Building a Web Site: Improving Your Skills
Your web site is up and running, and it looks like you'll be the web
master for the next few months or years. If you want to improve your
skills, here are our suggestions:
- Learn some basic HTML. If you don't already know HTML, we
suggest that you learn it. There are tons of online resources to
help you do this. You might look at some articles at
http://www.pixelmill.net/support/html_learn.asp (you need to be
a Pixel Mill member to view this), or try the nice online
tutorials and tools at
- Learn some basic CSS. Cascading Style Sheets are the next
step if you already know some HTML. First, you'll want to learn a
little bit about why you should care about Cascading Style
Sheets. View the article at
www.pixelmill.com/support/html_tags5.asp (you need to be a Pixel
Mill member to view this) may help. Then,
also has some nice tutorials about CSS.
- Learn from others. As you browse the web, start looking
at the web sites you visit. What do you like about them? What works?
What doesn't work? What graphical techniques do they use?
Listed below are some of the resources that we've written or that
we've found useful.
- PixelMill Support.
Tons of help for using FrontPage template products, and helpful
articles in the "articles" section to boot.
Great "only the bare bones" resource for learning all kinds of
Lots of friendly tutorials and articles about the web, whether its
learning HTML and CSS or finding out more about graphic design and
A little hard to find exactly what you're looking for, but tons of
We hate the pop-up windows, but their articles are good.