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  1. #1
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    Hi All,

    I'm basically new to web design with just some basic HTML experience. I'd like to get into it more from a hobby point of view rather than professional and I'd like some tips on where to start.
    Eventually, I'd like to be able to build sites with some animation, forums, blogs and polls etc.

    Can anyone suggest where I should start looking for tutorials etc? and a good WYSIWYG editor?

    Thanks in advance.

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    See this post:
    http://www.webdesignforums.net/web_d...ign_33091.html

    We (and I guess I'm speaking for myself), don't like WYSIWYG editors,
    because they add tons of extra junk to the HTML.

    Get yourself your own webhosting account with your own domain name,
    download FileZilla (for FTP file transfers) and start playing around with
    free CSS templates. Learn by seeing what others have done, and use Google
    for help with XHTML, CSS, etc.

    And ask us ... for help with questions you might have.


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    Dear gdecaires, I think if web design turns from your hobby to your professional activity you’ll be really happy person! I have a friend who is a professional programmer and at the same time programming is his hobby! Good luck to you

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    I'm afraid I use a wysiwyg editor (Expression) as I find it speeds up the coding process - also when I was new to web design it helped me put the site together. I also use Fireworks for graphics although I believe Photoshop is way better.
    Once you've got a basic website up and running try learning CSS: http://www.w3schools.com/Css/default.asp
    With good design, you can get some nice looking websites with just html and css skills. If you want something jazzier (eg rotating images) there are lots of free scripts out there you can use.
    Good luck.


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