Type of Program: Wysiwyg Web Design Studio
Supported Platforms: WinXP/2000/Vista (32-bit)
Company/Authors Name: Stormdance.net - Julian Spencer
Price: GBP 39.99 - USD 59.99 - Euros 49.99 (Check website for price during
This release of Antenna 3 has been much anticipated and not
without reason, we all thought that V 2.7 was the ultimate web design program
for both novice and experienced users and would be really hard to improve on.
Version 3 has achieved what seemed the impossible with over 200 enhancements and
improvements which have been rigorously tested (I know as I am a beta tester for
this version) to ensure that as far as possible there are no bugs. The result is
a robust website design program which enables the user to create stunning
websites easily whether novice or experienced.
Antenna has built in graphics facilities for creating professional photo
galleries, smooth shapes and gradients, stylish buttons, and its own site
publisher. You can make changes to your site and the publisher will upload only
those changes saving time on large sites. A much improved enlargeable workspace
makes using Antenna much easier and built in tools such as PhotoRazor, Button
Lab and Gradient Lab ensure you can get the best possible look for your design.
The facility for creating a site theme page is a first class addition enabling
any objects placed on the site.theme page will also appear on all the other web
pages in your project automatically. Make an alteration to the site theme page,
ie change a menu item, and it will automatically be changed site wide. You can
override the site theme on individual pages with a "Page include". Several
templates are also supplied and more are available from the Antenna Extras
section of the Antenna website. Creating forms is a simple process with the PHP
form handler that comes with each new project. You can also open multiple
projects and cut and paste objects and pages between them. HTML code can be
inserted and positioned by dragging and dropping . Different css styles can be
applied to selected words and phrases. Images can be placed on the page by
simply dragging and dropping the file name.
I could go on and fill several screens with features and all that is good about
V3 but it is simpler to go to
for a full explanation of improvements and changes. There are excellent online
tutorials and a very friendly forum for help from not only the author but from
experienced users world wide who always seem willing to help.
I have tried many website design programs in the course of reviewing, many of
them excellent, but for preference I always return to Antenna which always has
the edge over the competition. Price wise Antenna is unbeatable at £39.99
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Reviewed by Simon Baillie