||No, not necessarily. There are many websites (eg. homestead.com) which offer simple tools to easily make your own website online. If you want to make more advanced sites however, it might be handy to know at least the basics of HTML, and the more you know the better. It depends on the program you use as well: a so-called WYSIWYG ('what you see is what you get') editor allows for website design by clicking buttons and using option menus. You can just 'cut&paste'-edit there, without knowing much about HTML. Still with some HTML knowledge you will definitely achieve better results. You need not type all the HTML code yourself, but it's handy if you can edit the code behind-the-scenes to get things exactly how you want them. Macromedia Dreamweaver, which we use, is a WYSIWYG editor which allows for HTML editing as well. Once you know HTML well and want to build more advanced websites, we recommend that you learn more about PHP, a popular internet scripting language (embedded in HTML code) for making dynamic websites.