* For anyone bored or dissatisfied with plain-vanilla Internet Explorer, this book-and-CD-ROM package offers an easy way to create custom browsers using an extensive menu of options * The browser-construction application on the CD-ROM automatically generates a browser based on the options a user selects, with no programming required; the CD-ROM also includes custom buttons, skins, and trial graphics software * Some of the possible custom browsers include a kid-safe browser, a browser with extra-large controls for the sight impaired, a dedicated site browser, a "spy" browser, a small business browser, and a browser for libraries * An "under the hood" appendix shows technically inclined folks how to modify the browser-construction application and create even more browser options
Table of Contents
Introduction.Part I: Making Your Own Internet Explorer.Chapter 1: Exploring the Benefits of Browser Customization.Chapter 2: Figuring Out What's Customizable.Chapter 3: Meeting the Browser Construction Kit.Part II: Customizing the Look of the Browser.Chapter 4: Designing the Browser Window.Chapter 5: Adding the Browser Pane.Chapter 6: Assembling the Toolbar.Chapter 7: Designing the Menu Bar.Chapter 8: Pulling Together the Status Bar.Chapter 9: Customizing the Address Bar.Part III: Creating Browser Graphics.Chapter 10: Introducing Paint Shop Pro.Chapter 11: Jazzing Up Your Browser with Borders.Chapter 12: Painting Skins.Chapter 13: Creating Toolbars.Chapter 14: Painting Status Bars.Chapter 15: Manufacturing Buttons.Chapter 16: Producing Icons.Part IV: Controlling the Behavior of the Browser.Chapter 17: Controlling Access to Internet Sites.Chapter 18: Incorporating Passwords and Tracking Time Online.Chapter 19: Keeping Track of Visited Sites.Chapter 20: Exploring a Browser Script File.Part V: Designing Customized Web Browser Projects.Chapter 21: Developing a General-Use Web Browser.Chapter 22: Coming Up with a Child's Web Browser.Chapter 23: Designing a Special-Topic Browser.Chapter 24: Developing a Dedicated-Site Browser.Chapter 25: Creating a Spy Browser.Chapter 26: Designing a Library Browser.Chapter 27: Getting a Laugh with an April Fool's Browser.Chapter 28: Constructing a Sheet-Metal Browser.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 29: Ten More Browser Ideas.Chapter 30: Ten Tools and Resources for Web Browser Builders.Appendix: What's on the CD-ROM.Index.
Award-winning author Clayton Walnum has been writing about computers since the early '80s. During that time, he's published nearly 60 books and hundreds of articles and reviews. He's also published fiction, humor, and interviews. Clay has a degree in Computer Science and is the former editor of two nationally distributed Atari computer magazines, ANALOG and ST-Log.