Free Website Design Software

By May 21, 2008 Uncategorized 9 Comments

A friend of mine uses this free web design software to create her websites. By her own admission, she’s not that tech savvy, and hasn’t had a problem using it. It’s open source software which means that a team of people have created it and support it in their own time.

Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for software, why not check this one out:


  • Lelia says:

    I did check this site out but I couldn’t find a link to a free template. Maybe I am doing something wrong.

    I am ready to start shopping for a site but I need help, I really don’t know what to for in a host. Can anyone help me figure out what I should look for?


  • I’ve used various website templates, WYSIWYG, html, css, MS Publisher, MS Word and others. For a beginner website you might try for 5- page website. (Free) Inexpensive hosting available, too. I used Homestead to build the Missouri Nurses Association, Third District website.

  • I use microsoft office website. The site is free and you are the host.

  • Diane says:

    Thank you so much for this information. I have been researching free websites , due to my budget at this time. It can become a little overwhelming, since I do not have any experience about building a website. At this point, any information is more than welcomed.

  • Deb says:

    Lisa, and fellow VAs, I really appreciate your articles, blogs, and comments!

    My question is this…is Homestead still FREE, and is it the same one that is owned by Intuit?

    I am trying to help (gratis) a Veteran’s organization find free web hosting, and I heard that Homestead was free. When I went to their site (the Intuit-owned site), it is free for 30 days, and is then $4.95 per month.

    This is very reasonable, but I don’t want to tell these guys that it is FREE and then have a monthly fee…I look like an idiot …


  • Lisa Taliga says:

    I’m not familiar with Homestead, but I’m wary of getting free hosting anyway. I really believe that you need to pay for hosting if you’re serious about your business. Paid hosting is more reliable and you have more control etc.

    I recommend Bluehost:

  • Deb says:

    Thanks for the tip about Blue Host.

    I did some research after my comment (above) on the Homestead Hosting, and they are owned by Intuit (the QuickBooks and TurboTax company). They offer 1 month of free hosting, and then charge $4.95 per month for their simple, template-based sites.

    They also offer other packages that cost more – and offer more.
    I am not “pushing” them, but wanted to clarify their offer. My local veterninarian/animal rescue group uses them (Homestead) for their site.

    I will definitely check on Blue Host. I was considering Network Solutions (the domain registrar) and some of their packages, but Blue Host has a really good rate (price)!

  • Michelle, wannabe VA says:

    I just found this terrific website on how to build a website from scratch (for real novices, like me!)
    Step by step, from scratch.

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