Dear Big L,
when I was shown how to change a colour of writing or background in a webpage....that caught my interest into HOW DO I DO THAT? I started out from this resource below:
Then I went onto buy books and learn at my own pace. Best thing to do is trial and error. Have fun testing things out and changing font styles and colours and so on. Be comfortable about your progress and enjoy learning it.
This is a starting point. HTML =(hyper text mark up language. Feel comfortable with starting with this then progress from there. It is quite an experience learning something on your own.
I'm still learning myself.
Couple of books references also:
How to do everything with HTML & XHTML by James H. Pearce.
The website link...follow it through and print off what is needed. GOODLUCK and ENJOY the learning!!!