In fact , for many people this is all the entire HTML editor they will ever need because it is free as well as simple .
There are only a few steps to creating a Web page with Notepad or write HTML with Notepad :
Open Notepad Notepad is nearly always found in your "Accessories" menu or you can go to start->run->type in Notepad , a notepad will open .
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 which happens to be in software .
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 or html , both will work .
If you're not careful , you'll end up with a file named something like filename .htm .txt
Here's how to avoid that :
Click on "File" and then "Save As"
Navigate to the folder you want to save in
Change the "Save As Type" drop-down menu to "All Files ( * .* )"
Name your file , be sure to include the .htm extension e .g . homepage .htm
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 . I too have mastered the HTML in the Notepad editor only without using any software .