WordPress has millions of users, and this popular guide has sold more than 105,000 copies in its previous editions. With the newest releases of WordPress, author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson has completely updated the book to help you use and understand all the latest features. You'll learn about both the hosted WordPress.com version and the more flexible WordPress.org, which requires third-party hosting. Whether you're switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just beginning to blog, you'll find lots of advice in this friendly guide.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art blogging platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usability
This guide explains how to set up and maintain a blog with either of the two WordPress versions
Covers all the changes and improvements in the latest release of WordPress
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Electronic communications is the transmission, reception, and processing of information between two or more locations with the use of electronic circuits. The basic components of electronic communications system are the transmitter, communications channel or medium, receiver, and noise. Analog signals (such human voice) or digital signals (binary data) are inputted to the system, processed in the electronic circuits for transmission, and then decoded by the receiver. The system is said to be reliable and effective only when errors are minimized in the process.
Let’s discuss each component of the system and we’ll take note of their important functions
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Demonstrates extending WordPress through plugins and customizing it via themes
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It's been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products. But with a typical price tag of $5,000 to $10,000 for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens.
In this how-to companion to Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug spells out a streamlined approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own Web site, application, or other product. (As he said in Don't Make Me Think, "It's not rocket surgery".)
Using practical advice, plenty of illustrations, and his trademark humor, Steve explains how to:
Test any design, from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-functioning Web site or application
Keep your focus on finding the most important problems (because no one has the time or resources to fix them all)
Fix the problems that you find, using his "The least you can do" approach
By paring the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials ("A morning a month, that's all we ask"), Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them. Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing, before-and-after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice that made Don't Make Me Think so popular.
The book that tells you all the things you felt you were expected to know about linguistics, but were afraid to ask about. *What do you know about Burushaski and Miwok? *What's the difference between paradigmatic and syntagmatic? *What is E-language? *What is a language? *Do parenthetical and non-restrictive mean the same thing? *How do you write a bibiliographic entry for a work you have not seen? Every student who has asked these questions needs this book. A compendium of useful things for linguistics students to know, from the IPA chart to the Saussurean dichotomies, this book will be the constant companion of anyone undertaking studies of linguistics. Part reference work, part revision guide, and with tables providing summary information on some 280 languages, the book provides a new learning tool as a supplement to the usual textbooks and glossaries
Description operating systems: internals and design principles provides a comprehensive and unified introduction to operating systems topics. Stallings emphasizes both design issues and fundamental principles in contemporary systems and gives readers a solid understanding of the key structures and mechanisms of operating systems. He discusses design trade-offs and the practical decisions affecting design, performance and security. The book illustrates and reinforces design concepts and ties them to real-world design choices through the use of case studies in unix and windows. For sale in indian subcontinent only
Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don’t, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to… • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion …and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. This second edition features a unique troubleshooting section allowing you easily to locate solutions to your writing problems, additional chapters on paragraphs and style, and end of chapter summaries. In short, this book is the constant source of assistance and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence!
Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how! Recently updated to include Android Jelly Bean, Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, Second Edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples.
This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.
Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development
Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss
Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible
This book is Android Jelly Bean compliant, but is backwards compatible to most of the previous Android releases.
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If you're not tweeting, Facebooking, or blogging by now, your business is getting left behind. Social media marketing is a highly effective way to engage with your customers. It's an easy, inexpensive way to enlarge your audience, add customers, and build your business. This guide provides an indispensable resource for small businesses and start-ups looking for low-cost online marketing strategies, as well as for marketers in larger companies who want to be more involved with social media. Learn which social media sites best fit your business and how to take full advantage of them.
Explore the many aspects of social media, including reviewing sites, monitoring competitors, and fitting social into your current marketing plans
Launch a campaign, develop a voice, reach your audience on key and niche platforms, and embrace the influencers
Identify social media sites that appeal to your target audience and learn which social platform works best for which objectives
Learn to monitor results and assess your program's effectiveness
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An exhaustive work covering the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore.
• Nearly 240 A–Z entries on all aspects of vampirism
• Photographs and illustrations of vampire films, television shows, and other matters relating to vampires
• Brief bibliographies referring the reader to secondary sources on individual entries
• A general bibliography of scholarship on vampires
"A useful starting point for a student in a literature or film course doing a paper on vampires. Larger public libraries and academic libraries will want to consider it for purchase." - Booklist
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This book has been designed to meet the requirements of
students whose mother tongue is not English, Its main
purpose is to help to correct the common mistakes to which
foreign learners of English are liable.
The method adopted throughout this work is uniform. All
the errors dealt with are singled out, for they have to be
recognised before they can be corrected: then correct forms
are substituted for incorrect ones; finally, simple
explanations are given wherever necessary to justify
particular usages. Exercises are set al the end to ensure that
the principles may become firmly fixed in the students'
!t is no! claimed that this manual is exhaustive.
Nevertheless, the difficulties tackled are real, and the
examples arc representative of the mistakes commonly
made by foreign students of English, being the result of
observations made over a long period of time.
