Build a Website for Free

By Mark Bell

Construct your self a state of the art website.
It’s enormously easy...and it won’t expense you a dime!

You want a web site. yet you don’t want the hassles that typically decide on construction one or the fee of hiring another person to do it. Here’s your resolution: construct an internet site at no cost! You’ll learn the way you should use new net 2.0 applied sciences to create a website that’s striking and powerful. And here’s the easiest half: You’ll do all of it with software program and instruments that won’t fee you a dime!

- Plan, arrange, and layout a website that actually works, utilizing instruments you will discover for free
- detect the straightforward secrets and techniques of writing pages humans are looking to read
- Adapt your web site for simple viewing on cellular devices
- Use video in your site--and get another person to pay for webhosting it
- upload an easy-to-update weblog and begin development your individual net community
- speedy and simply deal with “nuts and bolts” projects, from getting your web site identify to importing your content
- Get your web site picked up through Google, Yahoo!, and different seek engines

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Rails for PHP Developers (Pragmatic Programmers)

By Derek DeVries, Mike Naberezny

As a Hypertext Preprocessor developer, you have got a few nice instruments for constructing net purposes. Ruby on Rails is one other key device so as to add for your net improvement toolbox. Rails is a high-level net improvement framework that emphasizes excessive productiveness and fresh code. besides the fact that, the Ruby language and Rails framework take a special technique from the way in which many personal home page builders write applications.

Ruby lies on the beginning of Rails, and we will train you the Ruby language from the start by means of construction in your present starting place of personal home page. we are going to discover Ruby via parallel code examples that illustrate the variations among the languages, and assist you comprehend the Ruby idioms and the way they fluctuate from renowned personal home page code and style.

You'll then study the Rails framework via iteratively development a whole program, ranging from the house web page via to a accomplished product. alongside the best way, you will construct your abilities as a Rails developer by means of studying the Rails basics corresponding to MVC constitution, area modeling, and testing.

In addition to serving as a consultant to studying either Ruby and Rails from a personal home page developer's standpoint, this booklet contains large reference chapters. They map the most typical personal home page initiatives to their equivalents within the Ruby and Rails global, supplying you with at-a-glance info that you're going to consult with often.

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Drupal 7 Themes

By Ric Shreves

Give your Drupal web content an exhilarating, trouble-free new glance utilizing topics. From fitting new topics, to customizing them, to development them from scratch, this is the total advisor you have been taking a look for.

Overview

  • Learn to create new Drupal 7 themes
  • No event of Drupal theming required
  • Discover suggestions and instruments for growing and editing themes
  • The first booklet to steer you thru the hot components and topics on hand in Drupal 7

What you are going to examine from this book

  • Learn in regards to the Drupal 7 Theming Architecture
  • Find and set up new themes
  • Get the main from Drupal's subject matter configuration system
  • Create a brand new subject from scratch
  • Master PHPTemplate
  • Modify the default templates and styles
  • Override the default templates together with your own
  • Create dynamic styling that responds to the content material or the user
  • Discover instruments that make theming more straightforward and extra effective

Approach

Filled with useful examples, this publication allows you to comprehend the common sense at the back of the theming process hired in Drupal, and the way to make it give you the results you want. you'll study key options and paintings via examples with cautious, step by step instructions.

Who this booklet is written for

The major specifications to use this e-book are wisdom of HTML, CSS, and a marginally of creativity. you do not need to grasp whatever approximately theming in Drupal; all you would like is easy event of operating with Drupal.

Although this booklet goals to make Drupal theming available to designers, theming in Drupal 7 consists of writing a few Hypertext Preprocessor code, and a easy wisdom of Hypertext Preprocessor can be helpful.p>

Regardless of your technical abilities, this e-book will educate you to layout topics to your Drupal web content fast and easily.

In Detail

Drupal is an award profitable open resource content material administration process (CMS). in accordance with Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQL, its strength and adaptability mixed with its remarkable layout suggest it's essentially the most well known offerings for making a CMS website..

Drupal employs a really good templating procedure and helps issues, which let you swap the feel and appear of your system's entrance and back-end interfaces..

Drupal 7 subject matters is a perfect advent to theming with Drupal 7. with a view to create a awesome new search for your Drupal 7 web site, this e-book is for you. This booklet is a revised, up-to-date and multiplied version of Drupal 6 issues, rewritten in particular for Drupal 7.

