hi, i am at the moment trying to teach myself html.i am getting on fairly well.i am trying to create a personal site just to lean how it is done more then for what i have got to put on it (proberly nobody will not want to read it anyway).
as a newcomer to web building is html the way to learn or is there something else i should be learning.
any help to a complete novice would be appeciated.
is an asset certainly, and it will stand you in good stead later on, but if I were you I would also be working with one of the WYSIWYG programs. What many professional designers do is to use a good WYSIWYG application (DreamWeaver, FrontPage,NetObjects Fusion etc.) and then fine-tune the code by hand if needs be.
Modern applications produce code that is so good it hardly needs much tweaking, and of course it's a far faster way of working. You would be well advised to study server-side technologies as well, and learn aboutthe different server types - what their strengths and weaknesses are.