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Where is the best place to go to learn basic HTML?

     
5:46 am on Nov 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well I have a website but pay to have it maintained. I would like to be able to at least do basic stuff like add articles, ect by myslelf. What is the best books to read, things on the internet to read, ect out there that really breaks HTML down?
2:50 pm on Nov 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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rb, I would recommend that you get an FTP program and cheap text editor... download your website and start 'playing.'

I think you will learn a lot by jumping in and seeing what your own page looks like, then look at others and keep experimenting off-line to see how everything works.

When you have a question about creating tables or CSS, for example, go to Google and search for it (You'll generally find hundreds - or thousands - of great resources for every question imaginable).

While books can be worthwhile, I think you might find it better to take a dive and learn it from real-world examples first. After you understand the basics, one of the 'books for dummies' series may bring some of the coding nuances into better focus.

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2:51 pm on Nov 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to Webmaster World!

My favourite beginners guide to HTML, is called The Complete Idiots Guide to Creating Web Pages. As you may have guessed, the author adds a lot of humor and tips, that you will find makes it a lot easier.

The best site to learn HTML is probably:
[w3schools.com...]

I hope this helps!

1:33 am on Nov 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I always send people to htmlgoodies.com. I find his primers to be great for beginners.
2:57 am on Nov 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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10:32 pm on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I concur with the W3schools website. It's a great way to learn both HTML and CSS.
1:52 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I learned basic HTML from the htmlgoodies site; it is wonderful for getting started. I then downloaded the HTML and CSS refernces from [htmlhelp.com...] to be able to lookup syntax locally.
10:56 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I learned HTML at webmonkey. Easy to learn here.

[webmonkey.wired.com...]