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Hey everyone, I need help in choosing a good book for HTML coding or whatevers. I really know nothing about building a webpage and I would like to learn.
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Just use dreamweaver, trust me you REALLY dont want to code HTML by hand, I should know...its NO fun...

Is dreamweaver something like MS's Frontpage?

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But its a skill which is a nice thing to have. Therefore,

The "Visually" book series is really nice.

I believe the name of the book is "Learning Html Visually"

I could be mistaken though. Its a really good book,tons of pictures and elaborations.

Cool I'll look into it.
 

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MS Frontpage i take to be a entry level html writing program where as DreamWeaver is for more advanced. It is the equivilant to the real Photoshop, mainly because it is also made by Adobe.

I too am in your exact shoes, and JUST started messing around with Frontpage lastnight and it is fairly simple and straight forward. I have heard that the ''whatever'for Dummies Series' is actualy a descent book to help.

Goodluck with your ambition to design a webpage.
 

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dreamweaver is really just click and go, HTML is good to know for like myspace pages >_>, but anything else really on requires dreamweaver...
 

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MS Frontpage i take to be a entry level html writing program where as DreamWeaver is for more advanced. It is the equivilant to the real Photoshop, mainly because it is also made by Adobe.

I too am in your exact shoes, and JUST started messing around with Frontpage lastnight and it is fairly simple and straight forward. I have heard that the ''whatever'for Dummies Series' is actualy a descent book to help.

Goodluck with your ambition to design a webpage.

Actually Dreamweaver was made by Macromedia, Adobe recently bought them.

It is my firm belief that a text editor is the best way to learn HTML. Get yourself a good reference book- I like the WROX series. Then just start building simple pages in notepad (or Ultraedit if you want something i bit more advanced). Once you have the simple stuff down start adding more complex ideas to your work. Using a tool like Dreamweaver only makes you Dependant on it for future use. Some of the "cookbook" style books also makes you morph your design ideas to their examples. I have been coding for a long while now, and the people that "know" what they are doing can use notepad just as easily as dreamweaver (albeit possibly not as fast). You just have to ask yourself if you want to learn how to code, or just make a webpage. Those are two totally different things. If you want to learn how to code, you need to start with the basics, and don't let a program write for you.
 

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For anybody that wants to learn HTML this is a great guid, thats how i learned the basics. I still use it every now and then for reference. Also, this is great for reference if you forget something or just dont know it while you are making your site. I know they arent books, but you could print them out or something.
 

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http://www.w3schools.com/ is probably the best site for newbies to web design. It covers basics of many languages, and is very simple to understand and straight-forward. They have a TryIt Editor as well, which lets you test out code to practice right on the page
Examples for each lesson included!

I'd also recommend a second reference though. I've recently purchased 'HTML For The World Wide Web (With XHTML And CSS)', 5th Edition, by Elizabeth Castro. Although I find it a bit slow-reading, it is a good book to start out with


Like I said though, your best bet is W3Schools. Also, check out http://www.w3c.org/ to stay up to date on today's web standards according to the World Wide Web Consortium, and find out how you can properly format your website too. A few good lessons and tips on that site to go with it all.
 

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yeah, as canadagradeeh said, go to w3schools.com. Its a brilliant referance with loads of tuts.

I recommend you don't use Dreamweaver, it creates really sloppy and messy code with lots of errors, its better you learn basic HTML. It didn't take me very long to learn it and I learnt purely out of practise and studying code for websites etc. It does take work though
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You know what is the best way to learn? Opening up the sources from several webpages, copy and paste to make your own. After awhile doing that, you remember what's needed there, then you don't need to copy any more, you can start to write your own webpage. I strongly recommend MS Frontpage to start your first HTML, it has the source and the preview tool which let to see directly what you enter into the source.

After you have got all the basic concepts, you now can start reading some higher level scripting tutorial, it'd be easier to understand and follow. That's exactly what I did too, it turned out not really bad.
 
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