If you want to create / maintain a website, it is necessary to have HTML knowledge to create a standard page on the web. Learning HTML basics is easy and should take less than an hour.
First, you need some kind of software / editor to create your HTML pages. Here are some to try (or not) and see what you feel most comfortable with. Editors Hand Coding:
( http://www.notepad.org ) Notepad – This easy-to-use HTML editor is free ( for Windows version 2.0 and above). If you are interested in learning how to code for this, this editor is highly recommended.
Advanced Source Code Editors:
These editors are similar to Notepad by allowing you to create your site with handwriting, but they help speed up the encoding with features such as syntax authentication, spelling text, global find / replace, code libraries, code, directory viewers, preview page and much more. Ideal for all specification steps.
( http://www.alleycode.com ) AlleyCode – This award-winning HTML editor is fast and comes with many great features. You can view your real-time progress by using it. Another great editor if you want to learn a code provider, comes with handy code. Supports all scripting needs. Alleycode is free!
( http://www.macromedia.com/software/homesite ) Macromedia HomeSite – $ 99 (free 30-day trial). HomeSite provides a lean, code-only editor for web development. Advanced encoding features allow you to create and edit HTML, CFML, JSP and XHTML tags instantly. Enhanced productivity tools allow you to verify, reuse, navigate and format code easier.
WYSIWYG: (What You See Is What You Get)
I personally do not recommend using this. The reason that the code may be messy, unnecessary labeling may occur, and most importantly, the code will not be valid . Valid code is important for a properly functioning SEO-friendly website. Once you've learned how to handle a code, you can use these editors to save time and just review the source code and clear it to make sure it's valid.
WYSIWYG is a type of editor / software that allows the user to view the webpage as it is created. In other words, you can drag and drop pictures exactly where you want them, put text where you want it and do not have to cope with the code to create a web page.
( http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver ) DreamWeaver 8 – Free to Try; $ 399 to buy. Generally known as the best of WYSIWYG editors. Bring easy to use interface, expanded CSS support, background FTP.
( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX010858021033.aspx ) FrontPage 2003 – 30-day free trial, $ 199 to buy. Although it is a popular choice and commonly used, FrontPage is also known for producing bloated, messy, invalid code, you are best using this application. Features include the ability to upload your website without the need of an FTP application, impact protection, comments, and more.
( http://www.adobe.com/products/golive/main.html ) GoLive – $ 399. Adobe® GoLive® CS2 software allows you to access the power of CSS with an intuitive visual tool like pre-built CSS objects that you can drag and drop to build sophisticated sites. Jump your designs by editing Adobe InDesign® layout easily into websites. Or, design website and mobile content in a sophisticated, standard encoding environment.
To study HTML, it is best to take advantage of the courses offered on such sites and ( http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp ) W3Schools ] and ([http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/authoring / html_basics]) WebMonkey . That's how I learned. Be sure to check out these excellent HTML resources, ( http://www.websitetips.com/html ) Website Tips and ( http: //www.htmlgoodies .com ) HTML goodies . To do the HTML courses I would advise using Notepad or one of the most advanced source code editors above.