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Group test: what's the best web-design software?

The best web design tools you can use

PC Advisor reviews the best web design software packages you can use.

5. Weebly

  • Reviewed on: 2 December 11
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

If you're looking to get a website up and running quickly and don't want it to look too off-the-shelf, you may want to take Weebly for a spin.

4. XSite Pro 2.5

XSite Pro 2.5
  • Reviewed on: 4 April 12
  • RRP: £124 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

So to answer my own question: If you are a non-technical user and you feel that affiliate marketing is a good way to make money online, XSite Pro will make it possible for you to test your marketing prowess with a minimum amount of technical fiddling. Your websites will not win any design awards, but they might convert users into paying customers and net you affiliate fees.

3. Artisteer 3

Artisteer 3
  • Reviewed on: 7 November 11
  • RRP: £31 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

As long as your content follows a traditional blog layout, Artisteer allows for an impressive degree of customization and lets you go into the details only as much as you want to.

2. Serif WebPlus Starter Edition

Serif WebPlus Starter Edition
  • Reviewed on: 19 August 11
  • RRP: Free
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

As you’d expect from a simple-to-use and free program, there are limitations to Serif WebPlus Starter Edition, but it’s ideal for beginners. Just bear in mind that if you are new to web design, you’ll have to think of hosting and purchasing a domain name.



1. Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5
  • Reviewed on: 26 May 11
  • RRP: £428 inc VAT; £113 upgrade from CS5
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

If you’re serious about dynamic site and application development from scratch, Dreamweaver’s the closest thing to a universal tool – it does it all.

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