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How can I create and post my first web page?

Asked by mccabe (327points) October 8th, 2008

I don’t want to use a program like blogspot. I want a freestanding web page (eg., www.mywebpage.com). I have no experience with web design but I’m a fast learner and I have some time to spare. Can anyone recommend a good instruction manual, web site, host/server, etc.?

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robmandu's avatar

Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

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cookieman's avatar

If you have a Mac, you can use iWeb. It’s very simple.

Otherwise I would suggest learning Dreamweaver. Thomson/Delmar publishes easy to read/learn from books geared toward high school and early college students.

kullervo's avatar

It depends on what your site will be – if you are looking to write a blog with your own domain but not be connected with a blogging service site like blogger then you can register a domain with a webhost, such as myblogpage.com get some web space from them (a hosting account) and then install Wordpress (www.wordpress.org) your site will then be easy to update and customise without any/much web design know how. Example my blog http://www.fromthefrontend.co.uk

If you want to do something more advanced or actually learn the skills needed I recommend getting a good HTML and CSS book to start with such as CSS mastery or the CSS anthology. Check books from publishers like O’reily and Friends of ED.

If you stick at it HTML/CSS basics can be learnt in a couple of weeks and enough to build a basic site but you’ll need to pick up some Server Side scripting like PHP to do anything advanced.

http://www.w3school.com is another good resource.

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