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I am very new to web design and I need some links to sites that will help me with everything I want to do. Basically I want the web site to have a fourmn or blog area, with a area where I can let users read my newsletter and be able to archive the older letters. So please let me know what I would need to do this from links, to the software programs that I might need. Please let me know.


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Make a Webpage:

Full Web Building Tutorials: http://www.w3schools.com/

Beginner's HTML Tutorial: http://www.htmlbasix.com/

How to Create a Webpage: http://www.make-a-web-site.com/

So You Want To Set Up Your First Site, Huh?: http://www.htmlgoodi...cle.php/3479561

More info: http://www.hypergurl.com/

Web Site Blog: http://www.instant-w...tools.com/blog/

How to Start / Create Your Own Website: The Beginner's A-Z Guide: http://www.thesitewi...rtwebsite.shtml

So, you want to make a Web Page!: http://www.pagetutor...utor/index.html

Getting started with HTML: http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/

HTML Tutorial: www.hypergurl.com/whatishtml.html

Free HTML Editors, Web Editors, and WYSIWYG Web Editors and Site Builders:
HTML Editor Reviews - http://www.wdvl.com/Reviews/HTML/
Free Online Editor Tool: http://htmledit.squarefree.com/
Free Flash Website Builder (Online): http://www.wix.com/

Mac users might want to download BBedit Lite, a more powerful, and free mac text editor: http://www.barebones...bedit_lite.html

Hosting Info:

Web Hosting Jury: http://www.webhostingjury.com/

Useful Tools/Info:

What is Favicon.ico and How to Create a Favicon Icon for Your Website: http://www.thesitewi...e/favicon.shtml
How to Register Your Own Domain Name: http://www.thesitewi...terdomain.shtml

SEO Tools:

Redirects and SEO: http://www.allthings...irects-and-seo/

Meta Tag Generators:


Free Content Management Systems:


How to start a blog

Learn how to create a blog. This article walks you through the basics
of choosing a blog system, setting up your blog, getting traffic to
your blog, and making money from your blog.

Read the full article here:


Something to read and keep in mind if you Blog: http://tech.yahoo.co...iajusticepeople

That should get you started.
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It sounds like a blog is the best way for you to start. You mention articles and archiving. Both WordPress and Blogger are set up to handle those activities very easily - and you don't have to learn any html or CSS to start.

Personally I think WordPress looks a little more professional and is more flexible than Blogger, but others prefer Blogger's easier interface - and the fact that it's way easier to add Google AdSense ads.

My e-zine, http://ezine.lbdunversity.com/ has some articles about beginning a website and blogging.

There are a couple of video tutorials that take you step-by-step building a blog.
WordPress - http://www.youtube.c...feature=channel
Blogger - http://www.youtube.c...re=channel_page

Once you've got your blog going, check out the html tutorials Major Payne listed. Move from there to CSS and xhtml. My favorite tutorial are on http://www.w3schools.com/

There are also several easy to use forum services. After your blog has enough active followers, google "forum hosting" and "forum software" to pick out the service best suited to your needs. As with blogging, hosting your forum on someone else's service is less flexible, but there are fewer code maintenance problems. Installing the software on your web host means you have to maintain the files, but you'll have more flexibility in the design.
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