I agree mostly with Cecil and not really with
"The first step, is indeed to learn html. You certainly need that."
Just get Frontpage (or a similar product). You DON"T need to learn HTML. I don't know it, but am managing OK. If you want to learn how to design websites for your own interest or to build for other people, fine. If you're more interested in the content/message then don't bother.
Yanik Silver and Dan Kennedy (who've been tremendously successful on the web) often brag how they don't know anything about web stuff.
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