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Nov 28, 2021 AT 05:31PM

Source: https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_editors.asp

Write HTML Using Notepad or TextEdit

Although Web pages can be created and modified by using professional HTML editors,for learning HTML we can simply use a text editor like Notepad (PC) or TextEdit (Mac).

This is infact a good way to learn HTML.

 Open Notepad (PC)

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



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.

Write Some HTML

Write or copy the following HTML code into Notepad:

<!DOCTYPE html>

<h1>My First Heading</h1>

<p>My first paragraph.</p>



Save the HTML Page

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

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

View in Browser

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