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HTML Editor: Used to write HTML – Chapter 2

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.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<h1>My First Heading</h1>
<p>My first paragraph.</p>

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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).
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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”).

The result will look much like this:

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