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Computer Basics.

Listed on this page are basic resources that have proved very helpful to me in caring for my computer and designing and maintaining my websites.

Computer Basics

Have you ever crashed your computer? Been infected with a virus, spyware or trojan? Overwritten an existing file when you shouldn’t have?


Building a website


Website development articles and tutorials to help you learn to develop a successful online business or personal website. These are free online lessons which are knowledgeable and fun too.  An ebook is available too from GNC Web Creations

Custom Website Creations

GNC Web Creations specializes in custom website creations and original graphics that will meet all your special needs

Step by Step Search Engine Optimization - GNC Web Creations - Over 20 chapters with step by step instructions to optimize every page on your site!

Google Information for Webmasters - Following these guidelines will help Google find, index, and rank your site. Even if you choose not to implement any of these suggestions, we strongly encourage you to pay very close attention to the "Quality Guidelines," which outline some of the illicit practices that may lead to a site being removed entirely from the Google index. Webmasters who spend their energies upholding the spirit of the basic principles will provide a much better user experience and subsequently enjoy better ranking than those who spend their time looking for loopholes they can exploit.


HTML [Hypertext Markup Language]

S.R.Emerson offers tutorials in HTML coding through FREE SEO Training Classes offered by GNC web Creations

Learn Basic HTML at your own speed. Make your own web page using basic html tags with ease. There is also an excellent class on Cascading Style Sheets [css].

Clean HTML Code - Cleaning Up HTML Coding

Learn HTML - Web Design Tutorials for HTML Beginner

HTML Basic Tutor Site Map

the complete site map for the HTML Basic Tutor website

Web Page Mistakes was created to help people realize common mistakes in web design. Having a backup copy of your work on your website is important whether you are experienced or not. Accidents do happen and all your hard work will be gone or ruined. Here on Webpage Mistakes it is recommended working from your computer then uploading the finished product to the webspace.

Using Cascading style sheets

Using Cascading style sheets [css] controls the style and layout of multiple Web pages all at once.

For beginners, Starting with HTML + CSS teaches how to create a style sheet.

W3Schools for CSS - In our CSS tutorial you will learn how to use CSS to control the style and layout of multiple Web pages all at once.

Pixel2Life - CSS Stylesheets Tutorials

Tables and Css Tutorials

Cascading Style Sheets

Add Colour to your site

Here is my favourite desktop program for making colour palettes. It is called Colorpicker.

SlayerOffice is where I go to get toning colours

A template perhaps?

Perhaps you would prefer a template or page layout to get you started


Frontpage Help Forums and Mailing Lists

Do you use Frontpage or Expression Web to create and maintain your website? These are great Mailing List where members help each other, and experienced designers to offer advice too.

Rootsweb Frontpage Mailing List - FrontPage Mailing List

Microsoft Expression Web Mailing List

Domains and registration


A Whois service to identify owners of domain names.

1&1 internet:- hosting and domain names - my main hosting company. This registrar is a discount rereseller of domain name