Several tools are required for web development. Thankfully, there are plenty of free options out there that work absolutely fantastic. This directory includes some of the best free web development software available.
HTML and Source Code / Text Editors are used to design sites, Graphics Editing Software to create images for said sites, and FTP Clients to upload all of it to the Internet. Notepad++, Paint.NET, and FileZilla were utilized in the creation of HoverCoupon.com. However, it's recommended one download and try everything out so that they may discover what's best for them. The best Editor and FTP Client for one person may be totally different for another.This free web development software tested negative for malware 1/22/2012 when scanned with NOD32 Antivirus.
Freeware FTP Clients 5
Freeware Graphics Editing Software 16
Freeware HTML Editors 9
Freeware Source Code / Text Editors 12
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