this page we have some brief book summaries and recommendations for
small businesses that want to get online.
Business Internet Starter Kit
This is a suitable
book, published by the Financial Times, for the small business wanting
to get online. It starts at the most basic level, and assumes minimal
knowledge of computers or internet use. As well as general background
information, there are suggested links to useful online resources. Format
is easy to read, and uses graphics and highlights to communicate key
This book is published
by the Daily Telegraph. Like the UK Business Internet Starter kit, it
is aimed at the small business. It assumes basic user knowledge of computers
and some experience of browsing the web. Takes a sanguine and pragmatic
view of the internet as a business tool. It is more intensive and concise,
and covers more technical detail. Has extensive suggested links to online
resources, and makes a useful reference resource to follow up on ideas.
Design - In a nutshell
For the person that
wishes to attempt their own web page design. This book is one of an
excellent series of books published by O'Reilly in their "In a
nutshell" series. It is a useful reference to accompany the new
web page developer as they attempt to build a site. The format is very
clear, and well organised, and uses plain English instead of awkward
technical language. The good indexing means it is useful to dip into
as problems are encountered during page design. It is not specific to
a single web page design tool, so you will need other manuals to help
you understand how the design software tools can be used.
4 Complete Reference
This is a manual
for those who use Macromedia Dreamweaver tools (Ultradev, Dreamweaver,
Fireworks) to build their website. Published by McGraw Hill. It is part
tutorial and part reference. A weighty tome, but easy to read and detailed.
Is more about the use of the software design tools than about good website
design. Invaluable as a reference to help you get full benefit from
For other specialist
books there is an extensive range of reviews on software books at Amazon
. Clearly there are a few internet related topics that are not worth
buying books about as the subject content changes so quickly (search
engines in particular).
Some of the "how
it happened" biographies of successful high profile dotcom, make
interesting or inspirational reading, but have few detailed ideas that
can be readily applied. Borrow, avoid buying.
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