You'll find loads of resources on the 'net
about html and Internet publishing. Go to one of search
engine directories, and do a keyword search. You'll find
more than you need. Below are some of the best resources I've
Learning About Publishing on the Web
Probably the easiest way to learn about publishing on the Internet is through observation. Surf, surf, surf. Pay attention to what kinds of things are repeated, what's unusual, and especially to what catches your eye and intrigues your mind.
Here's a good tip: think about what seems to be missing from sites that ought to be more useful to you. Sites that address your interests ought to be useful to you. If they have the right information, the right amount of it, and if you can find it easily, and interact with it easily, then they probably will be useful. If they're lacking in some way and don't give you what you want or need, note what's missing. That will help you realize the kind of information or function you need to include in your site.
After you've done some surfing, check out Tony Karp's Art and the Zen of Web Sites for some basic commonsense ideas that will help you plan and design your own web site. Then, when you feel comfortable, check out Web Review, an online magazine "for people who make the Web work," for the latest review of technology and for tips on how to make it useful. The most up-to-date information on Internet publishing can be found right here on the Web.
Below are a selection to other links on
the Web that will help you learn about HTML and publishing on
the Web. These are not the only resources available, of course,
but I think they are among the best. I've tried to pare the list
of links down to make learning more efficient and less confusing.
There is some duplication of information, nonetheless, but I
think you'll find them worth checking out.
Learning About the Internet and the Web
It's true: you really don't need to know html to use it, just as you don't need to know how your car works in order to drive it. You can always use one of the many HTML editors available on the Web or at your neighborhood software store to help you code your page. Moreover, some word processors and desktop publishers will let you convert their files into HTML, which makes building a web site even easier. But each of these technologies has its limitations. If you don't know html, your abilities to create an effective web page will be restricted by the functions of your editor. I strongly suggest you learn a little html. You can do it. The links below will help.
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