I'm a complete newbie at designing websites. But, I took a crack at writing up a practice page in TextEdit. I saved it as .html, and I made sure that both the top and bottom html tags were in place. But when I try loading it in *both* Firefox and Safari, all I see is code. Neither browser is reading the code properly to display the actual page. I assume something somewhere is set wrong or not checked or checked when it shouldn't be -- but I can't figure out what. (I use Mac OS X 10.4.11.)

Any thoughts?