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Author Topic: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start?  (Read 3826 times)

jgpaiva

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I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start?
« on: April 10, 2006, 05:07:57 AM »
As my coding snacks list is becoming way too big to not have a centralized download page, I need to learn how to make a webpage.
But my knowledge about creating webpages is null.
So, i'd like to know where can I start, to get some interesting information on how html works.
I'd also like to know where can i get a good html editor/creator, which could help me acomplish my needs.
I hope the good people of DC can help me (as always ;) )

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Re: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006, 05:14:53 AM »
Here is a fun little tool http://www.pinsoft.com.au/teachhtml.htm

and check out http://nvu.com/index.html for free web authoring software.

Alternatively you could just creat a blog page (which would just involve typing!) ... try www.blogger.com which would give you a free website called something like http://jgpaiva.blogspot.com
« Last Edit: April 10, 2006, 05:23:38 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006, 05:31:53 AM »
I reviewed a nice tab creator here*free*
http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=2960.0

Even though i'm the worlds biggest procrastinater and haven't got a page up yet,i bought this
http://www.blumentals.net/webuilder/
and like it,kinda exspensive though 49 bucks

Zines,forums,blogs i've bookmarked through the years

stu nicholls<-this guy does magic with css
http://www.cssplay.co.uk/

http://www.webdesign...om/current-style.cfm

http://www.csscreator.com/

http://www.cssdrive.com/

http://www.cssreboot.com/

http://www.alvit.de/css-showcase/

http://cssvault.com/

http://www.csselite.com.ar/

http://www.alvit.de/handbook/

Layout Gala
http://blog.html.it/layoutgala/

I just stumbled on this one,i like it
http://www.dynamicdrive.com/

http://www.webcredible.co.uk/

http://www.dhtmlgoodies.com/

This guy make a forum and image gallery that looks pretty cool
http://lussumo.com/


Are you going the free blog route or paid hosting route?

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Re: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 05:37:15 AM »
I wasn't very explicit on my first request.
I'd like to buid a page similar to Skrommel's 1hour software page, just a place to keep a record of all my posted coding snacks, with some history and preferably easily updateable.
On the way to building that page, I'd also like to learn something about html and general web-page creation for some common knowledge.

Thanks for the links, i'll go through some of them. I already saw the "teach me html", and it's very interesting. It's just a shame that it's so small :(
Now looking through Nvu.

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Re: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 05:41:30 AM »
Hi Jgpaiva,

for a more technical "How To" but still for newbies you can visit:

http://www.w3schools.com/

There you'll find hundreds of tutorials about everything concerning the W3C Standards (HTML, CSS, XML, XSL, RSS, ...).

Every tutorial is written from basics to advanced in sections and often break with some questions/tests at the end to proofe if you understand the former things that have been explained.

I learned XML and XSL from there and i liked it very much.

For a good HTML-Editor you can (beside NVU mentioned above) try the free HTML-Kit (http://www.chami.com/html-kit/) with a good editor and hundreds of selectable plug-ins for automating tasks and helpers for specific tasks. You can select which plugins you want to install and so build your "own" HTML-Kit that fit your needs.

HTH
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Re: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 05:48:34 AM »
I'd advise against nvu, or anything WYSIWYG editor -- especially if your initial goal is to learn how HTML works.  It's like driving a car -- you're better off to learn on a manual transmission. Learn that, you can drive anything later on.

That said, the websites listed here are good resources, they don't offer much for the fledgling would-be web developer.

That said, I strongly recommend HTML Dog.  Their stuff is, suprisingly, as easy to read as it is competent -- wish they had this stuff around when I was learning HTML :)  HTMLDog is mindful of web standards as well -- so you won't just be learning how to get by, you'll be learning how to craft succinct, proper (x)html -- a feat most wysiwyg editors don't do themselves.  If you want to do something, do it right . . . right? :)

As far as easy to edit pages go, you could give my Wiki a try -- though the template is the only place html is used, it's fairly easily managed.

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Re: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 05:59:11 AM »
I'd advise against nvu, or anything WYSIWYG editor -- especially if your initial goal is to learn how HTML works.  It's like driving a car -- you're better off to learn on a manual transmission. Learn that, you can drive anything later on.
I can understand your point (i know how you like to do stuff the hard way :tellme:), and i will take it.
But although i do want to learn some html, i don't want to take 1 year to make the page. ;)
Well.. I will now go through al those links. Thanks!

PS: i'm liking html dog vey much.. thanks!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: I want to learn how to make a webpage. Where can I start?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2006, 06:06:37 AM »
It won't take a year to make a website with html, it's nothing like trying to learn a programming language.  You won't be building the csszengarden immediately, but you shouldn't have any trouble picking up enough to build a basic, functional page in under a week.  Laying out a page is really quite easy -- it's getting into the deeper stuff that gets more tedius -- block level stuff, structuring for css, styling with css . . . :)

When it's all said and done, though -- it's not that difficult.  The hardest part is the artistic part -- trying to figure out how to make it look good.  That's not my forte . . . :D