress tutorial is the ideal place to start. Now a #1 Amazon Best Seller on Kindle Books, this popular, up-to-date, step-by-step guide by expert Sarah McHarry will walk you through the essential first steps to building your own website or blog using WordPress. In eight easy lessons you will have your own website up and running - without needing to know any geeky computer code! And, in the remaining 12 lessons, you'll learn all you need to know about creating a website and making it into your own, unique, web presence. What you'll learn in this book: How to register your own domain and get the right WordPress hosting How to install WordPress with a few clicks of the mouse How to design a professional-looking website How to add and format your content How to use graphics and images All about themes, plugins, widgets and other WordPress tools ... and lots more.. If you want to make a website that looks like it was designed by a pro then WordPress is the ideal tool to use. Designing a website need not be difficult or expensive if you have the right guidance. Sarah's WordPress tutorial walks you through creating a website yourself using step-by-step lessons that are easy to follow. Making a website as a beginner has never been easier! Why should you build your own website on your own domain instead of using a free service? The answer is that, with your own privately registered domain and hosting account, YOU own and control the website, not anybody else. You can put whatever you like on your site and no-one can tell you otherwise. You can make your site look and behave how you like. You're the boss. And, with your own website, you can build your own distinctive 'brand', whether you are a business or a community group, an individual, or whatever... Your domain becomes your own exclusive web address, your own piece of online virtual 'real estate' that plays its part in publicizing your mission or message. Creating a website on your own domain gives you identity, visibility and, indeed, status. But don't you need a professional web designer to make a good job building a website? No, definitely not! This was the case in the early days of the Internet because only a few tech-savvy geeks knew and understood the computer language (HTML) required. But as the technology has advanced, so have the tools to build websites become more accessible. WordPress is one of these tools and WordPress is the subject of this e-book. But how much does it cost to make a website? The answer is just a few bucks per month for hosting. If you create your own website using WordPress, you don't have to spend another cent. And what if you're looking to start a blog? Well, the same instructions apply. WordPress was originally designed as a blogging platform and this ebook shows you just how to build a blog using the same techniques as designing a website. Whether you want to create a simple WordPress blog or design a full-blown ecommerce site, Sarah's 'WordPress To Go' will start you off on the right foot.

The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic

The Adventures of Geo

Author: Kanani K. M. Lee,Adam Wallenta

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8006

The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic is a wild adventure in earth science. Follow Geo and his robot dog, Rocky, as they travel back in time to Pangea, surf a tsunami, and escape an erupting volcano—all in time for Geo’s first-period science test! The journey starts 200 million years ago and takes you to modern-day Hawai’i, the ocean floor, and deep inside the Earth. You’ll learn: –How scientists developed the theory of plate tectonics –Why the Earth shakes –What’s in the center of the Earth –How volcanoes can form islands The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic will teach you about geology in a fun, lively, and visual way. Ages 8+. Recommended for grade 6 and up

Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a Weekend

Author: Alannah Moore

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135944210

Category: Computers

Page: 160

View: 7551

Having a website built can be a complicated and expensive undertaking. For large businesses this is a necessary expense, but for the ever-increasing number of independents and small businesses, this can easily be handled by the intrepid amateur. In Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a Weekend, author Alannah Moore draws on her extensive experience to show how, in just a weekend, almost anyone can create a website in WordPress that looks professional and is entirely tailored to their needs and preferences. Through carefully structured step-by-step tutorials, the book takes the reader through every stage of the web design process. It is illustrated with fabulous examples, and features checklists and tips throughout, covering domain registration, planning, plugins, and choosing the right theme. This will cover the upcoming WP 2012 version.

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119327784

Category: Computers

Page: 864

View: 9162

Everything you need to know about WordPress If you strive to have a blog that suits your needs, delights your readers, and keeps visitors coming back for more, this book is your ace in the hole! Offering you cream-of-the-crop guidance from eight bestselling books, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the only reference you need to get a handle on blogging basics, use SEO and social media tricks to drive traffic to your site, customize your blog with plugins and themes, and so much more. WordPress powers more than 25% of the web—and for good reason. It's a state-of-the-art blog-publishing platform that makes your site look professional, lets it be searchable, and provides readers with a pleasant user experience. Whether you're just dreaming up your first blog or want to learn to use the latest version of the software to keep your site up to date, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the way to go! Build your site foundation and become an admin pro Personalize your site with themes and plugins Use SEO and social media to extend your site Read and understand site analytics WordPress is free—and with a bit of help from this how-to guide, it can also be easy!

