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How To Create And Modify Websites With The HTML Editor By PageSection

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Written By Victor Ani
Updated 15 October 2021

Before, you would need a good knowledge of web design/development to edit or upload a website. Otherwise, you would need to hire a professional, and that may cost you some fortune. But in recent times, the story has drastically changed.

With CMS solutions such as WordPress or Wix, you no longer need to learn coding to edit or link your website. These solutions provide a graphical interface where you design your webpage while the software generates the codes for you.

But what if you want to edit or upload content into a website without a CMS? For instance, as a freelancer, you might need to upload some content to your client's website without access to his backend. This is where HTML editors come in handy.

Here, you'll learn how HTML editors work, why you need them, and why the HTML Editor by PageSection is the best option for you.

What is An HTML Editor?

HTML is the basic skeletal structure of a webpage. Virtually every webpage you see online is HTML being displayed by your web browser. It is a markup language, that allows you to create web elements such as buttons or texts with simple codes, html tags to be specific, and have them appear on your webpage.

An HTML Editor refers to any tool, mainly computer software, that enables making changes to the html content and structure of a given webpage or html source.


They mainly fall into two (2) categories;
  • Textual (text-based) editors: This mainly refers to code editors, Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), or command line tools that let users, mainly programmers, to interact with software in its raw text form also known as "source" or "source-code" in software terms. Examples of HTML textual editors include Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, and many more.
  • WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors: This refers to editors that focus on the visual representation and editing of software. These are the most popular forms of editors due to there approachability and ease of use as they are commonly targeted to non-programmers and include features such as drag-and-drop, live-editing, templates, et cetera. Examples include Adobe Dreamweaver, WordPress and its community of editor plugins etc.

The HTML Editor by PageSection is a software service to enable users to interact and work with HTML websites directly in a web browser. All you need to do is upload a copy (or template or saved html page version) of any html website - you can use Ctrl+S on Windows,+S on MacOS, or right-click and select "Save As" HTML to save any webpage using your web browser- and then use the HTML Editor all from within your web browser. It provides both textual (text-based) and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get),  suitable for a wide variety of users including web copywriters, students, website frontend designers, freelancers and many more interested in HTML website development.

What Can You Do With the HTML Editor?

The HTML Editor by PageSection features different functionalities that can help you achieve different purposes. This makes the web software useful for a wide range of users. Let's consider some of the uses and benefits in detail.

Edit Any HTML Template

Sometimes, you might have HTML templates you love and would like to use for your website or content. In such a case, you can simply upload the template, modify the content to your taste, and export the HTML content to have your own version of the template.

Live Page Editing

With the editor, you can make live inputs and modifications to an HTML webpage. The tool provides an element-structure interface where you can input contents directly into HTML tags and view the effects immediately.

The live editing functionality is very useful to content writers, copywriters, and other web content creators. If you fall into this category, you can insert content into a webpage without accessing the backend. 

All you need to do is upload the webpage and edit your content directly using the HTML Editor. You can then export back the website content.

Learn HTML in an Easy Way

For non-programmers, students and others new to HTML, the editor provides an easy way of learning HTML for web design and development. When you upload a website, the editor loads its HTML content and even provides an element-structure interface similar to the Document Object Model (DOM) which defines the logical structure of documents and the way a document is accessed and manipulated. More info on the DOM available here. This allows users to view the HTML structure to learn the HTML tags and what they are responsible for with ease.

How to Use The HTML Editor By PageSection

Getting started with the HTML Editor is super easy. You can follow these simple steps;

  1. Visit the HTML Editor at www.pagesection.com/editor or go through the PageSection's homepage.
  2. Create a blank project, select an existing project, or get a template. Select the option that best suits your need. 
  3. On the element-structure interface, click an element to modify its attributes. You can also add, move or delete elements directly from the element-structure. Code/markup previews are provided if desired.
  4. Use the Options button in the top right corner of the editor sidebar to access more options, such as Publish, File Structure, Previews, or to Exit the editor.
  5. Don't forget to Save any changes. You can also Download the project to download any saved and updated changes as a '.zip' file.
  6. Feel free to explore other options within the editor sidebar.

Conclusion

Creating and modifying HTML websites has become very easy with web apps such as the HTML Editor by PageSection. You just need to learn how it works, and you're good to go. You can visit https://www.pagesection.com to learn more about this service.