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From the author's preface: This book is a catalog of the mistakes that I've made while building more than 100 Web sites in the last five years. I wrote it in the hopes that others won't have to repeat those mistakes. For the manager in charge of a Web publication or service, this book gives you the big picture. It is designed to help you to affirmatively make the high-leveFrom the author's preface: This book is a catalog of the mistakes that I've made while building more than 100 Web sites in the last five years. I wrote it in the hopes that others won't have to repeat those mistakes. For the manager in charge of a Web publication or service, this book gives you the big picture. It is designed to help you to affirmatively make the high-level decisions that determine whether a site will be manageable or unmanageable, profitable or unprofitable, popular or unpopular, reliable or unreliable. I don't expect you to be down in the trenches typing Oracle SQL queries. But you'll learn enough from this book to decide whether in fact you need a database, whom to hire as the high database priest, and whom to allow anywhere near the database. For the literate computer scientist, I hope to expose the beautiful possibilities in Web service design. I want to inspire you to believe that this is the most interesting and exciting area in which we can work. For the working Web designer or programmer, I want to arm you with a new vocabulary and mental framework for building sites. There can be more to life than making a client's bad ideas flesh with PhotoShop and Perl/CGI. For the users of the world, I document a comprehensive open-source approach to building online communities and show a collaborative Web-based way that we can dig ourselves out of our desktop application morass. *Includes 200 photographs from Greenspun's highly successful photo.net Web site. *Presents a general theory of the issues in Web Publishing....

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ISBN : 9781558605343
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 608 Pages
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Philip & Alex's Guide to Web Publishing Reviews

  • Andrei
    2019-03-05 23:35

    This is the book that got me into web development, web design, databases and cool scripting languages.

  • Michael Gottlieb
    2019-03-15 22:20

    I owe so many of my ideas and perspecttives re: web publishing to Greenspun and a powerful workshop he taught at MIT in June 1999.Laced with examples and anecdotes, Greenspun freely criticizes practices ge regards as foolish. Biting the department that educated him, he tells of an MIT project to publish organizational structure on the web. "That won't interest anyone once you get fifty feet outside the building," he quips. Instead Greenspun suggests publishing current student projects, and providing ways for the external world to connect with the Department's knowledge base.