Low Cost of Free alternative to Dreamweaver?

by Frank2
16 replies
Thanks for any lower costs suggestions for Dreamweaver for doing web pages. Alternatively, is there an older version of Dreamweaver that is still good that I can look for on eBay? Thank you.
#alternative #cost #dreamweaver #free #low
  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    I haven't used DW, mostly I just use Notepad++. But I do have a copy of Expression Web. It costs less than $100 and I like it's attitude compared to a lot of the things I've read about DW.

    It has an emphasis on valid code which is a nice turn around for Microsoft. I think it is one of the better MS offerings.

    I do use it for its superpreview feature, and whenever I have a problem that might be related to invalid code. It tracks that down better than the online validators.

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  • Profile picture of the author abbesnwk
    Try blue voda (search on google) it's simple but it's free
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    Are you specifically looking for a program that's desktop-based? Any reason you can't just use something like WordPress?
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  • Profile picture of the author wushumaro
    You know Cpanel's file manager that comes in most standard hosting companies has an HTML WYSIWYG html editor?

    If you're not doing hardcore html coding, then this is an absolutely awesome alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xifos
    Personally I find that every time I try an alternative to Dreamweaver I end up coming back to Dreamweaver each and every time. That includes Wordpress which I do love, but as I said in a previous post - Adobe til I die!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul1234
    "Best Windows HTML Editor" in 2010,2011, and 2012 as voted on About.com was Coffeecup Html Editor ($69) recieving 73% of the votes. Dreamweaver recieved 2%. The closest to Coffeecup was Website X5 Evolution at 23%.

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  • Profile picture of the author eternalwarrior
    I like Kompozer HTML editor.
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  • Profile picture of the author larry1113
    Yup I agree with eternalwarrior.

    Kompozer is great and it's free. I have used it before it works just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter C
    I tried all the free alternative I could find, but none works the way I wanted. Dreamweaver is still the best WYSIWYG html editor. The money paid is well worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank2
    Are any of them close to as easy as Word Press for adding new web pages? Thanks for all of the suggestions! :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by Frank2 View Post

      Are any of them close to as easy as Word Press for adding new web pages?
      That comparison just doesn't make sense: one is a desktop HTML editor, the other is an online CMS (content management system).

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  • Profile picture of the author Nicolaas Theron
    I still use Dreamweaver 8, and it's still perfectly fine for the CSS, HTML and XHTML I do. Back then it was still Macromedia Dreamweaver, fast and simple before Adobe turned it into a bloated monster. As others have mentioned, it's hard to switch to something else once you're used to Dreamweaver.

    You can also try Trellian Webpage, which hasn't been mentioned yet in this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author fixie
    I use dreamweaver mainly for its intellisense function. I just can't code fast enough without it. Other that that, I have used notepad++, which gives pretty neat options for each type of code. It doesn't have intellisense, but it's a close second.
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  • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
    like you can see, everyone has preference. it really depends on what you want to do and what you get used to do.
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