HTML with Mudasir Nazar Chapter Two
Lesson 1: Let’s get started
In this first lesson, you will get a brief presentation of the tools you need to make a website.
What is needed?
Most likely you already have everything you need.
You have a “browser”. A browser is the program that makes it possible to browse and open websites. Right now you are looking at this page in your browser.
It is not important which browser you use. The most common is Microsoft Internet Explorer. But there are others such as Opera and Mozilla Firefox and they can all be used.
You might have heard about, or even used, programs such as Microsoft FrontPage, Macromedia Dreamweaver or even Microsoft Word, which can – or claim that they can – create websites for you. Forget these programs for now! They are not of any help to you when learning how to code your own website.
Instead, you need a simple text editor. If you are using Windows you can use Komodo Text Edit, which is usually found in the start menu under Programs in Accessories:
Komodo Text Edit is a Advance editing program which is excellent for coding, which you can choose from. The downside is that, everything needs to fit into these standard functions. Thus, this type of programs often cannot create a website exactly as you want it. Or – even more annoyingly – they make changes to your hand-written code. With Komodo Text Editor other code editors, you only have yourself to thank for your successes and errors.
A browser and Komodo Text Edit (or a similar simple code editor) is all you need to go through this tutorial and make your own websites.
Do I need to be online?
You do not need to be connected to the Internet – neither while reading this tutorial, nor while making your websites.
If you want to avoid being online while readings this tutorial, you can either print it out or simply disconnect from the Internet while reading on screen. You can make the website on your computer’s hard disk and upload it to the Internet when it is finished.
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