Here are some of our recommended Free tools to help you build and maintain your website:
Notepad++ - A source code editor which supports several programming languages under the Windows environment. It is also a lightweight replacement for Notepad. It's main features are: syntax highlighting and syntax folding, regular expression search, WYSIWYG, Unicode support, full drag-and-drop support.
HTML-Kit - A full-featured editor and an integrated development environment designed to help HTML, XHTML, XML and script authors to edit, format, lookup help, validate, preview and publish Web pages.
FileZilla - An FTP program for file uploading and downloading to and from your FTP site, server, or host. The program lets you transfer files and navigate among folders, Web sites, and your computer.
Gimp - A multiplatform photo manipulation tool which is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
CSE HTML Validator Lite - A fast, easy to use HTML development tool for Microsoft Windows that helps you create problem-free HTML (including HTML5), CSS, and XHTML documents.
phpBB - A free flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With an extensive database of user-created modifications and styles database to customize your board, you can create a very unique forum in minutes.
PhotoOnWeb - A simple program for creating photo albums and publishing them online. It creates your album, builds the Web site, and publishes it all for you, It creates easy-to-use albums with a full-screen Flash slideshow feature.
CSS Tab Designer - A unique and easy to use software to help you design CSS-based lists and tabs visually and without any programming knowledge required. With CSS Tab Designer, you can: Quickly design your list visually; Choose from a variety of styles/colors; Generate strict XHTML compliant code.
Easy Thumbnails - A utility for creating accurate thumbnail images and scaled-down copies from a wide range of popular picture formats. An elegant interface makes it a snap to find your images and select them for processing individually, in groups, or in whole folders, using a simple file selector and built-in image viewer.
Web Developer - Adds various web developer tools to your browser that allows you to analyze the complete structure of the page, including elements like CSS style sheets, forms, cookie data, ID and Class details, Java Scripts, images and much more. Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera.