A Good Web Design Graphics Program

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  1. drwho

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    I run and maintain a small website, and have been looking for a good web design and graphics program. I especially interested in one that will allow me to make backgrounds on images transparent. Would appreciate any suggestions.



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  2. HardwareHeaven

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    depends on your budget.

    Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe photoshop would be the first tools of choice, however they arent exactly budget.

    Paint shop pro and front page (ekk) should handle a basic site adequately.
     
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    Serif Web Plus is meant to be half decent (for the money) if you can't afford to drop £300+ on dreamweaver :)
     
  4. drwho

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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. You're right Zardon, Adobe and Dreamweaver are out of my price range. I will look into the Serif WebPlus, niceguyrichie. By the way, Zardon, nice avatar.



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  5. YAYitsAndrew

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    Sometimes you can roll your own solution for free. This assumes you're writing the website yourself and not using a WYSIWYG.

    As far as graphics programs go, you could get away with Paint.NET or the GIMP.

    For your web page editing you could get any of a million free text editors that do syntax highlighting for your web language of choice (one free one is TextPad).

    For uploading you can grab an ftp solution that has a non-commercial free use license like SmartFTP.
     
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    Somehow im guessing if he is looking for webdesigning tools - that hand coding HTML isnt on his list......
     
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