Writing HTML Using Notepad or TextEdit
HTML can be edited by using a professional HTML editor like:
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Microsoft Expression Web
- CoffeeCup HTML Editor
However, for learning HTML we recommend a text editor like Notepad (PC) or TextEdit (Mac). We believe using a simple text editor is a good way to learn HTML.
Follow the 4 steps below to create your first web page with Notepad.
Step 1: Start Notepad
To start Notepad go to:
Step 2: Edit Your HTML with Notepad
Type your HTML code into your Notepad:
Step 3: Save Your HTML
Select Save as.. in Notepad's file menu.
When you save an HTML file, you can use either the .htm or the .html file extension. There is no difference, it is entirely up to you.
Save the file in a folder that is easy to remember, like w3schools.
Step 4: Run the HTML in Your Browser
Start your web browser and open your html file from the File, Open menu, or just browse the folder and double-click your HTML file.
The result should look much like this:
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