Hello everyone, this is my first post. I am high school junior and I have never even really had the desire to learn how to build a website until recently. I live in a rural area and my high school doesn't offer a basic web design course like some do. I already know what college I want to go too and I know that i want to major in Information systems. Part of the curriculum is for me to take two web designs courses with options of takes more as electives if I desire. I have been reading every single html tutorial that I can find and I feel like I have a general understanding of it. I am not an expert mind you but generally when I pull up a websites source code, I can pretty much tell what all the tags are and what they are doing with a few exceptions. One html tag that I do not feel very comfortable with is the <meta> tag. I know that is stands for Metadata but I am just not sure quit what it is for and how or if I should use it. I also don't really understand Cascading Style Sheets but based on what I have read, I don't really have to use them. I know that most professional web designers don't need anything to create a website except for notepad but I don't think I am at that level. I have downloaded a free program called kompozer and have been playing around with it. However, I have just learned that I can get Adobe Dreamweaver at a discounted price. My mother works for a Major University whose offers web design courses. They allow faculty to purchase licenses to software that they hold a license for with great discount. I think my Mom said that she can get Dreamweaver from her work for around $40. However, being that I have never used it, I am not sure if it will do me any more good than Kompozer even if it is at a huge discount. So do you guys think I should get it? Is it much better than Kompozer? Anyway I have tried learning programing languages in the past such as C++ and Java but the problem I ran into was that it was hard for me a apply what I had learned because I really didn't have project in mind to use the C++ or Java. This time I have my website idea and have a general idea of its content. I have even found a website with a similar theme to what I want that I can use as a guide. So I'll be hanging around, mainly reading topics and trying to learn as much as possible and maybe even asking a few questions too. I hope to give myself a leg up when I get to college and be a little bit ahead of the game. I look forward to the process.