Blog Design For Dummies

Author: Melissa Culbertson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118554784
Release Date: 2013-06-18
Genre: Computers

The average blogger does not typically have experience with design or coding, but that shouldn't deter them from having a professional-looking blog design. This friendly and easy-to-understand guide provides you with the tools you need to establish a creative, unique, and aesthetically memorable blog without having to learn how to code beyond some basic CSS. Whether you're looking to write for a major brand, become a brand ambassador, sell a product, acquire new clients, advocate for a cause, or simply tell a story, you'll find design tricks, helpful techniques, and invaluable advice for creating a great-looking and functional blog. Provides the tools you need to understand what makes a successful blog from a design standpoint Teaches you CSS coding that can be used to create an effective blog design that gets noticed Helps you make design decisions regarding colors, fonts, and imagery Places special emphasis on providing your readers with a site that is easy to use thanks to smart navigation Blog Design For Dummies empowers you to make smart and creative adjustments to your blog so that you can be the proud owner of an effective blog design that gets noticed!

Blog Design For Dummies

Author: Melissa Culbertson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118554999
Release Date: 2013-06-10
Genre: Computers

The average blogger does not typically have experience with design or coding, but that shouldn't deter them from having a professional-looking blog design. This friendly and easy-to-understand guide provides you with the tools you need to establish a creative, unique, and aesthetically memorable blog without having to learn how to code beyond some basic CSS. Whether you're looking to write for a major brand, become a brand ambassador, sell a product, acquire new clients, advocate for a cause, or simply tell a story, you'll find design tricks, helpful techniques, and invaluable advice for creating a great-looking and functional blog. Provides the tools you need to understand what makes a successful blog from a design standpoint Teaches you CSS coding that can be used to create an effective blog design that gets noticed Helps you make design decisions regarding colors, fonts, and imagery Places special emphasis on providing your readers with a site that is easy to use thanks to smart navigation Blog Design For Dummies empowers you to make smart and creative adjustments to your blog so that you can be the proud owner of an effective blog design that gets noticed!

Google Blogger For Dummies

Author: Susan Gunelius
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047046996X
Release Date: 2009-02-18
Genre: Computers

Are you bemused by blogs? Eager to become a blogger? Google Blogger For Dummies can help you start blogging sooner than you think. More than 14 million people are promoting a business, connecting with family and friends, and sharing opinions with Google Blogger. This book helps you start a Blogger account, create content, build an audience, make money from your blog, and more, all without learning to program. You’ll be able to: Learn the parts of a blog, what Blogger does, and how to choose goals and blog topics Choose a domain name, learn to use the dashboard, pick a template, and configure settings Dress up your blog with themes and find out where to get plenty of free ones Learn blogging etiquette and some secrets for long-term success Make money from your blog with Google Adsense, contextual and text link ads, and merchandising with CafePress Set up multi-user blogs or branch into mobile blogging, podcasting, or video blogging Take advantage of social networking sites and learn simple search engine optimization techniques Maintain your blog with tools like Blog This! and Quick Edit Moderate comments effectively, track your stats, and more Google Blogger is a great choice for beginning bloggers, and Google Blogger For Dummies gives you the know-how to venture confidently into the blogosphere.

Food Blogging For Dummies

Author: Kelly Senyei
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118239384
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Computers

Bloggers and foodies everywhere will want this full-color book The only thing better than cooking and eating is talking about it! Combine your two loves—food and blogging—with this ultimate guide for food bloggers everywhere. Food Blogging For Dummies shows you how to join the blogosphere with your own food blog. This unique guide covers everything: how to identify your niche, design your site, find your voice, and create mouthwatering visuals of your best recipes and menus using dazzling lighting and effects. You'll learn how to optimize your blog for search, connect with social media, take your blog mobile, add widgets, and much more. Walks you through the technicalities of starting your own food blog Explores what you need to consider before your first post ever goes public Shows you how to create lip-smacking food visuals using special lighting and clever effects Explains SEO and how to make sure your site and recipes are searchable Goes into social media and how to use it effectively with your blog Here's everything you need to know about food blogging.

WordPress For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119327769
Release Date: 2017-07-14
Genre: Computers

The bestselling guide to WordPress—fully updated Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running—in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you'll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more. Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you're new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress—and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves. Get set up with a new WordPress.org account Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool Forget one website—manage as many as you want Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page—and a click—away!

Professional Blogging For Dummies

Author: Susan J. Getgood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470901502
Release Date: 2010-07-08
Genre: Computers

Take your hobby to the next level and turn your blog into real income Anyone who blogs knows that it is a fun, creative way for sharing thoughts and opinions. Now imagine making money from that hobby! This practical, how-to guide shows you how you can get serious about using your blog and implement advertising, sponsorship, partnerships, and affiliate marketing options to turn your hobby into extra income, or even a full-time career. Helpful examples and featured articles with topic experts and bloggers who have built successful business demonstrate how to promote your business or build a blog-based business. Discusses finding your niche, adhering to legal considerations, establishing your disclosure and privacy policies, and dealing responsibly with review requests Introduces ideas for advertising and other monetization options and recommends promotional avenues to explore Suggests creative ways to keep your blog fresh, unique, and interesting Provides tips for monitoring and measuring your success Professional Blogging For Dummies opens the door to a world of money-making blogging possibilities!

WordPress Web Design For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119088608
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Genre: Computers

Your full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress Are you familiar with the fundamentals of WordPress, but want to take your skills to the next level? From bestselling author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson, this new edition of WordPress Web Design For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on the latest release of the software and shows you how to use it as a tool to create a customized, compelling, and cost-effective website—without losing your cool. WordPress can be used to create a custom design for your website using complimentary technologies such as graphic design, CSS, HTML coding, PHP programming, and MySQL administration. With the help of this hands-on, friendly guide, you'll discover how to create an effective navigation system, choose the right color palette and fonts, and select different layouts. Plus, you'll find out how to tweak existing website designs with available themes, both free and premium, and gain the confidence to translate your design skills into paid work. Create dynamic, custom websites with the self-hosted version of WordPress Use free themes and enhance them with CSS and HTML Create a responsive design for mobile devices and tablet users Get to grips with the newest release of WordPress Whether you want to use WordPress to spruce up your existing website or create a brand-new one from scratch, this do-it-yourself guide has you covered.

Corporate Blogging For Dummies

Author: Douglas Karr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470901470
Release Date: 2010-07-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Establish a successful corporate blog to reach your customers Corporate blogs require careful planning and attention to legal and corporate policies in order for them to be productive and effective. This fun, friendly, and practical guide walks you through using blogging as a first line of communication to customers and explains how to protect your company and employees through privacy, disclosure, and moderation policies. Blogging guru Douglas Karr demonstrates how blogs are an ideal way to offer a conversational and approachable relationship with customers. You’ll discover how to prepare, execute, establish, and promote a corporate blogging strategy so that you can reap the rewards that corporate blogging offers. Shares best practices of corporate blogging, including tricks of the trade, what works, and traps to avoid Walks you through preparing a corporate blog, establishing a strategy, promoting that blog, and measuring its success Reviews the legalities involved with a corporate blog, such as disclaimers, terms of service, comment policies, libel and defamation, and more Features examples of successful blogging programs throughout the book Corporate Blogging For Dummies shows you how to establish a corporate blog in a safe, friendly, and successful manner.

Blogging For Dummies

Author: Brad Hill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470007303
Release Date: 2006-04-24
Genre: Computers

If you want to give yourself a Web presence without spending a lot of time or money, a blog is your answer and this is your guide. Blogs (Web logs) are short, diary-like entries on a Web site that has a chronological, journal format. Fun or informative, but not formal, blogs are easy to set up, maintain, and update. You can share your personal, stream-of-consciousness musings or your expertise on any subject ranging from your family vacation to world peace. This guide helps beginners (even technophobes) get started fast, with the essential info on: The elements of blogs, such as entries, sidebars, categories, comments, and index pages The different types of hosting services, from free to fee and from “turn key” services that are easy-to-use to DIY programs Details on two popular, free “social community” hosted Web services that are ideal for casual bloggers—MSN Spaces and Yahoo! 360 The scoop on Blogger, a popular free hosted service that has some community tools like the social networks, but is basically blog-intensive DIY blogging, covering three of the most powerful and flexible blog programs—Movable Type, WordPress, and Radio Userland Hooking into RSS feeds to distribute your blog entries beyond your site Choosing a newsreader Ways to raise the visibility of your blog and make money from blogging Complete with step-by-step instructions and lots of screen shots, this guide walks you through everything from setting up your blog and posting your first entry to adding photos, audio, and more. It includes the URLs of lots of sample sites to see to give you an idea of blog possibilities. In addition to the essential how-to, it fills you in on: The blogosphere, blog culture and etiquette, snarks, macrologues, and more Moblogs that let you post entries remotely using your portable computer, PDA, or cell phone Buying a domain through a registrar such as Network Solutions, Register.com, or Go Daddy MP3 blogs, vlogs (videoblogs), photoblogging, audioblogging, podcasting, and more You know you have something to say, whether it’s heavy stuff or just your thought for the day. Make your opinions known. Get your photos shown. With Blogging For Dummies, you’ll soon be blogging with the best of ‘em.

Buzz Marketing with Blogs For Dummies

Author: Susannah Gardner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764597140
Release Date: 2005-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics

In this instant-communication world, buzz means business! And one of the greatest ways to get customers and potential customers buzzing about your business is with a Web log, commonly called a blog. Blogs can help you: Introduce the people behind your business Discuss relevant issues Provide a clearinghouse for information and expertise Show your business as a good corporate citizen Support an exchange of ideas Get honest feedback from your customers Affect public opinion If you’re new to blogging, or if you know the mechanics of a blog but want some help refining and targeting yours, Buzz Marketing With Blogs For Dummies will get you going right away. An expert blogger shows you the ins and outs of putting together a professional-looking blog, walks you through the jargon, helps you decide what your blog should do, and even explains various software solutions. You’ll find out how to: Set up and maintain a blog, write in blogging style, and observe blogging etiquette Define your audience and target your blog to reach them Involve your customers, earn their trust, educate the public, and build community Avoid possible legal pitfalls while keeping your blog interesting Encourage contributions and links to your blog Use images and design an eye-catching format Optimize your blog for top search engine ratings, track your results, and measure your success Written by Susannah Gardner, who has taught online journalism, directed multimedia efforts, and provided custom Web solutions to clients, Buzz Marketing With Blogs For Dummies even shares tips from the experts who establish and maintain some of the top-rated business blogs. You’ll discover the secrets of success, how to spot and solve problems, what software can enhance your blogging life, and a whole lot more. It like having a staff of experts on call!

WordPress All in One For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118383339
Release Date: 2013-05-06
Genre: Computers

Top WordPress guide, now fully updated for the latest WordPress release! This updated new edition comprises one of the largest collections of practical intermediate to advanced information on WordPress. Fully updated for the latest WordPress release, this in-depth book covers it all, from setting up your software to publishing your site, using SEO and social media, developing and using plug-ins, running multiple sites with WordPress, and more. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a top authority on WordPress, and she and her co-authors pack this book with essential and easy-to-follow tips, techniques, and advice. Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand intermediate to advanced coverage of the WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today Features eight minibooks that cover what you need to know in depth, including WordPress basics, setting up the software, exploring the dashboard, publishing your site with WordPress, using SEO and social media, customizing the look of your site, using plug-ins, and running multiple sites with WordPress Covers the very latest release of WordPress Get up to speed on WordPress with WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and turn your hobby into a business!

Web Design For Dummies

Author: Lisa Lopuck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118235546
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: Computers

Get up to speed on the newest technologies, tools, and possibilities in web design Have a great idea for a web site but don't know where or how to begin? Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an ideal starting point! Fully updated to cover the latest and the greatest in the world of web design, this fun-but-straightforward guide gets you caught up with everything you need to know to organize your ideas, create a template, start development, test to make sure everything is working properly, and launch your finished site. Packed with invaluable advice on incorporating social media aspects, linking content with social sites, and designing for mobile devices, this book will have you web designing like a pro in no time. Highlights the many significant changes in the world of web design since the previous edition, including the introduction of HTML5, new technologies for sharing media, mobile web design, and more Zeroes in on effectively using color, text, and navigation Reveals helpful advice for avoiding common pitfalls Details ways to connect with social sites like Twitter and Facebook Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition goes beyond just making a basic web site and instead encourages you to create a site that is appealing, practical, and useful.

Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies

Author: Aidan Chopra
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118016610
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Genre: Computers

Go 3D with Google's exciting architectural design software for Mac and Windows Whether you need to learn 3D modeling for business or you're just eager to see what you can create, Google SketchUp and Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies are for you. Available in both a free hobbyist version and a full-featured professional version, SketchUp explodes the myth that 3D modeling software must be complicated to learn and use. This book will take you step by step through downloading and using both versions on both Mac and Windows. There are even video walkthroughs on the companion Web site. Google's exciting 3D modeling software offers hobbyists as well as architects, engineers, and industrial designers a less complicated tool for architectural rendering, urban planning, set design, game design, and other uses This guide explains both the free and professional versions for both Windows and Mac Covers the basic concepts of 3D modeling and how to build a 3D model, print or share your work online, export your drawing to another design package or Google Earth, and create a detailed set of plans Companion Web site features video walkthroughs Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies gets you up and running with 3D modeling quickly and easily.