Website from scratch - where to start

"We are interested in starting a website from scratch... where should we start? What can you suggest?"

Well a lot would depend on your level of technical know how, and what the purpose of the website is.

However as a starting point I would direct you towards this site: . The first few tutorials cover HTML (a markup language for web pages) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS, used to describe how a page will be displayed). The last tutorial 'Planning Your Website' is definitely worth a read.

In terms of tools for writing websites there are a huge number, but a simple text editor will do the job. When you feel you need more convenience have a look at Personally I've found Amaya and Bluefish good editors.

Other things to consider include;

Website hosting :

W3C Accessibility guidelines - quite dry but worth studying once you know the basics:

I hope this gets you started in the right direction, if you've any other questions don't hesitate to ask.


Anntoin Wilkinson


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