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    Newbie Building Websites

    I would like to start figuring out how to build websites. I have intermediate skills in most computer capabilities but none in this matter. Where should I start ? Any good book or website suggestions ???

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    Re: Newbie Building Websites

    One of my favorites is: http://www.w3schools.com

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    Re: Newbie Building Websites

    This one is great for all ages of those just getting started, Lissa Explains it All

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Newbie Building Websites

    This is a handy book to have around for looking up the syntax of various HTML tags, and also provides some useful thinking about the efficient use of CSS to style fundamentally sound HTML: Web Designer's Reference: An Integrated Approach to Web Design with XHTML and CSS. While hardly any web sites benefit from using the "X" version of HTML, you might as well learn it because it is "the future" (think Firefox 1, Opera 8, and IE... 8), and looks good on the resume. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Newbie Building Websites

    Thanks to all for the help. You have given me more than enough to get started !!!!!

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    Re: Newbie Building Websites

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add URL code.[/i] See the Quick Guide, or the 1-Click TagPanel, or even <!post=this StarPost.,438749>this StarPost.<!/post>

    A fine batch of answers there, a little suggestion from my thoughts.
    I have been 'playing' around with HTML in Notepad only since October 2000.
    I have grasped all but CSS so far. Most of my layouts involve hidden tables to form a neat look whatever screen size the users has.
    My greatest help is the range of books by oreilly.com -- Welcome to O'Reilly Media, Inc. , no other books that I have come across have treated the subjects in such detail or depth & although appear well above the novice, actually are far better than the range of the likes of 'idiots guide' and similar as they are too basic & you exceed the level of these books in no time.
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    Re: Newbie Building Websites

    I've also just started out, and a book I found really helpful is:
    The Non-Designer's Web Book, by Robin Williams & John Tollet, Peachpit Press.
    It covers the "look and feel" of a site rather than the technicalities. Follow the suggestions in this book and you will have a good looking and easily navigable site .

    George

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    Re: Newbie Building Websites

    I just looked at this book on Amazon and it looks interesting. Thanks for the suggestion.

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