which software is best suitable for making a website?

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hi guys i would like to know about the best software to use when designing a website.thax
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  • Profile picture of the author pearl20dec2011
    I suggest Photoshop, Flash and DreamWeaver the most widely used ones and also easy to access.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Gehr
    You might also want to take a look building sites using Wordpress.

    There are a lot of great templates, plug-ins, and powerful editing options available, and it's easy to use.

    If you are new to site building, I'd personally recommend this option to get you started.
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  • Profile picture of the author makeaplan
    Design ur website in Photoshop,
    Create some animation on Flash
    and convert ur website psd template in DreamWeaver
    ur website is ready
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    • Profile picture of the author ekramos
      Buy video tutorials like PTS, a step-by-step guide that you can master in a few days...
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  • Profile picture of the author unkle cortez
    thanx guys i think all our comments gave me an idea of witch software to use
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  • Profile picture of the author m2weblogs
    You can try with wysiwyg web builder
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  • Profile picture of the author ilvys
    I create my design in Photoshop. and i put it on my site using Netbeans connected thtough ftp with my server.

    This is only if you know what you're doing
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  • Profile picture of the author juhasan
    WordPress is perfect for websites, blogs, e-commerce sites etc. It is easy to install, customize, maintenance and most importantly require less programming or technical knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandersjessica
    Dreamweaver and photoshop, photoshop especially is a good software to make web sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
      Yes I agree that using Adobe Software is easy to use and best for making a website I suggest also using the CMS one.
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  • Profile picture of the author kellijhon
    just designing use photoshop

    for any type of animation use flash

    and develop site use dreamweaver
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  • Profile picture of the author vedicsoft
    Prefer Photoshop ,Dreamweave and flash
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  • Profile picture of the author david5000
    I've being using Dreamweaver and photoshop for over 12 years.

    Learning it takes a long time.

    As a posted above said if you are new to web site design i would suggest using a content management system (CMS) - I would suggest using Joomla or Wordpress.

    Wordpress is blogging software but you can change it into CMS with 1 or 2 clicks. If also has an easy install plugin system.

    There are 1000's or free themes for all Content management systems so finding something you like should be easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author cherryberry
    The best software to design a website is Photoshop as you can give each and every object a unique effect. You can work on detailing which adds plus points to the design.
    And if you know how to play with gradient and color combinations you can generate awesome design from photoshop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sohel Parvez
    i prefer WordPress. it will save your lot of time & also easy to maintenance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fredan
    Have you tried Artisteer Yet?
    Nice piece of software.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Barrett
    Has anyone had any experience with XSite Pro? I'm quite interested but I wondered if anyone had got any thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author PoignantPixels
    I stand by Photoshop 100%
    It's an amazing program for any type of graphic, website creation

    Originally Posted by unkle cortez View Post

    hi guys i would like to know about the best software to use when designing a website.thax
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  • Profile picture of the author detector
    absolute novice = ms publisher
    novice = wysiwyg editor

    beginner to expert = Dreamweaver and photoshop combined.

    in fact dreamweaver and photoshop are 2 of the most essential tools any designer can use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl Peterson
    I think it depends on your web design skills. If you are looking to create a quick website or have little knowledge of the skills needed to create a website I suggest using web design software such as XSitePro. It is easy to use and requires no knowledge of HTML. It also comes with Wizards for you to do just about everything you may want to include in your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author sam m
    wordpress is the best plus there are alot of themes out there and these sites load faster which gives you better seo with search engines
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    • Profile picture of the author Yolee
      I think someone should write an eBook about how to build your first
      website. Many of us have not done so just yet. That is to me, one of
      the first things we need to do in order to get started making money
      in IM.
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      • Profile picture of the author goleza
        Originally Posted by Yolee View Post

        I think someone should write an eBook about how to build your first
        website. Many of us have not done so just yet. That is to me, one of
        the first things we need to do in order to get started making money
        in IM.
        Hello Yolee,
        I think there are already so many e-books on web designing. Let me recommend for you Website Design HTML Course . You will undoubtedly become a professional web designer. Just take a walk through.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisWilliams
    The so called best software for building websites will be adobe Dreamweaver. However, it is very hard to master. The userface sucks. I do use Kompozer which does me well
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  • Profile picture of the author wickedinnovation
    I think Photoshop is the best software for designing. This software are easyto download and to use
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  • Profile picture of the author rsbeer
    I use WordPress and builder themes like WooThemes Canvas. XSitePro is also good, although I haven't used it much lately.
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  • Profile picture of the author pengpengy
    Dreamweaver is my first choice as it gives you the freedom to create pages in any grid and also lets you understand the code behind it. It will assist a non-programmer like me to learn and work at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author SkylineLogo
    An Ftp client in addition to Photoshop and Dreamweaver or Wordpress plus Notepad++

    You may also want to check out free solutions like Edicy for Chrome

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Tylos
    Hey! As a web designer I may suggest you Dream weaver and Photoshop.
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  • Profile picture of the author designchamps
    For Custom website , Dreamweaver, Photoshop is best to start.
    For Blog or CMS: You can upload free wordpress/joomla with a free templates or paid templates, You can even customize them using your own Images and CSS.
    For Instant Website: You can use Website Builders, but the websites built by them only serves some of your requirements.

