Hi there! Thanks for the question.
Building a website and putting it up on the Internet for the world to
view consists of several steps, which will be explained fully in the
tutorials linked below:
1. Building the actual website
2. Finding a host for your website
3. Uploading your files to the host
Websites are constructed out of HTML. It is the language that your web
browser interprets, and then displays as a webpage. It stands for
"Hyper Text Markup Language".
You can choose to learn this language (which isn't all that tough if
you really have your heart set on learning it), or you can use a
program that writes it for you-- All you would have to do is basically
"draw" your website the way you want it to look. This is what you call
a WYSIWYG editor, which stands for "What You See Is What You Get".
In your case, I would recommend learning the basics of HTML before you
decide to use any fancy design programs. This way you will have a full
understanding of how a website works and why. This knowledge will be a
huge benefit should you choose to design more advanced sites in the
Here are some basic tutorials that will get you on your way:
I recommend using the first site, as it explains everything slowly and
in easy-to-understand terms. It will tell you every step you need to
know to get your first site up on the Internet.
Be sure to read the main page
(http://www.davesite.com/webstation/html/), and then head on over to
the "How to Start your Home Page" chapter.
Once you have a firm grasp of the basics, feel free to move on to the
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know before
rating this answer.
Thanks, and good luck!
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