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HTML Help: Website Design Software

What software do I need to make a web site?
I use Notepad. All you really need to make a web site is any plain text editor. HTML editors can make it easier for some people, but there are drawbacks to using them also.

With an HTML editor you're more or less limited in what you can do with your web site to what the editor can do, plus you're trapped into buying upgrades as web site design evolves.

Depending on who you choose to host your web site, you may need an FTP program to upload your site to your server space. There are good freeware FTP programs.

Other than that, no other software is needed to build a web site and put it online. You really don't have to pay for any software at all if you don't want to, but on the other hand, you can spend several hundred dollars on website design software.

You have to either learn HTML or you have to learn to use an HTML editor, but if you ever want a job in the web design field you will have to know web design software such as Dreamweaver, and you'll have to know the code because you'll need to be able to troubleshoot and fix problems.

There are some decent free and lost cost HTML editors available if you're doing web design for yourself. Since I use Notepad I haven't really kept up with it, but a quick visit to any good shareware site should turn up lots of good choices.

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HTML Help about Website Design Software

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