Once you've got your site up and running, you'll get the itch to go back and improve it - and to continue improving it. To get help, go to the Web itself. Here are four super sites that offer advanced tips and tricks.
Best for Getting Help
Developer Shed www.devshed.com
Billing itself as a repository for "tools to build a better Web site," this one-way stop has a free "resource" section with online tutorials that cover everything from creating pages to tweaking photos.
Best for Taking Your Site to the Next Level
Much of the material here, such as advice on working with 3-D VRML designs, is aimed at advanced users. But this all-inclusive site features many easy-to-follow tips - like how to upload an animated GIF file - that will help beginners who want to try something new.
Best for Jump-Starting Your HTML
Coding HTML Station www.december.com
When all else fails and you have to decode some HTML tags, visit this site for reference material on everything related to the Web's programming Esperanto.
Best for Improving Your Site's Look and Feel
Web Pages That Suck, www.webpagesthatsuck.com
One of the best ways to learn is by example. Here's a site, produced by a pair of graphic-design professionals, that shows you what not to do.
A version of this article appeared in the June/July 1998 issue of Fast Company magazine.