I use xampp as my environmemt, which is apache+php+mysql+etc.
I have tried both normal and lite version.
If you are not doing any CGI like perl, I think lite is enough.
Just unpack it, run xampp-control to start your apache.
If you are using Skype, please do some configuration.
turn off skype->option->advance->connection->use port 80
because many people ask me this question.
Then you are ready to develop and test your own website.
Import CSS to html
Try not to mix these content together which will get nasty after sometime.
First of all, import a CSS, there are two ways, I prefer the 1st
put one of them inside your <head> tag
1. <link href=”css/template.css” rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” />
Basic testing and practice
make sure your link is correct and put the .html and .css files under
htdocs is where your web root location.
for example if I put them under xampp/htdocs/maxiweb/
the url will be http://localhost/maxiweb/
and also try to put CSS inside a css folder, images inside images, it is a good practice.
basically something like this.