Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

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Starting with basic HTML, hypertext markup language, Mr. Cooper directs the reader to a couple of free apps on which to begin composition, and he shows how to create HTML material very simply, making best use of his comic format. Then it’s on to CSS, or cascading style sheets. Per Glinda, the Good Witch of CSS, HTML is the language of content and structure; CSS is the language for style and layout. It adds the bells, the whistles, specific colors, and various effects for emphasis. Having taken us through those basics, Cooper and Gee show us WORDPRESS, which, if we had seen it first, would probably have stopped us from looking at the basics. WordPress is the GUI, graphic user interface, of blog construction. HTML cores it, but it is masked and made more accessible.

This is not all a comic guide. All too often reverts to tiny-fonted technical book format with screen illustrations that literally require a magnifying glass. The comics facilitate the process of learning, true. But since the comics are not tremendously detailed, my feeling is that they could have been represented in smaller size, and the text could have been enlarged to be more readable. However, this is a fine, whimsical intro to blogging.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 264 pages
Publisher No Starch Press
Publish Date 2014-Sep-15
ISBN 9781593275228 Buy this Book
Issue March 2015
Category Technology


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