A reader sent me the following question:
“I recently purchased your book Creating Cool Websites with html, xhtml, and css. When I arrived to chapter 2 and you said to go to note pad, I followed your instuctions and I couldn’t find it. So I went to run and typed in notepad and BAM! it pulled up.
You say to save it to your desktop, if I do that will the program always run from there? Should I seek out a tech to move the program to where you said I should of found it. “
First off, I’m puzzled why you can’t find NotePad. On Windows XP Pro, it’s either in Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad (if you’re in Classic mode) or Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad. If you’re not finding it in either location, I’d be surprised!
Secondly, I think you misunderstand what I say in the book (or I misrepresented my own thoughts, one of the two): what I am trying to say is that you should save the HTML file on the Desktop while you’re building it. NotePad should stay where it is and certainly shouldn’t need to be moved. Better, once you’ve edited the file with NotePad the app should automatically be launched if you simply double-click on the file icon.
So the good news is that you can wait to call that tech with a more challenging question and proceed with these two tips herein. Good luck!