Previewing a Web Page in Internet Explorer

Because Notepad is not a WYSIWYG ("What You See Is What You Get") program, you won’t be able to immediately see how the tags you type will affect the finished product. To work around this, most Web page designers keep an Internet Explorer window open next to Notepad.

You can preview your work in any browser; it doesn’t have to be Internet Explorer. In fact, as you progress with your Web development skills, you will probably want to acquire several different browsers in which to test your pages, because each browser displays things a little differently. For beginners, though, Internet Explorer is a good choice because it’s the most popular browser—the one your target audience is most likely to be using. ...

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