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Before You Start a Website
Building a site on the World Wide Web requires more than simply learning the HTML language and starting out. You need to get a place to put your Web pages, a domain name for your business, and to understand the legal issues surrounding Web pages and sites. The links and resources in this section will help you get started building a website.

Web Design
Web design is the creation of Web pages and sites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other Web languages. Web design is just like design in general: it is the combination of lines, shapes, texture, and color to create an aesthetically pleasing or striking look. Web design is the work of creating design for Web pages.

HTML Editors and Software for Web Development
Everything from HTML editors and FTP clients to database software and applications. Software and tools Web developers need to create Web sites. Web authoring tools, HTML editors, text editors, WYSIWYG editors, and more.

HTML Tutorials - XHTML Tutorials
HTML and XHTML are the basic languages of the Web. Once you have learned how to write HTML or XHTML, you'll be able to put up a Web page anywhere there is Web space. These HTML tutorials and XHTML training classes will help you learn HTML quickly and easily. And you'll even learn the difference between HTML and XHTML.

Cascading Style Sheets
Cascading Style Sheets or CSS allow you to control the layout and look of your page easily. CSS tags or properties are easy to use and affect the look and feel or style of your pages. Learn how to use CSS instead of older technology. The articles and links on this page will help you learn CSS and apply it to your Web designs.

JavaScript and Ajax
JavaScript and it's counterpart Ajax, are an ideal language to learn to make your Web pages more dynamic. JavaScript, along with CSS and HTML 4, is an integral part of Dynamic HTML. Use JavaScript to create dynamic Web pages. JavaScript adds functionality to your pages with only a small amount of coding experience or knowledge. The links and articles on this page will help you get started with JavaScript and creating Ajax applications on your Web pages.

XML
XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is the basis for the new XHTML. It comes from SGML and is used to represent data in a standard format. The articles and links on this page will help you learn how to use XML on your Web pages and in Web applications.

Testing Your Web Pages
Testing Web pages is critical if you expect anyone to come view them. You need to test them for browser support as well as make sure that your HTML is valid and your links are correct. The articles and links on this page will help you test your pages and keep them looking good.

Web Server Management
The program that handles your Web pages on the back end is called a Web server. The one your site is using can impact and affect your Web pages. Security, speed and scalability are all impacted by the Web server. These links and articles will help you manage your Web server.

Web Programming - PHP, ASP, CGI, Databases
There are many programming languages available to Web developers. And by learning languages like ASP, PHP, or Perl CGI, you can make your Web pages more interactive. The links and resources on this page will help you become a better Web programmer.

Web Strategy
A good Web strategy works with your business strategy to create a website that meets your business goals. Once you've started building a Web presence, you want to think about how your website can improve your business. Strategy includes community, personalization, your content, ecommerce, even your intranets.

Web Marketing - Marketing and Promoting Web Pages
Once you've built a website, how do you get people to visit it? Web marketing takes aspects of standard Marketing and adds tools like search engine optimization (SEO), advertising, meta tags, and promotion to get customers to come to your site. These links and articles will help you get more customers by marketing your website.

Jobs in Web Design / HTML / Web Development - Professional Web Careers
Going professional in the Web industry can be as easy as setting up your own Web design Web site, or as complicated as taking a four year college course in Web maintenance and development. There is a lot to think about for the professional designer, beyond just how the pages look: pricing, contracts, legal issues, freelancing or not, how to get customers, and how to keep the ones you have.

About.com: Web Design / HTML A to Z
There is a lot more to the Web Design / HTML site than meets the eye. The site is divided into five primary audiences.

The Web Design / HTML site has hundreds of articles and resources for Web developers. You can peruse the articles by title, by subject, or by date. The A to Z list below includes all the articles, plus other resources, reviews, classes, and information hosted on the About Web Design / HTML site.

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