HTML Editors & Browsers
Learning HTML will require you to use a couple of tools you either already have or are easy and free to download.
While all computers and operating systems come preinstalled with a default browser and text editor, I recommend downloading free alternatives that enhance the coding experience.
The best browsers you could use are going to be either Chrome or Firefox. Both of these browsers have the best developer tools and are widely used by people searching online.
What are Browser Developer Tools?
When you’re coding, you will often need to debug your code and often you can use the browser to help with this. You’ll be able to view page source and or inspect elements to see if there are any issues your code has or see what happens if you modify some code.
The best free Text Editors you should use are either VS Code or Atom. Both of these editors help you while you code and provide functionality that the default editors on your computers don’t provide.
What to Look for in a Text Editor?
Not all editors are created equal. You should make sure the editor you choose has:
- Syntax Highlighting
- Line Numbers
- Toolbars and keyboard shortcuts
- Robust Find and Replace functionality
- Support for various coding languages
- Auto Completion
- Mini Map
Both VS Code and Atom have all these features and more.
Download the browsers I mentioned above and the editors as well. Play around with them and make sure to familiarize yourself with their various features.