Best Web Design Software

Web design software provides users the tools to create, edit, and update web pages. Web designers will use these programs to create a web page’s layout and content through either editing HTML or a WYSIWYG editor. Companies operating without a website builder tool will require a designer to construct and manage the HTML and CSS framework for their website. These products include features for editing code and visualizing projects. Many will also possess frameworks and templates to assist in creating the website’s basic structure, as well as element libraries with templates or shortcodes to save time during the design process. Web design software provides a more independent, customizable platform than website builders, but shares some similar features. Web design software typically allows for importing code from tools like text editors or visual elements from design tools such as vector graphics tools.

To qualify for inclusion in the Web Design category, a product must:

  • Provide a platform for editing and/or exporting HTML and CSS
  • Provide templates or web-frameworks that can be customized
  • Provide tools for visualising front-end design code
  • Provide elements libraries or shortcodes
  • Possess web publishing capabilities

Web Design Software Grid® Overview

The best Web Design Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Adobe Dreamweaver, RapidWeaver, Adobe Muse, Webflow, CoffeeCup HTML Editor, and Coda
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders. High Performers include: Pinegrow Web Editor
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution. Contenders include: Google Web Designer and Microsoft Expression Web
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: Espresso and Bluefish
G2 Crowd Grid® for Web Design
High Performers
Adobe dreamweaver
Adobe muse
Google web designer
Microsoft expression web
Coffeecup html editor
Pinegrow web editor
Market Presence
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    Visually design and develop modern, responsive websites. The world’s most complete toolset for web designers and front-end developers lets you create, code, and manage websites that look amazing on any size screen.

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    Complete, free-form control so you can create visually and easily express your web development ideas.

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    Maker of OS X and iOS apps: Coda & Coda for iOS, Transmit & Transmit for iOS, Prompt, Status Board .

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    Webflow is a web design tool, CMS, and hosting platform in one.

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    Create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device.

    A small team of passionate people making software for making websites.

    Expression Web is a full-featured professional tool for designing, developing, and publishing compelling, feature-rich websites that conform to web standards.

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    RapidWeaver is the all-in-one web design software for Mac that enables you to build the website you’ve always wanted.

    Changing the world, one app at a time.

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    Build websites faster with Pinegrow Web Editor

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    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code.

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    H5P is a free and open source technology for creating richer online experience.

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    Webydo is a professional web design platform for designers and agencies to create, manage and host websites while scaling their business. Made by designers, for designers, we seek to transform the website creation process by providing our 225K designer community with total freedom of web design. Webydo's features are oriented towards what designers need to succeed including: - A built-in CMS - Hosting in every plan - White Label Branding - Client Billing - Chat / Email Support (and personal account managers for advanced plans) - Custom Code - Full responsive capabilities - W3C-validated sites code - Advanced SEO capabilities and options - Revision History - Secure CDN - Parallax Scrolling and advanced animations - Blogging - eCommerce - Unlimited Fonts - Galleries, Buttons and Forms

    Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web.

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    Lunarpages is a leading provider of managed hosting services with over 150,000 customers, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world’s most demanding enterprises. Founded in 1998, Lunarpages is a growing, profitable business run by a seasoned management team with experience in delivering hosting solutions including colocation, managed services and cloud hosting services. Lunarpages’ suite of services are designed for organizations seeking scalable, secure, robust and enterprise-grade hosting solutions that can be quickly provisioned or tailored to meet unique requirements. Backed by its commitment to deliver a “customer first” solution, Lunarpages Internet Solutions consistently delivers an experience that exceeds customers’ expectations. Contact Lunarpages at 1.877.586.2772, or visit for more information.

    Local by Flywheel is a free local development environment designed to simplify the workflow of WordPress developers and designers.

    The next-generation Web Editor based on the rendering engine of Firefox

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    NetObjects Fusion is powerful Website Design Software that has earned critical praise and worldwide recognition as one of the fastest, easiest ways to build, manage and promote websites.

    APPTech is a website and mobile app design and development company that specializes in medical software development, logistic software development, real estate, restaurant software, mobile and web application development.

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    D^3 is a remote web design agency that specializes in creating and promoting strategic, professional, and affordable websites for small businesses and individual brands.

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    InPin is an online platform for small businesses to not only create striking webpage, flyers, brochures, leaflets, coupons, menus or portfolios in minutes, it also publish digital portfolio to social media & to hyperlocal consumers with InPin mobile app.

    AIM TEHNOLOGY provides an end-to-end business solutions to enterprises of all sizes that leverage business process, domain expertise and technology to serve small to large enterprises..

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