#2 Editors for HTML

A simple text editor is all you need to learn HTML. In editor you write the html code.

HTML code in Notepad or TextEdit

Website may developed in modern editor like VSCode. However you can also use Notepad(windows) and TextEdit(Mac) as a beginner in HTML.

As a beginner you should code in Notepad or TextEdit. So you can remember tags name.

Follow the steps below to create your first web page with Notepad or TextEdit.

Step 1: Open Notepad (Windows)

Windows 8 or later:

Open the Start Screen (the window symbol at the bottom left on your screen). Type Notepad.

Windows 7 or earlier:

Open Start > Programs > Accessories > Notepad

Step 1: Open TextEdit (Mac)

Open Finder > Applications > TextEdit

Also change some preferences to get the application to save files correctly. In Preferences > Format > choose “Plain Text”

Then under “Open and Save”, check the box that says “Display HTML files as HTML code instead of formatted text”.

Then open a new document to place the code.

Step 2: Write Some HTML

Write or copy the following HTML code into Notepad or TextEdit


Step 3: Save the HTML Page

Save the file on your computer. Select File > Save as in the Notepad menu.

Name the file “index.htm” and set the encoding to UTF-8 (which is the preferred encoding for HTML files).

View in Browser

Step 4: View the HTML Page in Your Browser

Open the saved HTML file in your favorite browser (double click on the file, or right-click - and choose “Open with”).

The result will look much like this:

View in Browser

Try this in your pc.

I’m using Visual Studio Code (VS Code) editor. As a beginner, you should try notepad and after some time you can move to VS Code. There are lots of editors for HTML. You can choose whatever you like.

You can try here

See the Pen basic html document by Arpit (@soniarpit) on CodePen.

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