This e-book will convey you options and instruments that will help you enhance the appear and feel of any Drupal 7-powered web site. ranging from the fundamentals of subject matter setup and configuration, you are going to find out about the Drupal theming structure and the PHPTemplate engine, after which stream directly to enhancing present issues and development new topics from scratch. you'll find out approximately instruments to make your topic improvement easier.

A functional consultant displaying you ways to create subject matters to your Drupal 7 site

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Principles of Web Design: The Web Technologies Series (5th Edition)

By Joel Sklar

Joel Sklar has written the definitive textual content for website design, ideas OF website design, 5th version guiding readers during the whole website production strategy, whereas constructing and adorning your HTML, CSS, and visible layout abilities alongside the best way. Now up to date to incorporate the newest website design applied sciences and developments, this 5th version gains all-new sections on HTML5, CSS3, CSS web page layouts, and greater navigation in addition to technical updates and new monitor pictures all through. starting with the internet layout surroundings and the foundations of sound website design, readers will proceed to making plans web site format and navigation, and growth to net typography, shades and pictures, operating with CSS, and extra. Armed with a useful knowing and many hands-on actions, readers will achieve a pretty good origin of designing winning, standards-based websites which are moveable throughout assorted working structures, browsers, and net units. spouse website on hand at no extra price www.joelsklar.com/pwd5.

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PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming: Visual QuickPro Guide (3rd Edition)

Readers can take their personal home page talents to the subsequent point with this absolutely revised and up to date personal home page complicated: visible QuickPro advisor, 3rd variation! choked with fourteen chapters of step by step content material and written by means of bestselling writer and Hypertext Preprocessor programmer Larry Ullman, this consultant teaches particular themes in direct, targeted segments, indicates how Hypertext Preprocessor is utilized in real-world purposes. The publication teaches constructing net purposes utilizing complex personal home page options and complex database techniques, and this version bargains a number of chapters dedicated to object-oriented programming and all-new chapters on debugging, checking out, and function. writer hosts a favored better half web site at larryullman.com, the place readers can freely obtain code utilized in the ebook, entry a person discussion board and publication updates, and get suggestion without delay from the writer.

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HTML & CSS: The Good Parts (Animal Guide)

By Ben Henick

HTML and CSS are the workhorses of website design, and utilizing them jointly to construct constant, trustworthy websites calls for either ability and data. the duty is tougher if you are hoping on superseded, complicated, and pointless HTML hacks and workarounds. writer Ben Henick exhibits you the way to prevent these traps through going past the normal tips, methods, and strategies to attach the underlying idea and layout of HTML and CSS in your daily paintings habits.

With this useful e-book, you are going to tips on how to paintings with those instruments way more successfully than is common perform for many net builders. no matter if you handcraft person pages or construct templates, HTML & CSS: the great Parts may also help you get the main out of those instruments in all points of website design-from structure to typography and to color.

  • Structure HTML markup to maximise the facility of CSS
  • Implement advanced multi-column layouts from scratch
  • Improve web site construction values with complicated CSS techniques
  • Support formal usability and accessibility requisites with instruments equipped into HTML and CSS
  • Avoid the main demanding browser and platform limitations

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CakePHP Application Development: Step-by-step introduction to rapid web development using the open-source MVC CakePHP framework

By Ahsanul Bari, Anupom Syam

Cake is a speedy improvement framework for Hypertext Preprocessor that makes use of recognized layout styles and gives a established framework that allows Hypertext Preprocessor clients in any respect degrees to speedily improve strong net purposes, with none lack of flexibility. It skill you could code swifter, your code is healthier, and it makes writing net 2.0-style apps a snap.

This ebook bargains step by step directions to benefit the CakePHP framework and to speedy boost and set up web-based purposes. It introduces the MVC development and coding kinds utilizing useful examples. It takes the developer via establishing a CakePHP improvement and deployment setting, and develops an instance program to demonstrate all the options you must write a whole, non-trivial software in Hypertext Preprocessor. It goals to help personal home page programmers to quickly increase and set up well-crafted and powerful web-based functions with CakePHP.

