How to Create a Simple WebpagUsing Notepad

Webpages. We use them every day. But how hard is it to make a webpage? In this article, you will find out how to create a simple HTML webpage using Notepad.

Notepad is automatically installed on all Windows computers. You can find it in the Start Menu. Once you are in Notepad, click File and then click Save As in the dropdown menu. Choose All Files in the file type menu. Save your file as an HTML file. Usually, the main page of a website is known as index.html in order to be able to access everything on the website from that single page.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) uses tags.

Tags are basically some text inside of

You will use a variety of tags to create your webpage. There are also end tags which end a line of code. An example is of an end tag is:

. These end things like a bold font or a paragraph.

The first tag of a webpage is usually:

. You can put this at the top of your Notepad file.

, tells the browser what to put at the top of the window, and the optional

, tells search engines like Google what the site is about.

titlewikiHow HTML/title

Please note that not all colors are supported on all browsers. (for instance, dark grey probably wouldnt be supported on most browsers)

Between the two body tags goes the content of your webpage, what the user sees.

Lets start with a header. A header a a section of large text, and is specified in HTML with

being the largest. So at the top of your webpage, after the body tag, might be something like

h1Welcome to my site!/h1

Make sure you remember the end tag, or your whole webpage will be in giant!

Another tag that can go in the webpage body is the

So after your header, you might have

. Im learning how to make a website! wikiHow rules!If you want a new line in your site, use the

You probably dont want a webpage thats all plain text.

for underlining. Remember your end tags!

What really makes a website interesting is pictures.

Even with formatting, who wants to look at endless words? Use the

tag to do this. But, like the body tag, it needs some extra information. An img tag might look like this:

img alt=dog src=dog.jpg width=200 height=200

. The src(source) is what the picture is called. The width and height are the width and height of the picture in pixels.

To finish up, you need to end your body with

Save your work, making sure to save the file with .html at the end.

Open the .html file in your favourite web browser to see how it looks. Congratulations! You just made a webpage.

If you want to put your website on the web, seeHow to Publish a Website on Your Own Domain

Do I have to use notepad to create web pages?

No. There are many other apps that can edit HTML documents. There are even some made for the purpose of creating HTML.

What do you mean when you say open the .html file…?

Open the HTML file=open the file with the extension .html in Notepad for the code or in a browser for the output.

Press the Windows key + R, type in, notepad.exe, and notepad should appear.

How can I run a program in notepad?

Save the program as (whatever you want).html. Save it to the desktop, then find the document and double click on it. It should open up in whatever browser you use.

How can I save the file as an HTML?

When you click on Save As, change the type to All Types. Now enter the name of the file followed by .html. For example, Website.html.

How do I download the HTML code for a website?

Right click on the page, then click View Page Source. You can then copy the HTML and paste it to Notepad.

How can I save the file, then open the website after?

Hit Save as, then after saving, run the html document through the webpage of your choice.

Once my data has been saved in the Notepad file, how do I then display my webpage in a browser?

Right click on the File and select Open With. Then choose your browser. (For example, Internet Explorer.) It will open in the selected browser.

How do I save the files on my computer?

You select File, and then Save As. Choose the location where you want to save the file and hit Save.

What is the age limit for hosting a website?

There isnt an age limit for hosting a website. As long as you know how to create one, it will be fine.

How can I create a website and upload to it?

How can I tag my videos in notepad?

How can I change the address of my website?

Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.

By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube.

You can find more tags by searching on the web. There are many good sites to help people learn to make websites. W3Schools is very good.

Always make sure you type !DOCTYPE html on the very first line, before your first HTML tag. It tells your browser that your webpage is in HTML5.

If you would like to use angle brackets on your website, use and An and sign is &

According to HTML Tutorials always name your Web folders and files using all lowercase and without any spaces or punctuation. While Windows allows you to use spaces, many Web hosting providers do not, and youll save yourself some time and trouble if you name your files and folders well from the beginning.

You may change the font by typing font face=N/font on before html and after /html. N is replaced with a font face, e.g. Verdana.

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