Follow the 4 steps below to create your first web page with Notepad.
Step 1: Open Notepad
(bottom left on your screen). Click All Programs.
Step 2: Write Some HTML
Write or copy some HTML into Notepad.
<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 the Notepad menu.
Name the file index.html
or any other name ending with html or htm.
UTF-8 is the preferred encoding for HTML files.
ANSI encoding covers US and Western European characters only.
You can use either .htm
as file extension. There is no difference, it is up to you.
Step 4: View HTML Page in Your Browser
Open the saved HTML file in your favorite browser. The result will look much like this:
To open a file in a browser, double click on the file, or right-click, and choose open with.