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    HTML Editors

    An HTML editor is a software program used to create and edit HTML documents.

    Although some Internet marketers prefer to write their own HTML code, most prefer to use an HTML editor, as it can greatly simplify a somewhat difficult process. However, using an HTML editor has its disadvantages, as some editors have a tendency to add a lot of unnecessary coding and may not support the latest technologies.

    Whether you will be writing your own HTML or using an editor, taking the time to learn HTML is very important. Not only will you gain your independence, but you'll also have the ability to add special effects that many HTML editors don't support.

    Here are some popular HTML editors:

    Macromedia Dreamweaver
    web design software, HTML editor | Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
    A popular WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) HTML editor. Great for beginners and advanced users alike.

    Coffee Cup
    CoffeeCup HTML Editor - The CoffeeCup HTML Editor 2008 is 2 Editors in 1 !
    A popular HTML editor that's great for beginners as well as advanced users. Includes a built in browser that will enable you to instantly preview your HTML as you go.

    Hot Dog Professional
    Three HTML editors, including HotDog Junior for children, PageWiz for the novice user and Professional for advanced and budding webmasters.

    Text Editors

    A text editor is a software program used for editing plain text that doesn't add any special formatting.

    If you're considering writing your own HTML code, you'll need a good text editor. Although it will certainly be more time consuming, your code will be much cleaner and can reduce your file size considerably.

    In addition to using a text editor to write HTML, it can also be used to edit scripts and write articles.

    If you have a Windows operating system, Note Pad is the preferred text editor. It should already be installed on your computer.

    Although Note Pad is a great little text editor, it can't handle large files and is much better suited for smaller jobs. You may find that you'd like an editor that is more powerful, such as:

    NoteTab Pro Award-Winning NoteTab Text Editors and HTML Editors
    TextPad TextPad - the text editor for Windows


    File Transfer Protocol, better known as FTP, is a procedure used to upload and download files to and from your web server.

    Although many HTML editors will enable you to edit and transfer pages to your server, an FTP program is still an essential tool, as you must have complete control over the files on your server.

    An FTP program will enable you to upload scripts, set file permissions, create folders and transfer files to and from your server.

    In order to use FTP, you'll need to download and install a software program on your computer. The most widely used FTP program is WS FTP Pro Ipswitch File Transfer: Secure File Transfer and Managed File Transfer

    Graphics Editor

    A graphics editor is a software program that will enable you to design and edit graphics.

    Graphic design is an intimidating subject for many Internet entrepreneurs. However, most of us must learn some basic design techniques in order to avoid the high costs of hiring a professional designer.

    The most popular program used by Internet marketers is Paint Shop Pro. This powerful program is the only program you'll need to design professional looking graphics.
    Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 - Photo Editing

    Zip/Unzip Software

    A Zip file is an "archive" of one or more files compressed into one file for easy distribution.

    Zip files are used to compress and transport file archives over the Internet. It is the preferred method used for electronic file distribution, as rather than downloading several different files, you can simply download one Zip file. In addition, the download time will be minimized, as the files within the Zip archive are compressed.

    Once a Zip file is downloaded, it can be easily opened and extracted (unzipped) with a Zip/Unzip software program.

    Although there are many Zip software programs available on the Internet, WinZip is the most popular. WinZip makes working with file archives simple. It features an easy point-and-click, drag-and-drop interface for viewing, extracting, adding, deleting and testing archived files.

    You can download a fully functional evaluation version here:
    WinZip® - Download Evaluation Page


    Although most Internet Service Providers include email accounts for their customers, these accounts aren't adequate for an Internet business -- especially if you get a large amount of email. Not only do the email addresses contain your ISP's name, but they are also very limited on features and options.

    The two most popular email clients used online are Outlook and Eudora. These programs will enable you to download email from your server and offer features, such as sorting and
    filtering, and will enable you to easily organize your email messages. What's more, your email address will be your own domain -- not someone else's.

    Welcome to Eudora®!
    Microsoft Corporation

    Your webmaster toolbox will play an important part in your success. Take the time to ensure your toolbox contains these essential tools and you'll be well on your way to designing a professional web site.

  • #2
    There are so many useful online tools nowadays. I have used most of these tools but relatively to text editor, I have used Dreamweaver its a effective search tool. But the Framework tool Github tool is very new to me.


    • #3
      Some of the best Essential Web Development Tools are: JSUnit, BluePrint CSS, GIMP / Photoshop CS5, Browser shot, Image Optimiser, Illustrator and the Password Validation Applications.


      • #4
        These tools are really great for web designing. Especially HTML editor Dreamweaver CS4 is one of the best tool.


        • #5
          I would say Dream Weaver is one of the best web development tools available in the market.


          • #6
            Thanks for Share , Information about HTML Editors . There are many Web tools that Web Developers Used .
            Here Few Common to use are : Pingdom tools
            Firebug tool
            Em calculator
            Responsinator tool


            • #7
              Originally posted by sunitha12 View Post
              I would say Dream Weaver is one of the best web development tools available in the market.
              I want to tell you that dreamweaver is not the web development tool but it is designed tool which you can use to design website layout. Web development tools are different like .NET, PHP, JAVA etc.


              • #8
                free website creation

                Very informative post!!! Thanks for sharing useful information about web development tools for free website creation.


                • #9
                  Web development is not easy it required to install some development tools for making development process smother.
                  Text editors like Notepad++, EMACS etc..
                  FileZilla Portable
                  CSS frame generator.


                  • #10
                    There's a lot of interesting answers here.
                    I use:
                    Dreamweaver for writing code. Its many shortcuts save me hours of writing code and managing files.
                    Fireworks for web graphics. Super efficient web graphics creation tool. Its combination of vector and bitmap graphics capabilities is very handy.
                    Filezilla to FTP files to server and back.
                    Notepad++ for quick text edits, conducting Find and Replace operations in file folders, for taking notes quickly.
                    Firebug for debugging CSS in Firefox. I don't know how I ever lived without it. Firebug is the best thing to ever happen to front end design.
                    Web Developer Toolbar for a myriad of tools used to examine web pages. I use the page ruler a lot.
                    Colorzilla to sample colors in images, buttons and backgrounds.
                    Dropbox to share working files with clients and colleagues
                    Basecamp to help organize projects with teams
                    Cpanel for windows virtual server and Azure virtual desktop management. It also has a great built in file manager. I use the file manager to upload archives and unzip them on the server.
                    There are probably some things I am forgetting...


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