Guide to Web Editing Software
At Western we recommend the use of Adobe Dreamweaver for editing template sites and other static web sites. Dreamweaver is compatible with the Western Template and is an industry-standard professional web editing tool. Dreamweaver is available for free use in most university computer labs.
Dreamweaver is a desktop applications. Please contact Software Services (360-650-3159) to find out how to buy and install this product on your own workstation.
Adobe Contribute is still used by some on campus, but we recommend Dreamweaver as being better accepted by our users.
Legacy users only.
Note that these options are not compatible with the Western Template, so use at your own risk. We do not support users using these tools - you are on your own! But if you need something for personal use, here are some options.
There are not many inexpensive, powerful WYSIWYG editors for HTML on the market, but there are lots of great code editors. Here are a few recommendations:
- Windows, free: Microsoft Expression Web
- Windows, Mac, Linux; free: KompoZer
- Mac, under $100: Flux
- Windows, Mac; under $100: CoffeeCup HTML
- Any platform; $100: Redactor
(mac, windows, linux unless specified)
- free: Eclipse
- free: Aptana
- Windows, free: Notepad++
- under $100, educational packages available: Sublime - a WebTech favorite!
- mac only, under $100: Coda