The UBS pages are not in any way affiliated with the Union Bank of Switzerland. They are simply a selection of texts used by UBS in their commercials in the late 1990s. The texts were chosen for the simple reason that they provide some (moderately) unusual content. They were originally posted in a most unsightly format on an AOL personal web page at a time when everyone else was making a web page and I thought I would too.
I would note that though these pages may lack the flair of the average Dreamweaver creation, they have at least been an interesting learning experience. All of the code on these pages is handcrafted, having been typed up line-by-line with Microsoft Notepad.
If you're new to the web and wish to create similar (or even better!) pages (and know how and why they work), feel free to look at my source code. It isn't pretty or well-commented, but it isn't overly complicated either.A better way to learn about web-page construction would be to use the following:
Both these books give a lot of useful information on constructing web pages as well as guiding the reader through creating their own pages.