Web Programming: HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Want your own homepage, but without using Wordpress or similar? Then the time for HTML, CSS and JavaScript has come.


For HTML, start with SelfHTML [de] to get a basic feeling for tags, contents and so on. Some early notes:

Styling should be done exclusively with CSS [de] [wtf], e.g. inspired by CSS Zen Garden. Though less than intuitive, it is still the most elegant way towards a well-behaved page. Again, some early notes:

Your website does not need dynamic behaviour, but you will not believe that, so take a look at JavaScript elements in a HTML page, the so-called DOM (document object model).


If you have a header, sidebar and main content, you will probably want to use div, aside et al. instead of tables for layout. Particularly if you want a vanishing sidebar below a certain width (nice for mobile devices).

Layout variations include:

For mobile screens, you might still want to consider conditional CSS with media queries like @media screen and (max-width: 700px) { ... } to get the results you want.


Search engines will crawl your site automatically, but there is still the question of hosting and indexing on a smaller scale.

Have fun and do not over-do it!

EOF (Mar:2021)