• Andrew LeeAndrew Lee, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    If you are just getting into the beginnings of building static sites, I suggest going with the bare minimum to understand the technology first.

    This means, get some hosting: GoDaddy will be fine for this, bonus points if you can figure out how to hook up a URL to it.

    Find a free / cheap FTP client: I suggest Transmit if you want to pony up and FireFTP (firefox extension) for the free route. Connect to your new hosted space with the FTP client. (details for connection will be within the GoDaddy account)

    Start with a single index.html file. Use your favorite text editor (Sublime or TextWrangler), grab some boilerplate and put a few "Hello Worlds" using


    . Save and transfer the file up. Once you get a file up there, your world opens up. Then start learning about linking together pages, stylesheets, & javascript.

    Once you get an idea of how it works, then move on to Jekyll or some other framework.

    3 points