Best free Web Design Software's and tools

Best free Web Design Software’s and Tools, these are the tools that you can use while you are designing a website. This list contains paid tools and free tools also. And also browser add-ons which will ease up process of inspecting an existing website. Some of these software’s are paid and some of them are free. And some are popular and other are non popular, some software’s are available only on limited operating systems. Here I’ll provide all those details.

Top tool in the list is



Dreamweaver is the best software for web design. It’s an WYSIWYG editor, if you don’t know about Dreamweaver then read this

CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor is the free application and the original paid application will cost you around $79, Paid application has advanced features. But the free version is still enough to build a website from scratch for beginner level person. And free version has templates which you can tweak to get some different output.

Notepad++ is an open source application, it is light weight and yet powerful source code editor with lot of other features.It has all featues that are provided by any other paid code editors like syntax highlighting, code folding, auto completion.

Notepad++ supports syntax highlighting for lot of programming languages.It supports features like document searching, easy document navigation, macro support, bookmarking.

You can use Notepad++ for advanced things like

PageBreeze is not for Experienced web designers, it’s only suitable for beginners. PageBreeze application is developed based on old technologies, and it doesn’t have all the latest features. But it is suitable for beginner level designers who want to create simple website.

PageBreeze has WYSIWYG editor, by using this you can add links, images, tables and forms. It’s easy to update all your html pages using WYSIWYG editor. You can upload these files to web-server using built-in FTP client.

Komodo Edit is a part of the Active State suite, you can use it as tool for web designing for HTML and CSS work.

Komodo ActiveState is a PHP IDE that can be used as an international language development environment and supply Ruby, Perl, and Tcl Python. It can be installed using of Smarty and Zend PHP frameworks. You can also use integration involving version control systems (CVS, Subversion and Perforce).

Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages.

Some of its features include Lightweight, Fast, Multiple Tabs, Project support, Supports FTP, Site upload / download, autocomplete, in line spell-check, and full screen editing. It also easily allows you to add graphs, charts, and video to a page.

Bluefish supports syntax highlighting for ASP.NET, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP and more are supported. It has featues lik code folding, powerful find, search and replace tools, autocomplete and even more.

In a click of button you can add links, forms, tables, audio, video, css.

Brackets is an Open Source HTML, CSS, JavaScript based code editor and it is maintained by Adobe.

Brackets reduces desktop clutter by providing minimum number of tool boxes. You can make changes to any document without saving file or refreshing (using live preview) it.

One of the coolest things in Alleycode is Synchroview, which allows you to see changes you make in real time. Another unique feature is its focus on Search Engine Optimization. Alleycode provides you site rankings and gives suggestions on how to improve your site’s meta data, which could increase its visibility to search engines.

OpenBEXI makes web design as easy as it possibly could be. All the user has to do is drag and drop pictures, graphs, and text. It can be hard to format items once they are on the page, but if your needs include quick site design, OpenBEXI is just what you need.

While this sounds great, there are problems. It’s easy to add objects to a page, for instance, but getting them to work as you’d like can take a little while.

The browser-based interface has some issues, and the need to use a server might confuse beginners, too. It’s still a quality tool, but you’ll need some PC (though not web design) experience to make the most of it.

It’s not been updated for some time, but KompoZer can still be a useful web editor for beginners. The program works like a simple word processor, so you don’t have to know about HTML, CSS, scripting or anything else: just enter your text, format it, and click the various buttons to add links, insert tables, images and more.

If you’re a little more experienced than KompoZer does have further tools which may help, including an HTML editor. The program is beginning to show its age, though, so more experienced web designers would probably be better off elsewhere.

BlueGriffon boasts that it is “powered by Gecky, the rendering engine on Firefox,” so pages made with this software won’t be altered if opened in Mozilla’s browser. Whether that means anything to you is another matter. Nevertheless, BlueGriffon is a solid pick if you need web design software. BlueGriffon offers an extensive help feature, but it often leads you back to their homepage, which can get frustrating.

BlueGriffon takes a straightforward WYSIWYG approach to web editing, but also manages to include plenty of more powerful features.

You could just use it to type text, insert images, tables, audio files, videos and so on. But there’s also an SVG editor, form design tools, some CSS support, an accessibility checker, DOM Explorer, and more.



You’ve designed your website, but it doesn’t quite look or work as you’d expect – and that’s where Firebug comes in. This powerful Firefox extension helps you to view HTML and CSS code; adjust your styles and see the results immediately; understand your page layouts; debug and log JavaScript; manage cookies, analyze page load times, examine error messages and more.

Clearly there’s a lot of power here, but Firebug isn’t just for web experts. At first you might only use it for a few basic things, just viewing code perhaps. It’ll still be very useful, though, and you can begin to explore other functions at your own pace.

Vivek Vengala

Vivek Vengala is a Online Entrepreneur, Web Developer from Hyderabad India.