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Building your website

The second instalment in our series of guides covers the basics in how to create a website and understanding HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The guide won’t make you an expert in coding HTML and CSS but it will get you started and give you a good overview. We have also collected some very handy links to ensure you have all the information you need.

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The guide covers the following areas

  • Different ways to create a website
  • Overview of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • File structure
  • Uploading your site
  • Free resources/ links (see below)

Free HTML editors
http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
http://www.coffeecup.com/free-editor/

Learning resources
http://www.w3schools.com
http://htmldog.com/

Free web site templates
http://www.free-css.com/
http://www.freecsstemplates.org/
http://www.opendesigns.org/

Free images
http://www.freefoto.com
http://www.sxc.hu/

Colour guide
http://html-color-codes.com/

CSS galleries
http://www.cssdrive.com/
http://www.csselite.com/

Firefox plug-in
Firebug: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843
MeasureIt: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/539
Web Developer: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60

We hope you find the guide useful and if there is a particular area you think would be useful for us to cover please contact us or leave a comment.

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