What you are going to research from this book?
• boost well-structured purposes quicker, utilizing CakePHP's MVC
• set up and manage CakePHP
• Create and configure your database to construct a bookmark supervisor interface step-by-step
• construct a version that that integrates along with your database and offers simple good points on your program: inserts, updates, deletes, searches, and relationships
• Create perspectives that current the person interface in an enticing, geared up, and maintainable approach
• boost controllers to engage with version sessions, use callback features, and create reusable elements
• Prototype functions quickly utilizing scaffolding to auto-generate person interface code
• Create customized person interfaces utilizing layouts, parts, helper periods, and CakePHP's FormHelper
• construct advanced information types with a number of similar tables, utilizing Cake institutions
• increase your information types through including new functionalities like consumer authentication and information validation
• Automate repetitive initiatives and accelerate improvement utilizing shells
• decrease the volume of code you write your self utilizing Bake to immediately generate crucial code in accordance with your database layout
• upload interactivity utilizing JavaScript and AJAX
• paintings with consumer pages, seek, pagination, and RSS

Approach
This e-book begins through fitting Cake and construction our first software, then every one major section of a CakePHP program intimately. We then methods to construct internet 2.0 type purposes speedy utilizing a case learn program. The booklet is jam-packed with instance code and demo purposes, that you can see innovations in action.

Who this publication is written for?
If you understand personal home page and need to strengthen state-of-the-art net 2.0 purposes, or see easy methods to write code in a quicker, extra efficient manner, then this ebook is perfect for you.

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Typography Best Practices (Smashing eBooks)

By Smashing Magazine

Website design isn't just a few flamboyant or just attractive web site visual appeal. This ebook is ready small — yet an important — information, in a forte that's all approximately info. no matter if you are attracted to identifying the fitting paragraph format or typographic information, watching the proper typographic etiquette or making the opposite small judgements that might dramatically impression how your web site is perceived, many solutions will current themselves during this number of articles.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The excellent Paragraph

Mind Your En And Em Dashes: Typographic Etiquette

Why refined Typographic offerings Make the entire Difference

A nearer examine Font Rendering

The inventive method to Maximize layout principles With Type

Applying Macrotypography For A extra Readable internet Page

Avoiding fake Weights And kinds With Google internet Fonts

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Web Audio API

By Boris Smus

Go past HTML5’s Audio tag and improve the audio services of your internet software with the internet Audio API. full of plenty of code examples, crisp descriptions, and valuable illustrations, this concise consultant indicates you the way to take advantage of this JavaScript API to make the sounds and track of your video games and interactive functions come alive.

You desire very little electronic audio services to start. writer Boris Smus introduces you to electronic audio options, then exhibits you the way the net Audio API solves particular program audio difficulties. in case you are an skilled JavaScript programmer, you’ll not just find out how to synthesize and procedure electronic audio, you’ll additionally discover audio research and visualization with this API.

  • Learn net Audio API, together with audio graphs and the audio nodes
  • Provide quickly suggestions to person activities by way of scheduling sounds with the API’s distinct timing model
  • Control achieve, quantity, and loudness, and dive into clipping and crossfading
  • Understand pitch and frequency: use instruments to control soundforms at once with JavaScript
  • Generate man made sound results and how one can spatialize sound in 3D space
  • Use net Audio API with the Audio tag, getUserMedia, and the web page Visibility API

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HTML5: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)

By Matthew MacDonald

HTML5 is greater than a markup language—it's a dozen self reliant internet criteria all rolled into one. formerly, all it's been lacking is a handbook. With this thorough, jargon-free advisor, you'll how one can construct internet apps that come with video instruments, dynamic drawings, geolocation, offline net apps, drag-and-drop, and lots of different positive factors. HTML5 is the way forward for the internet, and with this publication you'll succeed in it quickly.

The vital belongings you have to know:
* Structure web content in a brand new way. find out how HTML5 is helping make website design instruments and se's paintings smarter.
* Add audio and video with no plugins. construct playback pages that paintings in each browser.
* Draw with Canvas. Create shapes, images, textual content, and animation—and lead them to interactive.
* Go far with style. Use CSS3 and HTML5 to jazz up your pages and adapt them for cellular units.
* Build internet apps with wealthy computer features. allow clients paintings together with your app offline, and procedure user-selected records within the browser.
* Create location-aware apps. Write geolocation functions without delay within the browser.

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