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HTML How to Make a Website HTML First Build Structure

Chloe Dahlborg
Chloe Dahlborg
303 Points

During the tutorials,I'm building in the "workspace". When I am building my own site, where do I begin ?

Does it begin with purchasing a domain? I'm just curious as to what this process looks like outside of the tutorials

6 Answers

In one of the sections of How to Make a Website, Nick suggested Brackets. It's pretty great—looks and works a lot like Workspaces. Very intuitive, and cross-platform!

Plus, as we get better, we can contribute to it since it's open source. :)

Bill Hinostroza
Bill Hinostroza
19,273 Points

If you want your site to be public you have to purchase a domain and a hosting plan. You can also host your own site so others can see but that is a bit more complicated.

If you just want to create a site you can develop locally.

Which all you need is a text editor but if you want to use server side code you're going to need a server.

So, for that you need to download wamp(windows) or mamp(mac).

If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

You can begin building your own site in Workspaces. If you want to launch your site so the world can see it that's when you need to purchase a domain and web hosting.

J Scott Erickson
J Scott Erickson
11,883 Points

Depends really what kind you're developing. You can develop locally using a text editor ( I use Sublime Text 2 ) and then opening the files in your web browser of choice. This will work for plain HTML and JavaScript. If you want to make a site using PHP you'll need a server to develop locally.

Alexander Rasmussen
Alexander Rasmussen
12,901 Points

Go to this site: http://www.sublimetext.com/2 Download it for the version you are running. When you safe a file as HTML in the program, simply just right-click on it in the folder and there you can choose witch browser you want to open the file in. I use Google Chrome, however you may have to check the website you are building in multiple browsers, to see if it is working optimized in different kind of browsers.

Chloe Dahlborg
Chloe Dahlborg
303 Points

Thanks for all the input, this is super helpful!