Things to learn before building a website?

What things should i learn before trying to make a website. I know that i need to learn HTML and CSS but what else do i need to learn?

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  • 1 decade ago
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You should be good knowing just HTML and CSS - but if you want your website to do more complex things (like user accounts and such) then you should look into learning PHP

  • 1 decade ago

    Start with HTML, CSS comes later. It's all about good design and content. Write something clear, easy on the eyes, and interesting.

  • 1 decade ago

    you should learn how to use an FTP server, and the operating system on the server the website's going to be on, such as Apache, Microsoft, UNIX, etc. Depends on your server though.

    However, if you're just building a website and not posting it to the internet, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Java, and Flash are good things to know.

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  • 1 decade ago

    @Michael: It's not being lazy to use Wordpress! Why would you *not* just use a CMS? Don't try reinventing the wheel, use the perfectly good one that's already there. Wordpress, Joomla!, Drupal... But whatever you do don't just use plain HTML and CSS.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Everything on this site. http://www.w3schools.com/

    If your lazy like everyone else, just use Wordpress.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    PHP, AJAX and SQL are also good to know.

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