Web development encompasses various activities related developing a website. The importance of building a web presence in today’s times is immense, triggering rush by people and organizations to own websites to make themselves visible on the internet. This in turn has driven the need for web development software and tools that give competitive advantage to its users. Now the ubiquitous questions are
o How expensive is web development?
o How much I need to PAY for building my webpage or website?
There are a wide variety of web development products being sold by different vendors that cater to all your web development needs. But they do come at a price and often we are either not in a position or simply not willing to pay the price. We are always looking for a cheaper alternative. Better still – Can we get it for free?
Yes, we can – The same features and facilities as commercial web development software are available for free as feature rich Open
o The software comes free of cost.
o You can redistribute and share for free.
Since web development is such an important and strategic area the need for open
o Bluefish 1.0.5 – It is a good tool for experience developers and has Unicode support.
o IceBB 1.0-rc6 – It is a feature rich bulletin board/forum software. It has a WYSIWYG ( What You See Is What You Get) editor and provides Unicode support
o Joomla 1.0.13 – One of the best CMS (content management system) available. It allows you to build professional websites with lot detailed customizing options.
o Liferay Portal 4.4.0 – It is high quality portal software allowing you to get started quickly without much effort with manuals.
o Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1 – SeaMonkey has all the regular internet application needs in own package. It has a web-browser, email, a newsgroup client, HTML authoring program and IRC chat client all under one package.
o Nucleus CMS 3.24 – This complete blogging tool allows publishing and maintaining your blog.
o Nvu 1.0 – It is a Web development system initially intended for Linux, but now available for windows too. It has a WYSIWYG editor.
o OpenSTA 1.4.3 – It is a distributed software testing architecture whose main feature is web (HTTP and HTTPS) performance and load/stress testing.
o SilverStripe 2.1.1 – It’s a content management system based on PHP.
o Umbraco 3.0.1 – It is a content Management system based on ASP.NET giving full support for AJAX framework and gives u capability to maintain your website with latest web technology standards.