Much care has been given to the preparation of the Index,
which it ?s hoped will make the book a useful work ol
Get the basics on four key web programming tools in one great book!
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Covers how to program in PHP and how to create and administer a MySQL database as well as how to manipulate MySQL data via a web interface
Shows how to create a secure website and how to code popular e-business applications such as login programs and shopping carts
Michelle Maxom began teaching part-time in 1997 after doing an intensive
Trinity TESOL certifi cate. She later moved to Italy where she furthered her
studies in EFL and honed her skills working with students of all ages and
from a wide variety of backgrounds. She toured secondary schools and gave
seminars in Caribbean literature and Britain’s multi-ethnic culture showing
how the English language can open doors and minds. On returning to the UK
she took on the post of Director of Studies at a central London EFL school,
bringing it to accreditation by the British Council for the fi rst time and
learning how to work behind the scenes in the industry. She has made an
instructional fi lm for Thomson ELT and become a specialist in one-to-one
courses. Since becoming a freelance teacher/trainer Michelle has delivered
work experience programmes for trainee TEFL teachers, taught on intensive
TEFL courses in person and tutored those taking distance learning courses.
She is a member of the College of Teachers.
Updated with 100 pages of new content, this edition is betterthan ever
In the newest edition of his top-selling book, social mediaexpert Dave Evans bypasses theory to provide you with practical,hands-on advice on developing, implementing, and measuring socialmedia marketing campaigns. In what can be an overwhelming topic, hedemystifies the jargon, dispels the myths, and helps you develop aneffective, day-by-day plan.
Revised and updated with more than 100 pages of new material onall the latest developments, Evans includes new and updatedcoverage on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; the latest on listeningand analytics platforms; how to incorporate mobile andlocation-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla into your plan;and more.
Helps marketers, advertisers, and small business owners quicklydevelop effective, practical approaches to social media marketingcampaigns
Highlights the latest you should know about Facebook, Twitter,and Google+; as well as mobile- and location-based services such asFoursquare and Gowalla
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Features case studies, step-by-step instructions, and hands-ontutorials
If you've been seeking ways to break down social media marketinginto tasks you can handle and campaigns that deliver, this is thebook you need.
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Ben Frain has been a freelance front-end web designer/developer for over a decade working directly with clients and alongside design agencies worldwide. He also works as a technology journalist, contributing regularly to a number of diverse publications on the Mac platform, future technology, website design and technology systems. Before that, he worked as an underrated (and modest) TV actor, having graduated from Salford University with a degree in Media and Performance. He has written four equally underrated (his opinion) screenplays and still harbors the (fading) belief he might sell one. Outside of work he enjoys playing indoor football whilst his body (and wife) still allow it.
African literatures in English and other European languages have added a new dimension to the
commonwealth literature. Commonwealth Literature has reached a greater height in its search for
universality and truth.
The African writers have deep acquaintance with the European and American literature and they
are in touch with the literary movements all over the world. In the words of Shiv.K.Kumar,
Soyinka “Spoke in a deep bass voice, lunging his hands into the air as though he were tearing
apart everything around him social injustice, hypocrisy and above all tyranny.” African poets and
playwrights have produced some of the most endearing literary works by any standards in the
world. Particular emphasis is placed on Nigerian Gender Poetry, Yoruba theatre Eastern African
traditionalism, African American movement and African Canadian writing.
Venkata Reddy opines “Wole Soyinka, whose work alone seems to be enough to establish
Nigeria as the Commonwealth Literature is a veritable store-house of different cultures and
The ultimate rapid language-learning guide!
For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.
The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up.
Content strategy is the web's hottest new thing. But where did it come from? Why does it matter? And what does the content renaissance mean for you? This brief guide explores content strategy's roots, and quickly and expertly demonstrates not only how it's done, but how you can do it well. A compelling read for both experienced content strategists and those making the transition from other fields.
Building on what made the first edition a bestseller, CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition unites the disparate information on CSS-based design spread throughout the internet into one definitive, modern guide. Revised to cover CSS3, the book can be read from front to back, with each chapter building on the previous one. However, it can also be used as a reference book, dipping into each chapter or technique to help solve specific problems. In short, this is the one book on CSS that you need to have.
This second edition contains:
New examples and updated browser support information
New case studies from Simon Collison and Cameron Moll
CSS3 examples, showing new CSS3 features, and CSS3 equivalents to tried and tested CSS2 techniques
Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.
Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.
The best news is that “emotional literacy” is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.
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Read how you can finally learn to speak English quickly by curating your own free and hugely effective social learning and social media English course.
Follow the process and you will improve as much as the learners in the real case studies. One, a typically frustrated adult Chinese English learner, went from beginner to intermediate after just 18 hours of practice.
Millions can read and write English but don't feel comfortable speaking it. They are trying to practise using Facebook, Google Plus, Skype and online language exchanges like Livemocha.com and Italki.com. They know they need to practise. But, effective practice is not as easy as most people think. It requires proper preparation and process to be transformational.
English Out There, developed on the streets of London over 7 years with real paying students, has helped thousands of frustrated learners to experience rapid and permanent improvement.
