Media praise for Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual

Have a blog? Join our Reader Review Program

"Matthew MacDonald's Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual is for anyone who wants to create a slick web site without the programming savvy of being a web guru...A 'must' for anyone who would create a web site without a college degree in programming."
-- James Cox, California Bookwatch

"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post

"Although the book seems to speak to the aspiring beginner, those with experience will probably find it fills in some gaps in their knowledge and serves as a great reference to have on hand. You might especially appreciate it if you have friends or clients who ask you web related questions about things you've done, but not recently, or without much thought. In other words, it can make you look as if you actually know what you're doing — very handy indeed!"
-- Philip High, Digital Media Artists Group (dmag)

"Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual is a book for both novices who want to know how to create a site or for more experienced users who want to know the details of how to use HTML, CSS and blogs to their full potential."
-- Irv Haas, Apple Pickers Macintosh User Group

"In short, Creating Web Sites contains all the basics you need in order to create a basic site that is attractive and creates a plesant experience for a visitor. [It] is a recommended read."
-- Harold McFarland, The Midwest Book Review: Harold's Bookshelf

"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- Bob Brooks, The South Bay Apple Mac User Group

"...this book is great for what it is; a clear explanation of how to make a website and post it on the Internet, from beginning to end...I'd highly recommend this book simply because there aren't many books that cover so many topics in one, and this is among the best that do."
-- Marc Robinson, Main Line Macintosh Users Group (MLMUG)

"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- Ray Bowler, Vice President, Des Moines Macintosh User's Group

"Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual is another book in the popular and well written Missing Manual series of books. It guides you through the whole process of designing and constructing a modern-looking website. It starts with the basics: planning the site, obtaining a domain name and finding a host. The manual then goes through the foundations of a site, such as HTML, coding, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, and even creating a PayPal shopping cart. At the beginning of the book, author Matthew McDonald describes how to create simple text pages by typing in tags one at a time using a text editor. By chapter four, he starts to talk about free HTML editors that can be downloaded from the Internet that can be downloaded to make this task easier. He also explores professional programs, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Even if you decide to hand over your website creation to another person or company, you'll find this book is a useful manual to help explain what's going on under the hood. It will define for you some of the Web's basic buzzwords, like HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It will even go a long way in helping you understand how to get your site ranked on Google and other search engines - a crucial component to any successful site."
-- John Rettie, Rangefinder

"If you are a first-time site owner, you won't find a better resource...Creating Web Sites delivers well-organized concise details on many relevant topics such as Planning a Web Site, HTML, Cascading Styles, Site Building Tools, Domain Names, Site Hosting, File Transfer, Graphics, Links, Audio Visual, Search Engines, and Communities. All of this information is available elsewhere, but not in the convenient digestible form that you find herein."
-- Marty Crouch, Mouse Tracks, The Journal of the Portland MacIntosh Users Group

"A great book for any novice trying to build a web site. The book is divided into clear sections each giving excellent advise and information. I recommend this to anyone starting a web site. This book deals with the nuts and bolts of starting a web site,choosing a domain name, basic design concepts and making an attractive and readable site which will draw visitors."
-- Barry K. Brown, Diablo Valley PC User Group

"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated



"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
--Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post