Creating a web site is something that many people feel an urge to do but, as with many things, the perceived steep learning curve is enough to put most people off the idea.
In reality, it is actually quite simple to create web site – obviously, the greater your knowledge the more impressive the site you can create – and there are a number of WYSIWYG editors to choose from that mean you do not need to know HTML, CSS or any other form of coding. Coming from the team behind WYSIWYG Web Builder, Quick ‘n’ Easy Web Builder is a cross-platform web site creation tool that shows great signs of promise.
The WYSIWYG Web Builder application was original written for Windows, leaving Mac and Linux users out in the cold. Rather than setting about the somewhat arduous task of porting the existing product from one platform to another, Quick ‘n’ Easy Web Builder took inspiration from WYSIWYG Web Builder and built a new app from the ground up – this time compatible with not only Windows but also Mac and Linux.
Despite the somewhat cutesy name, this is a powerful tool. The cross-platform nature of the app means that it is ideal for collaborative team working in environments in which not everyone is necessarily using the same type of system. There are decent number of templates to choose from if you’re stuck for ideas, but you can also start from scratch, using the toolbox to drop page elements into place and the Property Inspector to customize objects and settings.
Quick 'n' Easy Web Builder is available for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms
Sites can be published from within the app so there’s no need for a separate FTP client, and the interface is a tidy affair that provides access to all of the tools you need while leaving a decent working area visible. As this is only a release candidate rather than a completed product, there are a few aspects of the app that need a little fine-tuning. There is currently no option to zoom in and out of pages nor is it possible to work in full screen mode. Options such as importing HTML and fairly standard tools such as spell checker are still to be added, but hopefully these will make into the completed software.
You can find out more and download a free version of the app by paying a visit to the Quick ‘n’ Easy Web Builder review page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk