How to open HTML files?
There are several different ways that you can open HTML files. For the most part, you can use a web browser, text editor, or specialized HTML editor. Read on to find out which method will work best for you.
How to Open HTML - Web Browser
Since you have already established that HTML is basically the same as a webpage, the question is, what do you use to open web pages? Any web browser are all capable of opening HTML documents. If you do not have any specific HTML program installed, your default browser should open when you click an HTML file. Upon opening an HTML file in an internet browser, you will see it just as it would appear on an actual website. Thus, you will not see any of the tags, attributes, or code at all.
How to Open HTML - Text Editor
Now, you have just found out how to open HTML. But, you probably want to know how to open HTML and view the actual code, rather than what you see in the browser. This is very easy to do. If you are using a Windows PC, you can open an HTML file with Notepad. If you are using a Mac computer, you can open an HTML file with Text Editor.
How to Open HTML - HTML Editors
You may have noticed, when using Notepad or other Text Editor, that the HTML looked very unorganized with nothing to really guide it, which is just fine if you just want to view or make a minor change to an HTML file. However, if you are actually writing an HTML file, or doing significant editing, you are probably going to want to use a specialized HTML editing program. What does a specialized HTML editing program do? Basically, HTML editors will allow you to do things like: preview HTML without a browser, insert links and photos more easily, auto-indent lines so that you can read the HTML better, color code certain HTML tags, and more. Web designers and developers use HTML editing programs.