By Shayne Tilley

New Release: Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS

By Shayne Tilley

Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, is widely regarded as the definitive beginner’s guide to building web sites. After hundreds of reviews and suggestions from the first edition, we’re very pleased to announce a second edition of Ian Lloyd’s best-selling book.

Ian has used his understanding of cutting-edge advances in web development to enhance the book, so it’s compatible with all web browsers (including what we know about IE8) and incorporates new tools such as Google Analytics.

In short, the ultimate beginner’s guide just got better!

So, what’s in the book?

If you’re a newbie to web design, but you’re passionate about learning to build web sites, then Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, 2nd Edition is a must-have. In this easy-to-follow guide you’ll learn how to build a web site the best way possible — doing it yourself!

Ian will help you along, but by following this step-by-step guide to building an example web site, you’ll find that the training wheels will be off before you know it. You’ll start from scratch, learning which basic tools you need to get started (text editors, web browsers, and FTP clients), and by the end of the book you’ll be ready to add some real flair to your fully functioning web site.

With this book, you’ll learn how to implement features that are crucial to web site development, such as:

  • easy to use navigation
  • professional-looking headers
  • regularly updated News/Events pages
  • a Contact Us page
  • a simple Image gallery
  • a search engine that covers your site, as well as related sites
  • and much more …

About the author…

Ian is a UK-based senior web designer/developer who has written or co-written many web development books, including SitePoint’s The Ultimate HTML Reference. He currently runs (a web accessibility site that he started in 2002) and is a regular speaker at web development conferences such as South By Southwest (SXSW).

You can sample three chapters free, or grab yourself a copy of the printed or PDF version of the book for just $29.95.

Listen to what others thought about Ian’s book:

  • Jen

    It sounded cool when reading a description but after I saw “your web browser – Internet explorer” I could not read more. If you are learning to develop you should be using a multitude of browsers for testing (Ie. Firefox, IE, Opera, Safari, etc).

  • ama3

    Security issues: I noticed the index (but not the sample) addressed forms and avoiding spam comments, but I would like to see more on addressing abuse of web pages. Contact info is great, but not if it is parsable by a spammer. I am still bombarded by spam — even after I took my form out (couldn’t quite figure out Captcha and it may be out-of-date anyway as a confirmation …)

    The point is that one really has to be sensitive to abuse of a site — not just getting it up, so to speak …

  • Anonymous


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