Web Design Software
Compatible web design packages
In practice just about any program capable of editing html
code can be made to work with our software, but since most web designers just want to
create a site quickly with minimal of fuss, we decided to take a look at some of the
editors available together with their tools and price tags.
The major software manufactures all have products each vying for a share of the market. Including Adobe, the Flash and Shockwave developer Macromedia and of course Microsoft.
The requirements for the needs of the users for web design software is very broad. From the high end developers who require large database driven sites, to the bottom end and the first time users who just want to get their site up and running. We will look at both WYSIWYG and HTML editors. From those aimed at beginners to those intended for experienced users.
Some programs under test use a DTP approach to web design, which is something that pure HTML editors find difficult to achieve. The programs combine the two styles probably being the most practical and useful.
For HTML purists, the code that produces by these programs produce can often be extremely inefficient and long winded. However they do produce sites that are quicker to develop and actually work.