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Let me add to Denny's excellent suggestions.

Go here to start learning HTML: http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp
Understand that HTML is not a programming language; it has no IF, THEN, ELSE or GOTO logic. Rather, it is a markup language that allows you to describe the layout and content of the web page.

Even if you plan to use a HTML coding tool, it is good to know a little about HTML.

Here's another excellent HTML tutorial: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/tut/
With that tutorial you'll create a simple multipage web site with graphics, etc.

Tizag also has excellent tutorials: http://www.tizag.com/

You'll need a text editor. I strongly recommend the Crimson Editor:
http://www.crimsoneditor.com/
This editor is simple and supports HTML. Also has spell check.

Once you have a little HTML under your belt, First Page is a free HTML editor that can do a lot of the work for you:
http://www.evrsoft.com/

Another free editor is nvu:
http://net2.com/nvu/

However, "Though these programs will let you create pages quickly, you will soon learn there are many advantages to knowing how to code HTML. Spicing up or polishing up HTML effects can only be done manually." That quote is from the Tizag beginner tutorial and it is very true.

After you write and test your HTML, you'll need to transfer it to a hosting server (AOL). I'd suggest you contact AOL about the best way to do this.

FWIW, Filezilla is a free file transfer program from the same folks that develop the Firefox browser. Link:
http://filezilla-project.org/
You'll see the mnemonic FTP used. That just means File Transfer Protocol. The way files get transferred from one place (your PC) to another (a hosting server).

I have found that looking at HTML written by others is another good way to learn it. You can look at the HTML source code for any web page. In Firefox, select View and then Page Source. In IE, select View and then Source.

Learning and writing HTML is really fun and you can do it at no cost.

Charlie Brown
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