Whoever developed this, it is a very good website, but I know you can do better with the HTML editor. Pasting code here is so difficult. I have developed better websites with HTML editor controls for free, out there.
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The first problem is that it's not really an HTML editor. It intentionally supports only a limited subset of HTML markup, and because most people don't write HTML at all, there's no specialized functionality to help you write HTML (like auto-complete, auto-close, etc.)
If you want to be a real pro at posting questions/answers on Stack Overflow, you should take some time to familiarize yourself with the Markdown syntax that we do support. There's a help page located here (the same one that is linked from the "help" icon at the top of the edit window) that introduces it all to you. The big benefit of Markdown over HTML is that the Markdown syntax is quite intuitive and attempts to mirror the way people would write in plain ASCII format when no rich formatting at all was available.
For example, bold is indicated with two asterisks surrounding the word or phrase,
And to make common tasks even simpler, you can use the icons on the toolbar at the top of the editing window. That gives you one-click access to almost all of the markdown you'll be using on a regular basis, including the ability to upload images and create hyperlinks.