HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, is the standard markup language used to create web pages. If you’re new to HTML, you might be wondering how to run your HTML code to see your web page come to life. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of running your HTML code using different methods.
Method 1: Using a Text Editor and Web Browser
One of the simplest ways to run HTML code is by creating a new HTML file using a text editor like Notepad, TextEdit, or an advanced code editor like Visual Studio Code or Sublime Text. Follow the steps below to create and run your HTML code.
- Open your preferred text editor and create a new file.
- Type or paste your HTML code into the newly created file. An example of a basic HTML structure is shown below:
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <title>My First HTML Page</title> </head> <body> <h1>Hello, World!</h1> </body> </html>
- Save your file with an .html extension, for example, my_first_html_page.html.
- Locate the saved file in your computer’s file explorer and double-click on it. This will open your HTML file in your default web browser, and you should see the content of your HTML code displayed.
Method 2: Using an Online HTML Editor
If you don’t want to install a text editor or you want a more interactive way to create and run your HTML code, you can use an online HTML editor. These editors allow you to write, edit, and run your HTML code directly in your web browser. Some popular online HTML editors include:
Simply navigate to any of these websites and start typing your HTML code in the designated HTML editor. Once you’re finished, click the “Run” button or similar, and you’ll see your HTML code rendered in the preview panel.