Building Web Sites

United States
December 5, 2006 11:39am CST
What tips do you have for newbies out to build websites? I just started for fun and I'm off to a rocky start. The hardest thing for me so far has been formatting the page. Tables are my enemy! I'm great a graphics...well good at creating graphics. My tip: Invest in a program like dreamweaver or frontpage.
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@mike286 (86)
8 Jan 07
As good as dreamweaver and front page are I prefer to code by hand as I know exactly what code has been used for what. My tip is to plan out how you want your website to be first ie work out how many different pages you are going to want. also look at useing css for the styling as it makes it much esier to change the look of your entier site with one change in the css code. A good site for HTML, CSS, javascript etc is http://www.w3schools.com good luck..
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I suggest a builder like FrontPage or NVU, which is a free one that is very good. Personally I like to see what it is I'm making not just a bunch of code. I know some prefer code and that is their choice. I also suggest looking at sites that offer free websets. Ones that have a layout all ready done up with basic graphics and you just have to link back to the sites. There are some great ones out there you just have to do a search for websets. I do have a site with some available like this: http://emeraldisles.us However there are many sites out there that offer some. Another well known one is http://www.moonandbackgraphics.com/ I've seen many people use theirs.
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• United States
7 Jan 07
The best site to learn is www.w3schools.com. Many free tutorials that can help you pretty good to get on your way to become a web developer. Visit my technology blog: http://webspeaker.blogspot.com Visit my football blog: http://footballvids.blogspot.com
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• India
26 Jan 07
i don't think tables Are enemies and if you or anyone faces a problem - in aNY share it with me - most probably i would know it nd must ve used it somewhere or the other... and if not(which is rare, chance) - i shall hlp you guys by searchin for its remedy. KEEP Rockin' nd CHEERS!!!!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
26 Jan 07
If you have $300, you could try Site Build It. They have everything to build great web sites and all the promotional materials you need. All for one price.
• United States
26 Jan 07
All great links and ones I woul have referred had I gotten here first. Bottom line you will definitely have to learn HTML and the basics of the other scripting languages that your server uses. Example: Windows Server = ASP, Access for databases or Linux or Unix: PHP, Apache, MySQL for databases.