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Introduction HTML Tutorial | Lesson 02

HTML Editors

Write HTML Using Notepad or TextEdit

In this Introduction HTML Tutorial we will see that, Web pages can be created and modified by using professional HTML editors.

However, for learning HTML we recommend a simple text editor like Notepad (PC) or TextEdit (Mac). We believe using a simple text editor is a good way to learn HTML. Follow the four steps below to create your first web page with Notepad or TextEdit.

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Step 1: 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


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 some HTML into Notepad.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<h1>Header 1</h1>

<p>Paragraph Tag.</p>

</body>
</html>

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).

Saving file image
Save HTML file safhatech

You can use either .htm or .html as file extension. There is no difference, it is up to you.

Step 4: Double Click the HTML Page to Show in Your Browser

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

Header 1

Paragraph Tag.

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