How to Build a Website Without HTML

So you want to build a website but you know nothing of HTML?

Well, that is not really a problem, but first of all; have you actually considered learning some HTML? It really isn’t very difficult and a little knowledge now could save you a big headache later on, so it might be a good idea to spend a couple of hours learning the basics of HTML even if you don’t intend to become completely fluent in the language.

Probably the easiest way to learn anything, including HTML, is by following step-by-step examples and I would heartily recommend the free online tutorials at W3Schools, which are published by the World Wide Web Consortium (simply search for w3schools), or for alternatives you could always use your favourite search engine to find the thousands of others.

If you prefer to learn from the pages of a book then a couple of recommendations you might like to check out are: “Learn HTML in a weekend” by S. Callihan, or “HTML in Easy Steps” by Mike McGrath. There are of course many many more (have a look on Amazon or eBay to see just how many!).

On the other hand, if you are content to stay HTML illiterate and simply want to build a web page using a WYSIWYG editor then there are some excellent Web building applications available including the obvious choices such as Dreamweaver and Frontpage. However, it can be quite expensive to invest in high end software such as this, so if you are on a budget or you just want to dip a toe in the water, then check out KompoZer – it is open source software and therefore completely free to download and use – again; searching will find the download.

Finally, for the easiest way of creating a web page with no knowledge of HTML and without any further software you may find one of the online Web page creators useful. It’s not a professional solution, but it may just suit your needs perfectly. You can find a few different offerings including Wix, Moonfruit, and even Google sites.

Of course, once you have built your Website you then need to learn how to get traffic to it. But that’s a whole different story.

Good luck!