Notepad++ is that the notepad that windows provides, and if so, when I put the code in, how exactly does it work. I mean you open a file and open the page, but how do you see your code you put in etc. And what do you save it as to see your results.
Widows comes with "Notepad.exe" not "Notepad++".
As well as what coot said, you can even select a half finished html page, right click and select edit/open with, notepad/notepad++. Then when finished just X/close at the top right and click yes to save changes. It wont alter the .html ending but will save the edit.
Wildguy, this is notepad:
This is notepad++. You will find it far easier as it breaks up your code, numbers lines and highlights different code areas. Really makes it far easier on the ole eyes:
Another advantage of notepad++, is if you google "w3c validator" and paste in your link to your webpage, it will check your code for you and tell you where the errors are. So when it says error on "line 233", you can scroll without counting in notepad++ to line 233 easily.
I've never considered using anything other than the former and two pinkies.
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