Designed for the budget-conscious Webmaster, this text describes economical freeware and commercial tools for managing Web site tasks on both NT and UNIX systems.Website Automation Toolkit Tools especially designed for webmasters on a budget Includes Unix and NT versions of never-before-seen tools Interact with website visitors like high-budget websites do CD-ROM includes free software plus fully functioning shareware utilities.
Paul Helinski Wouldn2t it be great if your website could collect e-mail addresses and automatically send a message to your interested guests every time your site changes? What about shopping? Would you like to take orders on your site and have them automatically totaled and e-mailed to you? That stuff2s only for the high-budget sites, right? Wrong. With the Website Automation Toolkit you2ll get that and more. Add discussion boards to your site, chat rooms, collect hit statistics, optimize your site for the search engines, and a whole bunch more. Stop coding static HTML pages that can2t do anything but look pretty. The easy-to-install utilities here will allow you to interact with your visitors while saving hundreds of hours of site maintenance. Web technology innovator and entrepreneur Paul Helinski brings together the "best-of-class" tools-some of which his company developed and are available nowhere else-and shows you how to customize them for your needs. Writing for both novice and experienced webmasters on a budget, he supplies step-by-step guidance, including a special Quick Start feature that will have you rolling in no time. You2ll learn how to: Automate the most troublesome web management tasks Customize pages for individual visitors Execute major design changes without editing every page and without style sheets Allow outside contributors to add pages without a security risk Maximize the groupware and community potential of your intranet, extranet, and public web Create product databases without licensing expensive servers. PAUL HELINSKI is one of the foremost innovators of server-based web technology. A proven Internet entrepreneur, his various projects have been featured in magazines such as Web Techniques and at conferences sponsored by Mecklermedia and Miller-Freeman.Maintaining a Web site is a time-consuming endeavor. Automation of basic tasks saves time and makes life generally easier. However, commercial Web management software can cost upwards of $10,000--too much money for many small operations. This book is designed for Webmasters on a budget.This book, designed for Webmasters on a budget, provides the best freeware and commercial tools for Web site management on both NT and UNIX systems, and explains how to use these tools. CD-ROM/B provides complete working code for all non-commercial tools written by the author and other Webmasters as well as example code from commercial Web sites, as well as demo and/or lite versions of commercial products.
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