Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Posts
    1,862
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Best book for designing a web site

    If her technical ability is somewhat low, these won't be of much help, but I highly recommend two:

    O'Reilly's java script: The Definitive Guide
    Wrox's Professional ASP 3.0 OR Beginning ASP 3.0

    I use each of these almost daily!

  2. #2
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    New Hampshire, USA
    Posts
    3,386
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Best book for designing a web site

    I have more input. Some of the areas of concern include:

    "* Accept Web-submitted form data that is then put into an Access or Excel DB
    * Accept secure CC payments via Web
    * Allow for registered users who can access additional resources or
    their own registration information. (I have password-protected Web
    material before, but I don't think it was really all that secure a
    method.)
    * Allow the user to take an online "quiz" of sorts and get automated
    feedback at the end."

  3. #3
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Posts
    1,862
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Best book for designing a web site

    Howard,

    Two of these issues will come under one book. The first and last will both be covered under the topic of ASP and ADO (typiacally found in the same book). The Professional ASP 3.0 book I mentioned earlier will have some advanced techniques. I haven't seen the book, but the Beginning ASP 3.0 will have a more basic overview of the same concepts.

    As for the second item, I have another book that I haven't even had the chance (or need) to open yet - E-Commerce Programming with ASP. I hope that when the day comes, this will be a great resource for me (assuming I haven't moved to ASP.NET yet!!)

    For the third item, this can be done a number of ways.
    -You can have a login against a database of usernames and passwords. This would use ASP/ADO - which the ASP book would help with.
    -Some web hosts offer security settings for each folder. This shouldn't require a book. Of course, it's not something you would want to try to implement for a large number of users, but it's fine for a small number.

    Hope this helps!

  4. #4
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    New Hampshire, USA
    Posts
    3,386
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Best book for designing a web site

    A year or two ago, I looked into related books.

    At that time, a highly recommended book was The Geek's Guide To Internet
    Business Success by Bob Schmidt (ISBN: 0442025572). It is copyright 1997. I
    purchased the book, but have not, and likely never will, read it. The book is now listed with ISBN
    0471288381, Wiley appears to taken over the title/publisher so the ISBN
    changed. According to www.bestbookbuys.com, this is a print on demand title.

    Another recommended book was Peter Kent's "Poor Richard's Web Site :
    Geek-Free, Commonsense Advice on Building a Low-Cost Web Site" (ISBN
    0966103289). I never bought that one. There is now a 2nd
    edition "Poor Richard's Web Site" (ISBN 0966103203).

  5. #5
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    141
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Best book for designing a web site

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29>

    How about Learning Web Design by Jennifer Niederst ?

    Then check out http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com Learning good web design by looking at bad web design.(There are also two books on the subject: Web Pages That Suck and Son of Web Pages That Suck)

    Top 15 Webmaster Mistakes -http://anet.net/support/hosting/15mistakes.html(Although, I don't agree with them all.)

    Bad Design Features - http://www.ratz.com/featuresbad.html

    Oh well, you asked about books and I gave you books and web sites.

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

  6. #6
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    New Hampshire, USA
    Posts
    3,386
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Best book for designing a web site

    Somebody asked me about his wife designing a web site from scratch.
    I don't know her level of technical savy, or whether she will be able to do server side stuff.

    What are the best books for teaching how to design a web site and the tools that should be used?

  7. #7
    KTYorke
    Guest

    Re: Best book for designing a web site

    I started out with http://www.htmlgoodies.com
    I have never read any of Joe Burns' actual books but if they're anything like the online primers and tutorials, it's something to look into. You really get a good feel of the basics from the HTMLGoodies.com primers. It's easy to go through and it's not overwhelming to even the most novice webdesigner (mainly because it's pretty funny).
    have fun

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •