List of The Top Web Design Software 2017

Are you looking to build your own website? I have put together a list of the best web design tools that you can use.

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Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver is a popular web application that is widely use by web developers and designers.

It is a WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get) which means that while you work on designing a website in Dreamweaver, it does all the coding in the background for you. 

The main benefits are:

  • A hand-coding environment for writing and editing HTML, JavaScript, and any other kind of code
  • A design environment for visual page layout, visual editing, and application development
  • Live view displays a more realistic representation of what your document will look like in a browser, and lets you interact with the document exactly as you would in a browser
  • HTML elements can be edited directly and previewed instantly in the same view

 

Google Web Designer

Google Web Designer is an advanced web application that lets you design and build HTML5 advertisements and other web content using an integrated visual and code interface.

The main benefits are:

  • Create content using drawing tools, text, and 3D objects, and you can animate objects and events on a timeline
  • Create CSS, JavaScript, and XML files, and uses syntax highlighting and code autocompletion that makes your code easier to write with fewer errors.
  • Style your content for multiple screen sizes using Google Web Designer’s responsive layout tools
  • Easily publish your final document with clean, human-readable HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Comes with a library of components that lets you add image galleries, videos, maps, and other kinds of functions to your web sites and advertisements

 

Rapidweaver

RapidWeaver is an easy to use website builders for Mac.

The main benefits are:

  • Easily build a website, blog or portfolio.
  • Create mobile-friendly websites.
  • No code required
  • Suitable for beginners
  • SEO friendly code

 

KompoZer

KompoZer is an easy to use website authoring tool.

The main benefits are:

  • Extended colorpicker.  Set a color from its red blue and green components, or its hue saturation and brightness
  • Have one window only on your screen and edit several documents at once, each document has its own Undo/Redo stack! 
  • Create stylesheets easily and manage the styles attached to your documents. 
  • Right-click on any element in the hierarchical toolbar at the bottom of the window and set directly its style properties
  • Ability to call W3C’s HTML validator from within KompoZer you’ll make valid, clean documents

 

Coffee Cup

Popular web design tool that will allow you to build a website quickly.

Main benefits are:

  • Create new HTML or CSS files from scratch
  • Use website themes to quickly build your website
  • A comprehensive workflow that gives you complete control over how your website is organized
  • Tons of elements such as menu, footer, or header that are reused across pages
  • A comprehensive Tag Reference section puts the correct tags right at your fingertips.
  • Code Completion automatically suggests tags as you type them and smartly suggests selectors from your referenced CSS files.
  • A built-in Validation Tool allows you to check code of all types for perfectly valid pages.

 

Net Objects

NetObjects Fusion is powerful Website Design Software.

The main benefits are:

  • Build a website easily with drag and drop (no coding required)
  • Sell your products online.
  • Integrates with all major payment processors
  • Integrates with Google Analytics
  • Online library of free templates, stock photos, and SiteStyles
  • Comes with high quality, royalty free images

 

macaw

Macaw provides is a popular web design tool.

The main benefits are:

  • Websites are responsive
  • Pull in web fonts or use system fonts like never before
  • Multiple styles
  • Remote preview
  • Easily add scripts

Open Element

openElement® is a powerful and intuitive web authoring program for web designers and developers.

The main advantages are:

  • Supports HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and responsive design
  • Use templates or design from scratch

Edge Animate

Edge Animate lets web designers create interactive HTML animations for web, digital publishing, rich media advertising and more, reaching both desktop and mobile browsers with ease.

The main benefits are;

  • On-stage text editing
  • Reduced supporting runtime size by 55%
  • No dependency on third-party libraries
  • Custom folders for saving your images, media and scripts
  • Fewer project output files to manage
  • New preloader options
  • Support for HTML5 video
  • Sprite sheet import from Flash Professional, Photoshop or other design tools
  • Linking support for DPS articles
  • Updated Actions Editor
  • Copy and paste functionality to get SVG artwork from Illustrator
  • Hand and Zoom tools

 

 

Freeway

Freeway is a popular design tool for Mac.

The main benefits are:

  • Create mobile friendly websites fast
  • Turn your original print layout into interactive content for the web
  • E-commerce features
  • Create content for newsletters and presentations.

I hope you have found useful this list of the most popular web design tools.

Have you used other tools? Please let us know below.

2 Comments

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    Hi Pilar,

    Thank you for sharing this interesting and helpful post. I had no idea that Google had a Web Designer tool! I use WordPress and love using the Divi Builder.

    Warm Regards

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