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Programs Used to Write HTML - Tutorial: A picture of some of the various types of programs used to create HTML code.

Programs Used to Write HTML: Overview

            You must select one of the many programs used to write HTML when it is time for you to start creating your HTML documents by writing your HTML code. There are many different types of programs used to write HTML. Your choices are varied and include:

Simple Text Editors:

            Most computers come with a simple text editor pre-installed, such as Microsoft Window’s Notepad or Apple’s TextEdit. When Web development was in its infancy, simple text editors were widely used. Unlike the WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) programs of today, there are no “bells and whistles,” and they allow for straightforward HTML coding.

Word Processing Programs:

            Commercial word processing programs such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs can also be used to write HTML. However, these applications have limited file conversion and editing capabilities. In addition, they can sometimes insert extraneous code within your files which can interfere with HTML.

Advanced HTML Editors:

            Advanced HTML editors are programs specifically designed for writing HTML code and creating webpages.  Programs such as Adobe’s Dreamweaver and CoffeeCup HTML Editor use a WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) graphical interface.  With these powerful programs, you can create webpages while knowing very little about HTML.  You can also easily switch to text-based editing within these applications, underscoring the importance of understanding HTML.

Proprietary Sources:

            Many popular sites these days, such as eBay and Etsy, allow users to customize their content using HTML.  These sites will provide you with the work area in which to write your HTML code.

Programs Used to Write HTML - Tutorial: A picture of some of the various types of programs used to create HTML code.

Programs Used to Write HTML – Tutorial: A picture of some of the various types of programs used to create HTML code.

Programs Used to Write HTML: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Options for Writing HTML,” describes the different types of programs you can use to create HTML code. This video lesson is from our introductory HTML5 and CSS3 training, titled “Mastering Introductory HTML5 and CSS3 Made Easy v.1.0.”

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