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    Hey everyone, I am really impressed with alot of the websites floating around. Im just wondering how you guys are putting them together. Id like to set my own site up but im unsure whether or not to study html/css or go to some company. What is the best way to get a professional yet affordable website up as quickly as possible?


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    You can check this website if you decided to do it yourself

    www.yourhtmlsource.com

    He explains very clearly what you need to do to get started. I would suggest to try it. I got to know quite a lot about HTML writting in 3 days.

    I don't have a website up yet to show you where I'm at, but it's comming along

    Even if you do get a company to do it for you, you should at least try to learn it so you can make specific changes after.

    It is very useful to learn because you wont have to ask the company who did it for you to make easy modification like the background color and other things like that
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    If you're interested in learning something that can be useful, try out SelfHTML. If you just want a website and would like to save money, get a professional to do it for you. Without the right motivation, you'll be pissed off pretty soon with all of it. It takes some time to learn it. And you probably won't do it the right way. Good pro's are numerous on the internet, so use their services.

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    As what was said before, there are more than one factor, like how good you are with graphic design and if you want to keep making websites aside from yours. Are you looking for a fancy flash website or something with scripts?

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    Make sure to take a look at some articles that deal with common website mistakes. Nothing is worse than a website that is painful to look at (I think we even had a run in with an artist with a horrible web layout).

    Jakob Nielsen's website has some great information if you are just starting out...

    http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9605.html

    Defintely worth checking out. Good luck on your new venture!

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    Professor Az - interresting website, it has a lot of good info, thanks
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    IMHO w3schools is the best site for html reference / learning. They cover pretty much everything you could ever need for a simple to moderatly complex website. As far as learning html or css, css requires a bit of html knowledge, but given a week or two you could probably become fairly proficient in html.

    http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp

    Also if you do end up doing your own make sure to try it in more than 1 browser (FireFox, IE, or Opera) and wouldn't be a bad idea to use the w3c validator on it either (although that thing is picky)

    http://validator.w3.org/

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    Sites are not that hard to construct. Keep it simple (you may learn how to do fancy things, but that doesn't mean they're good for your site) and feel free to steal bits and pieces of other sites that you think look pro.

    htmlgoodies.com is my fav.

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