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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.



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Matthew MacDonald

Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. He's particularly known for his books about building websites, which include a do-it-from-scratch tutorial (Creating a Website: The Missing Manual) , a look at cutting-edge HTML5 (HTML5: The Missing Manual) , and a WordPress primer (WordPress: The Missing Manual) . He's also written a series of books about programming on and off the Web with .NET, teaches programming at Ryerson University, and is a three-time Microsoft MVP.

In everyday life, Matthew is endlessly amazed by the odd, unusual, and just plain bonkers workings of the natural world. Those who don't have tech problems to solve can check out Matthew MacDonald's science books, where he debugs the quirks and complexities of the human brain (Your Brain: The Missing Manual) and body (Your Body: The Missing Manual) . Both books include a mash-up of full-color pictures, trivia, and philosophical head-scratchers. Matthew lives in Toronto, with his wife and two daughters.



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