Could you point a HTML tool designer that could be very intuitive and useful?

Hi Experts!

Could you point an efective HTML tool designer that could as intuitive and  as possible ?

Thanks in advance!
Eduardo FuerteAsked:
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
I suggest you to use a framesork like Bootstrap:  it grants you a robist environment to deploy your site.  In addtion it provides several raw templates to start from and yiu can fine many more sophisticated templates to customize typing 'bootstrap templates' i Google
http://getbootstrap.com/
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kyodaiCommented:
Maybe try KompoZer, it is a very easy to use editor...

http://www.kompozer.net/
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
You can try Google Web Designer
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
But let me give you my 2 cents about those tools.

If you have to build a web page or even a small web site very very simple and where you don't need nor now nor in the predictable future to add more sophisticated features (like database access, Ajax calls and so on) you can use one of suggested tool or some other.

But if you plan to build a more complex web site and you will be involved in its development and maintenance, then I suggest you to take your time to learn html5 and css.

This just because to keep things under your control you need to know what every single line of code does without depending by a third party specific tool but a simple text editor. Be careful, I'm not saying you have to build a web site using Notapad: there's plenty of fantastic text editors and even complex IDE which help you to write your code with syntax highlightning, autocompletion and a tons of other addons and built-in functionalities. But if you have written your code by yourself, even the more basic text editor allow you to read, understand and fix your code if needed. Whereas if you have used a visual tool, you always need it to do everything.

Cheers and good luck with your project.
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
I agree with Marco.  If you are looking for something to make it easy, typically that means something will be bloated.  The types of tools available that make it easy are shrinking.  The reason is most people that want to start a small website and not want to take the time to learn html, css and javascript are going to CMS sites like wordpress and joomla.  There are also all in one sites like wix.com, weebley.com and squarespace.com that include hosting with a drag and drop using pre defined templates.

If you are interested in editors, my preference these days is jetbrains https://www.jetbrains.com/ and you can go with webstorm or phpstorm.  This is really for somebody that likes working with code.  In the same genre there is http://www.sublimetext.com/ and http://brackets.io/ (free).  If you are looking for help with your coding there is http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html and http://muse.adobe.com/ Muse will probably be the easier to use web authoring tool.  If you are on a mac, https://panic.com/coda/ is an option as well.
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
If I can add something to what Scott said, there are also free tool in the IDE group: personally I felt in love with Netbeans IDE
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperCommented:
I've heard good things about macaw
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Hello

Thank you for your replies.
I have a reasonable PHP/ Javascript knowledge (DB access, etc)
But I'm experiencing dificulties in the visual parts,
The pages are far from beauty.  I'm not very comfortable in write HTML to make the site have professional style.
So I asked assistance.

I'm going to verify every suggestion.

(But if with this extra information you could more specifically point the tool, better).
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
>The pages are far from beauty.  I'm not very comfortable in write HTML to make the site have professional style.

I think you can be strong in the left brain (php, database) or strong in the right brain (graphic design) and it would be rare that you are both.  The answer may be to get a human designer to give you something to go by or use a ready made template.

The key is to start with a layout that you draw out in powerpoint or photoshop and if you can make that look good, it should be easy enough to transfer that to code.  If you find doing this frustrating, then it may not be easier to use a coding tool.  

I would also suggest to start with a responsive library like http://foundation.zurb.com/    or http://getbootstrap.com/ and take note of the examples http://getbootstrap.com/getting-started/#examples http://foundation.zurb.com/templates.html  These are good places to start.  There are also ready made themes over at http://themeforest.net/category/site-templates.  I would suggest when looking at these, to view the source of the samples and make sure they are using bootstrap and standard bootstrap classes (col-sm-5).  Some will use custom media queries or mangle bootstrap and it becomes hard to modify.  I do think the ready  made themes will compensate for you wanting to design.
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the adequate assistance!
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