San Francisco, CA, August 12, 2014—Many of us have considered building a website, whether to promote a business, stay in touch with family, or just share our thoughts with the world. Some of us have planned to build that first site for years, only to be discouraged by overly technical and intimidating books that make website building harder than it needs to be.
The author-artist team of Nate Cooper and Kim Gee hope to make building a website a bit easier with their comic-filled Build Your Own Website (No Starch Press, August 2014, 264 pp., $19.95, ISBN 9781593275228). Finally, here's a simple guide that makes it easy to build a website from scratch.
Build Your Own Website is a comic tale with an educational twist. As readers follow along, they build a unique site using WordPress and their newfound knowledge of HTML and CSS.
Author Nate Cooper wrote Build Your Own Website because he "wanted to create a technical book that is fun and non-threatening, but also something that really teaches."
And Build Your Own Website is fun—it's the perfect starting point for precocious teens eager to make their mark on the Web, tech-phobic adults, or creative types who have lots of great design ideas but get a little queasy at the sight of HTML brackets.
Educational comics are nothing new for No Starch Press, publisher of numerous cartoon guides that tackle topics like physics, SQL, and calculus. According to No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock, "No Starch is committed to helping change the world by making science and technology accessible. Build Your Own Website follows in the tradition of our other popular educational comics, like the Manga Guide to Science series and the Survive! series of human biology comics."
Build Your Own Website will be in bookstores everywhere this August.
For a review copy of Build Your Own Website or to schedule an interview with the author or illustrator, contact Mackenzie Dolginow at No Starch Press.
Sample Pages from Build Your Own Website
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Table of Contents
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