Even if you are a technophobe,
bad at maths, and thought that algebra was a small state in the
far east, you too can make your very own web site homepage
on the internet.
If you are building your
first page, and have no knowledge of HTML then I do recommend using
the special page building tools at Tripod or Geocities to make your
These web-tool page makers
can build your entire site by simply asking you questions and using
the answers you provide. Absolutely no HTML skill or knowledge is
required at all. It really is incredibly easy to do.
The only limitation with
the web-tool page tools is that no matter how advanced, they are
still just template based at the end of the day. To have something
really original you just have to build it from scratch.
Luckily, even this is possible
with virtually no knowledge at all. If you have Netscape installed
as your browser then you already have a basic form of WYSIWYG (What
You See Is What You Get) visual page maker in the module called
Composer, like other very
basic HTML editors does not make pretty code to a programmer's eye,
but it works and is very easy to use. Other simple means to make
web-pages that you may already have on your computer include MS
Publisher (97+), MS Office (98+), and FrontPage Lite.
For the very best results
in web design, however, you will want to learn HTML. Its actually
very easy to learn, even if you think it won't be. The above are
so easy that anyone can use them, but HTML does require just a little
commitment and time.
The ultimate in control of
website design is to be able to use a text-based editor. This enables
designer thought to pre-pack into a visual editor.