    For a professional Webdesigner Newbie : Learn and Practice the various methods like
    Photoshop layout design, Slicing, Html Conversion, Adding dynamic functionality using php.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author artyray
    I like wordpress. Im a newbie and it doesnt take long to catch on plus you cant beat the price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Forcefactor
    I highly suggest wordpress. It's simple, easy to use and google loves it
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  • Profile picture of the author silver86
    I consider Dreamweaver the best for designing a website.
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  • When it comes to website design software in my opinion XSitePro is one of the most easy to use and master. You can get a professional looking website up and running within a few hours even if you are a complete beginner!
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  • Wordpress or HTML works best. Or, Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP)
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    • Profile picture of the author avenir2011
      Drupal development helps to create a website and it improves the targeted traffic to your site.
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  • Joomla is good, you will not require design skills or the coding skills to develop website
    there are already built in plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author iidesu
    why not just head for WordPress?
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I have been using Dreamweaver for over 10 years and it is my tool of choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author pratap295
    The following are some software which are used for making website:-
    1. wordpress
    2. Drupal
    3. Dreamweaver
    4. HTML
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  • Profile picture of the author ravikumar320
    no doubt wordpress is one of the best tool I ever used in my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author warrior1985
    dreamweaver, or textmate
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  • Profile picture of the author warrior1985
    oh, also try squarespace, they are awesome for someone with no html exp
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  • Profile picture of the author espe
    I prefer opening wordpad and from there start writing code but you should start using dreamweaver and then its going to be really easy for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam X
      For IM I would recommend Xsitrepro..its designed for that one purpose in mind. Wordpress is also very good and perhaps the most popular.

      Dreamweaver is the industry standard, but designed for website professionals. It will take you some time to learn.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rudder
        When working with an existing Image I use ViewPrint. It's simple and quick to change the dimensions; getting into a lot of those other programs takes too long for me.

        Far too many of the Affiliate programs have weird Image dimensions so I just resize them for my WP site.
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    • Profile picture of the author websilog
      id say photoshop, dreamweaver and wordpress for cms.
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  • Profile picture of the author timvaquera
    dreamweaver + photoshop
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  • Profile picture of the author ghrkhan
    I think all of them some how easy if you know...so I will ask you did you tried any thing already...!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Maddy
    I prefer Photoshop and DreamWeaver the most widely used ones and also easy to access.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tainted Seraphim
    Personally, I just build my sites using Notepad.
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  • Profile picture of the author puedall
    The best software for web design is Dreamweaver.
    However, it is very complex program and it takes a wile to muster.
    Second best is Kompozer, very user friendly, free and easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author windso0
    Future-proof yourself as best possible!
    EditPad Lite or Crimson Editor if you want to have lightening quick, hand-coded sites and especially so for CSS sites plus they are free.

    This does mean you will have to learn CSS coding or get someone to build your basic template site page and then all you have to create are the includes...very easy and most W3C guidelines are based upon CSS therefore this standard will be around for quite some time.

    Dreamweaver is not cheap however exceptionally easy to use once past the first few instructions but it is a bit bloaty with code.

    Try and avoid word processors because when your sites become successful you will probably find a re-write necessary if you wish to make a site-wide change.
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    • Profile picture of the author BuzzBee
      I use Jimdo, it's a webbased website editor. Very user friendly and very SEO optimized. You can add you own designs too if you like...
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  • Profile picture of the author robinsden
    Dreamweaver is one of the most powerful tools on the market and in my opinion the best at website design. It's got a built in FTP too. Photoshop and fireworks are two very good photo editing programs for doing graphic work. Besides that look online for other things like scripts that you will need to do other things with your site. Like Query for instance.

    With all those tools at your disposal you will be in good hands. I'd stay far away from flash as you will create large files if you use this. If you have to then use it but as much as possible stick away from flash at all costs.

    You got about 5 seconds to make your first impression so make sure everyone is able to load your main page quickly including dial up users.
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  • Profile picture of the author IceT
    I would suggest you to use Notepad with Photoshop.
    Hope this helps
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