Dead Broke and No Dreamweaver – What Do You Do? NVU!

For WYSIWYG editing nothing is better than Dreamweaver. A lot of people will disagree but I don’t care :). Dreamweaver has served me well for a number of years. Every time I had a web project to do, I made sure to set apart a certain amount for development tools. These included Macromedia (haven’t upgraded since Adobe bought them) Dreamweaver, Flash and a very old version of Photoshop 7.0 that still does tons more than I need.

But what does one do when you’re away from home and don’t have your normal tools? Or when you’re just dead broke? We go open source and freeware, that’s what we do. For HTML editing, I haven’t found another free tool that rises to the level that Nvu has risen to. They haven’t released a new version since 2005, but it’s still great at what it does.

For image editing, people swear by GIMP, but I haven’t really been able to rap my mind around the whole thing. The inner workings still escape me. For editing I use Paint .NET.

Source: Nvu (pronounced N-view) [NVU]
Source: Paint.NET v3.08 [Paint .NET]