HTML editing software
To create HTML files, you can use simple text editors, or desktop applications such as word processors, to manipulate code by hand. You can also use specialized HTML authoring systems to automate the coding.
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If you prefer to code HTML by hand, you can use a simple text editor to create web pages. Brackets is an excellent free HTML editing application from Adobe available for both Windows and Mac. Common text editors for Windows include Notepad and WordPad; both programs are standard in Windows. For Mac, TextEdit (standard in Mac OS X) and TextMate are popular. Also for Mac, BBEdit is a combination text and HTML editor. Major Unix text editors include Nano, Pico, Emacs, and vi.
Note: If you use a text editor or other desktop
application to create web pages, be sure to save these files with the
.htm file extension. Also, avoid
filenames with two or more words unless the words are linked by dashes
or underscores. For example, this filename would not work:
But this filename would:my_file.html
Web authoring tools
Adobe's Dreamweaver, and a great deal of other Adobe software, is available to IU students, faculty, and staff for download via IUware, or on DVD through campus bookstores. See About Adobe software at IU
Note: If your web authoring software doesn't include an SFTP publishing option, you will need separate SFTP software to transfer your files to the web server. Examples of SFTP software include WinSCP (Windows) and Cyberduck (Mac); both are available from IUWare.