- You don't need any command prompt commands when doing web development. It can all be done via the GUI. For just learning and experimenting with html and css Notepad++ is enough.
- Where to save what depends what you use. If it's just html and css (no PHP or Java Server pages or Angular or whatever) one folder and it's subfolders (to your own choice, for example a separate subfolder for pics) are enough.
- There are many GUI FTP tools (like Filezilla). But you only need them if you copy your site to a hosting company, and then will tell you the details. Just to learn html and css you don't need ftp, since your site can be on your own PC or laptop that you work on already.
- This is the contents of your first html-file: <html><body>Hello world!</body></html>.
- Type it into Notepad or Notepad++. Save it where-ever you want (the file extension should be .htm).
- Then run Internet Explorer and from the menu bar choose File>Open and browse to that file.
See, no command prompts, no ftp's and you can save it anywhere you like.
For a professional website like www.facebook.com or www.cnet.com, there's more to learn. But the above 3 lines are all you need for a start.
I have been looking in to learning web development for the past 6 months. I have been learning html and css as the basics but I find that even when learning these there are terms used and things I need to do that I don’t understand. Is there something I should be learning even before html? It’s all very well learning code but not knowing about command prompts and where to save and ftps etc.
Hope someone can shed some light on this as I’m close to giving up!