Tuesday 21st of March 2023
he abundance of web development tools available can make the process of selecting one a little overwhelming. In the end, it comes down to personal preference and what fits your needs. Basically, you need a way to create your code and then preview, test, and debug it. You might also require specialty tools depending on the project.
I'm sharing which tools are must-haves for my web development projects. My list includes a code editor, browser tools, and a framework for turning designs into reality.
Building your application
Whether it is standard HTML or dynamic code like PHP or ASP.NET, you need a good editor to put it all together. I have used a number of editors over the years, and the one I like and use daily is WebMatrix. The latest version is a free download and has everything you need to build prototypes and the final product. In addition, there are a variety of templates available to quickly build an application.
I know Microsoft doesn't have the best reputation in the web development community, so if you choose to explore other options, you might start with Dreamweaver, Brackets, or a cloud-based tool such as Cloud9.