Below are a number of websites helpful in learning how to successfully create webpages. The Web Design section lists a number of websites which explain how to create the page, and the Web Writing section provides sites which focus on advice for supplying that page with the appropriate text.


Web Design

Catalyst has a quick and successful "getting started" tutorial on creating web pages Dreamweaver. Here you will be instructed on how to insert tables, hyperlinks, text, and change the general appearance of your webpage. Each section is numbered and provides instructions and pictures of how to conduct each step. The tutorials even provde tips to simplify the process and keep the page looking good. offers a list of design basics to use when building a web site. This website focuses more on the design aspects of web building rather than the technical. This includes the top ten web design do's, navigation basics, web graphics 101, web type basics, web background basics.

Learn provides a wonderful eight-sectioned tutorial for using Dreamweaver. Each section consists of explanations and pictures broken up into easy-to-follow steps. The eight sections are:

  • Introduction to Dreamweaver & Exploring Dreamweaver
  • Creating Your First Website
  • Creating Links
  • Adding Content to Your Site
  • Formatting Text
  • Working with Graphics
  • Designing Page Layout
  • Working with Templates and Libraries

Learn web offers a wide variety of free tutorial videos for computer instruction. Each video shows the dreamweaver window as it would appear if it were actually in use. These are helpful because the instructor explains what can be done while his work appears on the screen. The three available vidoes on Dreamweaver are:

  • Using the Tage Inspector
  • Uploading and Downloading
  • Structuring Text with HTML


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Mastering Deamweaver Made Easy ,a six-hour tutorial package, is available online at for 34.95. Through these tutorials one can learn about text, links, graphics, frames, style sheets, flash, tables and much more.




Web Writing

Use has a wonderful section for writing for the web. Jackob Nielsen explains how reading over the web differs from print reading. This site includes essays on the differences and how to apply his suggestions to your own writing. provides two essays by Daniel Will-Harris about Writing for the web, and more specifially, How to write effective text. Each includes a summary of links for that essay and steps to follow his advice regarding the importance of content and style of writing for the web.

Web writing that is a helpful website that provides a number of guidelines for successful web writing. With each guideline the site promises information on how to perform these tasks, relevent quotes from experts, and visual explanations. Along with these tools, the website also gives before and after examples of text for each guildline to show users how to apply these guidelines.

Web has a writing well for the web section which offers information regarding online writing style, writing headlings, avoiding common mistakes, and suggested online resources.