WordPress For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119327768

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 9351

The bestselling guide to WordPress—fully updated Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running—in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you'll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more. Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you're new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress—and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves. Get set up with a new WordPress.org account Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool Forget one website—manage as many as you want Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page—and a click—away!

The 5-day Wordpress School

How to Become a Wordpress Website Designer in 5 Days Or Less

Author: Cyrus Jackson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973856153

Category:

Page: 100

View: 2872

Would you love to learn how to set up (easily), design (professionally) and secure (aptly) killer WordPress sites?(Even if you have no prior knowledge of coding or nerve-racking technical stuff) Then, the "5-Day WordPress School" is the most authoritative guide you''ll ever need! It''s no longer news that WordPress is the best blogging platform on the planet and the most popular content management system you can find today which powers 52% of websites on the internet (according to Technorati) which speaks volume of its efficiency and amazing features. Cyrus Jackson, a professional WordPress designer, takes you by the hand on how to master the WordPress platform effectively: from setup, to design, all the way to security ... in a brick-by-brick fashion with abundance of illustrations, screenshots, graphics and step by step guidelines to give you the needed roadmap on how to set up your WordPress website professionally for a web audience. And yes: The book can turn you into a professional WordPress designer in 5 days even if this is your first attempt at starting an online platform. Here''re topics covered in this amazing, easy-to-read, jaw-dropping and beginner-friendly book: A detailed explanation of the WordPress platform Understanding the WordPress dashboard Setting up your self-hosted WordPress Website Everything you need to know about web hosting and domain registration The best web hosts that are reliable and affordable Important tips to follow when choosing a web host How to install WordPress plugins Customizing your sharing buttons Installing a theme Customizing your widget area Creating pages and publishing posts Creating beautiful categories for your site Deleting useless plugins and posts Securing your website from hackers, spammers and harmful malwares Creating a custom email address (like [email protected]) for your WordPress website ...And lots more with massive screenshots, graphics and illustrations to guide you along in a brick-by-brick fashion The 5-Day Wordpress School is highly recommended for every blogger, intending blogger or someone who wants to build an online platform on the best CMS you can find today. The author was able to simplify the processes that looks too technical for me and provided awesome guidelines on how to operate the self hosted website with ease. I have started my self hosted WordPress blog (which was my first attempt) with ease, all thanks to this beginner-friendly book. If you want to learn how to build a blog on WordPress without going through coding: ensure you lay your hands on The 5-Day WordPress School book. Thanks for this wonderful book, Cyrus Jackson - Emmanuel Egobiambu of VesselOfInspiration SPECIAL BONUS GIFT: An exclusive Facebook group where you can learn the exact strategies that I use to build a website setup business, get support, and get answers to your WordPress questions and challenges plus a FREE WordPress crash course which was not covered in this book. This means it''s more of a course than a book because there''s room for interaction between the author and readers which makes this book different from others. In other words, if: You want to learn how to set up jaw-dropping WordPress websites or blogs (to launch your products, sell your services, build an audience or create a brand online) without any knowledge of coding or technical stuff You want to master every aspect of WordPress: customization, design, security and managing a website/blog effectively You want to become a professional WordPress website designer and earn income setting up websites for clients This is the PERFECT book for you, so SCROLL UP and get a copy right away!

The Book of Audacity

Record, Edit, Mix, and Master with the Free Audio Editor

Author: Carla Schroder

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272928

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 1481

The Book of Audacity is the definitive guide to Audacity, the powerful, free, cross-platform audio editor. Audacity allows anyone to transform their Windows, Mac, or Linux computer into a powerful recording studio. The Book of Audacity is the perfect book for bands on a budget, solo artists, audiophiles, and anyone who wants to learn more about digital audio. Musician and podcaster Carla Schroder will guide you through a range of fun and useful Audacity projects that will demystify that geeky audio jargon and show you how to get the most from Audacity. You’ll learn how to: –Record podcasts, interviews, and live performances –Be your own backing band or chorus –Edit, splice, mix, and master multitrack recordings –Create super high-fidelity and surround-sound recordings –Digitize your vinyl or tape collection and clean up noise, hisses, and clicks –Create custom ringtones and sweet special effects In addition, you’ll learn how to choose and use digital audio hardware like mics and preamps, and tune your computer for flawless audio performance. You’ll also find out how to package your work for digital distribution, whether you want to share a podcast through iTunes or sell your own CDs. Become your own producer with The Book of Audacity. The fun starts now.

