Web wonders: HTML editors for any budget

If you are of the school that is more concerned about content quality and not necessarily fussed about the underlying code that creates it, then any of the WYSIWYG editors will fit the bill perfectly. In this category, if you currently use a lot of Microsoft Office products, then FrontPage 2000 will dovetail quite nicely into your existing application environment (although Drumbeat 2000 is a better product for creating Web sites that connect to Access 2000 databases).

For more free-form Web development and as an overall application, my personal favourite is NetObjects Fusion. Its ease of use, especially when updating entire sites, is far better than its opposition.

If you want the best of both worlds - that is, to use both the WYSIWYG page layout features but also to hand code extensively - then Dreamweaver would be the product of choice.

On the other hand, if you don't want the benefit of page layout capabilities whatsoever, then my picks would be HotDog Professional for top-notch capability, followed by CoffeeCup HTML at a budget level. But don't overlook Arachnophilia, especially if the budget is a consideration.

Picking the best editor for you will be a personal decision based on personal preferences. The good thing about the majority of Web authoring applications is that most of them are available as a free demo download, letting you try out each and see which suits you best.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

David Hague

PC World
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?