PageMeUp – Review

On November 19, 2014, in Apps, Review, by Simon Parnell

PageMe Up Desktop Publishing and HTML design and layout application
Price: $24 USD

Page Me Up

PageMeUp describes itself as designed for print documents and websites. At the price it is pitched against applications like Pages, SwiftPublisher, and iStudio Publisher rather than the big guns like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress.

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Web Design with HTML and CSS Digital Classroom
Authors: Jeremy Osborn, Jennifer Smith, and the AGI Creative Team
Company: Wiley Publishing
Price: $39.99 US, $47.99 CAN
284 pages
ISBN: 978-0-470-58360-9

If you’re in a hurry, and don’t have time to read this entire review, let me summarize it for you in four words:

I love this book!

However, if you have the time, continue reading to find out why this book is a must-have for anyone with even a passing interest in web design.

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HTML, XHTML & CSS All-In-One for Dummies

On December 15, 2010, in Book Review, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

HTML, XHTML & CSS All-In-One for Dummies
by Andy Harris
Wiley Publishing, Inc.
$39.99 US, $47.99 CN, £27.99 UK

It seems like almost everyone has some sort of web presence. Maybe it’s a blog that’s used to keep in touch with family and friends around the globe. For others, it could be a site that shares their hobby with like-minded people. The web pages most of us are used to seeing are for businesses: from the small, independent craftsman to the Internet giants like Apple and Amazon.

Getting started designing a web page can freeze some people in their tracks. HTML, CSS, Javascript: sounds so intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Wiley Publishing has released a new book, HTML, XHTML & CSS All-In-One for Dummies, by Andy Harris, that can help newbies create their first web site, while assisting more experienced designers to bring their sites to the next level.

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Review – Building A Web Site For Dummies

On July 2, 2010, in Book Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Building A Web Site For Dummies
by David A. Crowder
Wiley Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-470-56093-8
$24.99 US / $29.99 CN / £17.99 UK
342 pages

Many people are familiar with HTML and CSS, and think that’s all you need to put together to make a pleasing web site. Others feel that by using an application such as RapidWeaver or Adobe Dreamweaver, most of the work is done for them. Sadly for these people, that’s not the case.

David A. Crowder’s latest book, Building A Web Site For Dummies, takes the reader through the steps involved to, well, build a web site. The book is divided into five sections:

  • Building Your First Web Site
  • Building Better Web Pages
  • Adding Frills and Fancy Stuff
  • Making Money
  • The Part of Tens

The first section assumes you are at least familiar with HTML. Not necessarily an expert, but have a basic understanding of HTML code. Crowder then moves on to advanced HTML, including tables and frames. Finally, he tackles the topic of choosing a domain name and host for your newly created web site.

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HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible, Fifth Edition
by Steven M. Schafer

Wiley Publishing, Inc.
US $39.99, CAN $47.99
ISBN: 978-0-470-52396-4
744 pages

I have a confession to make—I love reference books. I love to read novels, too, but there’s something about reference books that makes me happy. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that if I have a question about, say, an unfamiliar knitting technique, I can walk over to the bookshelf, grab one of my knitting books, look up the technique, then put the book back on the shelf, where it will be waiting for me next time I need it.

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Review – PowerMail 6

On October 29, 2009, in Features, by Russ Walkowich

PowerMail 6
Company: CTM Development

Price: $49 US, $65 US with Spam Sieve included

For the first few years that I was using a Mac, I used Claris Emailer, versions 1 and 2, which quickly became my email program of choice. In 1998 when Apple lost interest in Emailer, I searched around for a replacement and found PowerMail 2.0.3 by CTM Development. PowerMail was the closest mail application that I found that brought out the best of Emailer and that has continued to be improved upon over the years. PowerMail 6 was released by CTM and I’ve been using it for the past few months as I have since 1998. I have emails that I imported into PowerMail that go back to 1995, all related to My Mac.

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Taking iWeb 08 even further – Part 7

On February 20, 2008, in Features, How-To, by Guy Serle

Are we having fun yet? You’ve made a Master Page, set up your Welcome page, played around with graphics and page sizes, all without knowing a single bit of HTML. Now, we’re going to get into what sets iWeb apart from most other web page creation software. Sure if you know CSS, PHP, HTML, and other buzz words I just pulled out of my head, you can make a site that dances and weaves across a web browser like some bad 60’s hippy movie. Unfortunately you probably don’t know about those things (don’t feel bad, neither do I), but you want your site to look like you spent a lot more time on it than you did.

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Internet Connection Feb. 1996

On February 1, 1996, in Opinion, by Evan McCarthy

p>It seems certain that the World Wide Web will become, if it has not already, central to entertainment, business and social activities. Look how large the Web is now, with so many people not even online yet. Probably many of your friends have heard of the Internet or use it at work, but do not have it in their homes. Just imagine what will happen when the “Internet Box” becomes widely available. As you read this, technology is available to let people connect to the Internet without having to go out and buy a Mac (or, I suppose, one of those other non-Macs). In many locations, you will be able to hook up to the Internet with a box right on your television. The cable that carries your television channels into your home can also carry the Internet.

The companies that provide Internet service can’t even accurately tell how many new Web pages are added every day. Several months ago, I heard the estimate of about 20 to 50 million people having access to the Internet and that amount increases by an estimated 15 percent per month. This makes the Web the place to be if you have any information you would like others to see. The next step for My Mac was obvious, soon after I started writing for My Mac, I began putting together our Web site.

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