What are the best free software for designing websites?

asked by satish nautiyal
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8 solutions
  1. 17

    #1Adobe Fireworks

    Adobe Fireworks
    Fireworks provides web designers with a lightweight, effective means of creating graphics for their web pages without getting deep into code or lost amid multiple color palettes.  
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Thomas Perkins
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "There are a multitude of programs out there that aid in the designing of websites and different facets of websites. Adobe Fireworks is one such program. The name Adobe is most commonly associated with Photoshop, and it's probably one of the most used and well known photo editing software packages out there. While Fireworks is a great program for creating graphics for web pages it's not used for designing the actual websites themselves. Great product, but not quite what I was looking for."
  2. 13

    #2Macaw

    Macaw
    Macaw is a responsive web design tool that allows you to build dynamic websites while writing clean, semantic HTML and CSS. It works on Windows and Mac and you can download it for free. 
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Barbara Hall
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Website design tool that is very user friendly. Nice step by step interface that works for professionals and first timers. Helps time management as well."
  3. 10

    #3Vectr

    Vectr

    Vectr is a free graphics software for creating any kind of 2D graphics easily and intuitively. Vectr allows you to work from your desktop or online if you want. 

    Software

    Web, Mac, Windows

    Free

    Rodolfo Navarro
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "For those who hate adobe products, this one is for you"
  1. 9

    #4Avocode

    Avocode
    The bridge between designers and developers
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Joseph Burton
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I was looking for software to make designing websites a little easier, since I am something of a novice. Avocode is not a good solution for that. This is something a team should use near the end of the process, to inspect and validate the source code before proceeding into quality assurance testing. "
  2. 7

    #5FreeMind

    FreeMind
    FreeMind is a free mind mapping tool. It lets you sketch ideas or process into mindmaps.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Pablo Mora
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Wanting to help compartmentalize and structure your website? Use "FreeMind" to construct a "mind map" which can help you plan your website's design."
  3. 4

    #6Sketch

    Sketch

    Sketch is a design toolkit built to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to final artwork. It has useful features, an intuitive interface and powerful plugins built by a community of developers. The features are designed to helps you focus on what you do best.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    John Martinez
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "Sketch is an excellent website for website building, but the free trial really limits what you are capable of doing. Not the best free software because in order to access all features you have to have to full version. "
  4. 3

    #7MUI CSS

    MUI CSS

    MUI CSS is a lightweight Material Design CSS framework. MUI follows the design guidelines provided by Google Material Design for creating any design related solution.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Eric Gonzales
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I needed a website but did not want to pay a professional for what I wanted. I have basic skills so I used MUI CSS. It was easier than I expected and it was easy to find help when I needed help. My site is up and looking really good so far."
  5. 1

    #8Pencil Project

    Pencil Project
    Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Cecilia Monroy
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "Not easy but helpful if you know what you're doing. For professionals who design websites. Lots of tips and tricks to mull over. Useful."

Summary

Best What are the best free software for designing websites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe FireworksSoftware 17 Free
2MacawSoftware 13 Free
3VectrSoftware 10 Free
4AvocodeSoftware 9 Free
5FreeMindSoftware 7 Free
6SketchSoftware 4 Free
7MUI CSSSoftware 3 Free
8Pencil ProjectSoftware 1 Free
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