Do you need to have a server linked to your computer, to be able to design a static website (have the ability to create a multi-page website and connect each page)? No need to reach out to connect any to other website.
Any assistance is much appreciated.
As Rob said, no., you don't need a server to build a site. But what's the point of building one if you can't put it up for the world to see? That's where a web server is necessary. Otherwise, your site lives in a vacuum which only you can see.