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I would recommend getting started with Head First HTML and CSS.

http://headfirstlabs.com/books/hfhtml/

It will give them a good foundation and confidence to setup a website from scratch.

http://headfirstlabs.com/books/hfhtml/

Have them purchase a domain and setup a simple shared hosting account to publish a website. Shared hosting like hostgator is good enough to start, learn the basics, use FTP (recommend, MAMP/WAMP, sublime text, filezilla).

Then they can move on to more advanced topics.




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