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  • By Deana Meske
    Mar 24, 2011
    Its always relevant and unique information which search engines like the most.well thank you for sharing. Deana Meske from
  • By Ben Hurtisson
    Oct 4, 2009
    "Website Indexes: visitors to content in two clicks, or website indexing with XRefHT32 freeware" is a great book! Affordable web design company
  • By James Lamb
    Nov 14, 2007
    "Review in Technical Communication August 2007" From Technical Communication vol 54 no 3 August 2007 p.363 When does a Web site need an index? Website Indexes answers this and several other questions regarding indexes for Web sites. Among the other questions are - How do I create a Web site index? - Is there free software that can help me build such an index? - How can I learn to use the software to build a site index? The focus of the book is learning to use XRefHT32, free open-source software, to create Web site indexes. The book meets the needs of newbie indexers in covering basic indexing techniques. It also challenges more experienced indexers with metadata and team indexing techniques. Sites that seldom delete files are considered stable enough that an index is worth the effort and cost to create. I would add that sites that have a growing archive of information would do well to have a regularly updated index. Sites that experience frequent changes, especially file... More > deletions, would not be good prospects for an index because of creation of broken links. Author James Lamb provides a comparison of site navigation tools, particularly search engines and indexes. He points out more of the advantages of indexes over search engines with little to say for the latter other than the difference in affordability. XRefHT32 works with HTML files on a Web site. Lamb discusses absolute and relative URL links in terms of the location of the index relative to the Web site. He describes how the software extracts page titles and anchors from the coded pages into a table where the URL links are placed with additional columns for index heading and subheadings. From here you can add and edit the headings for conversion to the final index. The book covers indexing issues such as overriding the sort order, using images to indicate file types, restricted access, and remote location of files. Lamb covers the use of templates to format indexes, ranging from fitting the index into the Website design to style preferences. He also discusses how to design an A-Z index bar for fast access to a large index. This is all topped off with an example of an indexing procedure for a basic Web site index. Extras in the book include the XRefHT32 reference manual, a resources section, and an indexing assessment questionnaire for evaluating the size and scope of such a project. You can find the Web site to obtain XRefHT32 located in the resource section. In most books on indexing, you can expect to find a very good index. This book is no exception. Read it, use it, and perhaps your site index will look nearly as good as the author's site index. You can view it live at the author's Web site at Review by Linda Kenny Sloan< Less
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James Lamb
August 27, 2006
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.6 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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