- create a folder and call it beginnerssite (remember no spaces in Web file names)
- open your chosen editor
- create a new blank document (or use the one it might give you)
- type in the basic HTML tags (html head title /title /head body /body /html)
- save the file in the new folder as textonly.html (remember the file type drop down and do not to save it as a text file - choose HTML or all files/all types)
Now paste this code between the body tags on a blank line:
<h1>HTML does words</h1> <p>Words may be boring but there are few sites without words on them.</p> <p>This is another paragraph.</p>
Save the file again. Double click on it in the folder and load it in a browser to check. You should see a heading (bigger and bolder) and two paragraphs.
Note that many editors also allow you to launch pages in browsers from their menu.