An On-line text editor called "Edit Pad". When you are done writing text in Edit Pad, the text file can be downloaded to your computer.
Atom is a good texteditor for web page development. You have to download it and run it like an App.
If you are running MacOS, you can use the textedit application. Click on the "format" dropdown menu and choose “Make Plain Text” to save the file appropriately. If you save as .html, it will include some HTML markup tags that may be undesireable.
Command line editors include vi/vim, nano, gedit, etc.. Most Unix-like or Linux distributions come with vi but it is not immediately obvious how to use it and "getting up to speed" will be necessary.
Required Elements in an HTML File
We will start by creating an HTML file that includes only the necessary elements for display in a web browser:
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Required HTML</title> </head> <body> HELLO TO YOU! </body> </html>
Notice that tags are inside of pointed brackets and, in general, tags have an opening tag and a closing tag. A pair of tags encloses a section inside of the HTML file and tells the browser how to format that section.
Copy and past the HTML file text into a texteditor and save it as a text file with .html appended to the name of the file. To look at your minimal web page, you might be able to double click on the file and have it open automatically in your default web browser or you may open your web browser and use the File dropdown menu and choose "Open File" to look for the file on your computer. Alternatively, if you know the path to the file you can type it into your browser’s address bar preceded by "file://" .
You should see something like this: