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How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby themindstormman » 14 Apr 2011, 01:42

i want to make a website from scratch for free but don't know how. are there any good links to do this? i want a URL and all too. Any help? how do you make it from scratch?
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Re: How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby muntoo » 14 Apr 2011, 02:19

If you're insane enough, you can learn HTML, CSS, and if you're doubly insane, JavaScript. Of course, I recommend learning C++ (or some other Object Oriented language) before JavaScript, because it's a bit junky, wunky, lunky, stunky, and what's that other word, and all kinds of bad stuff, woo.

If you're looking for hosting options, there's lots out there for free, jus' make sure WOT rates it as 'safe'.
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Re: How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby timpattinson » 14 Apr 2011, 07:52

If you've ever used a text-based language HTML should be eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasy
Try this to get started
http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_getstarted.asp


Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)
looks like this
Code: Select all
<html>
<body>

<h1>My First Heading</h1>

<p>My first paragraph.</p>

</body>
</html>

You've probably seen it before.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
looks like this
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body
{
background-color:#b0c4de;
}

They are two most used technologies on the net
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Re: How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby themindstormman » 14 Apr 2011, 12:18

thanks both of you.
thats going to be soooooo fun.
i just want something to do while i'm on the computer and i want to make a website for my book.
i'm looking at tutorials now.
thanks i'll try it.
Cant wait
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Re: How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby themindstormman » 14 Apr 2011, 22:02

Where do i download the text editor and all the stuff i need?
is it already on my computer?
I have a windows vista
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Re: How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby muntoo » 14 Apr 2011, 22:32

I like using NetBeans* as my IDE. You don't even need a website; you can run it on GlassFish or Apache, if you want.

Technically, all you need is Notepad, but that won't help with the Syntax Highlighting/"IntelliSense"/Formatting/etc, and it's easier to use an IDE. You can try Notepad++ out if you don't want a full-fledged IDE (in fact, every Windows user should get Notepad++; there's separate projects for porting the code to Linux and Mac, but I don't think they're as good as Notepad++ for Windows).

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Re: How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby themindstormman » 15 Apr 2011, 00:48

thanks muntoo.
i'm using notepad but, might upgrade to notepad++

does anyone know how to make a title? i want it to be black with bold white font in it like on sidney1's website.

anyone know how to do this?
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Re: How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby sidneys1 » 15 Apr 2011, 02:06

themindstormman wrote:thanks muntoo.
i'm using notepad but, might upgrade to notepad++

does anyone know how to make a title? i want it to be black with bold white font in it like on sidney1's website.

anyone know how to do this?

I don't think making something similar to my website is a good place to learn.. It's rather complicated*. However, for the title, just make an image in any image editor (I like Paint.NET, then upload it to any file hosting site**, then in your HTML code use the <img> tag wherever you want to put your image.

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Re: How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby muntoo » 15 Apr 2011, 02:07

Depends on what you want. Why don't you go learn from a good HTML tutorial or CSS tutorial first?

BTW, don't go over to W3Schools, or should I say W3Fools. (Disclaimer: W3Schools is not affiliated with W3C, and I've nothing against W3C.)

Don't try copying Sidneys1's website. I don't think I could build something as good yet (though I'm quick to criticize ;)), and Sidneys1 has had some experience with this kind of stuff. (At least, more than both of us put together.)

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You may also wish to get Chrome (if you've Mac, then Safari should be, dare I say it, OK) or Firefox. Chrome's Dev Tools are amazing. (Although, to be fair, IE9's nice for ... uh ... well, I'll think of something. ;))

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While you're still learning, I seriously recommend NetBeans. In fact, even once you've "learned" it, you should continue to use NetBeans like the professionals. (Professionals may use other IDEs, but real pros certainly don't use Adobe Dreamweaver. :)) NetBeans is nice and simple (or simpler than other IDEs). You'll be able to create web pages without needing a hosting site, as I mentioned earlier.
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Re: How Do I Make A Website From Scratch

Postby sidneys1 » 15 Apr 2011, 02:27

muntoo wrote:...BTW, don't go over to W3Schools, or should I say W3Fools. (Disclaimer: W3Schools is not affiliated with W3C, and I've nothing against W3C.)

Let's leave it at "it's better than W3C's literature (I can't call it a tut or article) on the subject."

muntoo wrote:Don't try copying Sidneys1's website. I don't think I could build something as good yet (though I'm quick to criticize ;)), and Sidneys1 has had some experience with this kind of stuff. (At least, more than both of us put together.)

Actually, like I said, that's my first website. Never liked HTML, so didn't touch it until now. Read about it a little, yes. Actually used it, no. I got the CSS file from a friend and learned the rest through trial-and-error. (Same deal with PHP, though I can't reaveal what the PHP is for yet :) )

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