much longer than using a tool such as Dreamweaver or Expression Web. Here are some pages to help you learn the basics.
I have also created
a video playlist on YouTube containing further detail.
Writing your pages in HTML gives you a number of benefits. You can create pages that work in both Firefox and Internet Explorer (or any other browsers you might use) by avoiding browser-specific tags (no scrolling text - hurrah!). You can also code your page so that it appears correctly at all resolutions and on different platforms - e.g. Windows, Linux and MacOS. These things can be difficult with some tools - especially if you use applications like those in Microsoft Office.