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Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by rpndt1, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. rpndt1

    rpndt1 Thread Starter

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    I am an absolute programming newbie. I want to experiment with web page design and ultimately try to "write" my own site. What language/protocol do you suggest I learn to do this? Are there any books or sites that you would suggest?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CarpeDiem

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    The best start would be to do a search on this forum for similar postings. There are numerous postings that ask the same questions. Posting in the last month similar to this:

    http://forums.techguy.org/t319963.html
    http://forums.techguy.org/t320814.html

    One of the responses in another posting was from SouthernLady, who wrote:

    Tutorials for html:

    http://www.w3schools.com/

    http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/

    http://www.geocities.com/davelanthorn/davepage.html

    http://www.htmlgoodies.com/

    http://www.lettice.net/tutorial/

    http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/t...html/index.php3

    http://developers.evrsoft.com/

    http://www.earthweb.com/

    http://archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Genera...HTMLPrimer.html

    http://www03.pogo.com/index.jsp?sls=2

    http://www.pongo.com/

    http://www.virtuallyignorant.com/webtutor.htm

    http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs

    http://lissaexplains.com/

    http://www.456bereastreet.com/

    Specific Tutorials:

    http://manda.com/frames/ (this is a frames tutorial)

    http://www.fontfinder.ws/ (finds fonts)

    http://www.456bereastreet.com/archi..._on_the_tables/ (tables tutorial)

    http://www.tutorials4you.com/ Photoshop Tutorials

    http://javascriptsearch.com/ (Java script)

    http://www.java-scripts.net/

    http://javascriptkit.com/

    http://www.a1javascripts.com/

    http://webdeveloper.earthweb.com/webjs/

    http://www.flamingtext.com/

    http://www.hotscripts.com/ (for almost any code)

    http://www.asp.net/Default.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=1


    This is a very good site for almost anything about web
    and web devlopement, including the free classes:

    http://webdesign.about.com/library/...ng/bl_begin.htm

    Color sites:

    http://www.bagism.com/colormaker/

    http://www.colormix.com/

    http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/php/misc/colours.php

    http://webdesign.about.com/cs/color...bhexwindows.htm

    http://www.yvg.com/twrs/RGBConverter.html

    http://www.geocities.com/t_geetha2000/colors.html

    http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonke...ce/color_codes/

    Two EXCELLENT programs to download for color are Pixie
    and colorbox:

    Pixie: http://www.nattyware.com/?m31

    Colorbox: www.kobayashi.com
     
  3. CarpeDiem

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    You might consider an HTML editor as well. There are various html and web page editors available, both commercial and free. Some good ones are:

    HTML Kit
    DreamWeaver
    FrontPage
    Nvu
    Hot HTML 2001
    1st Page Free (*** this is my personal preference)
    and the list goes on.

    Some links to sites with more info:

    http://www.1000websitetools.com/100...e&sitetab=0&result_page=1&results_per_page=10

    http://www.thefreecountry.com/webmaster/htmleditors.shtml

    http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/webpublish/fweditors.html

    http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/webpublish/fwwysiwyg.html
     
  4. rpndt1

    rpndt1 Thread Starter

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    Alright. Wow. Thanks for the sites, and sorry for the redundant post. I take it html is the way to go in this situation.

    At least I have a project to work on now :)
     
  5. cnelson04

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    HTML, and then learn PHP since HTML can limit what you can do with your site. :) -cnelson.
     
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