Basic Tools for Web Design

The Basic Software You Need to Build a Website

Most of the tools you need to build a website are already on your computer. The three things you must have are:

    These tools are free and available right in your OS, but they don't have a lot of features. If you want to get more advanced features, there are lots of HTML editors available for free and low cost. Find the Perfect Web Page Editor.

    You should also consider installing other browsers like Firefox, Opera, and Safari so that you can test your pages.

    Beyond the Basics - Graphics Editing

    If you're going to do Web design, you'll eventually need a graphics editor. Vista comes with some limited graphics editing functionality and iPhoto on the Mac may be all you need. But if you're looking for something better, check out the Graphics Software site at

    Linux users can try out The GIMP for editing graphics.