Never coded before? Our fun interactive tutorial will show you the ropes! Join Penelope the cat in crafting your own personal spot on the web.
Learning how to make websites allows you to create any content you want, arrange that content in any way you like, and share that content with the world. It could be an information portal for teaching people how to repair bikes, a graphics project, or a collection of your poetry.
HTML is short for "HyperText Markup Language", and is the basic building block used to build all websites.
CSS is short for "Cascading Style Sheets", which is the code used to set the style of your web pages. It is embedded in your HTML, and directs how your website should look. If HTML was your house, CSS would be what allows you to decorate the way it looks.
CSS frameworks are pre-built CSS styles that make it easy to quickly build a nice looking web page without having to "roll your own" set of styles. Neocities itself uses one as the basis for our design. They are definitely worth checking out once you have an understanding of how CSS works.
Static site generators allow developers to make a web site that has many properties of dynamic web sites, except it generates static HTML which can then be uploaded to Neocities.