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Old 14th December 2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Know Of Any Free Web Development Tools?

Ok, so im still a newbie at site design ive used a few templates and started useing Dreamweaver which helps out alot as a newbie to the web site business...but im learning alot and wanting to build banners and flash and such. i was wondering if their are and good FREE programs i might be able to gt my hands on? I run about 4-5 sites now most i have built and and 1 i have not but i maintain and update and such. I just need some easy design/development tools...


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Old 15th December 2007, 09:40 AM   #2

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Free Photoshop clone: GIMP

Free FTP client: filezilla

Other free tools I use from time to time are Faststone Capture, Easy Thumbnails, Webswoon, WinHTTrack, Pixie, Inkscape, NVU

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Old 17th December 2007, 03:26 PM   #3
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Thanks alot....how is that design tool?

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Old 18th December 2007, 05:32 PM   #4
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Microsoft Expression Web offers a free 60-day trial and there is one called GNU (never used that one though.

But you should have a basic knowledge of HTML to help you out. The WYSIWYG editors can be good but know what they are typing will always be good

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Old 18th December 2007, 06:17 PM   #5
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Also, please check this site for free versions of softwares you want to use: http://www.osalt.com/graphic-applications.

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Old 6th January 2008, 10:49 PM   #6

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Default sourceforge.net - source for opensource tools

An excellent repository of opensource software, web applications, content management systems, design tools etc. etc. Visit Source Forge http://sf.net

Using the combination of Fireworks and Dreamweaver are really your best bet for managing 5 websites. I realize it doesn't answer the 'free' question, but the small investment in these two software tools will make your projects easier to manage. Because Dreamweaver and Fireworks are integrated it really does help in terms of design, code and content revisioning. Combinations of free html editors and graphic editors, like the GIMP, will not give you this degree of "compatibility".

On a side note, in terms of content images, if you want a quick editor, visit PICNIK. We teach our clients to use PICNIK when adding small images into their content managed websites.


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Old 15th January 2008, 06:59 PM   #7

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www.vtc.com has some great tutorials on web building (along with a long list of other tutorials). For a small monthly fee you can access the entire library or you can just buy the tutorial you need.

Sounds like you are in the novice "help me learn fast" stage and this may assist you in that task.

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Old 20th January 2008, 06:40 PM   #8

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hi Wayne O, there is a software that worked perfect with me and it's Bluevoda it is very easy to use and they even guide you through the process of building your website cehck it out, and good look

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Old 22nd January 2008, 06:16 PM   #9

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For a Free FTP software I use FireFTP

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Old 23rd January 2008, 01:06 PM   #10
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Xenu's Link Sleuth is a great little spider to help find broken links on your site, redirects, etc.

Although not software itself, script archives like Hotscripts.com are worth their weight in gold. Many great scripts, programs and apps are free, robust and easy to install and use.

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