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  1. #1
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    I want to learn how to build a website. Where should I start?

    What sites should I go to. What books should I read? Should I go about learning in a certain order? What should my study plan be? Etc.
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    Hey I suggest you use http://www.w3schools.com/xhtml/default.asp

    Its a great starting point to learning xhtml to start building websites. After learning xhtml, learn CSS http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp ..CSS is used for styling a webpage as xhtml is used to structure the page.. Coding is alot of fun but requires alot of time to get the "nitty gritty" and some sleepless nights pulling your hair out when you can't get code to execute right : )
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    Thumbs up Useful to all

    see the link below, it is most useful for learning html easily and clearly. You also create your own blog, if u study this site in order and know more things.

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    I would say - start a website using a CMS of your choice, and then try to see exactly what it does. Starting from scratch could be hard for some, so I think that building a website with a CMS - following by investigation of the inner workings - will work out just fine.
    Start your website today at LiveCity
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf24 View Post
    What sites should I go to. What books should I read? Should I go about learning in a certain order? What should my study plan be? Etc.
    great list from another coding forum
    plus 3 suggestions of my own
    http://css.maxdesign.com.au/floatutorial/ - a bit about using floats
    http://jshint.com - newer take on Jslint, helps you write consistent JavaScript along with support for popular JavaScript frameworks such as jquery and Mootools

    Beginner's HTML Tutorial: http://www.htmlbasix.com/
    How to Create a Webpage: http://www.make-a-web-site.com/
    So, you want to make a Web Page!: http://www.pagetutor.com/html_tutor/index.html

    Getting started with HTML: http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/
    Basic HTML Code / Tags For Simple Web Page: http://www.ibdhost.com/help/html/
    HTML Examples: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp
    The Web Book (free): http://www.the-web-book.com/index.php

    How to Make a Web Site:

    How to Create a Web Site: http://www.4creatingawebsite.com/?=gg
    Web Developer Class: Learn the Basic HTML Tags!: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/h...le.php/3478151
    So You Want To Set Up Your First Site, Huh?: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials...le.php/3479561
    How To Build a Web Site: Develop a Project Outline : http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials...le.php/3862031
    How to Start / Create Your Own Website: The Beginner's A-Z Guide: http://www.thesitewizard.com/getting...twebsite.shtml

    Choosing Dimensions for Your Web Page Layout:

    In Search of the Holy Grail: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/holygrail/
    How to create flexible sites quickly using standards like CSS and XHTML: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/wa-rapid/

    960 Grid System: http://960.gs/

    Care With Font Size: http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/font-size

    Why Validate?: http://validator.w3.org/docs/why.html
    CSS Validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
    HTML Validator: http://validator.w3.org/#validate_by_uri+with_options
    But it Doesn’t Validate : http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/gen...esnt-validate/

    Web Editors (Many Free):

    10 Fantastic Free Web Page Editors: http://www.elated.com/articles/10-fa...-page-editors/
    Free HTML Editors, Web Editors, and WYSIWYG Web Editors and Site Builders:
    WYSIWYG Editor List: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...YSIWYG_editors
    25 Useful WYSIWYG Editors Reviewed: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008...tors-reviewed/
    Basic text editors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...c_text_editors
    Last edited by DanInMA; 05-26-2011 at 09:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf24 View Post
    What sites should I go to. What books should I read? Should I go about learning in a certain order? What should my study plan be? Etc.
    my suggested order would be:

    server side language such as PHP

    once you dive into these you'll get a feel for what directions you want to go in.
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    You don't need books.

    Get Adobe DreamWeaver and access to Google (as well as WebDeveloper.com for when you're stuck). Try to make a bare-bones version of a facebook profile page, that way you're not "studying" and you'll be learning tons of techniques.
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    You should start with building a static site. To do this, you'll need to learn HTML and CSS. These two should be fairly straightforward to learn.

    If you want to make your website dynamic, you'll want to learn a server-side language such as PHP or Perl, as well as SQL for managing data in databases.
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    http://www.w3schools.com is the best place you should go when it comes to this matter for both beginners and experts.
    But for beginners, focus only to the basic HTML tutorials and some CSS or you'll easily get lost.

    You can also try out some free services first like webs.com then play around with the free templates from what you have learned from w3schools.

    You can also check out this site for easy step-by-step guide on how to create a website: http://www.3stepstowebsitecreation.com/
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    I want to learn how to build a website. Where should I start?
    That depends. If you wanna make just one site, I would suggest to use a content management system such as Wordpress, Joomla or Drupal. Such systems offer several templates where you can put the titel and content in.

    If you wanna start making websites, as a hobby or semiprofessional, you should learn how to write html yourself. I would start with w3schools.com and later continue with the sites DanInMA posted.
    How to: Target IE in, Position in, Center in, Create a Fixed ('Sticky') Footer with, and Create a Drop-Down/Fly-Out Menu with CSS: Website Laten Maken Amsterdam.
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    Try this: webinstitute
    40 screencast videos that teach you everything you want to know on website creation including html, css, php, wordpress.

    You can see the demo here: http://webinstitute.in/?p=1813
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    i think you have to use tutorials as a beginner
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf24 View Post
    What sites should I go to. What books should I read? Should I go about learning in a certain order? What should my study plan be? Etc.
    I'm not sure how you'd like to go buy it but I know these days people don't want to deal with HTML.. I personally don't work with html directly. I learned WordPress from Daniel As My Network. There are lots of places to go to learn but for html, I'll agree with all the other that http://www.w3schools.com is the absolute best.
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    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.
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    You can be learn about web developing online with the help of w3school.com this is best site of web developing tutorial.
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