Archive for June 7, 2013

Nerds Get Ready – Web Hosting for Dummies is Here!

By now I’m sure most of the planet is aware of the yellow and black For Dummies franchise of books. If you’re like me you own one or two or ten. I’m not going to lie, I’m a nerd and I embrace my nerdiness and overwhelming need or burning desire to delve into all things techie. Thereā€¦I’ve said it.

My techno-need appetite can frequently be satisfied by plucking one of these gold and black treasures off of the bookshelf and devouring a chapter or two or ten. Of course, when a new title in this series comes out I find it hard to resist purchasing it. Okay, maybe that’s not 100% true. I think I just saw a Vampires for Dummies book and I had no problem not buying it. Nothing against you vampires out there, it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

So, you can imagine my delight when I received a brand new, advance copy of Web Hosting for Dummies written by Peter Pollock. That was probably a squeal of joy heard around the world.

Not only was it a For Dummies book, which we’ve already established that I love, but it was Web Hosting for Dummies and our graphic and web design company provides web hosting. Life just doesn’t get any better than this. (Unless Wiley Publishing were to hire me to write one of yellow and black books and then I’d probably think I’d died and gone to heaven. Did you hear that Wiley?)

Well anyway, back to the book. Since I’m no dummy about web hosting I decided NOT to fall into instant love with this book. The plan was to read it from cover to cover and rip it into small shreds, looking for every tiny little error within its pages.

Darn you, Peter Pollock! Between your unique laid-back, easy to read and understand writing style and your in depth technical knowledge my evil plan was foiled. The more I read the more I loved the book. Seriously, I carried the book around the house with me ranting and raving loudly as I read the chapters.

“This is what I was trying to explain to a client last week! It’s perfect,” or “Ah ha! Even a dummy could understand it if I explained it that way.” (No offense to any of my clients with that last comment, of course.)

This book will not going on my bookshelf – absolutely not. This yellow and black gem is going to have a special place of honor on my desk as a quick reference. Peter Pollock has written a brilliant book overflowing with invaluable information for newbies and seasoned professionals alike. I’m certain that Peter Pollock’s daytime disguise as a writer is really masking his alter ego. He’s a web hosting superhero. Step aside Spiderman – here comes WebMan!

Come back and read my next blog and I’ll share some individual nuggets of information that I gleaned from Web Hosting for Dummies.