It never ceases to amaze me the amount of free programs out there as an alternative to the commercial ones. NVU is an open source web design package that can be used in both design and code view. If you are looking for a WYSIWYG editor and don’t want to pay out a few hundred pounds/dollars for Dreamweaver NVU may be worth taking a look at, it’s available for Mac, PC and Linux to download for free.
Features as listed on the NVU site:
- WYSIWYG editing of pages, making web creation as easy as typing a letter with your word processor.
- Integrated file management via FTP. Simply login to your web site and navigate through your files, editing web pages on the fly, directly from your site.
- Reliable HTML code creation that will work with all of today’s most popular browsers.
- Jump between WYSIWYG Editing Mode and HTML using tabs.
- Tabbed editing to make working on multiple pages a snap.
- Powerful support for forms, tables, and templates.
Take a look also at Rachael at Calmbanana’s posts about designing a website for free