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Home Sweet Home Page


Worth reading 😎

Fantastic introduction to what not to do when building a homepage for your website.

Carma Spence’s book, Home Sweet Home Page, is an introduction to building a homepage for your website. The tips help readers know what they should be doing to have a productive online presence. The book focuses on specific occupations, but this information would help folks on any career path.

Spence starts by documenting common mistakes some authors, coaches, and speakers make when building a homepage. She offers a mistakes checklist, so you can better focus your efforts on problem areas. The book goes on to further explain the mistakes in more depth in the chapters that follow.

A lot of the information included in this book is a basic overview that one might find as they browse the web. I didn’t see much new information that one wouldn’t find on the average blog. Some of the descriptions of the mistakes are out of date. I haven’t seen websites that blare music or otherwise look like a child created the graphics in over 10 years. So, updates to this section are necessary. However, the corrections she offers are spot on.

I enjoyed the section where Spence explains the different types of jobs for your website. She offers brief details on four of these jobs, though more details would be welcome.

If you want more detailed information with a wider range of help, this is probably not the book for you. I wish I could have reached the videos and worksheets offered at the beginning and end of each chapter. They may have changed my opinion about the book's usefulness. But, if they are a great help, their inclusion would be more useful. Not to mention that if I were to click one, it would take me out of the flow of reading.

I award Home Sweet Home Page 3 out of 5 stars. I based my rating on several factors that I outlined above.  However, if you are a beginner who wants a brief overview of the concepts, this is a handy little tome for your needs.

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About the author

Carma Spence helps entrepreneurs, small business owners, and mid-level executives write, publish and market a non-fiction book based on the knowledge between their ears even if they've never written before and are crazy busy. view profile

Published on May 18, 2021

10000 words

Genre: Business & Management

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