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Freeway Pro for Mac

CNET Editors' review

Freeway Pro is a Web site design and maintenance tool that offers professional-level features without requiring any coding knowledge.

Freeway's Mac-style, multipane interface should feel familiar to users of other design programs, with its simple toolbar, a list of your site's pages in a pane on the left (including master pages), a main window showing the current selected page, and numerous floating palettes for formatting and settings. Less experienced Web designers will find a lot to like here, including Freeway's customizable templates, WYSIWYG and drag-and-drop editing, and the way the app handles everything code-related in the background, from integrating shopping carts to optimizing images and dynamically managing links. More experienced web designers will like the improved upload abilities (with support for SFTP and FTP-SSL) and how Freeway puts a premium on creating standards-compliant code (including fast CSS-based menus).

With its comprehensive feature set and numerous tutorials--including several related to building sites for iOS devices--Freeway is a solid all-around Web design tool for pro users regardless of skill level. More casual users might want to check out the lower-powered (and cheaper) Freeway Express.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Super-Fast Webdesign Powerhouse"

    January 30, 2013  |   By CalebGrove

    Version: Freeway Pro 5.6.5

    Pros

    Powerful, flexible, and professional!
    Gigantic library of third party "actions", most of which are free.
    Developer support is great, but the community is even better.

    Cons

    Not as easy as iWeb or RapidWeaver.
    To get the most out of Freeway Pro, you need to know code.

    Summary

    After having tried just about every piece of WYSIWYG web design software out there, an Apple employee recommended trying Freeway. I haven't looked back. It's fast, and infinitely flexible. If the program has a limit, rest assured that there is an action which will fit the bill, and most likely it won't cost you anything.

    I will say though that you won't get the most out of this program unless you know basic web code (which you can learn from Codecademy). This is what the "Pro" suffix really means. You can still design good websites without that knowledge using Freeway, but the real beauty in this program is how it allows you to make up for the little it lacks.

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