When you need to build a webpage right away, and don’t know anything about HTML, you often turn to web design software programs as a solution. Even people who would have written their code out in pure HTML before, may be interested in using some web development software programs to “spruce up” their webpages, or learn to use more advanced features of web design, like XHTML or PHP scripting. Where to turn for the best web development software programs currently on the market though?
Front Page express is long gone after all and there are so many new programs out there that it could become confusing. That’s why I’ve built this short list that covers 5 of the best web development software programs I have used over the years that can not only build your webpage, but spruce it up with added features.
Best web design software programs: Adobe Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver is one of the best web developments software programs I’ve ever used. Dreamweaver allows you to integrate flash right into your html with the ease of a push button interface, build a massive website, and develop custom flash interfaces. The only unfortunate draw back is that it is very easy to build an overly “flashy” webpage. What I mean by that is that web spiders can not read content held in flash programs, and therefore will not index your webpage if it has too much flash content. That being said though this is number 1 on my list, I would recommend learning some SEO practices and building a starter page with something else before spending hundreds of dollars on this one.
Best web design software programs: Web Studio
Web Studio is a feature rich intuitive web design software program which allows you to create and publish a webpage just as easily as you might create a simple power point presentation. Some of the features that are included are, the ability to write in pure HTML, one click adding pictures, one click tables, and one click movies. This software is great for the experienced web creator or the novice alike, and features a 1 month trial with free support to get you started.
Best web design software programs: Coffee Cup Studio Designer
Coffee Cup is yet another web design software program featuring many of the same push button interface capabilities of the others on this list, though it’s a bit cheaper. Coffee Cup is probably a good choice for the novice web designer building his/her first webpage. If you are new to web development, but want a full featured robust web development program, this is the answer to all your problems.
Best web design software programs: Rapid Weaver
If you are running a mac OS and you really don’t want to run a dual windows environment just for some web software your pocket book might be in a world of hurt, but now there is a solution even for those of you who prefer work solely from your mac environment. Rapid Weaver functions a lot like Dreamweaver and operates on the Mac OS. This software retails at around $80, but its well worth the cost for the novice web developer. It’s key however that you don’t over use the flash features included or it could hurt your SEO.
Best web design software programs: Evrsoft First Page 2006
First Page is an HTML editing software which allows you to see the results of your webpage as you go and includes, auto completion, highlighting, and code correction. This is a great tool for those who would like to learn to program in clean pure HTML or just want more control over how their website will be displayed.
Any one of these programs will satisfactorily fill your needs. However a combination of 2 or more of them could be useful in creating the perfect website. When creating a webpage, just 1 page of content, perhaps the best, cheapest, and easiest, web development software program would be First Page provided by Evrsoft.