In this section:
- Creating an HTML file
- Generating references in an HTML file
- Previewing output of an HTML file in a browser
- Viewing HTML source code of a web page in the editor
- Viewing embedded images
IntelliJ IDEA brings powerful support for HTML that includes syntax and error highlighting, formatting according to the chosen code style, structure validation, code completion, and much more, see Basic Editing Procedures and Advanced Editing Procedures.
Creating an HTML file
On the main menu, choose HTML File in the pop-up list. IntelliJ IDEA creates a stub file and opens it in the editor., and then choose
Generating references in an HTML file
IntelliJ IDEA can generate
<img> tags inside
Previewing output of an HTML file in a browser
You can preview a file with Web contents in the IntelliJ IDEA default browser or in the one of your choice.
To open the page preview in the default browser
Open the file in the editor and choose on the main menu.
To open the page preview in a browser of your choice
Open the file in the editor, choose on the main menu, and select the desired browser from the pop-up menu. Alternatively, hover your mouse pointer over the code to show the browser icons bar, and click the icon that indicates the desired browser:
Viewing HTML source code of a web page in the editor
- Choose .
- In the Open URL dialog box that opens, type the URL address of the web page or choose a previously opened URL from the list.
Viewing embedded images
IntelliJ IDEA offers several ways to view images embedded in an HTML file. You can use navigation to source, open an image in an external graphical editor, or preview images on-the-fly.
To view an image in IntelliJ IDEA, do one of the following
- Select the image file in the Project tool window, and choose on the context menu of the selection or press F4.
- In the editor, place the cursor at the reference to the image, and choose on the context menu or press Ctrl+B
To view an image in an external editor
- Configure the path to the external editor on the Images page ( for Windows and Linux or for macOS).
- Select the image file in the Project tool window, and choose or press Ctrl+Alt+F4.