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Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1: Envisioning a Site That Won't Be Featured in Suck.com Chapter 2: So You Want to Join the World's Grubbiest Club: Internet Entrepreneurs Chapter 3: Scalable Systems for Online Communities Chapter 4: Static Site Development Chapter 5: Learn to Program HTML in 21 Minutes Chapter 6: Adding Images to Your Site Chapter 7: Publicizing Your Site (Without Irritating Everyone on the Net) Chapter 8: So You Want to Run Your Own Server Chapter 9: User Tracking Chapter 10: Sites That Are Really Programs Chapter 11: Sites That Are Really Databases Chapter 12: Database Management Systems Chapter 13: Interfacing a Relational Database to the Web Chapter 14: Ecommerce Chapter 15: Case Studies Chapter 16: Better Living Through Chemistry Chapter 17: A Future So Bright You'll Need to Wear Sunglasses Glossary
*Includes 200 photographs from Greenspun's highly successful photo.net Web site. *Presents a general theory of the issues in Web Publishing.
Philip Greenspun has been in and around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1979. He alternates between teaching traditional electrical engineering classes and teaching Software Engineering for Web Applications , a course that he co-developed with Hal Abelson. This has been a successful course at MIT and is being used by computer science departments at 20 other universities around the world. Greenspun is the author of two textbooks used at MIT, including Internet Application Workbook. Greenspun is an instrument-rated private pilot and has flown his Diamond Star across most of the North American continent and two-thirds of the Caribbean islands. In the mid-1990s, Greenspun founded the Scalable Systems for Online Communities research group at MIT and spun it out into ArsDigita, which he grew into a profitable USD20 million (revenue) open-source enterprise software company. The software is best known for its support of public online communities, such as www scorecard.org and www photo.net, which started as Philip Greenspun s home page and grew to serve 500,000 users educating each other to become better photographers.
"If you want to be a part of where the Web is going, you need to read this book... -Dave Clark, Chief Protocol Architect of the Internet, 1981-1989 This is required reading in my seminar on information design: a wise book on Web design and technical matters by an author with a good eye in addition to good programming skills. -Edward Tufte, WIRED Magazine, June 1998 Your book is the best one I've read about web publishing, bar none. -J. Paul Holbrook, Director, Internet Technologies, CNN