Good Web design begins with the formulation of a style plan. Who is your targeted audience? What is your page content? Which HTML Editor, if any, are you going to be using? Decide how you want your page to look.
We are on the verge of having a new technology standardized at w3c.org and that is HTML5 and CSS3 so gear up. Murach.com has a new book out about HTML5 and CSS3 and also a new book about MySQL. .
The HiTMilL's HTML pages for beginner's as well as most other HTML topics are located at http://www.hitmill.com/html/. Both Internet Explorer and Firefox support some but not all of the technologies of DHTML. The Amaya browser is a browser at the World Wide Web Corsortium (W3C.ORG) used to test and implement Web technologies. A free current version of the Amaya browser can be downloaded from w3c.org and installed on your own home computer. Students must discuss any lab or school installation with your instructor who may contact the network administrator. Never attempt installations of your own on computers belonging to a school. Instructors will need to make arrangements with the school's network administrator (or designated department chair) to get the Amaya browser installed.
With the advent of HTML5 and CSS3 you want to be sure to be current with your Adobe.com software, and Dreamweaver CS5.5 or version CS6 is already in step with being able to resize the Web templates for devices such as cell phones and the iPad.
Adding a Touch of Style Dave Raggett at W3c.org
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Web Style Guide, 3rd Edition online
Exploring the Yale Web Style Guide
World Wide Web Consortium
There is a separate page for Browsers.
HTML Validation Service (W3C) (free)
See W3c.org for an up-to-date list of any validators currently available to use at that site.
Watch for the HTML 5 and CSS 3 specification at http://www.w3c.org.
Also use Google.com to do a search for current sites having the spec. you wish to use. I go to w3c.org when I need to know more, and good books for students are the ones at http://www.murach.com.
Hitmill.com is recommending you use Amazon.com to do a book search for HTML books, especially those dealing with the more advanced HTML5 and CSS3, MySQL, XML, Perl or other technical books for Web Authoring. The recommended HTML Editor software program is Adobe's DreamWeaver software which also may come bundled with other Adobe.com software packages for Web Authoring and/or Digital Design Graphics. See Adobe.com and click on Products. Adobe.com is no longer supporting the Web Authoring software named "GoLive". (Aug. 2009 cg).