Starting to learn HTML initial questions



  • I’ve used Notepad++ for several years simply as a text editor instead of Windows notepad. I had configured same to function (for me) that way. Now that I’m *just starting to learn HTML on my own, I want the editor to be tuned to same.

    1. How can I reset my version to initial defaults (or is it just easier to uninstall, download, install)?

    2. Are there a specific set of settings changes that I should make specifically for HTML editing?

    3. Are there any plugins that would be handy to download?

    Thanks,

    Mark



  • @MarkInEvergreen

    How can I reset my version to initial defaults (or is it just easier to uninstall, download, install)?

    There is no reset to original feature but I’m under the impression that it is not needed anyway.
    Why do you think you have to do this, HTML programming is editing a text file, like, nearly, every
    other programming language.

    Are there a specific set of settings changes that I should make specifically for HTML editing?

    I’m not a html programmer but I don’t think so. HTML files should, as long as you have not
    excluded the language in the settings, be recognized automatically and html lexer is builtin.
    Maybe within Settings you might check if tag completion is activated.

    Are there any plugins that would be handy to download?

    There is a html preview plugin but I don’t think it is useful anymore these days. XML tools plugin
    can be used to restructure html tags as well.

    As you probably know, npp has the builtin feature like “launch in firefox” under run menu.
    I would create one with a localhost instance. (search the forum, has been asked a couple of time before)
    In addition I would install something like xampp to have a webserver instance and plugins like
    reload page for your webbrowser in order to see the changes you make immediately.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • To be clearer, I start my learning today so there’s not much about an editor that I would assume.

    Not finding a reset or specific HTML setting I checked off options that seemed to be applicable. I did set tag completion.

    I added a reloader extension.

    Thanks for the tips–appreciated.

    Mark

    Thanks for the tips.


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