Here’s how to type out your HTML code in Notepad:
- Open Notepad: Open Notepad on your computer. You can typically find it by searching for “Notepad” in the Start menu or by locating it in the list of installed applications.
- Create a New Document: Once Notepad is open, create a new document by clicking on “File” in the menu bar and selecting “New” or by using the shortcut Ctrl + N.
- Start HTML Structure: Begin by typing the HTML doctype declaration at the top of your document. It’s written as
<!DOCTYPE html>, which informs the browser that you are using HTML5.
- HTML Tags: Below the doctype declaration, you can start adding HTML tags to structure your web page. For example, you might use the
<body>tags. Remember to close each tag by adding the corresponding closing tag, such as
- Add Content: Within the
<body>tags, you can add various HTML elements and content. For instance, you can use
<a>for links, and so on. Simply type the desired HTML tags and their content within the document.
- Save the File: After completing your HTML code, save the file with the
.htmlextension. Click on “File” in the menu bar, select “Save As,” and choose a location to save your file. Give it a meaningful name and ensure that the file extension is set to
- View in a Web Browser: To view your HTML file, open a web browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, or Edge) and navigate to the location where you saved the file. Double-click the HTML file, and the browser will render and display your web page.
And, that’s it. You’ve officially written HTML code in Notepad. That said, I would strongly recommend upgrading to a code editor like Notepad++ or Visual Studio Code. These applications are made specifically for writing code and offer a number of features to help make web development easier.
If you learned something from this post, be sure to check out my complete HTML tutorial for beginners.