I want to feature this before going into HTML but if you want a good commission resource if you've never commissioned anyone before OR you're an artist looking to educate yourself, here's a good page on it!
Creative and Commission Resources
If you are intimidated by html/css, it's not as bad as you might be picturing. During the geocities/angelfire days in early web, literal 14 year olds were making websites. We are just so used to web builders and social media making everything as minimal as possible, therefore, extremely easy.
So believe me when I say it's possible that, you too, can make your own site!
I highly reccommend everyone to create a personalized web presence other than social media. Full control of your internet space is getting harder to find these days. With neocities (and other website hosts), your freedom is endless. Do not take it for granted, use it while it lasts! We don't know what will become of the internet in the future.
HELPFUL HTML/CSS RESOURCES
- A very basic webguide, and I MEAN basic. It won't get down to the specifics but its a good introduction!
- Neothemes offers layouts that are very customizable and are also very intuitive to use. It works as a good reference if you are starting from scratch.
- This has been, by far, the most useful site to get myself familiar with html/css. I haven't been let down by its information and you will find yourself referring to it regardless.
HTML CHEAT SHEET
- Another useful glossary of sorts. If you forget how to do a specific effect or action, heres a good spot that has it all in one sheet.
- This generates specific actions in HTML so that you don't have to write it all by yourself and you can plug them in. I haven't used this before but I wish I did. Woulda' saved me a lot of time.
- This is an in browser coding editor that has a live preview and pretty good for testing stuff out! It has been useful for a lot of projects.
Something I wasn't taught and only learned later was that there are ways to organize the directory to your website.
When you upload your files, its best to have them organized in folders and reference specific images or stylesheets WITHIN the html. For example:
Neocities already provides you with a root folder and gives you a basic index.html. An index.html is the face of your website. So you do not delete or change this. When you need to put images on your index.html, you call them from your "images" folder.
USEFUL LINKS FROM OTHER WEBSITES
These are way more useful than anything here tbh, check them out!
I'll add more when I remember...