Posted by admin at April 10, 2020
While any text editor, like NotePad or TextEdit, can be used to create Web pages, they don’t necessarily offer a lot of help towards that end. Other options offer more facilities for error checking, syntax coloring and saving some typing by filling things out for you.
One caveat, you need to make sure that whatever editor you choose will save to a “plain text” format (“.txt”). Some editors will save to other formats by default (.rtf, .doc, etc.) so you need to make sure you save your source code as plain text.
For my demos, I will be using a software program called Visual Studio Code (VS Code). You can download it for free, and for any operating system, here: https://code.visualstudio.com/
VS Code supports a large array of different Web technologies, but for this course we will be using it to develop our HTML and CSS. It also includes a feature called intellisense which you might have used in other code editors. It will suggest code for you to use, highlight keywords and a lot of other cool features you’ll see me use throughout the course.
Other than these two there are plenty of different programs you can use.
Here are a few possibilities: