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Macintosh Web Software on a Budget

There are two extremely common myths about Macintosh Web development software:

These myths are wrong: there are low-cost Mac Web development and design applications. The goal of this site is to show that, not only do these products exist, but that lots of these products exist. While there's no doubt that some of them may not even be worth their small fee, this category is large enough that something here should scratch your itch.

To be listed on this site, products must be:

If you know of any errors or omissions on this page, let me know (but read the FAQ first, please).

WYSIWYG and semi-WYSIWYG Tools

Developer Product Name Price (US$) Current Version Last Updated
PineHill Products CreativePage $25 2.8 18 September 2001
AK Software HTML Creator $10 2.7 28 June 2001
quadratic iSpider Free 1.0.1 30 March 2001
Westciv Layout Master $50 1.0 12 June 2001
AOL Netscape Composer
(part of the browser)
Free 6.1 8 August 2001
Split Software NetSmith $22 1.5 23 July 2001
Attic PageImp $10 1.1.1 29 June 2001
Optima System PageSpinner $30 3.1.1 10 October 2001
Rage Software WebDesign $30 1.2.1 29 September 2001
Deus Web Wizard $10 1.0 5 January 2001
Mind Boggle Software Web Writer $20 1.5 22 February 2001

Text Editors

Developer Product Name Price (US$) Current Version Last Updated
Pete Keleher Alpha $30 7.4.2 19 April 2001
Bare Bones BBEdit Lite Free 6.1.2 2 October 2001
Stone Table Software Cobweb Free 1.0 19 February 2001
Marius Sauthier CreaText Free 1.4.1 26 September 2001
Andrew Choi Emacs Free 20.6 13 March 2000
Alexander Thomas Software HTML TagWriter $15 3.7 13 September 2001
Matsumoto Jedit $25 4.0.9 22 August 2001
Romain Guy Jext Free 2.11.0.2 3 May 2001
Axel Kielhorn MacVim Free 5.7.9 10 August 2000
Koingo Software MacCoder $12 2.0 9 September 2001
Kamiyama MMKEdit Free 2.0 9 July 2000
The Omni Group OmniWeb
(part of the browser)
$30 4.0.5 28 August 2001
Hekkelman Programmatuur b.v. Pepper $45 3.6.6 1 July 2001
Trans-Tex Software Tex-Edit $15 4.1.2 2 June 2001
P Jarvis XEmacs Free 19.14 18 April 2001

Graphics Applications

Developer Product Name Price (US$) Current Version Last Updated
RealMac Software Button Builder $10 2.5.1 28 September 2001
Micahsoft ButtonMaker Free 2.3.1 18 March 2001
Yves Piguet GifBuilder Free 1.0 30 August 2000
Lemke Software GraphicConverter $35 4.0.9 26 July 2001

Online Graphics Tools

Developer Product Name Price (US$)
Adobe Create a Banner Free
Adobe Create a Graphic Free
Acme LabelMaker Free
CoolText.com Online Graphics Generator Free
Adobe Optimize an Image Free
Adobe Save For Web Free

Change History


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