How to Create a Blank HTML Page

A blank HTML page is a Web page with no visible Web content. Some HTML code is necessary for a Web browser to interpret the file as an HTML file even if there is no visible content. Any text editor can create a blank HTML page because an HTML page is simply a text document with special codes at the top that identify it as a Web page to Web browsers.

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Open the text editor application. The Windows Notepad application is located in the directory C:\Windows\System32.

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Type the HTML codes that define a text document as a Web page: <HTML><TITLE>My Title</TITLE><BODY></BODY></HTML>

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Notepad Saved As Dialog Box

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Click the File menu and select "Save As." By default, Notepad wants to save all files as plain text with .TXT as the extension. For an HTML file, enter a file name with the .HTM extension.

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Click the "Save" button and you will now have a blank HTML page.

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Open Microsoft Word to a new document.

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Leave the page blank if you want a blank HTML page. Otherwise, type to add text content or use the "Insert" menu to add pictures.

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Microsoft Word Saved As Dialog Box

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Click the "File" menu (or Office menu in Word 2007) and select "Save As." Then choose "Web Page" (HTML) as the file format to save the document in.

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Enter a name for your document. The extension should be .html or .htm. Click "Save" and you will have an HTML document.

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Open Dreamweaver and click "HTML" under the "Create New" column on the start-up page.

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Blank HTML Page in Dreamweaver

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Leave the page blank if you want to have a blank HTML page or type text to have text on your Web page.

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Click the "File" menu and choose "Save" to save the HTML Web page.