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HTML Editors

An HTML editor is a software program that allows you to create and edit code using HTML and other programming languages.

Two Types

HTML Editors come in two varieties, text editors and “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG). Each editor has advantages and weaknesses.

WYSIWYG

Advantage: These HTML editors have a user interface that requires little to no HTML knowledge from you.

Disadvantage: Search engines and certain browsers may not recognize documents created in these visual HTML editors. The Web site also may display differently from browser to browser.

Text Editor

Advantage: Text editors give you more control over the code and create code that is downloaded more efficiently by Web browsers.

Disadvantage: You need an understanding of HTML and other Web technologies you plan to use in your Web site.

Once you have chosen an HTML editor, you are ready to begin programming.