If you use a web editor where you code the HTML tags yourself, then you already know how to add code to your page. If instead you use a WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") web editor, then you will need to locate the option in the program that allows you to paste code instead of text.
Using Pre-Built Scripts
What restrictions are placed on your use of these scripts? Usually not many. In most cases, the only restriction is that you only alter those parts of the script that you are told to change to customize the script for your site. Most scripts contain a copyright notice identifying the original author and the website from which the script was obtained. These notices must be kept intact when you use scripts obtained in this way.
What's in it for the programmer? Well, if someone sees the script on your site and thinks to themselves, "What a cool script, I wonder if I can get a copy?" they will most likely view the source code of the script and see the copyright notice. The programmer therefore gets the credit he or she deserves for writing the script, and perhaps more visitors to their own site to see what else they have written.
Beginners will need to be particularly careful to select a book or website tutorial that doesn't assume prior programming knowledge.
If you prefer not being left to figure it out for yourself, then the web has advantages over books in that many websites provide a means for you to contact the author and/or other readers who can provide you with some assistance when you get stuck on some particular point.
Where even that isn't enough and you want face-to-face teaching, then check with your local college or computer store to see if any courses are available in your area.
Find It Here
Whichever course of action you decide to take, we have loads of resources available to help. If you are looking for pre-built scripts, then check out the Script Library. You can also Create Custom Scripts of your own.