A newbie with HTML, I desire to build a website. I have programming experience in earlier languages of the day, like Clipper, from which grew “C” language (i.e., C+, C++). So, I have a good background. Upon reading some basics, I wanted to experiment offline (i.e., not hosted/not live). The book made it seem so simple. So, I wrote a short html program in Notepad++ v.6.9, , per the book’s example. When I selected “Run in Firefox” (from a pull-down menu in this editing software), I expected a Firefox browser to open and my formatted text would appear. Instead, Notepad opened a viewing window, shall we say, showing exactly what I had entered, tags and all. And yes, I made sure all opening tags were completed with closing tags…so what gives? Furthermore, this book’s example included an anchor to a website’s name chosen by the author. In reality, it seems to me the author is misleading the reader - the website must be valid AND hosted, true?
Bottom line? How do I get started offline and view real-looking results? These “real-looking” results are critical to knowing what I’ve done right, wrong, and where to tweak. Thanks!