The web can be a daunting place for beginners, and sometimes even for seasoned pros!
Note: These links generally provide the same basic information – it’s just different wording. Select the resource that best fits your personal taste. All of the links below will give newbies a great start!
Wikipedia has a great article on the World Wide Web:
This web page has links about starting your own website:
The above article is on about.com. You can enter “my first web site” in about.com’s search and you’ll come up with over a thousand articles that can help get you started.