In fact, for many people this is all the HTML editor they will ever need.
There are only a few steps to creating a web page with Notepad:
- Open Notepad
Notepad is nearly always found in your “Accessories” menu. How to Find Notepad on Windows
- Start writing your HTML
Remember that you need to be more careful than in an HTML editor. You won’t have elements like tag completion and validation. Learn HTML
- Save your HTML to a file
This is the tricky part. Notepad normally saves files as
.txt. But since you’re writing HTML, you need to save the file as
.htm. What Should I Name my HTML File?
If you’re not careful in the third step, you’ll end up with a file named something like:
Here’s how to avoid that:
- Click on “File” and then “Save As”
- Navigate to the folder you want to save to
- Change the “Save As Type” drop-down menu to “All Files (*.*)”
- Name your file, be sure to include the
Remember HTML isn’t terribly hard to learn, and you needn’t buy any additional software or other items in order to put up your web page. With Notepad, you can write complex or simple HTML and once you have learned the language, you can edit pages as quickly as someone with an expensive HTML editor.