Build your own website

Nate Cooper        

Published by

No starch press

ISBN

9781593275228

RRP

£12.99

Reviewed by

Sheila Bullas MBCS CITP

Score

9 out of 10

This book is aimed at anyone who wants to build their own website but has no experience or knowledge of how to do it.

It is not often that the illustrator of a text book is mentioned on the cover but this is not the usual sort of text book. The subtitle is ‘A comic guide to HTML, CSS and Wordpress’: comic in the sense of comic strip rather than a bundle of laughs.

Kim and her dog Tofu learn web design from the web guru and the good witch. It is a great way to present the material in a humorous and memorable way.

The more conventional text follows in each section. It is designed for the reader to work through practical exercises on their own computer and build simple web pages using HTML and CSS; requiring only a text editor and a web browser to do so.

The subsequent exercises require the reader to have access to WORDPRESS in order to carry them out. Tips on how this can be acquired are given. There are also tips on hosting websites. The exercises are easy to follow and do what they say they do.

While you would not be building a website by the end of the book, you will have the basics and enough tips for further progress in order to achieve that objective.

An excellent book.

Further information: No starch press

November 2014