HTML Ignition: #3 Setting Up A Development Environment
As you embark on your journey to learn HTML and CSS, setting up a development environment to practice your coding skills is an essential step. In this blog post, we will go through the steps required to set up a development environment on your computer so that you can get started with the HTML Ignition series.
Firstly, you will need a text editor. A text editor is a software application that you can use to write and edit your code. There are many text editors available, both free and paid. However, for beginners, we recommend starting with a free and open-source text editor like Visual Studio Code. It has a lot of useful features and plugins that can help you write and debug your code efficiently.
The next step is to install a web browser. A web browser is a software application that allows you to access and view websites on the internet. Some popular web browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. You can download and install any of these web browsers on your computer.
Installing VS Code
For the purposes of this series, we recommend using Visual Studio Code.
To get started, head over to the Visual Studio Code website and download the installer for your operating system. Once downloaded, run the installer and follow the prompts to install the software on your computer.
After installation, launch Visual Studio Code and create a new file by clicking File > New File. Save the file with the .html extension, for example, index.html. You can also create a new CSS file by following the same process and saving the file with the .css extension.
Now that you have set up your text editor, you are ready to start learning HTML and CSS. In the next post, we'll start with the basics of HTML and show you how to create a simple web page.
Remember to save your files regularly as you work on them, and have fun learning!
To install the Chrome browser on your computer, follow these simple steps:
Open your current web browser and go to the official Chrome download page: https://www.google.com/chrome/.
Click on the "Download Chrome" button.
Choose the option that best suits your operating system, such as Windows, macOS, or Linux.
Click on the "Download Chrome" button again.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation process.
Once the installation is complete, you can start using Chrome to browse the web. It's a good idea to set Chrome as your default browser so that it automatically opens when you click on links. You can do this by going to your computer's settings and selecting Chrome as the default browser.
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