WebMaster Windows, Second Edition: How to Build Your Own World-Wide Web Server Without Really Trying

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9780124456006: WebMaster Windows, Second Edition: How to Build Your Own World-Wide Web Server Without Really Trying

This book is a fast and easy guide for turning your PC into a World Wide Web server. Using the book and enclosed CD-ROM, readers can create a Web site in a matter of hours -- and have a good time doing it! This second edition is completely revised and updated to reflect the rapid changes in the software and techniques available to aspiring Web professionals. In addition to a brief overview of the origins of the Web, readers get the nuts-and-bolts details needed to connect with an Internet service provider, all the setup and configuration information for a Web server, and interviews with successful WebMasters. The enclosed CD-ROM for Windows 95 in loaded with all the shareware and freeware needed to set up a Web site.
* Describes all the setup and configuration information needed for a Web server, including security, clickable maps and buttons, client/server architecture, and CGIs (common gateway interfaces)
* Contains everything needed to write great HTML code for Web page design, plus a WebMaster Web site to keep users up to date with all the latest tools, applications, and Web resources
* Features a wealth of information such as useful Internet mailing lists, newsgroups, key Web site locations, and pointers to every Internet resource a WebMaster would ever need
* Includes a CD-ROM with tons of great shareware and freeware, including server software, HTML editors, graphics tools, CGIs, and scripting additions

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WebMaster, Second Edition, is an informative and often entertaining guide to building and running a Web site. This volume is useful for potential Web masters who wish to run their site off of Windows 95 or NT. While it is geared toward beginners, WebMaster covers every aspect of creating and maintaining your site, including setting up the enclosed trial version of O'Reilly Web Server software, writing good HTML, and adding goodies like multimedia, Java applets, and ActiveX controls. More experienced readers will benefit from the interviews and commentary by professional Web masters, as well as the comprehensive appendix, which contains a list of standard and proposed HTML tags, a terms glossary, and a selection of other resources for more information. If you're just getting started and don't know where to begin, this book will help you earn your Web master wings in no time. In addition to O'Reilly Web Server, the CD-ROM contains HTML editing software and graphics and multimedia tools.

About the Author:

Bob LeVitus is the author of 25 computer books, a columnist for MacUser and the Houston Chronicle, and one of the best-known authorities on the Macintosh in the world.

Gary R. Evans is the co-principal of Bora Software, a corporation that specializes in automated cashflow models, and was the primary Programmer for the Bora Credit Evaluation and Cashflow Model used by the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to train bank regulators. Evans is the author of several books, including Macroeconomics (with Howard Sherman), and is a professor at Harvey Mudd College and the Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center. His area of specialty is fiscal and monetary policy and automated (computerized) information systems.

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