Spinning the Web
Spinning the Web was the first book in print to
deal with publishing information on the Web. I wrote the first
edition in October and November 1994 and formatted this electronic
version in December 1994, while the book was being printed. The
publishers now have no copies of the first edition left in stock and
have given permission for this HTML version to be published on the
Obviously a lot has changed since November 1994 so it is more than a
little dated, however it may be of historic interest. Note that there
are broken links in the text; many of the web sites and pages
referenced have long since disappeared. Apart from these introductory
paragraphs the text is exactly as it appears in the first edition of
The first edition of Spinning the Web is now out of print,
but we still have a number of copies. email me if you
would be interested in buying a copy (cost �10 including postage in
the UK - �11 to Europe and �12 rest of world).
A second edition of Spinning the Web was prepared in 1996
by Tim Dixon and may still be available (ISBN 1-85032-290-2).
Compton House, August 1998.