Antenna Web Design Studio

Type of Program: WYSIWYG Website Maker
Supported Platforms: Win XP/2000/98/ME/NT
Company Name: Stormdance
Version: 2.5
Price: $49.99/24.99
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If you want to build a web site and know nothing about HTML then this is the software you need. I occasionally design sites professionally and I am using Antenna Web Design Studio now.

It is a stunningly simple to use piece of software that will have you designing pro quality sites in no time. A genuine WYSIWYG program that allows you to just drag and drop and position items exactly where you want them and virtually everything is done with a mouse click.

Antenna comes complete with powerful graphics capabilities letting you design and create high-quality button graphics and gradients with Antenna's built in Button and Gradient Lab utilities. Web pages can be built in layers and there is an inclusive Style Editor with a very easy to use interface that anyone could use regardless of their ability. You can build your web pages in layers, place related items on the same layer, add new layers, overlap items and change layer opacity for translucent effects. You can create rollover buttons and special effects such as Shadows, motion blur, neon, water again with just a mouse click. There is the ability to add AVI, MPEG, QuickTime and Flash to your page simply by drag and drop and there is a built in FTP publisher.

As if this isn't enough there is also automatic link updating if you move your files around, all text and image objects support the facility to change their content based on language - so you can easily create and maintain multilingual sites from a single design and advanced users can add custom HTML code and Javascript, and even create completely new object types using Antenna's HTML plugin system.

I have tried many, many WYSIWYG site builders and believe me this one just blows the competition away. How do they do it for the price? It's only $49.99/24.99. Incredible!

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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