It's a great idea to learn how to write your own web page. In a competitive job market you should be striving to advertize yourself effectively to potential employers. These days a good web page can make all the difference. Most web browsers have built-in editing facilities, but if you want to learn from scratch, check out some online tutorials:
http://www.htmlgoodies.com/(or do a web search). For those new to the Astronomy department, see the document:
http://www.astro.umd.edu/computers/homepage.htmlfor information on how to link your content to the department web pages.
By the way, this tutorial (along with most of the other handouts for this class) was converted automatically from LATEX to HTML using latex2html. See the man page or:
http://www.latex-project.org/for more details.