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How To Build and Customize Your Own WebSite

Many tutorials and resources, both free and at low cost, can be identified to teach Web site design. The sites referenced here have been selected especially for teachers.

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How to Make a Website

wikiHow has a good overview on the steps needed when creating a web site. It includes the initial steps of answering "What is the purpose of your web site?" and gathering content, then selecting a hosting service and creating the site pages.

A good place to start no matter what you plan to use to create your web site.

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W3 School's HTML Tutorial

Use W3 School's HTML Tutorial as a starting point to understanding the hypertext markup language (HTML) used on the World Wide Web. The site can be used as an introduction, or allow you to plumb the depths of HTML and Internet coding.

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HTML Goodies

With over 700 tutorials, this site helps new and growing website developers learn their trade, and provides tips, guides and reference sets they can use as they become more accomplished.

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Yale's Web Style Guide

The style manual at Yale has been adopted by many schools and universities. Topics include graphical displays and positioning of information. Just as teachers have shown students models for writing essays for decades now Web page production models can be illustrated.

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Nicenet Internet Classroom Assistant

Nicenet hearkens back to the early internet era when the peer-to-peer nature of the net reigned. This site enables anyone to set up an online classroom where users can conference (a private, threaded discussion), schedule events, share documents and links, and personal messaging.

With the web editing tools available today, one no longer needs to learn HTML. However, a basic understanding will allow you to identify and correct simple problems with your pages.

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