Website creation script please help
No man, don’t use a notepad. After some time you will be really getting bored. I'm hundred percent sure. Because I have experienced that. If you still want this white looking typing area, get rid of notepad and use WordPad. haha.!!!
OK now, being serious. Jacek, there are people who are really working hard to make web developers tasks easier and convenient. So they had developed software called IDE (Integrated Development Environment). There are many more IDEs in this world up to now. Some are freely available and some must to be bought. If you are focusing only on HTML, then you can use the HTML editor, which are light weight IDEs. Well if you take notepad, it is a kind of HTML editor too, but not so much user-friendly. I mean not to make your work easy, to make everything manually all by yourself.
I guess that you are moving into scripting too. So my recommendation is to get a WYSIWYG editor.
WYSIWYG == what you see is what you get
Try to get the utmost benefits from using HTML editor software IDE when you build up a complex web site. It's better to use a WYSIWYG editor compared to a text editor like notepad.
WYSIWYG editor IDEs will provide you an editing interface. So you can noticeably see, how the page is going to be present on a web browser window. These IDEs mostly do not requiring any Programming language knowledge. And almost all IDEs have a drag and drop ability, auto complete facility and many more. When you use an IDE, you will realize that, it is not doing any programming, but like drawing a web site. They are very useful for a beginner computer user to getting start with web development.
There are several IDEs I would like to use to build websites. They offer the maximum accuracy, speed, simplicity and ease of use.
My number one IDE is Adobe Dreamweaver (previous versions are under Macromedia), proprietary IDE.
Second is Aptana Studio, freely available cross platform, an open source IDE and there are many more like Komodo Edit, CoffeeCup HTML Editor,Bluefish, Amaya, SeaMonkey and MS Front Page etc.,.
Special feature among them is, they always are likely to generate a high quality GUI (graphical user interface) with interactive content. When you are in the middle of a confusion to choosing an IDE for your desires, think about the following aspects.
Supported Operating System (Many are cross platform ones, specially the FOSS (Free and Open Source) IDEs.
Supported Web technology
Server side scripting / Client Side scripting
Spell checking / Auto Correct
Supported Image formats
So what I presented above are the basic facts, when becoming a web site developer. So that is, choosing a IDE, the most important.
So here I goes to the next important point.
If you are not in touch with creating the whole web page by yourself, you can get a Web template and customize according to your preference. You do not have to build the whole thing by yourself. You can get the 3rd party components, rather than reinventing the wheel.
For example you can get that forum component from https://www.phpbb.com/. For other kinds of stuff like trees, navigation bars, grids, video uploads etc.,Click
If you search for other stuff you need, you will receive all in your hand right in front of you. So have good luck with your web site.