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1. Getting to Know HTML: The Language of the Web > Creating an HTML file (Mac)

Creating an HTML file (Mac)

All HTML files are text files. To create a text file you need an application that allows you to create plain text without throwing in a lot of fancy formatting and special characters. You just need plain, pure text.

We’ll use TextEdit on the Mac in this book; however, if you prefer another text editor, that should work fine as well. And, if you’re running Windows, you’ll want to skip ahead a couple of pages to the Windows instructions.

Step one:

  • Navigate to your Applications folder

    The TextEdit application is in the Applications folder. The easiest way to get there is to choose “New Finder Window” from the Finder’s File menu and then look for the Application directly in your shortcuts. When you’ve found it, click on Applications.


  

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