How To Create Login Page In Visual Studio Code

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Creating a login page is an essential part of any website or application that requires user authentication. In this article, I will guide you through the process of creating a login page in Visual Studio Code, one of the most popular code editors used by developers.

Before we begin, make sure you have Visual Studio Code installed on your computer. If you don’t, you can download it from the official website.

Setting up the HTML structure

The first step is to create the HTML structure for the login page. Open Visual Studio Code and create a new HTML file. You can do this by clicking on “File” in the menu bar, selecting “New File,” and then saving it with a .html extension.

Inside the HTML file, we need to define the basic structure of our login page using HTML tags. Start by adding the <html> tag, followed by the <head> and <body> tags.

Within the <body> tag, add a <div> element with a class of “container.” This will serve as the main container for our login form and other elements.

    <title>Login Page</title>
    <div class="container">
      <!-- Login form and other elements will go here -->

Designing the login form

Now, let’s design the login form inside the <div class="container"> element. Add a <form> tag with an action attribute set to the URL where the login information will be submitted. You can use your own custom URL or a server-side script to handle the login process.

Inside the form, add the necessary input fields for the username and password. Use the <input> tag with the “type” attribute set to “text” for the username field and “password” for the password field.

Additionally, you can include other elements such as a “Remember Me” checkbox, a “Forgot Password” link, or a “Create Account” link, depending on your specific requirements.

<form action="login.php">
  <label for="username">Username:</label>
  <input type="text" id="username" name="username" required>

  <label for="password">Password:</label>
  <input type="password" id="password" name="password" required>

  <input type="submit" value="Login">

Styling the login page

To make our login page visually appealing, we can add some CSS styles. You can either define the styles directly inside the HTML file using the <style> tag or link an external CSS file.

Here’s an example of how you can apply some basic styles to the login page:

  .container {
    width: 300px;
    margin: 0 auto;
    padding: 20px;
    background-color: #f1f1f1;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;

  form {
    display: flex;
    flex-direction: column;
    align-items: center;

  input[type="text"], input[type="password"] {
    width: 100%;
    padding: 10px;
    margin: 10px 0;

  input[type="submit"] {
    width: 100%;
    background-color: #4CAF50;
    color: white;
    padding: 10px;
    margin-top: 10px;
    border: none;
    border-radius: 4px;


Creating a login page in Visual Studio Code is a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can design and implement a login page that fits your specific requirements. Remember to save your HTML and CSS files and test your login page functionality by running it in a web browser or using a local development server.

Now that you have the basics of creating a login page, feel free to experiment with different designs and functionalities to enhance the user experience.

If you want to take your login page to the next level, you can explore frameworks like Bootstrap or CSS preprocessors like Sass to streamline your development process and create more visually appealing and responsive login forms.

Happy coding!