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

5. Weebly

Weebly
  • Reviewed on: 2 December 11
  • RRP: FREE
  • Rating: ratingsratingsratingsratingsratings

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.

Read our Weebly review.

4. XSite Pro 2.5

XSite Pro 2.5
  • Reviewed on: 4 April 12
  • RRP: £124 inc. VAT
  • Rating: ratingsratingsratingsratingsratings

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.

Read our XSite Pro 2.5 review.

3. Artisteer 3

Artisteer 3
  • Reviewed on: 7 November 11
  • RRP: £31 inc. VAT
  • Rating: ratingsratingsratingsratingsratings

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.

Read our Artisteer 3 review.

2. Serif WebPlus Starter Edition

Serif WebPlus Starter Edition
  • Reviewed on: 19 August 11
  • RRP: Free
  • Rating: ratingsratingsratingsratingsratings

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.

 

 

Read our Serif WebPlus Starter Edition review.

1. Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5
  • Reviewed on: 26 May 11
  • RRP: £428 inc VAT; £113 upgrade from CS5
  • Rating: ratingsratingsratingsratingsratings

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.

Read our Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 review.