I often have people approach me asking for help getting started on creating their own website. I try to be as helpful as I can, but I often just point people to online resources since there’s so much out there that can be of help. I feel a little bad about that because, while helpful, these websites can have too much information. They’ll go over the basics, but also include every other thing you might eventually want to know along the way, which can make getting started slower and more tedious than it has to be.

One of my friends actually just published an eBook going over the basics of web design. He sent me a complimentary copy of the book and I’ve had a chance to look through it–it’s a great beginner’s guide for those who want to get started with the basics of getting a domain, setting up hosting, and starting a basic site using HTML and CSS. It’s like going through a tutorial site, but without all the extraneous stuff you don’t need right at first. He’s even thrown in some extra tips (called “Industry Secrets”) to help you get started on the right foot (for example, one secret includes suggestions for finding color schemes and finding eye catching designs that can inspire you as you create your own design). The writing style is very conversational, so you should have an easy time understanding the content. It’s a great way for anyone with an interest in getting into building websites to get started.

As a special bonus, he’s offering a coupon code that’s good through the end of the month to cut the price in half. Just use this link to activate the coupon: Web Design Ebook