Which tool for Creating this type of web site

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I have a simple one-page home page (and linked pages) I'd like to create.  The hyperlinks on this home page will also link to simple text-based web pages. perhaps with a photograph or some simple graphics.
Should I use HTML? MS Word? Notepad?
Are there easier or other tools?

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Your website will need to be created in HTML - that's the standard coding structure of pretty much all webpages. Which tool you use to create the HTML is up to you. You can do it in Notepad, but you may be better off using a more advanced text editor such as Notepad++ or Sublime Text. I would definitely recommend you stay away from MS Word. HTML files are written in plain text, and Word is likely to add some extra formatting that will break your HTML pages.
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Do not use Word or other similar products to generate your html. They add a lot of extra code and may visually look similar when doing it then "right" way but in the long run makes things difficult.

Today, the best route to take for generating a small site when you don't want to learn to code is to use a cms like Wordpress, wix, weebley or squarespace. The last 3 are going to be easier to use and all will allow you to concentrate on your content and not mark up and having to work with making your site responsive as most  newer themes are.

If you are going to be set on writing your own code, then stick with either a pure html editor such as https://www.jetbrains.com/webstorm/ or visual studio. If you want a straight forward text editor, Chris's suggestion of notepad++ https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ is a great suggestion and I use it alongside my Jetbrains IDE's.

If you are going to use any type of editor in place of a CMS, make sure you get a foundation of html and css https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-html


GREAT Help!  Many thanks.  Have a good week.

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