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FTP:  Upload / Download Your Web Files
Software that allows you to connect to your server to  view, upload or download your website files.
Core FTP LE (Windows) Free FTP client that has stood the test of time, stable and easy to use with full chmod permission control.
FileZilla FTP (Win/Mac) Free cross platform FTP with classic split window and ability to set file permissions.
FTP Classic (Mac) Free easy and reliable FTP client from NCH software.
FTP Applet Free online Applet that works with most browsers for fast multiple file uploads with nothing to install. (Requires Java)
 
SOFTWARE:  Computer Based Site Building Tools
Computer software that lets you build your website and in most cases upload them directly to your server.
Mobirise (Mac/Win) Free software to build a clean simple website optimized for computer and mobile users.  Built in FTP to upload to your server.
Rapidweaver (Mac) Rapidweaver from Realmacsoftware is powerful yet easy to use commercial website building software.
Sandvox 2 (Mac) From Karelia software, this commercial software is inexpensive and has a clean simple interface with excellent reviews.
Bluegriffon Web Editor Free for Windows or Mac, Bluegriffon lets you build web pages without knowing coding.
Kompozer (Mac/Win) Kompozer by Mozilla is a free web authoring system that permits editing and creation of html files using a WYSIWYG editor.
Open Element (Win) Free windows software for building any kind of website works with most versions of windows and includes FTP uploader.
Website Builder 4 (Win) Free Windows professional level design software for the advanced designer programmer from WebDesignland with built in FTP.
Dreamweaver (Mac/Win) Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac is the gold standard  high end commercial website builder for advanced web designers.
Freeway Express (Mac) Powerful Commercial software for Mac users with built in FTP and WYSIWYG page manipulation.
Fusion Essentials (Win) Free windows software for building any kind of website works with most versions of windows and includes FTP uploader.
Expresson Web 4 (Win) Free Windows professional level design software for the advanced designer programmer from Microsoft with built in FTP.
Web Plus Starter (Win) Free windows software that has nice pre-made templates and built in FTP to upload to your server.
Web Realizer (Win) Commercial web site builder with pre-made templates and advanced feature set.
Xara Web Designer (Win) Commercial web design software that is easy to use from Xara.
Check out our website planning guide for tips on organizing your design and content.
 
EMAIL CLIENTS:  Free Email Software
Computer software that lets you connect to your mail server to read, send, filter and organize email.
Thunderbird (Win/Mac) Popular free Mail Client from Mozilla Foundation.
Opera Mail (Win/Mac) Another popular mail client that is built into the Opera browser and lets you read/send email while surfing the Internet.
Live Essentials (Win) Microsoft's free and easy to use Internet suite including a great email client Windows Live.
Incredimail (Win) Fun Email Client perfect for people who want to send mail with style to friends and family.
Sylpheed  (Win / Mac) Free lightweight email client
 
CMS:  Free Online Content Management Systems
Content Management Systems let you build your website online.  You can install most scripts using the Script Installer or our staff will install any script you desire for free.
Wordpress Popular free CMS you can install using the script installer for building beautiful online blogs and websites and many template suppliers are available.
Drupal Popular free CMS / Member system you can install using the script installer  that has strong community and module integration.
Joomla Excellent free CMS you can install using the script installer that lets you build websites with many plug in features such as calendar or blog modules.
E107 Excellent free CMS you can install using the script installer for creating quick business or community websites.
Mambo Another excellent free CMS you can install using the script installer  that lets you build websites from simple to complex corporate portals.
Check out our web site planning guide for tips on organizing your design and content.
 
E-COMMERCE:  Free Online Store Systems
Third Party providers that allow you to integrate a shopping cart to an existing website
Ecwid Cart A simple shopping cart you can embed into any website.  Free for vendors with 10 or less items.
Mals E-Commerce Add simple free shopping cart integration to any website without the need to purchase your own SSL certificate.
1 Free Cart Add simple free shopping cart integration to any website without the need to purchase your own SSL certificate.
Fat Free Cart Add simple Paypal cart to any website by integrating this simple code snippet you generate using their online tool.
  Server Installable Scripts that can provide you with more advanced e-commerce system that becomes your website or can be linked to your website.
Oscommerce Oscommerce free GPL shopping cart script you can install using the script installer.  (Requires SSL Certificate)
Zencart Zen Cart is another free shopping cart you can install using the script installer.  (Requires SSL Certificate)
Open Cart Feature-rich free GPL shopping cart script you can install using the script installer.  (Requires SSL Certificate)
Geotrust SSL If you are using a shopping cart script on your website and using Paypal for checkout, then no SSL is required since Paypal has its own secure checkout system.  If you're planning on using your own credit card merchant account, you will require a private SSL certificate and dedicated IP address and an Internet payment gateway.  Learn more about these options on the Upgrades page.
 
