This book teaches all of the essentials for designing and creating a simple, professional-looking website for any library. By using cut-and-paste templates from familiar software programs, readers can create complex websites in short order—without learning confusing HTML coding. Three final chapters cover using style sheets, address the potential benefits of HTML5, and overview content management system based websites. By using this guidebook as a reference, even those without previous knowledge about web design will possess enough basic information to create a great web page—and, with a little practice, prepare a full library website.
- Offers a basic textbook for short courses or workshops, or a segment of a longer course that would cover advanced tools to create websites
- Supplies a useful resource for readers with little or no programming background as well as for librarians who need to refresh or update their existing knowledge about web design
- Clarifies the benefits and limitations of using commercially available software tools for web design
- Utilizes a fictitious library as an instruction example that underscores key points for readers