Create a basic web page containing the essential document tags and some text, save it as a web page, and look at it in a web browser:

  1. From the Start menu, launch Notepad (usually in the Accessories group).
  2. Add the <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> tag.
  3. Add the <html>, <head>, and <title> tags.
  4. Add text for the document title.
  5. Close the Title and Head using </title> and </head> tags.
  6. Add the <body> tag.
  7. Add some text to your document.
  8. Close the Body and HTML using </body> and </html>.
  9. Save the file to a convenient location by selecting File > Save, choosing a directory to save to, and naming your file practice.html.
  10. Preview your page in a web browser (like Internet Explorer) by selecting My Computer from the Desktop and navigating to and launching your saved page.