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Microsoft® HTML5 Step by Step by Faithe Wempen

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Previewing a Web Page in a Web Browser

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 a browser window open next to Notepad.

You can preview your work in any browser; you do not need to use Internet Explorer 9 (although that’s what I use in this book’s examples). In fact, as you progress with your Web development skills, you will probably want to acquire several different browsers to test your pages because each browser might display page elements a little differently.

For beginners, though, Internet Explorer is a good choice because it’s the most popular browser—the one your target ...

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