Setting Up an HTML Development Environment
Before you can start writing HTML code, you need to set up a development environment. A development environment is a software application or set of tools that you use to create and test your code.
There are many different development environments available, and the one you choose will depend on your needs and preferences. Some popular options include:
- Text editors: A text editor is a simple, lightweight program that you can use to write and edit code. Some popular text editors for HTML include Notepad++, Sublime Text, and Atom.
- Integrated development environments (IDEs): An IDE is a more advanced tool that includes features like code completion, debugging, and testing. Some popular IDEs for HTML include Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, and Eclipse.
- Online code editors: An online code editor is a web-based tool that you can use to write and test code right in your browser. Some popular online code editors for HTML include CodePen and JS Bin.
To set up your development environment, you’ll need to download and install the software or tool of your choice. Once you have your development environment set up, you’ll be ready to start writing and testing your HTML code.
It’s important to choose a development environment that is comfortable and efficient for you, as you’ll be using it frequently as you learn HTML and build web projects. With the right development environment, you’ll be well on your way to creating professional-quality websites.
To review these concepts, we will go through a series of exercises designed to test your understanding and apply what you have learned.
What is a development environment?
A development environment is a software application or set of tools that you use to create and test your code.
Name three types of development environments.
Text editors, integrated development environments (IDEs), and online code editors.
Name three popular text editors for HTML.
Notepad++, Sublime Text, and Atom.
Name three popular integrated development environments (IDEs) for HTML.
Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, and Eclipse.
Name two popular online code editors for HTML.
CodePen and JS Bin.