I am just getting into the web design industry, and I’m trying to figure out what software to use. I have had a trial version of Dreamweaver from CS4 and it has been super easy to use, and very helpful. On the other hand, if I want to buy that (and some of the editing programs I’d need), it will cost a lot of money! I have heard that Kompozer is a good web design tool, and that GIMP is a good Photo editing software.
Does anyone have experience with these, or other freeware software? Let me know – thanks!
Most of my work is done remotely (and with clients on the phone), so having my code editor automatically upload upload to the server on save is the biggest time saver. That’s really why I keep it. I haven’t heard of a good alternative that does this… ?
Thank you all for your suggestions. Just so you know, I have been using Dreamweaver, but I don’t know any of the features of it, so I have no reason to stick with it other than the direct FTP connection. I code everything myself (before Dreamweaver, I used a the text editor that came on my computer and just saved my files as .html files). Anyway, I am possibly going to switch to a MAC as well, but mainly I enjoy having the FTP upload available with Dreamweaver, but the cost of it will be a lot to shell out for…