Web Authoring Tools
Overview Web pages
can be created with tools as simple as a basic text editor or word
processor. Until a few years ago, Web page designers had little choice but
to write code by hand using only these text editors. With the advent of
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Web page editors in the late 1990s,
the job of creating Web pages became considerably simpler, due to the fact
that these editors included many controls for adding advanced design
features. Today, a dizzying array of Web authoring tools is available from
a variety of software manufacturers. There are also many freeware and
Most Web authoring software programs offer similar Web page authoring
tools. Commercially available advanced or professional Web authoring
programs provide a wide variety of design tools and features. Which Web
authoring software best suits your needs? What features do you need for
your Web page authoring projects? How do major Web authoring software
packages vary? Answers to these questions can be found at either www.webcom.com/html/tools.shtml
The Web page www.webmonkey.com
also provides excellent introductory information. It also includes links
to pages with advanced topics and resources.
Resources Naturally, the Web is the best source for Web authoring
resources such as software, FAQs, tutorials, and tips. About.com's HTML
Editor and Web Page Editor Choices page is a great source of general
Web authoring software information. It includes information about what
type each Web authoring program is as well as what fundamental features
each has and how much they cost. The W3C Web page www.w3.org/Status
includes news articles about Web authoring tools and detailed descriptions
of many Web authoring software packages. Another Web page furnished by the
outlines the W3Cís recommendations for Web authoring tool development
and provides interesting information about the direction of this
Web Authoring Software
Reviews and Downloads What types of Web authoring tools are available
on the Internet? Check out this Yahoo!
directory page that lists a wide selection of links to both free
and commercial software downloads. Another Web page with links to popular
Web authoring software downloads is www.download.com/Web-Page-Creation.
For Web authoring programs that are strictly freeware, visit either www.freeware-guide.com
Are you looking for
reviews of Web authoring software before choosing a specific set of tools?
Good idea! This WebDeveloper.com
page provides extensive reviews of most Web authoring software packages
that are available.
Additional Links Visit
the Web site www.delorie.com/web
for information about Web authoring services such as HTML validators,
search bots, and hit counters. Similar services can also be found at www.webmasterfree.com.