HTML can be edited by using professional HTML editors like:
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.
To open Notepad in Windows 7 or earlier:
Click Start (bottom left on your screen). Click All Programs. Click Accessories. Click Notepad.
To open Notepad in Windows 8 or later:
Open the Start Screen (the window symbol at the bottom left on your screen). Type Notepad.
Write or copy some HTML into Notepad.
Save the file on your computer.
Select File > Save as in the Notepad menu.
Name the file "index.html" or any other name ending with html or htm.
UTF-8 is the preferred encoding for HTML files.
ANSI encoding covers US and Western European characters only.
|You can use either .htm or .html as file extension. There is no difference, it is up to you.|
Open the saved HTML file in your favorite browser. The result will look much like this:
|To open a file in a browser, double click on the file, or right-click, and choose open with.|