On the long run it is not very handy to enter all html tags by hand. To simply the creation of html documents, there are a lot of tools.
Because most of the free tools provide enough features i will only introduce those.
Phase 5 is an editor, that simplyfies the creation of HTML documents. You can insert elements from the user interface and place them in your web documents.
With an internal preview mechanism, you can preview the page.
Another powerful editor is PSPad. For this editor theire are also plugins available for programming languages to use it for software development.
A very handy feature is the reformatting of the HTML source code. Multiple sites can be managed in a project. You can find more information on the following website and also a link to download PSPad.
Beside editors theire are other tools available for validation and debugging. On the next page i will introduce these tools, that you can use for debugging and validation of HTML pages.