Some brief overview of this book
As a web user, youll no doubt have noticed some of the breathtaking applications available in todays modern web, such as Google Maps and Flickrdesktop applications than the old style web sites you are used to. Youve probably also wished that you could create such things, and then thought nahhh, Id need to know a lot of complicated code to be able to even start creating sites like these. Well, think again.
All you need to know is enough to successfully wire together all this functionality successfully and responsibly, and this book shows you how. It starts from the very beginning of your journey, showing you whats available, what you need, and how to set up an effective development environment. After a solid base has been built, it shows you how to build up each aspect of your site, including storing, retrieving, and displaying content, adding images and video to your site, building effective site navigation and laying it all out beautifully using CSS, promoting your content so you will attract visitors to your site, and adding special effects to enhance usability and design asthetics...all with ready-made functionality available on the Web! Life as a web developer has never been easier.