Why we need an HTML Editor for Google Drive?

An HTML editor for Google Drive would enable real-time collaboration on web projects, allowing multiple users to edit HTML files simultaneously. This integration would enhance accessibility, letting users work from any device with internet access. Additionally, it would leverage Google Drive’s version control and compatibility with other Google services, streamlining web development and educational processes.

How do I create a new HTML file using the HTML Editor for Google Drive™?

  1. Open Google Drive in your browser.
  2. Click on the ‘New‘ button located in the upper right corner.
  3. From the dropdown menu, navigate to ‘More‘ and then select ‘HTML Editor for Google Drive’.
  4. Choose between ‘HTML Editor for developers‘ for a code-centric interface with WYSIWYG functionality, or ‘HTML Builder for designers’ for a visual, no-code approach suitable for designing responsive email templates and simple websites.
  5. Click ‘Create New HTML‘ to open a new blank HTML file in the Editor.

How can I edit an existing HTML file in Google Drive?

  1. Open your Google Drive in a web browser.
  2. Locate the HTML file you wish to edit.
  3. Right-click on the HTML file, and choose ‘HTML Editor for Google Drive‘ from the context menu.
  4. The HTML file will then open in the chosen editor, allowing you to make your edits directly.

Which mode should I use in the HTML Editor for Google Drive™?

  • Source Mode: Ideal for those who prefer to work with the raw HTML code directly. This mode is suited for developers familiar with HTML coding, offering a streamlined way to edit and debug code with the added convenience of WYSIWYG functionality.
  • Design Mode: Best for users who prefer a visually-oriented interface. This mode is targeted towards designers and those without coding expertise, providing an intuitive drag-and-drop interface for creating and designing HTML documents, such as responsive email templates and simple websites.

What does WYSIWYG mean?"

WYSIWYG stands for “What You See Is What You Get.” It describes a user interface that enables you to edit content in a way that directly reflects how it will appear in its final form. This approach simplifies the creation and editing of web pages, allowing users to arrange text, graphics, and other elements without needing to understand complex coding or markup languages.

How can I set the HTML Editor for Google Drive as my default text editor?

To set the HTML Editor for Google Drive as your default HTML file editor, follow these steps:

  1. Open drive.google.com in your web browser.
  2. Click on the Settings icon (a small gear icon) in the top right corner.
  3. Go to settings, then click on Manage Apps on the left side.
  4. Scroll down and choose HTML Editor for Google Drive as the default, as shown in this screenshot: