10 Amazing Open Source Tools To Make Life Easier For Web Designers!

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Scalability and performance are important factors when you’re designing a web application. Every web designer must take these two steps into consideration before building their application. There are a number of ‘good’ tools out there that you can use. Here are 10 of the most popular ones.

1.Aptana Studio

Develop and test your entire web application using a single environment. With support for the latest browser technology specs such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, Rails, PHP and Python.

2.KompoZer

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. Ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.

3.Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size.

4.Firebug

Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

5.jEdit

Combines the best functionality of Unix, Windows and MacOS text editors. Runs on any operating system with a Java 1.6 or higher virtual machine – this includes MacOS X, Linux, Unix, VMS and Windows.

6.GIMP

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. But basically the same code also runs on MS Windows and Mac OS X.

7.Dia

It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many other diagrams. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape.

8.FileZilla

FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.

9.WinSCP

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.

10.Cyberduck

Cyberduck is an open source FTP and SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files, and Amazon S3 client for Mac OS X and Windows licensed under the GPL. Cyberduck is written in the Java language and using the Cocoa user interface framework.

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