build your own websiteYou don’t need to learn HTML coding to build a website if you use templates provided by, Weebly and others. But to create an original, it helps to be a coder.

In the past we’ve praised the “Head First” books for their mix of learning and whimsy. But now we’ve read something better. “Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and WordPress” by Nate Cooper and Kim Gee is the most readable, entertaining and helpful guide of all.

You won’t need anything but a computer to follow along in the book and create your own site, and they don’t assume you know anything to start with. Other books make you master HTML before turning to CSS, but this book simplifies both. The drawings help nail down the major points. The book is $20 from


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