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Free Microsoft Expression Web Alternatives

The best free alternative to Microsoft Expression Web is BlueGriffon, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Expression Web and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Microsoft Expression Web are KompoZer, Google Web Designer, Desygner and CodeLobster PHP Edition.

Microsoft Expression Web alternatives are mainly Code Editors but may also be Text Editors or Website Builders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Expression Web.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • .NET Framework

Microsoft Expression Web, part of Microsoft's Expression Studio, is an HTML editor and general web design software....

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  1. BlueGriffon icon

    BlueGriffon is a WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it can edit Web pages in conformance to Web Standards.

    Discontinued

    Last version 3.1 was released on October 14th, 2019 according to their official website.

    BlueGriffon editing the BlueGriffon website
    Most users think BlueGriffon is a great alternative to Microsoft Expression Web.
  2. KompoZer icon

    KompoZer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be discontinued. Latest stable version, 0.7.10, was released on 2007 and last development version, 0.8b3, on 2010, but the program is still downloadable from the official website.

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    Most users think KompoZer is a great alternative to Microsoft Expression Web.


  3. Google Web Designer icon

    Google Web Designer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Google Web Designer is a a program from Google for creating interactive HTML5 ads and other HTML5 content for any device.

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    Google Web Designer vs Microsoft Expression Web opinions
    Some users think Google Web Designer is a great alternative to Microsoft Expression Web, some don't.

    You can only use it for sites, who are designed with Google Web Designer. No import of existing Webs possible.

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    Can't edit HTML from other sources. A pretty big problem!!!

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  4. Desygner icon

    Desygner

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Desygner is an online and mobile design solution, which offers a simpler alternative to expensive and complicated design suites.

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  5. CodeLobster - Free portable PHP IDE with support Drupal, Smarty, WordPress, Joomla, JQuery, CodeIgniter, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CakePHP, Facebook, Symfony

    Discontinued

    The company seems to have stopped the support for CodeLobster PHP Edition: they recommend to use CodeLobster IDE icon CodeLobster IDE (see http://www.codelobster.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24735) . Last version, 5.15, released in April 2019, can be still downloaded from the official website

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  6. Nicepage icon

    Nicepage

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    1st Website Designer breaking limitations of website builders with the freehand positioning. Nicepage generates mobile-friendly websites with the clean HTML code. Only Nicepage is available for Windows, Mac OS, WordPress, Joomla and online.

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  7. Website X5  icon

    WebSite X5 is the software that guides you along each step to create professional websites, online stores, and blogs.

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  8. NVU icon

    NVU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") is a complete Web Authoring System that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web page editing.

    Discontinued

    Development has stopped at June 2005 with version 1.0. KompoZer icon KompoZer and BlueGriffon icon BlueGriffon are forks.

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  9. Hadron icon

    Hadron

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Hadron is a tool aimed to make designing through code visual, fast and easy by working with the web platform. A place where designers and developers can work together.

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    HAPedit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HAPedit is an acronym for Html Asp Php editor; a win32 text-mode editor useful for all developers of dynamic web pages.

    Discontinued

    No change since 2004. See http://hapedit.free.fr/news.php

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