How to Create a Website Using HTML5
Anyone can create a website.
If you don't believe me, take a test drive of the free website builder advertised on the top of this web page.
Now, if I really thought that was the way to go, I guess I wouldn't have built this website.
The best way to create websites is to learn a little HTML code and a lot of CSS (Cascading Style sheets).
Where to Start
Start learning here using a HANDS-ON approach with 2 short copy and paste tutorials.
Then you can increase your knowledge using the HTML5/CSS tutorial on this website.
NEW: HTML5 for Beginners It's all copy and paste!
When you finish this simple tutor, you'll be ready to start our 7 Step Tutor which teaches you how to add columns to web pages.
I do recommend that you work your way through these tutorials several times.
Reading seems to be a lost art these days and you may pick up things the second or third time through that you missed the first time.
Static or Liquid
We teach Liquid design and HTML5.
The internet of the future isn't in fancy flash designs and gadgets.
The future of web design as far as the internet is concerned is learning to develop web pages that can be viewed on 100 or more different sized devices.
It's learning to create web pages that will give a servicable display when viewed at 1920x1200 pixels or 320x260.
The secret is in learning to build liquid, instead of static or fixed width web pages.
If you want to start out behind on the internet, go somewhere else and learn static design in HTML4.
More Than HTML
I think I've covered all the bases for first timers.
I've included tutorials for Learning to Copy and Paste code, Learning to Create New folders on your computer, How to find and use Notepad and How to Preview your web pages in a browser.
If you need help or need something added! Contact Us
This HTML Code Tutorial will teach you the fundamentals you need to create a website with HTML.
We will focus on showing you how to use as little HTML code as possible when building web pages and then to format your web page using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets )
This HTML tutorial covers the mechanical side of simple web page building from the basic HTML tag, all the way to uploading your pages to the internet. Even includes a free FTP tool and instructions for putting your website on the internet.
Lessons cover HTML codes for header tags, paragraphs, lists, hyperlinks, tables , frames, forms and more.
The simple lessons also teach the art of formatting pages and text using CSS compliant Style Sheets.
Choosing an Editor
We'll start you out with copy and paste lessons using the simple text editor NotePad.
Later on you may want to use an actual HTML editor.
I don't recommend any WYSIWYG editor for building websites.
Try the FREE AlleyCode editor.
Better yet, Download a Free Trial of the HTML editor I use, HTMLPad 2011. This is my Preferred HTML editor for creating new web pages. It has superior code editing features.
I use NoteTab Standard by Fookes software to maintain our websites that contain over 2000 web pages. It has superior search and replace features for changing multiple documents with one click.
Planning Your Website
Our tutorial teaches the mechanical side of creating web pages. Before you begin the actual construction of your website, you should visit our Website Tutor for information on Research and Planning your web site.