Build Your Own Website

A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress
by Nate Cooper, with art by Kim Gee

August 2014, 264 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59327-522-8

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Build Your Own Website is a fun, beginner-friendly introduction to the basics of creating a website. This cartoon tale shows you how to get a site up and running using WordPress and your newfound knowledge of HTML and CSS.

As you follow the illustrated adventures of Kim and her dog, Tofu, you'll slay 404-error dragons and learn helpful tips from the Web Guru's HTML scrolls and Glinda, the Good Witch of CSS.

This book is a perfect starting point for that precocious kid eager to make their mark on the web, tech-phobic adults who need a non-threatening guide, or creative types who have lots of great design ideas, but get a little queasy at the sight of HTML. Build Your Own Website makes getting started with Web design easy and fun, and it will unlock the keys to the Internet for a host of eager beginners.

About the Author

Nate Cooper is an Apple-Certified trainer who teaches people how to build websites. He regularly offers classes about web basics in New York City.

Kim Gee is an illustrator and graphic designer, currently living in New York City with her boyfriend and her pet dog, Tofu. In 2010 she created her eponymous web comic and has since self-published a graphic novel and mini-comic collecting her work.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The First Day of Class
Chapter 2: The Trouble with HTML
Chapter 3: Kim Makes Things Look Great with CSS
Chapter 4: Kim Explores WordPress City
Chapter 5: Customizing WordPress
Chapter 6: The Big Launch