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I'm just starting programming a web page. I'm a C++ prorammer, so I think I could do a pretty good job. All I need is a good tutorial, and a good software.
Right now, I have Webedit. I still need a tutorial worth mentioning.  Any suggestion about any of those items would be apreciated.
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The best place to learn is on the Web itself.  Check out http://www.yahoo.com for HTML primers (there's probably a couple dozen), or you could go to one of the browser's sites (Netscape's, Microsoft's, smaller party...) and they'll have lessons as well.

Or the best way, in my opinion, might be just searching the Web itself.  There are several ways to search the Web, but I've found the fastest to be AltaVista at http://www.altavista.digital.com/  Just put in the words "HTML" and "tutorial" and you'll be pointed towards tons of sites that will take you through, step by step, the basics of Web authoring.  Once you've got that down, you'll be able to learn how to do things just by looking at the source code of other pages you find on the Web.  Then comes JavaScript and Dynamic HTML...oh the places you'll code...

Good luck.
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Thanks for the tip for the web. I hadn't been searching for HTML but Web  :)
What about the software? Who do _you_ use? And what should _I_ use?
You'll get an A for this :)

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To be honest, I don't use any software for Web page authoring.  I'm a straight text editor person myself (and since I'm mostly using UNIX machines for Web development, I use pico the most).  But that's because when I started developing Web pages there weren't any fancy programs that helped you out--just some primers and that was it.

However, if you're looking for some nice WYSIWYG editors, I think that Netscape 3 Gold is quite nice (I know they're on 4, but that's so many megs...) and I've heard Claris HomePage is nice as well.  I think all of them have their strengths and weaknesses.  If you're looking for a program to do Web page creation, just make sure it has an easy publish feature (one button that will show your page directly on your browser or put it into your Web site remotely) and that it allows you to see your code and modify it directly.  HTML is always changing, and if you know how to code your page without the editor then you'll be way ahead in those months when new HTML features come out but no WYSIWYG program has them.

If you want to continue this discussion, feel free to e-mail me at hose@webelite.com  I went the other way--from Web to C/C++ programming, so I'm curious as to what you'll come up with.  Have fun.
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I'll have fun, don't worry. When I started playing around with computers, Internet was not that well known, so I had to start with C++.

And to respond to your advice about text editors and HTML always changing... well... I think using software can help a lot, even if I end up editing the results to add the new features. But since I'm just starting off, I'll go the easy way first.
I did the same with ANSI a while back, using Thedraw, then I'd "program" in edit. :)
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