PHOTO EDITING:  Free Online Image Editors

Digital cameras produce huge files that need to be re-sized to 72 dpi and cropped or they would cause your web pages to load slowly. 
These great free online tools will let you not only re-size your photos and graphics but add text or effects.

Anymaking Editor Add a drop shadow effect to any square or rectangular image or photo for a more polished look.
Tuxpi Photo Editor Fun and powerful way to add borders, frames and effects to your photos.
Pixlr Express Free online photo, graphic cropping and resizing tool that's easy to use.
Pixler Editor Full feature website editor equivalent to Adobe Photo Shop but free and online.
Lunapic Editor Another full feature, free online photo or graphic editor that has lots of great effects pallets.
GRAPHIC TOOLS: Free Banner & Logo Generators
Software to generate your own logos, banners, graphics, Icons and slideshows.
 
Banner Maker Simple online banner maker.
Banner Creator Another great online banner creator.
Flamingtext Logo & Text Animator lets you create all kinds of nice animated GIF graphics and logos that you can embed into your website.
Cool Text Graphic Generator Cool Text lets you build logos and turn text into beautiful graphics you can add to your website.
Online Logo Maker Another great java applet that lets you build beautiful graphic logos online.
Icon Gallery Great searchable gallery for royalty free icons.
Slideful Slide Show Maker Simple online system for building a slide show graphic to embed into your website.
Flash  Slide Show Builder Simpleviewer has 5 different products that let you add various types of Flash media slide shows and picture galleries to your website.  The software is free and lets you build a complete slide gallery and choose from over 100 different layouts and effects.
Animated Gif Maker Generate animated GIF images out of a set of different images that are all the same size.
Fotosizer (Windows) Freeware batch photo resizing tool for Windows that lets you automatically re-size multiple photos to the same size and resolution.
Thumbsup (Mac) Freeware batch photo resizing tool for Mac that lets you automatically re-size multiple photos to the same size and resolution.
Favicon Maker Free online Favicon generator makes custom 16 x 16 Favicon icon appear in browser tabs (just put it in your public_html directory).
SITE CONTENT:  Free Stock Photos & Graphics
   
Office.microsoft.com Royalty free photo, graphics, illustrations, animations from Microsoft.
Pixabay Great free searchable photo and graphic image archive.
freestockphotos.biz Free photo archive
morguefile.com Royalty free photo archive.
stockvault Royalty free photo archive.
Picdrome Royalty free photo archive.
USA government Images Royalty free photo archive.
rgbstock.com Royalty free photo archive.
freerangestock.com Royalty free photo archive.
fromoldbooks.org Royalty free photos and graphics from old books.
Stock.xchng Royalty free photo archive.
freefoto.com Royalty free photo archive.
bigfoto.com Royalty free photo archive.
Pics4Learning Royalty free photo archive.
Istockphoto.com Commercial photo archive.
Clker.com Royalty free vector and graphic images.
clipartbest.com Free online clipart collection
123RF.com Free vector images & photos.
corrupteddevelopment.com Free Icons, PSD Images, PNG Images, Templates & Backgrounds.
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MISCELLANEOUS: More Free Tools and Resources
 
Lowest Hosting Counter If you want to display the page count for a webpage publicly.
Form To Email Generator Add multiple forms or surveys to any webpage using simple embedded code. Open a support ticket to request a free installation.
Search Engine Submitter Submit your new website to the major search engines for free.
Calendar  Add  an event and/or month view calendar to your website via this wonderful third party system from localandar is 100% free and generates embeddable code you paste into your website.
Meta Tag Builder Online tool for adding optimal meta tags to your hand coded pages.
Email2image Prevent spammers from capturing your email or phone number by converting them to an image you can embed into your web site.
Free Fonts & Font Viewer Da font is a great collection of free fonts you can type a phrase and view how it looks before you download the fonts.
   
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