From the article: How to Save Money on Web Design Software
It can be very frustrating trying to learn HTML and Web design when you have to lay out a lot of cash just to start working. But there are ways to start doing Web design without spending a lot of money. And these are some great tips from About.com readers on how they've saved money. What are your tips?
Ways of saving money
- I agree with shanna1950 about html-kit. Even the free version has plenty of features. I like how it gives different colors for different things in the HTML (for example, blue text indicates an HTML tag). For more advanced web development, I use PHP and mySQL, which are free, as opposed to the proprietary languages and database management systems from a certain large corporation NOT called Apple. What's great about PHP/mySQL is that there are TONS of tutorials and postings talking about how to do things with these, so one can learn without spending any money, too. For managing web domains, I use a discount domain purchasing company called domainspricedright.com (very low cost to purchase domain names) and webhostingpad.com for hosting. One thing you'll need to know is that after you purchase a domain name with domainspricedright.com, you will need to change the 2 nameserver fields over the webhostingpad.com's nameservers in order for webhostingpad to host the websites.
- I use two HTML programs on is the free Nvu (NewView) HTML editor which is pretty good but doesn't always do what I want, so I confine that to a couple of tables that need to be updated regularly. The one I do most work on is the CSE HTML Validator. I started with the free version (excellent) but a couple of years ago upgraded to the paid version for the extra benefits. Of course, CSE means you have to spend some time learing HTML and most of the codes need to be input by hand, but it's a top program.
- —Guest Dozy
i think da solution
- IF U VE WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM THEN THE BUILD IN NOTPAD. THEN U CAN EASILY UR CODE WRITE THERE.
- —Guest Shishir
lower cost for non-profits
- I work as the web developer for a non-profit. Each year that a new release of Adobe Creative Suite comes out, we're able to get it for $160 by buying it through TechSoup.org. Other companies like Microsoft offer their products at a discount as well, but you need to be a 501(c)3 organization for most vendors, and specifically a community service organization for Microsoft.
- —Guest Bryce
free Web Editor
- I downloaded Weaverslave from www.weaverslave.ws/. I'm a beginner and it has taken me time to learn to visualize the code. But it's free and I like the logical set up.
- —Guest MES
oem software website
- http://clean-oem.com/ Look for yourself. Exceptional value for money for original software, huge discounts
Free HTML Editor
- I found the Free Coffee Cup HTML Editor. It works well while learning, but it won't do much until you upgrade to the one you pay for. You basically get to see what the HTML will look like.
- —Guest Michele Schrier
- 1) html-kit is free and quite good actually. if you don't put in some energy to learn html/css and photoshop (gimp) you end up with templates (often not bad and kazillions are for free). But it's rather joyful to do it yourself. Just a hobbyist, and into BUILDING sites. Still learning every day. Google is quite helpful and leads me to galore tutorials. There's an answer to anything. Best tip would be following. Most people have at least 2 pc's these days. Make one pc your ADOBE system. Put all your work/data on a partition. And re-install every month. So you can go on using it for free forever and ever. ADOBE is way too expensive.
- —Guest shanna1950