HTML documents are simple ASCII text files, which means you can use any minimal text editor to write them. Fortunately, there are a number of tools that make the process of generating HTML documents more quick and efficient. They fall into two main categories: HTML editors and WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) web authoring tools.
HTML editors are text editing tools designed especially for writing HTML. They require that you know how to compose HTML by hand; however, they save time by providing shortcuts for repetitive tasks like setting up documents, tables, or simply applying styles to text.
There are scores of simple HTML editors available, and many of them are free. Just enter “HTML Editor” in the search field of Shareware.com (http://www.shareware.com) and wade through the results. For purposes of brevity, I’m going to cut to the chase.