Write HTML Using Notepad or TextEdit
We can create and modify web pages using professional HTML editor.
However, for a beginner to learn HTML, we recommend using a simple text editor like Notepad (PC) or TextEdit (Mac).
We believe that using a simple text editor is a good way to learn HTML.
Follow these four steps which are given below to create your first web page with Notepad or TextEdit.
Step 1: Open Notepad (PC)
Windows 8 or later:
Click on 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 of the 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 code
Write or copy some HTML code into Notepad.
<h1>My First Heading</h1>
<p>My first paragraph.</p>
Step 3: Save the HTML Page
Save the file on your computer. Select File > Save as in the Notepad menu.
Give the name to the file as “index.htm” and set the encoding to UTF-8 (which is the preferred encoding for HTML files).
You can use either .htm or .html as the file extensions. There is no difference in both, it is up to you for using any file extension.
Step 4: View the HTML Page in Your Browser
Open the saved HTML file in any browser that you want (double-click on the file, or right-click and choose “Open with”).