I would like to do that- rebuilding a site, but when you say you re-did the website, you mean you copied the code by typing it or did you start from blank and just try and make the same website on your own?
No, no. I didn't just type the whole thing again. Doing that would undoubtedly have improved my typing skills, but it wouldn't help me learn HTML or CSS.
What I did was a certain amount of redesign of the site, especially the layout of the individual pages and the internal navigation. I then just coded it all from scratch, based on that new design. I copied the actual text from the old site, but I threw out all the old tags and other language elements.
I should add that the site was my own site. I had developed it some years earlier to market my services as an independent database developer and trainer. In those days, I knew zero about web sites. I just used FrontPage to generate it for me, without my realising what awful code it produced.
In your case, Ontargett, I assume you don't have an existing site. But it really is a good idea to set out building one from scratch. There's nothing like good, solid hands-on experience to teach you how to do something.
P.S. Re your question about directing a post at me: I always re-visit every thread that I have posted in, so I would have seen your reply in any case. But I would think that other forum members would appreciate your using the Notification menu, as per TechnoBear's suggest