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
- Extracting an include file
WebStorm brings powerful support for HTML that includes syntax and error highlighting, formatting according to the code style, structure validation, code completion, and much more .
Creating an HTML file
On the main menu, choose HTML File in the pop-up list. WebStorm creates a stub file and opens it in the editor., and then choose
Generating references in an HTML file
WebStorm can generate
<img> tags inside
Previewing output of an HTML file in a browser
You can preview a file with Web contents in the WebStorm 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
To view an image in WebStorm, 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.
Extracting an include file
<script> tags can also be extracted.
- In the editor, select the code block to be extracted and choose on the main menu or on the context menu of the selection.
- In the Extract Include File dialog box that opens, specify the name of the target include file in the Name for extracted include file text box.
- In the Extract to directory text box, specify the directory to store the include file in. Leave the predefined directory or choose another one.
- Click OK, when ready. WebStorm extracts the selected source code into the specified file in the target directory and generates the corresponding reference in the source file.