Want to make a website the fast and easy way without learning any code? If you answered yes this article may be just for you!
IntroductionYou can do it...honest
You don't need to spend money on web design programs or enroll in expensive courses to learn how to make a website. Although HTML, the code for making webpages, may look complicated, it's quite easy to learn, In fact it's easier than learning how to use web design software. Really, it is, and by the time you're done with the tutorial you'll want to find a web hosting service for the site you put together.
So are you ready to make your first webpage without any web design software? Sure you are, let's get started.
Getting down to business
The only thing needed to make a website is a browser and a simple word processor such as Notepad. Yup, Notepad, even for fancy pancy websites. You Macheads can use Simple Text.
Before embarking on making your first webpage you need to know how to turn a regular text file into an HTML file: From the File menu in Notepad choose Save As, give your file a name, any name you like, for example mypage, and add the .html extension to it like so:
The .html extension is what turns a regular text file into an HTML file. It only needs to be added at the time you create the file, once it's made you simply save it because Notepad will already know that it's an HTML file. Save your file in a folder where you can easily find it.
The saved code can be opened and edited from within Notepad or depending on the browser being used, by right-clicking on the opened web page and choosing View Source from the pop up menu. Opening a webpage is done by going to the folder it is saved in and double clicking on the HTML file so that it opens in the browser.
The file name for the main web page of any website must be index.html All other pages within a site can be given any name you like.
Now that you know that you're ready to begin your web design course with Lesson 1