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1. HTML, XHTML, and the World Wide Web > Tools for the Web Designer

Tools for the Web Designer

While you can use the barest of barebones text editors to create HTML and XHTML documents, most authors have a bit more elaborate toolbox of software utilities than a simple word processor. You also need a browser, so you can test and refine your work. Beyond the essentials are some specialized software tools for developing and preparing HTML documents and accessory multimedia files.

Essentials

At the very least, you’ll need an editor, a browser to check your work, and, ideally, a connection to the Internet.

Word processor or WYSIWYG editor?

Some authors use the word-processing capabilities of their specialized HTML/XHTML editing software. Some use the WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) composition tools that come with their browsers or the latest versions of the popular word processors. Others, such as ourselves, prefer to compose their work on a general word processor and later insert the markup tags and their attributes. Still others include markup as they compose.


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