Free Web Design Tools and Useful Links

Here are a few free programs we have found helpful through our years of web site design. Please note that we do not provide support for any of these programs. Support for these programs should be directed to the software maker and not HostW3. We have attempted to provide you with the latest links to vendor's support sites available at this time.

HostW3 also provides affordable web design and programming. Please contact the HostW3 Web Design Team if you need us to provide any services for your web site.

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Useful Links
» HTML Tutorials from W3 Schools
» CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Tutorials from W3 Schools
» Excellent site for finding compatible colors for your web site
» Translate your page into various languages with Google's Language Tools


Web Design
1st Page 2000 is a fully-featured HTML and script authoring tool which includes all the functions you would like to have in an HTML editor. This massive program comes with an impressive interface and a mixture of all the best features you can find in top name HTML editors.

1st Page 2000's numerous features include: tag highlighting; automatic image sizing; HTML tag stripping; document compressing; source formatting; JavaScript rollover effects, object tree, and wizard; spell checking; thesaurus; LiveSpell (check spelling as you type); TidyHTML; XML converter; FTP client; and support for up to four external browsers.

The program also features a real-time split-screen page previewing; project management capability; an internal browser for testing and surfing; a customizable toolbar and keyboard shortcuts; Flash/Shockwave support; DHTML layering; ASP, SSI, CFML, and WebTV tags; a table sizer; bookmark support; an integrated file explorer; and much more.

450 JavaScripts, 15 DHTML scripts, 17 Perl scripts, 6 HTML scripts, 2 CGI Scripts, and a 100+ page step-by-step Web design guide and references for the latest HTML 4.0/SSI/CSS are also included. In addition, support via discussion boards, ICQ, and e-mail is also provided.


» Evrsoft site (Publisher of 1st Page 2000)
» Evrsoft Support Forums
» Download from vendor

*Note - please read this forum post regarding your anti-virus software before installing 1st Page 2000. 1st Page 2000 does NOT contain a virus.


Image Editor
Image perfection for print, multimedia and Web pages. PhotoPlus 5.5 has the features you'll need... from importing or creating pictures and animations, through manipulating colors and effects all the way to final export. Built in support for TWAIN scanners and cameras makes it easy to bring in your own photos, while comprehensive import filters let you open just about any standard bitmap image.

Once you've got your image into PhotoPlus 5.5, you can enhance and alter its on screen appearance with a diverse toolkit of functions and effects. A full range of export options (with special attention to Web graphics), plus powerful optimization capabilities, round out this high performing package.

» Serif Software Site (Publisher of PhotoPlus)
» Serif Software Support Page
» Download from vendor

*Note - you must submit your name and email on the vendors site to receive the "unlock" code for this program.


FTP Program- File Transfer Protocol
FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

» Filezilla Site
» Filezilla Documentation
» Download from vendor

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