Free or inexpensive Mac Web development tools

Dori Smith, author of JavaScript for the World Wide Web, a Visual Quickstart Guide from Peachpit Press, has put together a list of WYSIWYG editors, text editors, graphics tools and online graphics tools that are specifically for Mac OS. Everything on her list is either free or under $50. Look at

5 thoughts on “Free or inexpensive Mac Web development tools”

  1. Superb blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Thanks!


    1. I use both the self-hosted WordPress and the free WordPress platforms. If you start on the free one, it’s pretty easy to upgrade to your own domain and import your blog to the new location. I’ve used Google blogs, too, but don’t like them as much as WordPress.

      I have a blog for writers at – it’s the free blog. It doesn’t have much help about how to write, it simply encourages you to write. Based on the fact that your comment here was literate and grammatically correct (you’d be surprised how many are not), I’d guess you already know how to write. You just need to start typing.

  2. Hello! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!


  3. That is a great tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Short but very precise information… Thank you for sharing this one.
    A must read post!

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