I started building computers using the 8080 then moved to the Z80. In Jan 1978 I got my first ready built unit, a Tandy model 1 (16k & upper case only).
Within weeks, it was in bits & modified as 48k, upper & lower case & hi-res graphics, 2 double sided floppy drives running Ldos.
It also had an GPO teleprinter linked to it (real printers were still over £1000) & an ex GPO 300 baud modem (as big as a modern PC), & from then on, I was connected to the world
On & off, I've has BT email accounts, & they always worked perfect.
I was a Fidonet sysop for a number of years using Amigas, including gating email between Fidonet & the Internet, then changed to PC's in 1995. 1st PC (Gateway) came with MS Office pro which included Frontpage, & my current site was built with Frontpage, although I did play at doing it with a text editor.
I'm playing with 2 or 3 other Web programs, but I haven't chosen a replacement yet.