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Web design top tools of the trade

There are effectively three tools needed for the construction of a website. Knowledge of HTML and CSS, Code editor and a graphics editor. Sounds simple and in the essence it is, but finding the right tool that suits requirements and personality is important. The first, most important tool is an HTML editor, and there are hundreds of choices available, free and paid for ( see what is the best software). CSS is another text-based language and a text editor would suffice, but again a good knowledge of the language is needed. A good alternative is a CSS editor such as Rapid CSS ( or Notepad++ ( A graphics editor is crucial for any web designer and the popular choice is photoshop. This is a great package but expensive. The popular alternative is GIMP (

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