Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

Build Your Own Website
Author: Nate Cooper
Illustrator: Kim Gee
Publisher: No Starch Press
Genre: Computers / Internet
ISBN: 978-1-59327-522-8
Pages: 264
Price: $19.95

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Building your own website doesn’t have to be intimidating! With Nate Cooper’s help (along with the Web Guru, Glinda the Good Witch of CSS, and Wendy the WordPress Maven), Kim and her dog Tofu show beginners exactly how it’s done.

Rather than overwhelming the reader all at once, each of these helpful guides show the essentials of the tool he or she is demonstrating in a fun and friendly comic strip environment. Hands-on learning opportunities are provided, letting the reader learn each step by actually building a website along with Kim. Once the basics of each tool have been well covered, additional code is provided for the reader to play with and make their own.

One of the unfortunate drawbacks of technology is the fact it changes so quickly. Some of the screen shots at WordPress have changed since the book was published, but these minor changes shouldn’t affect the user’s ability to follow along.

If you’ve ever thought about setting up your own website, there is no time like the present to go for it. With Build Your Own Website at your side, you can’t go wrong.

Reviewer: Alice Berger