Although the title of this article is a little off because you are not actually doing it from scratch because it suggest a website building tool, it does have some good pointers as to the process that makes it easier to keep yourself organized and focused while building. How to Build a Website From Scratch – The Cheap And Easy Way This site talks about using html and notepad to build a site. http://www.2createawebsite.com/build/build-html-website.html+ These are not absolute. There is way more information and more ways. These are just to help you to start.