Build A Website From Scratch

HTML & Body Tags

All HTML files must be wrapped in <html></html> tags. This tells the browser that the file is an HTML file.

Anything visible on screen should be wrapped in the <body></body> tags. Otherwise, you may experience problems with things not appearing in certain browsers.

Later on, we’ll learn about the <head></head> tags.

Should I use VSCode or Atom or something else?

Where you write your code (aka your development environment) is a personal choice. Choose whatever you’re most comfortable with.

I recommend VSCode as it’s the most popular. But Atom is also a good choice.

In some companies, you’ll be forced to use a certain environment. This is usually because it makes ramping up new developers faster.

You can see my Atom tutorial here.