So far, we have learnt a lot without actually writing HTML and CSS on our own computers. You may be wondering that while executing code right here on CommonLounge was great for learning, real developers seem to write code on their own systems. This is where this tutorial comes in! You will step up your game and learn to run HTML and CSS code on your own computer.
The best part about learning HTML and CSS is that you don't need to install any complex software! All you need is a modern web browser like Chrome or Firefox, and a text editor like Atom, VS Code, Sublime Text 2 and so on. In fact, it's likely that you already have one or both of these already installed!
Let's look a quick look:
- The Browser: If you don't already have Chrome or Firefox, install one of them on your computer by following the instructions for Chrome or Firefox. While Chrome and Firefox are our recommended browsers due to their extensive developer tools, you can easily follow everything by working with Safari, Opera or any other browser.
- The Code Editor: We recommend installing any one of Atom, VS Code or Sublime Text 3 (paid). If you want a detailed comparison, please check out our tutorial on Code Editors here: Code Editors.