WordPress Theme Design

A Complete Guide to Creating Professional WordPress Themes

Author: Tessa Blakeley Silver

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1847193102

Category: Computers

Page: 225

View: 1338

A complete guide to creating professional WordPress themes.

Professional WordPress

Design and Development

Author: Brad Williams,David Damstra,Hal Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987276

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 8473

The highest rated WordPress development and design book on the market is back with an all new third edition. Professional WordPress is the only WordPress book targeted to developers, with advanced content that exploits the full functionality of the most popular CMS in the world. Fully updated to align with WordPress 4.1, this edition has updated examples with all new screenshots, and full exploration of additional tasks made possible by the latest tools and features. You will gain insight into real projects that currently use WordPress as an application framework, as well as the basic usage and functionality of the system from a developer's perspective. The book's key features include detailed information and real-world examples that illustrate the concepts and techniques at work, plus code downloads and examples accessible through the companion website. Written by practicing WordPress developers, the content of this edition focuses on real world application of WordPress concepts that extend beyond the current WordPress version. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing, and has grown to be the largest self-hosted website platform in the world. This book helps you use WordPress efficiently, effectively, and professionally, with new ideas and expert perspectives on full system exploitation. Get up to speed on the new features in WordPress 4.1 Learn cutting edge uses of WordPress, including real-world projects Discover how to migrate existing websites to WordPress Understand current best practices and tools in WordPress development WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL, and has evolved to be used as a full content management system through thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. Professional WordPress is the essential developer's guide to this multifunctional system.

Learn to Code HTML and CSS

Develop and Style Websites

Author: Shay Howe

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133477576

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 790

HTML and CSS can be a little daunting at first but fear not. This book, based on Shay Howe's popular workshop covers the basics and breaks down the barrier to entry, showing readers how they can start using HTML and CSS through practical techniques today. They'll find accompanying code examples online, while they explore topics such as the different structures of HTML and CSS, and common terms. After establishing a basic understanding of HTML and CSS a deeper dive is taken into the box model and how to work with floats. The book includes an exercise focused on cleaning up a web page by improving the user interface and design, solely using HTML and CSS. With a few quick changes the web page changes shape and comes to life. Interactive, technically up-to-the-minute and easy-to-understand, this book will advance a student's skills to a professional level.

Smashing CSS

Professional Techniques for Modern Layout

Author: Eric Meyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470970723

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 3983

PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR MODERN LAYOUT Smashing CSS takes you well beyond the basics, covering not only the finer points of layout and effects, but introduces you to the future with HTML5 and CSS3. Very few in the industry can show you the ins and outs of CSS like Eric Meyer and inside Smashing CSS Eric provides techniques that are thorough, utterly useful, and universally applicable in the real world. From choosing the right tools, to CSS effects and CSS3 techniques with jQuery, Smashing CSS is the practical guide to building modern web layouts. With Smashing CSS you will learn how to: Throw elements offscreen/hide them Create body/HTML backgrounds in XHTML Usemore than 15 layout techniques including clearfix, two/three simple columns, faux columns, One True Layout, Holy Grail, em-based layout, fluid grids, sticky footers, and more Use a variety of CSS effects including CSS popups, boxpunching, rounded corners, CSS sprites, Sliding Doors, Liquid Bleach, ragged floats, and more Apply CSS table styling including using thead, tfoot, and tbody, row headers, column-oriented styling (classes); styling data tables with jQuery, tables to graphs, tables to maps; and more Use CSS3 elements including rounded corners, multiple backgrounds, RGBA, using jQuery to do CSS3 selections and so much more. Eric Meyer is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and Web standards, and has been working on the Web since 1993. Smashing CSS is for developers who already have some experience with CSS and JavaScript and are ready for more advanced techniques. Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.com) is one of the world's most popular web design sites. True to the Smashing mission, the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers.