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1. Teach Yourself Netscape Web Publishing
2. Teach Yourself Netscape 4 Web
3. Supercharged Web Browsers : A
4. Breaking Out of the Web Browser
5. Official HTML Publishing for Netscape,
6. Official Multimedia Publishing
7. Using Netscape Composer
8. 10 Minute Guide to Microsoft FrontPage
9. Using Netscape Liveconnect (Special
10. Web Page Power Pack for Netscape
11. Using Microsoft Explorer on the
12. Hypertext Transfer Protocol: Application
13. All-In-One Web Surfing & Publishing
14. Web Desktop: Desktop Environment,
15. Comparison of web browsers: Web
16. Html Publishing for Netscape:
17. Web Design for ROI: Turning Browsers
18. Real World Web Services
19. Midori (web browser)
20. Cello (Web Browser)

1. Teach Yourself Netscape Web Publishing in a Week (Sams Teach Yourself)
by Wes Tatters
Paperback: 634 Pages (1996-03)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$0.54
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Asin: 1575210681
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Web page developers will be able to add a wide array of exciting new features to their sites with this book, such as frames to divide up pages into separate sections, plug-ins to incorporate thrid-party programs like Acrobat and Macromedia, and Java applets. this book is the easiest way to learn how to produce well-designed Web pages for the Netscape environment. ... Read more

2. Teach Yourself Netscape 4 Web Publishing in a Week (Sams Teach Yourself)
by Wes Tatters, Rafe Colburn
Paperback: 583 Pages (1997-09)
list price: US$29.99 -- used & new: US$0.64
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Asin: 1575211653
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This book will appeal to a relatively broad spectrum of people interested in Netscape and the Web. The CD includes a variety of HTML editing tools, along with templates, source code and examples from the book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars ~~~Great for Netscapers~~~
I belong to a group of 18+,- that use
Netscape as the medium to learn everything
that can be done in e-mail.This book will
make it easier to learn HTML.

There was no cd with the manual,
the website provided was not
accessible, nor was the
e-mail support address.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time
I thought the book was a waste of time. If you really want to know how to make web pages the quick and easy way, get yourself an HTML book, like The Complete Reference HTML 2nd Edition, and get a freeware or shareware texteditor and do it that way. I've found certain bugs in Netscape 4 that wouldmake a 60k page balloon to 300k.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Primer but misleading title
This is a good primer and self-teaching manual for HTML. However the Netscape content seems like an afterthought to a finished manual to get title appeal. It barely describes the menu bars of Netscape and Composer and provides almost no info on setting up and customizing preferences.The author's premise is right that one should learn HTML basics before using an editor like Composer it's disapointing if you just bought the book to hurl up a homepage quick and dirty. ... Read more

3. Supercharged Web Browsers : A Plug-Ins Field Guide
by Cheryl Kirk
Paperback: 468 Pages (1998-04)
list price: US$35.95 -- used & new: US$6.95
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Asin: 1886801045
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Want to know the most important plug-ins you should have for Netscape,Internet Explorer, AOL, CIS, or another Internet Service Provider?Want to know how other people are using plug-ins?Well you've come tothe right place. In this book, you'll find answers to all the FAQs(most frequently asked questions) about plug-ins for your browserwhether you just want to know the best graphics plug-ins, or you needto incorporate plug-ins onto your corporate Intranet.Plus there isan extensive section on "tips" for selecting, installing, and usingyour new plug-ins effectively.

* Quick tour of plug-ins and ActiveX controls
* Using your browser as your desktop
* The key Plug-ins for Netscape
* The key Plug-Ins for ActiveX (Internet Explorer)
* Using Plug-ins on an Intranet - what works best
* What hardware / software issues to consider
* How other people use plug-ins effectively
* Creating web pages using plug-ins and ActiveX

The CD includes all of the plug-ins discussed in the Netscape andActiveX chapters of the book.You'll need a PC running Windows 95 anda browser (Netscape 4.0, Internet Explorer 4.0, AOL etc.) to use theseplug-ins.Some plug-ins may have other system requirements which willbe outlined in the installation instructions.Amazon.com Review
There are so many plug-ins and ActiveX controls available thatit's hard to keep track of them all--or to know which ones really makeyour Web browsers more useful. Cheryl Kirk comes to the rescue withthis comprehensive guide.

Taking a chatty and nontechnicalapproach, Kirk describes what plug-ins do and discusses how averageusers can employ them to make Web browsing more fun, and how Web-siteowners can use them to make life easier and more productive forthemselves, their visitors, and their customers. She also covers theuse of plug-ins on corporate intranets as well as on theInternet. Her case studies of how various people are using plug-intechnology are eye-opening idea generators. Kirk clears up theconfusion over the difference between Netscape-style plug-ins andMicrosoft Internet Explorer ActiveX controls and then offersinsightful reviews of the leading software in both formats.

Kirkincludes a valuable chapter on plug-ins for alternate browsers, suchas the old browser technology many still use on America Online andCompuServe. The enclosed CD-ROM contains her top recommended plug-insfor both Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer as well as links tosites featuring more options. -- Elizabeth Lewis ... Read more

Customer Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, even better price
Per the last comment, of course this book is outdated...it was written back in 1998! But what a find for [this price] on Amazon! Especially if you do have older systems, like I do.

I have two older computers and my father has one too that had older browsers. We were having a hard time finding anyone who would provide us with help on them and many of the new verions of software just don't work right with old browsers.

The real world examples I loved and although most of the links are now outdated, I had no trouble finding most of the software I needed. More suprising, I had problems with one product and thought I'd email the author, not thinking she would write back! Not only did she answer all my questions, but gave me some great tips on a windows problem I was having.

Excellent book and fantastic author. Wish I could give it more stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Answered so many questions
Using a browser isn't difficult. But when things don't work, or you don't have any idea what a plug-in is or how to use it, this book answers all your questions.

I enjoyed the breezy, chatty style of writing. It made me feel like the author was right there answering all of my questions.

One of the best sections is where they talk about how different people are using different plug-ins to solve problems. Excellent.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book. Reviewers should read the book before commenting
This is an excellent book. The person who left one star obviously didn't read the book. If they had, they would have commented how detailed the book is, with information you can easily find anywhere else.

Seems as if the last reviewer wanted to personally attack the author, not the book. Read the free chapter yourself to see how well written and complete this book is.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book. Ignore the previous review
This is by far the best book on plug-ins I've read. Offers the most comprehensive look at the various browsers than any other book. It may be somewhat outdated at this point, but it's still relevant if you have a browser 5.0 or below.

My title above relates to the woman (kellytools) who wrote the review. She had a vendetta against the author and took it out on her in this review, without having read the book, nor knowing anything about the author. You might want to check out the Seller Resources Soapbox if you're curious.

1-0 out of 5 stars What a coincidence..........
that the first reviewer wrote a glowing review and has the same name as the author of the book.Coincidence?I think not. ... Read more

4. Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR
by Michael Labriola, Jeff Tapper
Paperback: 432 Pages (2008-09-21)
list price: US$49.99 -- used & new: US$7.90
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Asin: 0321503562
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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With the introduction of Adobe AIR, Flex developers have more capability than ever before. Now you can build dynamic applications that combine the rich experience of a traditional desktop application with the power of the Internet. Leveraging your existing knowledge of Adobe Flex and Flash, Breaking out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR will help you build well-architected desktop applications. Flex and Flash experts Jeff Tapper and Michael Labriola will teach you techniques to create truly custom interfaces by leading you through exercises with a real world time-tracking application. The book’s abundance of examples will help you become adept at interacting with the end user’s underlying operating system and teach you the most important concepts for using AIR. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book to have for getting a good overview of AIR but not that comprehensive
The title of this book seems very interesting but a little intimidating. "Breaking out of the Web Browser" provides a good understanding of the history of information systems and claims that AIR can supersede a web browser by overcoming its limitations by providing more and better features. This book is meant to be used by Web Developers who have a programming background preferably in Flex or Actionscript. The majority of content in this book is based on exploring a time tracker application which has its own pros and cons. In my opinion, it is a great book to start learning AIR although not that comprehensive in detail.

After starting to read this book, it seems to me that this book is more geared towards somebody who is a beginner in developing AIR Desktop applications. It sounds a little contradicting with the "Intermediate" book level printed on the back of this book. I do see that one requires an intermediate level of programming language to understand its contents.

The books starts with a good preface about the internet era going from the mainframe to the client-server model to the RIA development model. It also gives a good introduction about what AIR can do and provides are good entry into the subject. I am really not sure why the authors chose to base the book on a time tracker application. It is similar to a story telling approach but in this case I have already lost my interest to an extent due to the thought of developing an application which I have no desire to build. I think that having more examples would have made this book a much more interesting read.

The first chapter of this book allows a web developer familiar with HTML with JavaScript, Flash, or Flex to create AIR applications. Again, I do not know why the authors chose to develop the rest of the chapters of this book based on a time tracker applications for understanding the functionality of AIR. I can agree with the authors to a certain extent about why one needs a pretext to dive into the book but to me it doesn't seem to be helpful in the long run.

Chapter Two of the book explains how AIR can interact with the OS clipboard. I do not see the importance of including such a chapter towards the beginning of the book while I am trying to learn the basic functionalities AIR can provide. I am a beginner in AIR but I do have a moderate amount of flex experience. I can see why the time tracker application does require a clipboard interaction but it isn't that appealing in nature.

The flow of information from Chapter Four onwards is smooth and well maintained. Authors do an excellent job in explaining the drag and drop functionality in AIR, the benefits of using a SQLite database with direct access to the file system which according to me is a definite win over the web browsers due to their inability in interacting with the OS directly.

Chapter Seven is geared towards the general look and feel of the AIR application. I just love the idea of enabling applications to handle networking and user activity events in addition to having an auto-update feature using the AIR framework.

Chapter Nine explores the use HTML content in an AIR application. I am not sure why the authors chose not to mention that fact that all HTML tags are not supported by AIR application. It seems like they are advocating the use of AIR without providing its limitations. They starts off the chapter by mentioning that AIR uses the same HTML rendering engine as the Apple's Safari browser.

In the next chapters, authors do a good job of explaining several ways to interact with a web server for exchanging remote data using SOAP, REST, AMF, RTMP, and Sockets. Chapter Eleven continues to explain the benefits of using Adobe Blaze DS which provides an efficient and sophisticated mechanism to interact with server data. However, the introduction to Blaze DS is not up to the mark. It would have been helpful to include more visual representations of what Blaze DS can or cannot do.

Chapter Twelve includes details about using Fluint testing framework while Chapter Thirteen gives a good tutorial about deploying AIR applications. The book concludes by providing a understanding of the AIR security and conveying some best/worst practices approach for developing AIR applications.

This book could serve as a good introduction to a person having a good background in flex. Although the book is based on a time tracker application, an experienced flex programmer can start by choosing the chapter or topic of their choice. I think the book is great for getting a general idea of the features AIR provides but you are definitely looking at spending time on other books or tutorials available on the web to get the things going as you want.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book, definitely pick it up.
Breaking out of the browser with air is an excellent book. It provides a great overview of a ton of things one can do with Air. The book is not a comprehensive bible of every single thing you need to know, but that's one of its strong points. If I need to know the complete in's and out's of something I'll check the api docs and get my info there. The best thing this book does is give you a full understanding of whats available.

Another key point for me is that the book is good at showing what kinds of things a developer should keep in mind when it comes to making desktop apps rather than web apps. This is bigger than you would think for impacting user experience.

I went into this book with as3 knowledge, having worked on an air app prior and some flex knowledge. Coming out I know alot more things to watch out for and a heads up some some functionality I haven't used. There's also a ton of good snippets of code; just enough, to give you an idea of whats being discussed.

As far as frameworks go they take a look at using some commands and talk a little about how that plays into creating reusable code, always a plus in my book. I'm more of a PureMVC fan myself, and the code they present is a variation of adobe's Cairngorm.

Various places they make comments to elements in the adobe flex 3 training from the source book. I'm off to get a copy of that now as a good in depth how it works book.

This is definitely worth picking up especially if you are new to Air. Not overpoweringly long either. ... Read more

5. Official HTML Publishing for Netscape, Second Edition: Your Complete Guide to Web Page Design & Production
by Gayle Kidder, Stuart Harris
 Paperback: 768 Pages (1997-06-02)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$3.29
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Asin: 1566046505
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Focuses completely on HTML publishing, designed specifically to maximize Netscape Navigator 4.0's features. Is the only official HTML for Netscape book, endorsed by Netscape Communications Corp. Includes a 16-page gallery of four-color examples. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Satisfaction Guaranteed!!!
This is such a great book!! I didn't have any knowledge of web creating. Now I am making money by creating web pages. You can learn all about web creation from scratch to multimedia.If you are a beginner, this is the bookyou want!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent book for beginner to intermediate web design
This book does a terrific job of introducing web design to readers. Whether you have experience with HTML or have never created a Web site, the book will help you develop new skills. The book covers some great topics for powerful design in an easy to understand way without leaving out any important details.

5-0 out of 5 stars HTML PUBLISHING has intelligent, focused information.
OFFICIAL HTML PUBLISHING FOR NETSCAPE assumes little prior knowledge of the Web or its tools, yet it quickly brings the user up to speed and creating pages that range from simple and straightforward to jazzy and slick. The style is confident; the information, clear and nicely illustrated. Well worth the money -- and thats even before the accompanying CD with its free software ... Read more

6. Official Multimedia Publishing for Netscape: Windows & Macintosh : Make Your Web Pages Come Alive!
by Gary David Bouton
 Paperback: 475 Pages (1996-04)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$117.16
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Asin: 1566043816
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Create dazzling, content-rich sites designed to take full advantage of Netscape Navigator's multimedia capabilities. Learn to incorporate VRML, 3D modeling, animation, illustration and sound into your sites for the greatest impact. The companion CD-ROM features a complete web-design toolkit. Also included: free access to Navigate!-- the award-winning online magazine for Netscape users, including software tips, site reviews and more. ... Read more

7. Using Netscape Composer
by Jerry Honeycutt
 Paperback: 230 Pages (1997-06)
list price: US$19.99
Isbn: 0789712660
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8. 10 Minute Guide to Microsoft FrontPage 2002
by Joe Habraken
Paperback: 192 Pages (2001-10-18)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$13.49
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Asin: 0789726327
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Because most people don't have the luxury of sitting down uninterrupted for hours at a time to learn FrontPage, this 10-Minute Guide focuses on the most often used features, covering them in lessons designed to take 10 minutes or less to complete. In addition, this guide teaches the user how to use FrontPage without relying on technical jargon.By providing straightforward, easy-to-follow explanations and lists of numbered steps that tell the user which keys to press and which options to select.

... Read more

9. Using Netscape Liveconnect (Special Edition Using)
by Lori Marzilli Leonardo
 Paperback: 353 Pages (1997-05)
list price: US$34.99 -- used & new: US$3.00
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Asin: 0789711710
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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LiveConnect is Netscape's framework for Web authors and developers to allow the interconnection of Java, HTML, JavaScript, and plug-ins. This book focuses on the integration of these components and interaction between them. The CD contains example Web pages, plug-ins, Java applets and code, and JavaScript from the book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very good - easy to follow, easy to understand format
I work for a company located in Germany.I found this book on Liveconnect to be extremely helpful and useful for our company.It really helped me understand the Liveconnect protocol when writing calls to Java, Javasript,etc.An additional plus to buying the book; I emailed the Author with afew questions, and she responded very promptly.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed with its content.
I was attempting to get a handle on incorporating Java into the Netscape JavaScript. The majority of the book's content addresses the background and design of the LiveConnect interface rather than the execution of thisfeature. I scanned through the various sections of this book and found thatall sections were lacking the runtime examples to exploit the LiveConnectfeature.

My questions were answered using both Netscape Help and postingquestions at Deja.

I cannot recommend this book and I feel that the moneywould be better spent on pizza while your questions are being answered bythe helpful people in JavaScript user groups. ... Read more

10. Web Page Power Pack for Netscape Communicator
by Macmillan Digital Publishing USA, Netscape
 Paperback: Pages (1997-09-23)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$8.50
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Asin: 1575213109
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11. Using Microsoft Explorer on the Internet (Bernard Babani Publishing Radio & Electronics Books)
by Phil Oliver, Noel Kantaris
Paperback: 176 Pages (1997-01)

Isbn: 0859344193
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12. Hypertext Transfer Protocol: Application Layer, World Wide Web, Internet Engineering Task Force, Request for Comments, Client- server, Web browser, Web ... (telecommunications), Tunneling protocol.
Paperback: 100 Pages (2009-12-03)
list price: US$51.00 -- used & new: US$48.45
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Asin: 6130243855
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. Its use for retrieving inter-linked resources, called hypertext documents, led to the establishment of the World Wide Web in 1990 by English physicist Tim Berners-Lee. There are two major versions, HTTP/1.0 that uses a separate connection for every document and HTTP/1.1 that can reuse the same connection to download, for instance, images for the just served page. Hence HTTP/1.1 may be faster as it takes time to set up such connections. ... Read more

13. All-In-One Web Surfing & Publishing Kit: The Do-It-Yourself Way to Stake Your Claim on the World Wide Web
by Duntemann, Lejeune
 Paperback: Pages (1995-06-15)
list price: US$79.99
Isbn: 1883577411
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Includes NetSeeker: a software tool created by Coriolis that automatically sets up and installs the best Web surfer software, including Netscape and Mosaic, and the best Web publishing tools and resources. Features HomePage Creator: a visual design program that automatically creates a home page in minutes without using HTML. Simply insert text and pictures on a template, add links to a Web site editor, and you're ready to go. Gives you Coriolis Web Publisher's CD-ROM: packed with tools and helper programs, publishing software, audio and video clips, and other goodies you can use to create multimedia Web pages with HTML 3. Provides automatic Internet Connection Software: automatic sign up on the Internet with a national service provider. Includes NetManage's Instant Internet and the Chameleon Sampler, which comes with a TCP/IP stack.Lets you have full access to the Coriolis Web site, which features FREE $TUFF from the Internet, unique Web publishing and HTML tips, dy ... Read more

14. Web Desktop: Desktop Environment, Web Browser, Web Application, Web Service, Client-Server, Application Server
Paperback: 72 Pages (2010-03-02)
list price: US$39.00
Isbn: 613050800X
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A web desktop or webtop is a desktop environment embedded in a web browser or similar client application. A webtop integrates web applications, web services, client-server applications, application servers, and applications on the local client into a desktop environment using the desktop metaphor. Web desktops provide an environment similar to that of Windows, Mac, or a graphical user interface on Unix and Linux systems. It is a virtual desktop running in a web browser. In a webtop the applications, data, files, configuration, settings, and access privileges reside remotely over the network. Much of the computing takes place remotely. The browser is primarily used for display and input purposes. ... Read more

15. Comparison of web browsers: Web browser, Mobile browser, List of web browsers, Comparison of layout engines, Comparison of layout engines (XML), Comparison ... Comparison of layout engines (graphics)
Paperback: 140 Pages (2010-01-06)
list price: US$65.00
Isbn: 6130601832
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Comparison of web browsers, Web browser, Mobile browser, List of web browsers, Comparison of layout engines, Comparison of layout engines (XML), Comparison of layout engines (XHTML). ... Read more

16. Html Publishing for Netscape: Your Guide to Online Design and Production
by Gayle Kidder, Stuart Harris
 Paperback: 400 Pages (1996-01-31)

Isbn: 1566043085
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17. Web Design for ROI: Turning Browsers into Buyers & Prospects into Leads
by Lance Loveday, Sandra Niehaus
Paperback: 216 Pages (2007-10-27)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$10.77
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Asin: 0321489829
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Your web site is a business--design it like one.Billions of dollars in spending decisions are influenced by web sites. So why aren't businesses laser-focused on designing their sites to maximize their Return on Investment (ROI)?

Web design can do more than make a site look good--it can be a powerful strategic weapon that enhances financial returns and creates competitive advantage.

It's time to make web sites accountable. It's time to make design decisions based on metrics and business goals. It's time for Web Design for ROI.

In this book you'll learn:

Why so many organizations think about web design the wrong way
How small design changes can have a big impact on your bottom line
Simple tipsto increase web sales/leads by 10% - 50% (or more)
Concrete design guidelines for:
Landing pages
Home pages
Category pages
Detail pages
Checkout processes
Packed with helpful examples from a wide variety of sites! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (36)

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for your digital marketing toolbox
You have to hand it to the author--this book is solid, not overly technical, and offers some great solutions that you can put into effect immediately.He knows what he's talking about.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Clear...Very Suprising
I really underestimated this book. After reading it, I have a whole new understanding of web design in general. It is amazing that you can increase your ROI by doing simple, little things. Please, if you have a site, or work for a site that sells or markets any kind of products or services, read this book. You will expand your pockets. The book is very nice as well. Full-colored pages and no bloat makes it just that much better. 5 twinkles.

3-0 out of 5 stars Limited usefulness
If you have a local B&M business or a local service business, this is not a very helpful book.It is geared almost exclusively toward online product sales sites.There is still some useful information in here about layout, and about creating landing pages to track advertising ROI.For my particular needs (local service business) I did not find this book worthwhile.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good basic info on how to build good websites that make money
The book is written for people new to the whole issue of building to maximise income (they call it maximise 'Return on Investment' but it's just a fancy way of saying, "Make More Money".

Remember this a very basic stuff. If you have already delved into this type of material move on.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not as Bad as some Reviews, but still pricey
I purchased the book for about $39.99 at Borders.It's a nice looking book and has some good information but it was a bit expensive for what information I did receive from it. I know it was a beautiful color book, but the information still lacked overall.

If you are truly a beginner, then this book would do well for you.It has clear examples of some better techniques to use; it just doesn't truly explore the potential of website optimization.

If you are a business owner and want to optimize your own site, then this book would be a really good start.If you implement less than half of what is in this book, you would easily increase your bottom line.

It also makes a great reference book since everything is laid out in a colorful and simple way.

I used some of these simple techniques when I was developing Resorts Web Design.

In the end, what's to lose; just make your Site Better. ... Read more

18. Real World Web Services
by Will Iverson
Paperback: 222 Pages (2004-10-04)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$6.00
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Asin: 059600642X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The core idea behind Real World Web Services is simple: after years of hype, what are the major players really doing with web services? Standard bodies may wrangle and platform vendors may preach, but at the end of the day what are the technologies that are actually in use, and how can developers incorporate them into their own applications?Those are the answers Real World Web Services delivers. It's a field guide to the wild and wooly world of non-trivial deployed web services.

The heart of the book is a series of projects, demonstrating the use and integration of Google, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, FedEx, and many more web services. Some of these vendors have been extremely successful with their web service deployments: for example, eBay processes over a billion web service requests a month!

The author focuses on building 8 fully worked out example web applications that incorporate the best web services available today.The book thoroughly documents how to add functionality like automating listings for auctions, dynamically calculating shipping fees, automatically sending faxes to your suppliers, using an aggregator to pull data from multiple news and web service feeds into a single format or monitoring the latest weblog discussions and Google searches to keep web site visitors on top of topics of interest-by integrating APIs from popular websites most people are already familiar with.

For each example application, the author provides a thorough overview, architecture, and full working code examples.

This book doesn't engage in an intellectual debate as to thecorrectnessof web services on a theological level.Instead, it focuses on the practical, real world usage of web services as the latest evolution in distributed computing, allowing for structured communication via Internet protocols.As you ll see, this includes everything from sending HTTP GET commands to retrieving an XML document through the use of SOAP and various vendor SDKs.

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Customer Reviews (10)

3-0 out of 5 stars On par, but nothing special... good for testing, though
While the samples are straight-forward, to the point and easy to follow, the book doesn't really provide enough under-the-cover view.Generally speaking, if you are looking for some insight into WS used with Google, eBay, FedEx, etc. this is a wonderful book.

If you are looking into information for things such as "using Axis for real-world WS", this just scratches the surface.