The world's learners have been exploited for profit by the global English language (ELT) industry by being sold courses designed to teach reading and writing when most want to speak.
Learn how to build winning C# applications, start to finish, using the Deitels' proven methodology and signature Live-Code(tm) Approach! This new edition includes extensive use of Visual Studio 2005's new visual programming tools that tremendously reduce the amount of code programmers need to write in ADO.NET and ASP.NET applications. With these new tools, programmers can develop powerful ADO.NET and ASP.NET applications quickly and easily. You'll start with an introduction to C# and Visual C# 2005 Express. After examining methods and arrays, the Deitels present an in-depth introduction to object-oriented programming. They introduce powerful exception handling techniques for building mission critical software; followed by in-depth coverage of C#-based GUI development. Coverage also includes: multithreading; strings, characters; regular expressions; graphics; files and streams; and more. Next, you'll extend your C# applications to leverage XML and .NET, as you master ADO.NET database access and ASP.NET Web services delivery. An integrated, optional ATM case study teaches object-oriented design with UML(tm) 2.0 while a new GradeBook case study aids in the discussion of early classes and objects. From networking to security, the Deitels present hundreds of expert tips on good programming practices, avoiding errors, maximizing performance, testing, and debugging. For beginning programmers, and for developers experienced with traditional languages who want to master C# quickly.
Providing a thorough review and synthesis of work on communication skills and skill enhancement, this Handbook serves as a comprehensive and contemporary survey of theory and research on social interaction skills. Editors John O. Greene and Brant R. Burleson have brought together preeminent researchers and writers to contribute to this volume, establishing a foundation on which future study and research will build.
The handbook chapters are organized into five major units: general theoretical and methodological issues (models of skill acquisition, methods of skill assessment); fundamental interaction skills (both transfunctional and transcontextual); function-focused skills (informing, persuading, supporting); skills used in management of diverse personal relationships (friendships, romances, marriages); and skills used in varied venues of public and professional life (managing leading, teaching).
Distinctive features of this handbook include:
* broad, comprehensive treatment of work on social interaction skills and skill acquisition;
* up-to-date reviews of research in each area; and
* emphasis on empirically supported strategies for developing and enhancing specific skills.
Researchers in communication studies, psychology, family studies, business management, and related areas will find this volume a comprehensive, authoritative source on communications skills and their enhancement, and it will be essential reading for scholars and students across the spectrum of disciplines studying social interaction.
PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fifth Edition
The definitive guide to building database-driven Web applications with PHP and MySQ
PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications.
PHP and MySQL Web Development shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server.
The final part of this book describes how to approach real-world projects and takes the reader through the design, planning, and building of several projects, including:
User authentication and personalization
Social media integration
The fifth edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP through versions 5.6 and 7, as well as features introduced in recent stable releases of MySQL
English Digest is produced with the use of simple and understandable English words carefully chosen for better understanding. The usage of the book cut across all levels of secondary school classes and students preparing for UTME (JAMB), IJMB, JUPEB and Diploma will find it useful.
Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the continent of Africa. This revised edition makes Finnegan's ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language" and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa. This book is the first volume in the World Oral Literature Series, an ongoing collaboration between OBP and World Oral Literature Project. A free online archive of recordings and photographs that Finnegan made during her fieldwork in the late 1960s is hosted by the World Oral Literature Project
Communicating within distributed teams is challenging for most people.
Communicating with people in our own country with whom we share
a language, culture, and many other similarities is already challenging.
With people from another country, time zone, culture, and language, it
is even more challenging. When asked why a distributed project has not
proceeded as expected, people often name communication as the main
What is an error in English?
The concept of language errors is a fuzzy one. I'll leave to linguists
the technical definitions. Here we're concerned only with deviations
from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users such
as professional writers, editors, teachers, and literate executives and
personnel officers. The aim of this site is to help you avoid low
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Colloquial English is an easy-to-use course, specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use. It teaches current spoken and written English, as used in the UK, through the medium of English itself. This course assumes a basic knowledge of English and is suitable for post-beginners, whether studying on their own or as part of a class.
full explanations and illustrations of grammatical terms
pronunciation guide to help with areas of particular difficulty
a variety of exercises to help learners to grow in confidence
full answer key.
This concise guide emphasizes clear and logical structure as the key to a well-written thesis. The book uses a direct and conversational tone while offering concrete examples of common structural problems and the numerous devices, tricks, and tests for avoiding them. It proves that the astute researcher must no longer regard writing as the last chore but rather as a crucial part of the research process. This updated edition demonstrates how computer software can be advantageous and includes a checklist to keep students organized.
Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, Eleventh Edition, offers a complete, comprehensive survey, focusing on all the essentials you will need to succeed on the job. Setting the standard for nearly 30 years, this highly accurate text is supported by strong pedagogy and content that is ideal for new students of this rapidly changing field. The colorful layout with ample photographs and examples helps you better understand important topics. This text is an excellent reference work for anyone involved with electronic devices and other circuitry applications, such as electrical and technical engineers.