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HTML HTML Links Websites: Part 1

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points

Working with 2 web pages

Hi guys and girls.

I'm finding it very cumbersome to work with 2 web pages. I'm writing down my code in Notepad and saving it with a .html file extension. I've created a second web page but I'm constantly switching between the index.html and another_page.html pages. All this is time-consuming and it frustrates me to keep chopping and changing. I notice the tutor could type his code on an html page. Is there any way for me to do the same please?

Thanks

Sean

6 Answers

You are probably looking for an editor that allows you to have multiple files open. Since you are working with Notepad, I would suggest Notepad++ for that same effect - plus you will be getting syntax highlighting/folding which will help you along the road.

If you have a large monitor you could size your windows. Or you could use multiple monitors as well. If all else fails try some keyboard shortcuts.

Yes, and you'll definitely benefit from using an advanced code editor able to handle multiple file projects and syntax highlighting.

Torger Angeltveit
Torger Angeltveit
11,228 Points

Here are some programs you can use if want to have multiple files open at once, Adobe dreamweaver, notepad++, sublime. I prefer notepad++ (easy to install and 100% free)

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points

Hi Pedro, Dustin, Torger. I've downloaded Notepad++. I copied some HTML code into it. I tried running it in Chrome but the browser page was blank. Here's what I wrote:

<!doctype html>

<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>My Page</title>
</head>

<body>



</body>
</html>

Presently I'm still getting the hang of Notepad++ but I presume this is what's supposed to happen?

Cheers gentlemen :-)

Sean

You are off to a good start but the actual content will go inside the body tag which is empty at the moment.

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points

That's all right Pedro. I've left the body tag vacant deliberately as I wanted to understand how to work Notepad++. I see what you mean about the syntax. This is a big improvement on the original Notepad, as I can work with multiple documents and switch between them and I can run the code in the browser.

Thank you all :-D

Sean

You might try a neat code editor like Brackets.

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
1,362 Points

I'm a big fan of sublime. Free if you're willing to put up with a reminder to purchase the full license every 5-10 saves.

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points

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Thank you.

Sean