Creating an HTML webpage is an easy task as the code is written in simple text you don’t require any fancy software to get started.
The simplest way is to use a text editor such as Notepad on Windows or TextEdit on Mac to code in.
After writing your code in this file, do a Save As and change the extension to “.html”.
You can also use a simple HTML editing software as this will provide features such as syntax checking and will highlight the code in different colors, pointing out errors.
Once you’ve saved an HTML file on your local drive, double click on the file and it will open in your web browser.
Your home page should be saved as “index.html” and from this page you can link to all of your other pages.
HTML Editors and Builders
There are now tons of automated no-code software programs that allow you to create HTML web pages without having to learn any code.
In the early days, these were What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) Editors, were you could type, make tables, change fonts etc. and the editor would automatically spit out code for you.
Today you have WordPress, Webflow and many other tools that provide advanced programming capabilities using visual style build and compose style interfaces, again without even having to look at any code.
While these tools and the new no-code generation is not a bad thing, we highly recommend that you learn the basics of HTML to understand the fundamentals of how a webpage works.
This will provide you with the foundation to build successful websites and to better leverage no-code tools.
At the end of the day, no-code tools will have limitations and may get you to 90% or 95% of what you are trying to achieve, however coding manually will allow you to achieve exactly what you;ve dreamt up, 100%.
Keep in mind, no-code tools usually have a toggle feature which let you look at the HTML/CSS of the page and tweak it, however without learning HTML/CSS you won’t be able to fine tune your website even when using the tools.