Get started on a static HTML site with an out-of-the-box Bootstrap build.
Building your first website with HTML and CSS is usually a lot harder than it needs to be. Either the site is ugly, or the process of making it both functional and attractive is onerous -- both of which can be frustrating for a new developer.
In the process of helping a student get started with her own Bootstrap-enabled site, I collected all the files you need to get started, in one ZIP file. Simply download this zip file, upload it to your web host's file manager, extract it, and start editing! No tracking down dependencies, no changing links to different folders... It's all here.
So I also made a version that uses a little PHP to pull the header and footer for every page from a single file. It diminishes the amount of work you have to do, especially for sites with more than two or three pages, but it won't work on GitHub Pages. However, it should work on any shared hosting environment (including Domain of One's Own).
Check out the examples page to get some ideas of what this theme can do. Have fun!