Helpful Free Downloads and Web Sites

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Floyd Winters Last Update 02/25/2012

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Free HTML Editors

Mozilla SeaMonkey (Composer)

Part of Mozilla Suite

SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.  Under the hood, SeaMonkey uses much of the same Mozilla source code.”

SeaMonkey is both a browser and Web page editor. It opens in the browser view. Once SeaMonkey is installed choose Window > Composer to use the editor.
Choose Edit > Preferences > Composer > Toolbar to put all desired icons on the toolbar.

FJW Notes – Possible the best freeware editor that allows the user to work in both code view and in design view.


EvrSoft First Page 2006

“Evrsoft First Page 2006 gives you unsurpassed freedom to create and edit web documents with absolute code control. First Page 2006 now includes full support for HTML, XHTML, PHP, ASP, Cold Fusion, Javascript, SSI and Perl.” It also includes Tag Auto Completion, an FTP client, Server Side Includes Support, a Popupmaker, and a CSS Style Sheet Designer. Free download. Just tap [OK] when the “Nag Screen” appears.



Alleycode is an award winning intuitive HTML split screen editor that automatically enters the required color coded HTML tags to start a Webpage. Some other nice features are browser preview, color picker, ftp functions; and it has easy-to-use table, CSS, and form menus/wizards. It has standard Windows functions and icons such as cut, copy, paste, undo… It is quick and easy to install.



“Selida features a very effective WYSIWYG editor, Code Completion and a complete HTML 4 reference. Selida was engineered to be complete and capable - all with the decidedly best price on the planet - $0! That's correct. Free.”

FJW notes on what is good:

1. It installs quick and easy

2. Two windows – top is Design, bottom is HTML color-coded source Code

3. Menu icons that can be used to set HTML code for Bold (or click [Ctrl B]), Italics, alignment, font sizes, font styles, colors, and tables.

4. Insert Menu allows you to insert Hyperlinks, Images, Horizontal Rules – even prompting you for attributes

4. Allows a Browser Preview



“The ultimate free Notepad replacement and a handy HTML editor. Handle a heap of files with a simple tabbed interface. 100% free -- no ads and no nags.”

FJW notes on what is good:

1. It installs quick and easy

2. If you choose HTML from the Dropdown on top of the left panel you can select HTML opening and closing tags that will be placed into the code window.

3. It allows a browser preview.

HTML tags were not color coded.


Web Notepad

A web editor for real HTML coders. It supports an easy to use interface, syntax highlighting, FTP uploading with folder mapping, multi-file tab pages, word wrap, and a very rich editing environment.

FJW notes on what is good:

1. It installs very quick and easy.   2. HTML tags are color coded.


Taco HTML Edit for Apple Mac OS X - Free 30 day trial then $25

Spell checking, live browser previewing, syntax checking…

Allows files to be dragged and dropped to automatically create links and image tags.


Free Gif Animator:
UnFREEz is a high-speed Windows application that will take any number of images, saved as separate GIF files, and create a single animated GIF from those images. You may use it forever without paying a cent or feeling the slightest bit guilty. Secondly, UnFREEz is incredibly tiny. Just drag and drop some GIF files from Explorer, set the frame delay time, and hit Make Animated GIF.”  
FJW notes on what is good:  Installed easy, worked easy.


Free Paint programs:

PhotoFiltre - downloads in minutes, opens in less than 1 second. Powerful. (v7.1 as of 03/05/2013)

A complete image editing and effects package, that will not only amaze you with features but also the fact that it is free (for personal use). It comes with many features that rival some commercial packages.

Sumo Paint - Online Paint program with layers

FJW notes on what is good:  Installed quick and easy; worked very well.


GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Free. “Full suite of painting tools: Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone; Sub-pixel sampling, powerful gradient editor and blend tool, custom brushes and patterns, Layers and channels, multiple Undo/Redo, editable text layers, transformation tools: rotate, scale, shear and flip; rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy, foreground extraction tool, advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections, transformable paths and selections, Quickmask, Animation, bmp, gif, jpeg, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm…”


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Free Graphics:


Free FTP Clients:

FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.
FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

CoffeeCup-Free-FTP is a popular and easy-to-use FTP client for file uploads and downloads.

SmartFTP Graphical User Interface (GUI), Local Browser, Remote Browser


Helpful Links:

Web page Optimizer:

Wayback Machine - see Archives of old Web Sites:


Web Tutorials:


Free Scripts:

For code to create slide shows, calendars, background effects, and much more.

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