I want to learn how to build and design web pages. I have borrowed a book from a friend that gives me the run-down on writing HTML code from start to finish, yet when I do an Internet search online, I see that many webpages offer you quick and easy (readymade) ways of building websites in which code isn't required (I guess because they've already written the code and it's like you are stepping in half-way through?)
Is knowledge of html outdated or still appreciated?
Basically I want to learn web design because I am a print journalist looking to expand my skills into multi-media - web design and publishing.
Can anybody please advise whether I should learn HTML coding, or whether I can still learn a lot of tricks and tips and design good web pages using the ready-made sites?
Here is one free website space and server site I found:
I'm not sure which category this would fit into however - html or readymade code?
There are many more free servers out there. Lastly, can anybody recommend some good ones that also include a simple and interactive teach yourself web design lesson?
Thanks for your advice and help.