How to Make a Web Page
Here's a ridiculously quick tutorial on how to make a web page using just Windows Notepad (or any old text editor for that matter).
- Open Windows Notepad (click Start » Run, type in 'notepad', click OK).
- Type in the the words "Hello World!"
- Save the text file with an
.htm extension (e.g., mypage.htm).
- Locate where you saved your
.htm file and double-click on it.
Presto. One web page. Pretty cool, huh?
Of course there's much more to it than just that.
In fact (*chuckle*
) we didn't even use any HTML
in that tutorial which you will need if you want to create web pages that contain more than just plain unformatted text. Nor is your web page actually online for all to see but rather it just exists on your own computer.
To do all this, we'll have to crank up the geek-o-meter
a notch or two. But don't worry. I'll keep it nice and simple.
Just follow these...
Easy Step-by-step Instructions
This time we'll actually throw in a bit of basic HTML in order to make a 'real' web page.
Alright let's get to it...
Assuming that you're using Windows, you can make a web page by doing the following:
- Resize your browser window so that it only fills the top half of your computer screen. (Not essential but it will make following this tutorial alot easier.)
- Start Notepad by clicking on Start » Run... Then type in 'notepad' (without the quotation marks) and click OK.
- Resize Notepad to fill the bottom half of your computer screen.
- Copy the following code:
To copy code:
- Click anywhere inside the text box above.
- Right click on selected text and click on Copy
- Right-click anywhere in the white space of your open Notepad program and click on Paste. Your copied source code will appear in Notepad.
- To save this file as an
.htm file, in Notepad, click on File » Save As. The Save As dialog will pop up and should by default open to the root directory of drive C: If not then navigate there using the 'Up One Level' button.
Now just to keep organized, use the Create New Folder option to create a new folder called 'Homepage'. After creating the new folder, double-click on it to open it in the Save As dialog.
Now click on the drop down menu beside the Save as type text box and select All Files (*.*). After this, in the File name text box, type in
"mypage.htm" with the double quotation marks and then click on Save.
- To view your 'creation' in your web browser (don't close Notepad yet), go to your desktop and double-click on:
My Computer » Drive C: » Homepage » mypage.htm
Copy-and-paste the following link into the address bar of your web browser and click on GO:
Your web browser should now display a blank white web page with the words 'HELLO WORLD!' on it.
Congratulations. You've just learned how to make a web page.
So where do you go from here? Well let's familiarize you with the process of editing your web page...