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The full text of Web Publishing for Genealogy is available on this site. There are links to the individual chapters on the right of this page, and a full table on contents below.

Caveat: neither text nor links have been updated since 2003. The general information given in the book remains correct, but you should assume that information about specific web sites and software products is likely to be out of date. More up to date coverage will be found in Chapter 20 of The Genealogist's Internet (2009).

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. What is the World Wide Web?
    3. Why is the Web useful for genealogists?
    4. Outstanding Problems Of Web Publishing
    5. What do you need for Web Publishing?
    6. What do you need? - Equipment
    7. What do you need? - Web Space
    8. What do you need? - Software
    9. What do you need? - Skills
    10. What do you need? - Help
    11. How Web Pages Work
    12. Tags and HTML
    13. How Pages are Identified
    14. The Process of Web Publishing
  2. Web Publishing Software
    1. Introduction
    2. Text Editors
    3. HTML Editors
    4. Word-Processors & Other Applications
    5. WYSIWYG Web authoring tools
    6. Other file formats
    7. Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
    8. Other Utilities
    9. Which is the best tool?
  3. Genealogical Tools
    1. Introduction
    2. Genealogy Software with Web Output
    3. Gedcom Conversion Tools
    4. Gedcom to HTML Conversion Software
    5. Genealogy Software without Web facilities
  4. Designing Your Web Site
    1. What to include
    2. Organizing your information
    3. The Page
    4. Links
    5. The Layout
    6. The Look of your Pages
    7. Using Graphics
    8. Image Formats
    9. Using Colour
    10. Using Fonts
    11. Good and Bad Web Design
    12. Legal and ethical issues: Copyright
    13. Legal and ethical issues: Privacy
  5. Creating the Pages
    1. Introduction
    2. A Skeleton Page
    3. Understanding Tags
    4. Basic Page Design: Organizing Your Page
    5. Character Formatting
    6. Line Breaks
    7. Lists
    8. Images
    9. Creating Links
    10. Tables
    11. Special Characters
  6. Going Public
    1. Publishing Your Pages
    2. Getting Readers for Your Pages
    3. Mailing Lists & Newsgroups
    4. Reciprocal links
    5. Gendex
    6. Search Engines
    7. Maintaining & Improving Your Web Site
  7. Advanced Web Facilities
    1. Introduction
    2. Style Sheets
    3. Image Maps
    4. Dynamic Web pages
    5. Forms and CGI scripts
    6. JavaScript
    7. Java
    8. Frames
    9. Controlling Access
  1. Appendices
    1. Glossary
    2. Getting Web Software
    3. On-line Resources
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