These are all free web design software. If you are web designer or a web developer, this is the post for you.
In this list, you get software related to web design, web development and some cool utilities helpful in website design process. There is only one thing common in all these software. They’re all free!
This list is in no particular order. We are not ranking any of these software, we have only listed them all in one place for easy reference. You might get the best software in the middle, in the end or of course, at the beginning.
So don’t skip through, just check all of the software.
Web Designing Software
For web designing, this is one of the best freeware solutions. It lets you make HTML5 and CSS3 websites.
This is probably the most famous web design freeware out there. Though it is not as amazing as Adobe Dreamweaver but it is sufficient for designing the routine websites. It contains all the necessary features such as tabbed code-design viewing and code correction as well as style sheet making.
WebDwarf is a drag-and-drop web page maker, an easy-to-use way of web page making that enables you to develop a single-page website even when you have no knowledge for HTML or CSS coding. Offering a drag-and-drop interface it allows you to insert and arrange the text element and images with shapes and backgrounds easily.
Code Based Web Design Software
This editor is a programmer’s editor with the support for a variety of syntax highlighting profiles and some advanced features. It contains a hex editor, CP conversion, templates, text differences, spell check option, macros, auto-completion, Code Explorer etc. The is configured for popular programming languages (such as VB, SQL, C++, PHP, ASP, Python) and the syntax settings can be customized as well.
Its main power is its plugins. Right plugins let you include auto-complete coders, dictionaries, validators etc. Including indentation and syntax highlighting for more than 200 languages it is very friendly with UTF-8 languages as well as right-to-left languages.
For newbies, I strongly recommend jEdit because its design is more intuitive than other editors.
This is I think, the most popular source code editor. It has been downloaded almost 30 million times and this number is still growing.
It’s very simple to use. If you can use the routine Notepad, you can use it easily. containing the features like drag-&-drop, tabbed windows and zoomed viewing this tool is a tough to beat thing.
Adobe Brackets is probably the latest of its kind to come out of the house of Adobe and is continuously being upgraded, as we can expect.
This is a text editor with Unicode support, syntax highlighting and code folding, including support for HTML/xHTML editing as well as integrated preview (IE and Firefox), HTML validation, spell checking, auto completion, code templates and macro commands.
SynWrite is a full-featured advanced code editor, an open source tool that lets you handle the coding projects with the support for customizable syntax coloring schemes for many coding languages.
Once, this was a very very popular HTML code editors out there. HTML-Kit makes it to the list.
Web Design Utilities
web server performance and load testing
This is a website stress and load testing multi-threaded tool that allows us to create test cases to examine critical pathways on our site.
This is an easy to install Apache distribution that contains MySQL, PHP and Perl.
This is a Windows web development environment that allows you to create the applications with Apache2 and PHP with a MySQL database and it also comes with PHPMyAdmin and SQLiteManager that can easily manage your databases.
Standalone PHP testing environment.
This is a ready-to-use development environment for PHP developers, combining PHP, MySQL, Apache, PHPMyadmin and Xdebug into a pre-configured installation to be installed on a local computer or USB drive.
This system comes with a bundled suite of more than 200 features and applications, making it easy to build a new or enhance an existing intranet or extranet.
Check your site for broken links.
This link examiner enables you to scan a website for many problems like broken links, missing images, slow loading pages, duplicate pages, missing SEO tags and more.
Validate your HTML code.
This CSE HTML Validator is a fast and easy to use HTML development tool to validate and edit your HTML code.
Check which sites are linking to you.
This tool enables you to check the sites, linking to you by using Google and Bing search results to gather the backlinks, and then it creates a detailed report with the address of the relevant page.