The text between <html> and </html> describes the web page
The text between <body> and </body> is the visible page content
The text between <h1> and </h1> is displayed as a heading
The text between <p> and </p> is displayed as a paragraph
What You Need
You don't need any tools to learn HTML at W3Schools.
You don't need any HTML editor
You don't need a web server
You don't need a web site
In this tutorial we use a plain text editor (like Notepad) to edit HTML. We believe this is the best way to learn HTML.However, professional web developers often prefer HTML editors like FrontPage or Dreamweaver, instead of writing plain text.
Create Your Own Test Web
If you just want to learn HTML, skip the rest of this chapter.
If you want to create a test web on your own computer, just copy the 3 files below to your desktop.(Right click on each link, and select "save target as" or "save link as") page1.htm page2.htmAfter you have copied the files, you can double-click on the file called "mainpage.htm" andsee your first web site in action.
Use Your Test Web For Learning
We suggest you experiment with everything you learn at W3Schools by editing your webfiles with a text editor (like Notepad).
If your test web contains HTML markup tags you have not learned, don't panic. Youwill learn all about it in the next chapters.
HTM or HTML Extension?
When you save an HTML file, you can use either the .htm or the .html extension. We use.htm in our examples. It is a habit from the past, when the software only allowed three lettersin file extensions.