This book provided a wonderful set of quick, easy test setups for use against generic WS implementations (such as those provided in B2Bi software) for comparative results.The peer into the provider-specific details made it wonderful to have provide expected output and check the diffs on files.

Recommended for QA, unit testing, automated testing, etc.
Recommended for those interested in quick samples but not in a core understanding of the technologies.

2-0 out of 5 stars Very specific
I thought that this is a book very specific to certain aspects of web services and examples are overly detailed...I dont expect the book to be compiled mostly with elaborative examples.

3-0 out of 5 stars Decent Book
Real World Web Services by Will Iverson is more of a "here's an example of something someone might want to do" type book.The book contains a lot of Java source code to connect to some web services from big names like eBay, Google, and FedEx.Whether these examples are useful or whether the reader can glean out other uses of the code depends on the skill the reader has in programming.The book also goes over some basic concepts and tools the reader can use to get started with web services.All in all, Real World Web Services will give you a taste of what web services are, yet leaves out the low level details of how it works.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great bridge from theory to practical...
Since Domino 7 will start to incorporate web services more readily into application development, I figured it was time to start getting a little more versed on the subject.To that end, I got a copy of Real World Web Services by Will Iverson (O'Reilly).Coupled with a detailed tutorial/reference manual, this is a really good selection.

Chapter List:Web Service Evolution; Foundations of Web Services; Development Platform; Project 1: Competitive Analysis; Project 2: Auctions and Shipping; Project 3: Billing and Faxing; Project 4: Syndicated Search; Project 5: News Aggregator; Project 6: Audio CD Catalog; Project 7: Hot News Sheet; Project 8: Automatic Daily Discussions; Future Web Service Directions; Index

While the book is smallish (206 pages), there's a lot of value packed in it.Iverson takes you from the beginning of simple HTTP request and responses, through data scrapping, into RPC technology, and then finally into web services.The overview really helps you to understand how we got to where we are.He explains how to set up a simple test development environment as well as what you'll need, and then it's directly into the example projects.Here's where the book shines.These projects connect to live data sources such as Amazon, Google, FedEx, and eBay, so you're not dealing with simple examples that don't translate to the real world.Each of the projects are applications that you could easily see yourself using on a daily basis, either exactly as written or with some moderate tweaking.And since you're learning the mechanics of connecting with that service, it's easy to extrapolate the information into the areas that might interest you more.

If you have no background in SOAP or WSDL, I'd recommend you get a foundational book that has a good tutorial and reference material.You won't get it from this book, nor should you expect to.It's not his intended purpose for the book.But this is the book that will help you go from theoretical to practical, and that's worth its weight in gold.

Very good book if you're looking to take the next step in your web services development...

2-0 out of 5 stars not what I was hoping for

I was very disappointed with this book.I was hoping for something that would go into detail of the various Web Services solutions offered by Amazon, Google, etc.Instead it is just another Java book filled with mostly code (is it a sin to use prose anymore?) and lacking in any kind of detailed discussion at all.It basically talks about very specific problems, offers some code, then moves on to another specific solution.I found it completely uninteresting.

The only person I would suggest this book for is someone who wants code to Cut and Paste without really understanding what they are doing.And good luck to them ;-) ... Read more

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Midori (緑?, Japanese for green) is a web browser that aims to be lightweight and fast. It uses the WebKit rendering engine and the GTK+ 2 interface. Midori is part of the Xfce desktop environment's Goodies component. A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and may be a web page, image, video, or other piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users to easily navigate their browsers to related resources. Although browsers are primarily intended to access the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by Web servers in private networks or files in file systems. Some browsers can be also used to save information resources to file systems. ... Read more

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Cello was an early shareware16-bitmultipurpose web browser for Windows 3.1 developed by Thomas R. Bruce of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School. It was the first web browser for Microsoft Windows, and thus was among the first free winsock browsers. It was reported that it worked without any problems on Windows NT 3.5 and with small modifications on OS/2. Cello was created because, at the time, lawyers used Microsoft Windows on their computers, but the web browsers available at the time were mostly for Unix operating systems. This meant many legal experts were unable to access legal information made available in hypertext on the World Wide Web. ... Read more

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