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Write HTML Using Notepad or TextEdit

Web pages can be created and modified by using the professional HTML editors.
However, for learning HTML we are recommend a simple text editor like Notepad (PC) or TextEdit (Mac).
We believe using a simple text editors is a good way to learn HTML.
Follow the four steps below to create your first web page with Notepad or TextEditor.

Step 1: Open Notepad (PC)

Windows 8 or later:
Open the Start Screen and (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 the 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 the formatted text".
Then open a new document to place the codes.

Step 2: Write Some HTML

Write or copy some HTML into Notepad.
<!DOCTYPE html>

<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  Notepad menu.
Name the files "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 file extensions. There is no differences, so it is up to you.

Step 4: View HTML Page in Your Browser

Open the saved HTML file in your favorite browsers (double click on the file, or right-click - and choose "Open with").
The result will look much like this:

W3Schools Online Editor

With our free online editor, you can edit your HTML code and view the result in your browser.
It is the perfect tool when you wants to test code fast. It also has color coding and the abilities to save and share code with other:


<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Page Title</title>

<h1>This is a Heading</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>

Try it Yourself »
Click on the "Try it Yourself" button to see how does it works.

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