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    hi all, whats the easiest way of learning HTML ?

    any programs which are easy to use

    some guidance is appreciated ?

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    Get "HTML for Dummies" book from your local library or buy it.

    i learnt HTML once, was easy enough, just have to remember lots of code... sure there are programs about that will do it all for you these days.

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    ChipSticks;4308895

    .....sure there are programs about that will do it all for you these days.



    im looking for things like that, im good at computers diagnostics, software, security etc but i wouldnt have a clue about the coding side!

    Try Evrsoft First Page. It's what I used at uni.

    in terms of programs, dreamweaver is quite good, i use dreamweaver 8

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    AugQX;4308950

    in terms of programs, dreamweaver is quite good, i use dreamweaver 8



    last time i tried dreamweaver i uninstalled it after 30 seconds!

    thats not say its a poor program but it was just frustrating me!

    [url]www.w3schools.com/html[/url] & [url]www.w3schools.com/css[/url]

    i code in pure html & css, need any help just pm me

    I bought a HTML book second hand and followed the tutorials inside it. Only took about an hour but you learn a hell of a lot if you can find a tutorial book.

    i got a tut book, html & css in 24 hours :-D its handy

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    thanks guys/gals, ill try and put some of the tips in to action.

    anyone else have something to add feel free

    faevilangel:

    thanks for the offer

    to ahve your code upto scratch your gonna need to learn css to go with the html, basically the css will sort out the layouts colours etc and the html will be placement of items :-D

    While there are programs like Dreamweaver that will generate HTML and CSS code, you wont get very far with web design if you dont understand what the HTML and CSS is doing.

    You will often need to go into the HTML or CSS and "tweak" it, and if you dont know what the code is doing you will get into a mess.

    A few years ago web design with just HTML was fairly simple, but now with addition of CSS, and with web sites geting more complex, it is not that easy any more.

    With products like Dreamweaver you can design a page (the same way you would design a page in Microsoft Word), and then change to "code view" and see what HTML and CSS has been generated. That is a good way to learn.

    It really depends WHY you want to learn HTML and CSS. If it is just to throw together a simple site then use a GUI tool and try to avoid learning too much HTML, if you want to get into web design then you will really need to understand HTML and CSS.

    By the way, it is also just as important to lean about the DESIGN part of web design. You can know all the HTML you want, but if you have no design flair your site will look poor. I cant paint, and I could have the best brushes and paint in the world, but I would still paint a terrible picture.

    You also need to know about graphics as well, JPEGs, GIFs, image manipulation and so on.

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    guilbert53;4309351

    While there are programs like Dreamweaver that will generate HTML and CSS … While there are programs like Dreamweaver that will generate HTML and CSS code, you wont get very far with web design if you dont understand what the HTML and CSS is doing.You will often need to go into the HTML or CSS and "tweak" it, and if you dont know what the code is doing you will get into a mess. A few years ago web design with just HTML was fairly simple, but now with addition of CSS, and with web sites geting more complex, it is not that easy any more.With products like Dreamweaver you can design a page (the same way you would design a page in Microsoft Word), and then change to "code view" and see what HTML and CSS has been generated. That is a good way to learn.It really depends WHY you want to learn HTML and CSS. If it is just to throw together a simple site then use a GUI tool and try to avoid learning too much HTML, if you want to get into web design then you will really need to understand HTML and CSS.By the way, it is also just as important to lean about the DESIGN part of web design. You can know all the HTML you want, but if you have no design flair your site will look poor. I cant paint, and I could have the best brushes and paint in the world, but I would still paint a terrible picture. You also need to know about graphics as well, JPEGs, GIFs, image manipulation and so on.




    yep thats why its hard, should have gone to college and uni!

    oh well....

    As most people have said HTML for Dummies should do it. Dreamweaver is actually a really good learning tool because it colours different types of code or script individually which makes it very easy for learners to spot the changes.

    It really should take you very long to learn, its a very well designed form of coding and a lot of people here, myslef included, are very experienced. Just ask if you find you've run into problems
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