When I attempted my first web page all I had to work with was Netscape Composer (because it came with Netscape) and Canon Color Desk (because it came with the printer)
To me graphics were done by hand with pens, pencils, paints etc. on paper.
I am a graphic artist -- -- old school.
It became obvious that I needed a good graphics program if only to scan my own work and make it look better for a web page. That was when I got Paint Shop Pro and never looked back (graphically).
It was not long before I started to want more control of the page than Netscape would allow.
This was when I went looking for help with HTML and stumbled upon Arachnophilia, an HTML editor which would do everything for me while I learned what it was doing. Amazingly it was, and still is, a free download.
In case you are interested, and I certainly was, you can read about the man who programmed Arachnophilia here
If you want to follow along with the tutorials you can download the files I have used here.
Tutorial # 1
Just the basics
How HTML uses <TAGS> to control EVERYTHING.
16.7 million things you don't need to know about colors
If you are like me and just have to know everything please read this page.
Computer color numbers explained
|Tutorial # 2||Adding a graphic|
| Tutorial # 3
||Adding a background graphic to your page|
|Tutorial # 4||This is to keep your interest.
An impressive display of what you can do right away
|About now you are probably saying "OK, I can make a simple page but how do I get it on the web?
First of all you need a server and then an FTP program.
Tutorial # 5
||Create a simple second page and put a text link from one page to the other|
Tutorial # 6
||How to change the colors on the page and
What you need to know about fonts
This is a page of notes on what we have covered so far
and also some information on common text colors, styles and alignment.
A few more graphics you will need if you are following these tutorials.
Download Zip File
Tutorial # 7
Probably the most important part of web page design.
|Tutorial # 8||Inserting linked pictures into the table|