For months, I've noticed a steady stream of searches on this blog for "Design Your Website" or "Bottom Up." I realized folks were looking for a PDF that I created back in 2000 as part of my web design class – we're talking "old school" FrontPage webs! I started teaching web design to students and teachers back in 1997. Over 10+ years I helped hundreds of teachers and students get started.
I thought since people are still looking, I'd repost the PDF on my blog and save them some search time. Download Design Website From the Bottom Up 200KB pdf
Design tools have evolved greatly since then, but I think the "bottom up" approach still offers a useful perspective for thinking about information design.
Reader smight also find some useful (but dated) resources at my site "Website Design for Teachers"