Commercial HTML Editors

There are a number of commercial HTML editors that you can use to author HTML documents. These editors are commonly referred to as WYSIWYG (pronounced WIZ-EE-WIG), and it stands for What You See Is What You Get.

WYSIWYG editors such as Macromedia’s Dreamweaver or Adobe GoLive! allows you to create HTML and see it as if you were previewing it in a browser simultaneously. Commercial HTML editors can catch your mistakes too such as forgetting to close an HTML tag. You can also manage many pages at once using templates and libraries that you create, saving you tons of time and reducing repetitive tasks. Most WYSIWYG editors requires that you know at least a little HTML to begin with because these editors aren’t perfect. You’ll want to edit or customize certain things on your own and to do this, you need to know the basics of HTML.

However, free editors such as WordPress, Wix, Tumblr and Weebly do not require you to know very much HTML if any at all! They are more user-friendly and allow you to purchase your own domain name for as little as $26/year. These are worth checking out if you want to select from pre-made templates, have dynamic features, but don’t want to have to hand-code everything.

FREE Editors that allow for a dynamic website

Fee-based editors

You can get all Adobe/Macromedia software for about $23.00 by renting the software package through Adobe Creative Cloud. Check out this video to learn about it now.