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. Common text editors for Windows include Notepad and WordPad; both programs are standard in Windows. For Mac, TextEdit (standard in Mac OS X), TextMate, and Alpha 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 Software available through the Adobe agreement
Note: The built-in publishing features of older web authoring tools, including FrontPage and versions of Dreamweaver before MX 2004, use insecure FTP; consequently, you cannot use the built-in file transfer features of these programs to move web pages to Mypage at IU. Check your web authoring software for a secure upload option.
For more about freeware and shareware HTML editing programs for Mac, Windows, and Unix, see Yahoo's HTML editors directory.