the list of things needed.
- Internet access (chances are if your reading this you've got this one)
- A paint program
- About an hour of time (even shorter depending on your skill)
- And a few downloads which of course are free ware.
Next is something that i really like it's a HTML editor, which is. you guessed it Free ware. this is what makes it so you dont have to learn html. but if you want to do the coding you can do that in this program to. NVU
Got all that, Good now where ready to take the step into the world of the interweb.
Step 1: Making the pictures
A tried and true method is to make a 1000x600 picture make everything your site will be, take the instructables site for example all it really is is a banner at the top, the orange bar with the buttons, and a few menu bars.
Just make the entire thing as a single image (just leave out the content area, i.e. where the text is on the middle page, just leave that spot blank) and don't make a background,just fill the background with a solid color that goes well with your page.
I'm not going to tell you paint tips or anything you can look at that on your own. once you have what you want your main page to look like. once your done. cut and paste everything that can be clicked, including the banner and buttons individually into a new window, and save it separately make sure to save them as a .png, look at the pictures for an example of mine. The point here is to separate everything so you can code it.
- Another hint is to make a new folder to save them in, not needed but for organization.