For graphic management, you would like to try Gimp. Gimp is a free photo editing tool, similar to Photoshop, but, in this case, free. You can work on your photos and images for your site free on Gimp. You don’t necessarily have to lay out 600+ for a Photoshop suite if you really don’t have the money for this and just are fresh “in the game”.

Also, for vector editing, if this is also what you would like for graphics management, there is Inkscape. Inkscape lets you edit vectors if this is another thing that you will likely need. This is an open-source free vector editor. It uses the W3C standard SVG graphics file as well if you need to also edit SVGs.


Now for the coding of the website, here are the editors that you will need.

HTML-Kit is a nice little editor to cut your teeth on if you are new to HTML editing. This editor supports HTML5, Java/ECMAScript 6 and also supports other file types. You can get a free version which is the older build, or buy the newest build. The older build is still valid for today and you can get along with the older free version if you are just learning HTML.

Sea Monkey is another, this time WYSIWYG editor if you need simpler sites. This is also an HTML editor. Sea Monkey is a web browser and HTML editor and IRC chat client backed by the Mozilla Foundation. This is the source code that runs Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird and more.

Coffeecup Free HTML Editor is now HTML5 compliant and you can also see what you get as you edit your site; AKA WYSIWYG. The CSS is in the paid version, but if you are only working with just the HTML, this is also another good editor to work with as you cut your teeth on HTML and web design.


Amaya is another good HTML editor that is WC3 compliant. You have options to run other web files on here such as CSS and edit XML. If you are growing into this level of web design, this is some “semisolid foods” to start your newfound “baby teeth” on before you grow bigger to start onto the solid food of editing with bare code.

NetBeans is a free open source editor that uses Java and its DOMs and Ajax, JSON and other good robust scripts. This is also a good one to start into once you have passed through the early “formative years” so to speak of your web editing career. Netbeans has a tag completer and you can edit Java, PHP, ASP and JSP.

Check these out as you start and move along in your web design career. These are good tools that I have used and have finally moved on to NetBeans. Learn until you are able to finally get into NetBeans.


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