Access 2010: The Missing Manual
Access may be a complex and intimidating Office application, but you'll tame it quickly with this book. You'll learn how to design complete databases, maintain them, search for valuable nuggets of information, and build attractive forms for quick-and-easy data entry in no time. You'll even delve into the black art of Access programming by learning valuable tricks and techniques to automate common tasks -- even if you've never touched a line of code before. more »
Office 2010: The Missing Manual
Whether you're new to Microsoft Office or have used it for years, this clear and friendly primer helps you be productive with Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and the rest of the Office apps from day one. Learn what's new in Office 2010 and get a complete, step-by-step guide to each of its main programs, along with details on Publisher, OneNote, and Office Web Apps. With this Missing Manual on hand, you'll be creating professional-quality documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases in no time. more »
Access 2007: The Missing Manual
Access 2007: The Missing Manual was written from the ground up for this redesigned application. You will learn how to design complete databases, maintain them, search for valuable nuggets of information, and build attractive forms for quick-and-easy data entry. You'll even delve into the black art of Access programming (including macros and Visual Basic), and pick up valuable tricks and techniques to automate common tasks - even if you've never touched a line of code before. You will also learn all about the new prebuilt databases you can customize to fit your needs, and how the new complex data feature will simplify your life. With plenty of downloadable examples, this objective and witty book will turn an Access neophyte into a true master. more »
Attract Visitors to Your Site: The Mini Missing Manual
To be a success, a website has to attract-and keep visitors. This Mini Missing Manual shows you how to attract new and return visitors and use the power of keywords and Web search engines to rise up in the rankings of search results. You'll also learn how to use a powerful-and free service that tracks visitor activity on your site so you know which of your Web pages they love, and-just as important which pages don't work for them. Using this information, you can fine-tune your site to keep the visitors coming.

This Mini Missing Manual is excerpted from Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual. more »
Add Audio and Video to Your Site: The Mini Missing Manual
Nothing spices up websites like cool sound effects (think ker-thunk as visitors press a button) or embedded videos. Think you need a programmer to add sizzle to your site? Think again. This hands-on guide gives you the techniques you need to add video, music, animated GIFs, and sound effects to your site.

This Mini Missing Manual is excerpted from Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual. more »
Pro Silverlight 5 in VB, 4th Edition
Silverlight 5 is the latest iteration of Microsoft's cross-browser technology for creating rich user experiences on the Web. Like its predecessor, Silverlight 4, it rides atop the .NET Framework for maximum ease of use and coding efficiency. The new technology carries forward much of the work that has been done before and augments it in many important respects, including support for H.264 video, major improvements to the graphics engine (including true 3D rendering), and much richer data-binding options for interfacing with other applications.

Pro Silverlight 5 in VB is an invaluable reference for professional developers wanting to discover the new features of Silverlight. As you learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition with Adobe Flash, such as rich support for 2D and 3D drawing, animations, and media playback, you'll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of WPF through Silverlight - all of the same .NET technology that developers use to design next-generation Windows applications. more »
Pro Silverlight 5 in C#, 4th Edition
Silverlight 5 is the latest iteration of Microsoft's cross-browser technology for creating rich user experiences on the Web. Like its predecessor, it rides atop the .NET Framework for maximum ease of use and coding efficiency. The new technology carries forward much of the work that has been done before and augments it in many important respects, including support for H.264 video, major improvements to the graphics engine (including true 3D rendering), and much richer data-binding options for interfacing with other applications.

Pro Silverlight 5 in C# is an invaluable reference for professional developers who want to discover the new features of Silverlight. As you learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition with Adobe Flash, such as rich support for 2D and 3D drawing, animations, and media playback, you'll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of WPF through Silverlight - all of the same .NET technology that developers use to design next-generation Windows applications. more »
HTML5: The Missing Manual
HTML5 is more than a markup language - it's a dozen independent web standards all rolled into one. Until now, all it's been missing is a manual. With this thorough, jargon-free guide, you'll learn how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic drawings, geolocation, offline web apps, drag-and-drop, and many other features. HTML5 is the future of the Web, and with this book you'll reach it quickly.

The important stuff you need to know: Structure web pages in a new way; Add audio and video without plugins; Draw with Canvas; Go a long way with style; Build web apps with rich desktop features; Create location-aware apps. more »
Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C#
Assuming no prior coding experience, you'll be taught everything you need to know from the ground up. Starting from first principals, you'll learn the skills you need to be an effective ASP.NET developer who is ready to progress to more sophisticated projects and professional work.

You'll be taught how to use object orientation and code-behind techniques to lay out your code clearly in a way other developers can easily understand. You'll learn how to query databases from within you web pages, spice up your layouts using ASP.NET AJAX and deploy your finished websites to production servers. You'll also learn how to debug your code when things go wrong and the performance and scalability issues that can affect your web projects as they grow. more »
Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010
The most up-to-date and comprehensive introductory ASP.NET book you'll find on any shelf, Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010 guides you through Microsoft's latest technology for building dynamic web sites. Learn how to build sophisticated web pages quickly and easily using the most powerful tools available.

Starting with the basics, this book provides exhaustive coverage of ASP.NET, guiding you from your first steps right through to advanced techniques - such as making database queries from within a web page, tuning your website for optimal performance and deploying your website to production servers. more »