Quick Tip: How to Edit HTML - Treehouse Blog Learn to code. Start your free trial with Treehouse. Home Subscribe Free trial Learn Quick Tip: How to Edit HTML Nick Pettit writes on October 12, 2012 3 0 2 0 Share with your friends Your Name Your Email Recipient Email Enter a Message I read this article and found it very interesting, thought it might be something for you. The article is called Quick Tip: How to Edit HTML and is located at http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/quick-tips-how-to-edit-html. Captcha Submit In this Treehouse Quick Tip, we’re going to learn how to edit HTML. Before I tell you what we should do, let’s go over what we should not do. Make sure that you don’t edit your HTML in a word processing application like Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Google Docs. These programs add special formatting that’s invisible to you and me, but will not play nice with a web browser. Text editors allow you to create html web pages without special formatting. You can start editing with Notepad in Windows and TextEdit on a Mac for free, or you can download Sublime Text if you want a more feature-rich HTML editor. Sublime Text 2: http://www.sublimetext.com/2 Know someone who wants to learn how to edit HTML? Share this video with them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-NSR_K7yCo Video Transcription Nick: Hi, I’m Nick. In this Treehouse Quick Tip we are going to learn how to edit HTML. Before I tell you what we should do, let’s go ahead and go over what we shouldn’t do. Make sure that you don’t edit your HTML in a word processing application like Microsoft Word, Apple Pages or Google Docs. These programs add special formatting that’s invisible to you and me, but will not play nice with a web browser. These days most web designers and developers use what’s called a text editor. This is a type of program that allows you to edit documents in plain text just as they are. Let’s look at few popular ones. If you’re using a PC and you’re on windows you can actually get started with Notepad, which included with your operating system. If you’re on a Mac, you can use Text Edit. If you do use Text Edit, be sure you go up to the format menu then you click on, Make Plain Text before you actually go to save your document. This will insure that there’s no rich formatting included with your plain text. However, a really great text editor for beginners and advanced users alike is, Sublime Text 2. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Lennox. You can go to Sublimetext.com/2 and then download the installer that is appropriate for your operating system. Once you’ve installed Sublime Text 2, it will look something like this. If you try Sublime and you like it, then you can go ahead and pay for a license. By default, most text editors will want to save a file as a text file or .txt file. However, when you save your files with the intention of creating a HTML webpage, you’ll want to save them with the .html file extension. Announcer: If you’d like to see more advanced video and tutorials like this one, go to teamtreehouse.com and start learning for free. html html5 learn programming make a website quick tips Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name * Email Address (will not be published) * Website Want to learn more about HTML? HTML is what the Internet is built on. Learn how to build your first website from scratch. Learn more Stay current Sign up for our newsletter, and we'll send you news and tutorials on web design, coding, business, and more! ©2016 Treehouse Island, Inc. About • Careers • Blog • Affiliate Program • Terms • Privacy • Press Kit • Contact Stay current Sign up for our newsletter, and we'll send you news and tutorials on web design, coding, business, and more!