9 Websites to Help You Learn HTML to Launch Your First Website

So you want to start creating websites of your own? Maybe you just want to get better at simply editing your own Wordpress theme, or maybe you want to start building sites from the ground up. Either way, here's a list of great free resources to help you on your journey.

1. Codecademy

Codecademy is one of the most popular learning platforms on the internet for good reason. They have a ton of great courses - not just HTML - all completely free.

2. Edx.org

Edx.org was founded by Harvard and MIT to help deliver quality education for free. I like this site because it features university level courses for free. You can also choose to pay for certification to show potential employers that you've completed these high level courses. This is a good course to start with.

3. FreeCodeCamp

This site is great because it first teaches you the basics of HTML through their own curriculum and then it gives you projects to work on for non profit organizations.

4. Udacity

Udacity might be my personal favorite on this list. I really like the way their courses are presented, their instructors are top notch, and their quiz system really helps to make sure that you're retaining the information presented to you.

5. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non profit organization whose goal is to help make education more accessible.  Their HTML courses aren't quite as extensive as some of the other resources listed here, but they're definitely still worth checking out.

6. Coursera

Coursera operates simliar to Edx listed earlier in this article. You can choose to take the majority of their courses for free to simply learn the material, or you can choose to pay for certification. This course looks like a good HTML beginner course.

7. HTML5 Tutorial

This site isn't interactive like some of the others, but for people who prefer to learn by diving right in, reading documentation and doing rather than watching videos or being told what to do next, this site is great. If you'd prefer to feel like you completely taught yourself rather than learned by watching tutorial videos, this might be the resource for you. HTML Dog is a similar site worth checking out as well.

8. Udemy

Udemy features free and paid courses and their courses can be submitted by anyone so be sure to check out the reviews for any course you're interested in on their site. Despite having a large amount of paid courses, they definitely aren't lacking in quality free programs. I haven't gone through this course myself, but it looks like a solid foundation.

9. SiteBeginner

SiteBeginner.com is a great site to help you with every step of launching your first website.

Bonus: this great HTML5 Cheat Sheet is a perfect reference for when you're just starting to have the hang of things but still need a little assistance from time to time.

As you can see, there is no shortage of valuable free information to get you started quickly. Personal opinion: they're all great. As a beginner, don't stress about finding the perfect course. Just start. In the time it took you to scroll through this article you could have already been learning how to create basic web pages. Pick one and begin!

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