Hey, happy new year everyone!
I have been only editing here, online (w3schools MDN etc.) and the codepen. I read some articles here, but they were all from 2016, so I thought I would post in case there have been any relevant changes since then.
If I am doing a webpage using HTML, CSS, and js, I have read about editors like VSCode or Atom but I have no idea what it is like to work with an editor, nor which one is better for a beginner. Any suggestions/hints/tips? Or is CodePen all one needs?
Like if I am trying something out in notepad I would have to style my page (as I know now) with my
< head >
< style >
< body >
and save as .htm (or.html, is one better?) and look at my results that way. But is an editor necessary? and if so, which one and why? I like being able to see my changes in realtime like code pen but I am also fine with refreshing my saved notepad page if that makes more sense. I am totally new so if this is obvious I apologize in advance.