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first lesson and I'm already lost.

How do I get the text editor connected to the internet, or at least to open so I can see the result of the coded Smells Like Bakin? Clueless, sorry, help!

3 Answers

Guil Hernandez
Guil Hernandez
Treehouse Teacher

@58 Chevy - Which code editor are you using? You'll need to open your .html file in a browser in order to view the results of your code.

You can either double click the file in your working folder to open it (also right-click, then "open with browser"), or , most editors have an "open /preview in browser" setting.

If you're using Sublime Text 2, right click inside your HTML in the code window, then select "Open in Browser".

Hope this helps :)

@58 chevy - The text editor doesn't connect to the internet, it just to help you generating code and get better visual of different aspects of code. You need first to create a file and save it as "index" with the extension of .html This will create a file that is readable by the browser, and the reason of named "index" is because is the frontpage by default, when you go to a site that stored their page files in a server called APACHE and some others that I don't know their name.

By the way, Windows hide the extension of their files so users don't screw up their own files. To enable to see the extension of the files on your computer you need to go to: control panel > appearance and personalization > folder options > view

then unselect the box that says: "Hide extensions for known files types"

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@58 chevy - Let us know if you are still having issues with this?