How to Design a Website 101 - For Beginners

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Choosing a Webpage HTML Editor

If you don't know HTML programming there are many Webpage creator programs available that require no programming at all. They usually include templates and layout options to choose from, and allow WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) viewing of your webpage as you are creating it. Here is a list of some of the best and most popular Webpage creator software and WYSIWYG Webpage and HTML Editors.

Popular WYSIWYG Web Editors (not free)

  • Microsoft FrontPage 2003 - popular and full featured commercial web editor, works well for the beginner, you may already own it if you have Microsoft Office.
  • Macromedia DreamWeaver MX 2004 - another popular and full featured commercial web editor, good for a beginner and used by many professionals as well.

Free WYSIWYG Web Editors and Website Builders

  • Nvu - Complete Web Authoring System - Like Frontpage and Dreamweaver, Nvu is a WYSIWYG editor, and is fairly easy to create webpages for a novice. It is based on the Mozilla Editor below, and has additional features. It is free and works on window, mac, linux (it is open source web editor).
  • Mozilla Composer - Mozilla, is another Free WYSIWYG web browser / web editor fairly easy to use, with a wordprocessor type interface.  This web editor also works on window, mac, linux (open source web editor).
  • Trellian WebPAGE - Trellian WebPAGE is a another free WYSIWYG web editor. This web editor has a drag and drop features, table creation features, a form creation wizard, and direct HTML editor mode, and ftp upload feature.

This website was created with Frontpage, and shows you the quality that can easily and typically be obtained.


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