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rpndt1

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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.
 
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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
 
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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
 

rpndt1

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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 :)
 
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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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