Software for Building Websites

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on July 30, 2012
Last Updated on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:04 PM
Total Updates: 5

You can build any website using just a simple text editor, but there are far better programs available for free or for purchase. With these programs you can get cool features like code auto-completion, syntax-coloring, built-in FTP clients, code snippets, WYSIWYGs, macros, and much more. Here are two lists of programs, free and commercial.

Free Programs:

  • Notepad++ (Windows)
  • CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor (Windows)
  • HTML-Kit (Windows)
  • TextWrangler (Mac)
  • Eclipse (Windows, Linux, and Mac)
  • Aptana Studio (Windows, Linux, and Mac)

Commercial Software for Purchase

  • Dreamweaver ($399 for Windows and Mac)
  • CoffeeCup ($49 for Windows)
  • Expression Web Designer ($149 for Windows)
  • textMate ($57 for Mac)
  • EditPlus ($35 for Windows)
  • BBEdit ($99.99 for Mac)
  • Visual Studio Professional 2012 ($499 for Windows)