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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Web Server Setup

    1. Introduction

    2. Registering a Domain Name

    3. Managing and Protecting a Domain Name

    4. Choosing a Server Platform and Hosting Plan

    5. Enabling Server-Side Includes

    6. Setting the Default Filename for a Directory or Entire Site

    7. Making Sure Your Web Site Loads With and Without the "www" Prefix

    8. Creating and Accessing Directories Outside the Web Site Root Directory

    9. Automating Routine Tasks

    10. Restarting Your Web Server

    11. Monitoring Web Server Activity

    12. Building an Easy-to-Maintain Web Site with Free Tools

  2. Chapter 2 Site Planning and Setup

    1. Introduction

    2. Writing a Functional Specification for Your Site

    3. Assessing Available Materials for a Site

    4. Organizing Your Files in Directories

    5. Establishing a Naming Convention for Your Files

    6. Establishing a Naming Convention for Page Titles

    7. Establishing a Naming Convention for Your Variables

    8. Downloading All Files from a Site

    9. Making URLs Easy to Find and Remember

    10. Creating a Flowchart for Complex Site Functionality

  3. Chapter 3 Page Design and Navigation

    1. Introduction

    2. Choosing Between a Flexible and Fixed Layout

    3. Creating a Color Scheme

    4. Making Room for All Your Navigation

    5. Designing Pages for Advertisements

    6. Expanding Your Web Site

    7. Adding Background Images

    8. Creating Breadcrumb Links

    9. Creating a Link Menu to Other Pages

    10. Creating Navigation That Does Not Link to Itself

  4. Chapter 4 Formatting Text and Code

    1. Introduction

    2. Writing Standards-Compliant Web Pages

    3. Displaying Foreign and Special Characters

    4. Choosing Type Sizes for Display and Body Text

    5. Including Dynamic Content in Static Pages

    6. Adding a Discretionary Hyphen to Long Words

    7. Dividing a Text Block into Multiple Pages

    8. Reformatting Database Content as HTML

    9. Optimizing Web Page Code

  5. Chapter 5 Formatting Graphics

    1. Introduction

    2. Optimizing Your Images

    3. Creating a Web-Friendly Logo

    4. Slicing and Recombining Complex Images

    5. Choosing Clip Art and Stock Photos

    6. Disabling Image Download

    7. Creating Watermarked Images on the Fly

  6. Chapter 6 Displaying and Delivering Information

    1. Introduction

    2. Explaining Who's Responsible for Your Site

    3. Writing Meaningful Link Text

    4. Adding Preview Information to Links

    5. Creating Effective Pop-up Windows

    6. Randomizing Text or Images

    7. Highlighting the Search Term

    8. Embedding RSS Feeds on Your Site

    9. Creating an RSS Feed from Database Content

    10. Adding a Poster Frame to a QuickTime Movie

    11. Creating a Printer-Friendly Version of Your Site

    12. Generating Downloadable Files Dynamically

    13. Offering Your Site on Mobile Devices

  7. Chapter 7 Interacting with Visitors

    1. Introduction

    2. Preventing Blank Form Fields

    3. Duplicating Form Field Data

    4. Using Sample Input to Reduce Errors

    5. Formatting User-Entered Information

    6. Generating Form Menu Choices from a Database

    7. Storing Multiple Values in One Database Field

    8. Using a Graphical Character String for Form Authentication

    9. Putting Additional Information in mailto Links

    10. Send Visitor Messages to Your Mobile Phone

    11. Using Cookies to Remember Visitor Choices

    12. Internationalizing Your Web Site Problem

    13. Creating an Email Newsletter

  8. Chapter 8 Promotion and E-Commerce

    1. Introduction

    2. Turning Site Traffic into Loyal Visitors and Customers

    3. Creating an Effective Landing Page

    4. Creating a Favicon

    5. Forcing a Secure Connection

    6. Creating a Self-Signed SSL Certificate

    7. Disabling a Form Submit Button After the First Click

    8. Creating Complex Select Menus with optgroup

    9. Protecting Your Site from Fraud

    10. Generating Income from Traffic and Content

    11. Tracking and Blocking Visitors Based on Their IP Numbers

    12. Soliciting Donations and Contributions

  9. Chapter 9 Maintenance and Troubleshooting

    1. Introduction

    2. Handling Requests for Missing or Relocated Pages

    3. Adding the Referring Page to a Form

    4. Improving Site Performance

    5. Tracking and Documenting Site Changes

    6. Modifying an Auto-Indexed File List to Match Your Site's Design

    7. Converting Source Documents to Web Pages

    8. Coordinating Site Updates and Testing

    9. Taking Care of Your Database

    10. Evaluating Your Site with Metrics

    11. Developing Test Procedures for Your Site

    12. Preventing Email Address Harvesting

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