WebDwarf

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 191 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.91H
  • Total Downloads:
    514,412
  • Date Added:
    September 11, 2013
  • File Size:
    10.08MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    55
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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4 stars

"Doesn't create HTML!"

September 16, 2014  |  By xstevex11

 |  Version: WebDwarf 2.91H

Pros

WYSIWYG interface
Insert pictures, text and links painlessly

Cons

Does not store pages in HTML, therefore, you can not edit the HTML code for your pages!

Summary

Nice, but doesn't suit my purposes.

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5 stars

"Does Exactly what it says!"

January 13, 2012  |  By roxannej77

 |  Version: WebDwarf 2.91L

Pros

Easy to use.
Fast.
Does what it claims.
Rich online community for compatible templates and add-ins (siteSpinner)
Easy enough to create new, or customize existing templates for future use.
Great WYSIWYG interface. Renders true.
Fast Easy Preview of page.
Uses newer <div> tag and <css> formats.(instead of <table> which older WYSIWYG interfaces tend to favor)
Creates very clean html code.
Great for quick page creation or when working with client to finesse location of elements.
Allows code inserts, opening this program up for HTML5 or any gadget that you wish to incorporate.
Save project files for future work.
Template editing very easy.
Click to open element interface... very usable.
Free

Cons

Would be nice if it...
Could open existing html pages.
Create templates from existing webpage.
Built in templates pretty mediocre. (however free templates easily found for sitespinner and they are totally compatible.)Some of the templates created on older versions did not display all of the elements.

Summary

This program does a great job for it's target audience. It is a powerful and easy to use tool for getting the website/webpage in your head, (or your client's head), onto an HTML page.

It is not a tool for managing or updating existing html which was not created on this program.

If you have the creative ideas of what you want a page to look like or you want to move elements around to get it worked out... this is a great tool. If you are looking for website in a can... this is not the right program for you.

You can add your menu,header,footer,etc. (including links) into the template folder and use it for any project.
Creates very clean code. This makes it a great sandbox tool for serious html authors.

The built-in templates are pretty mediocre, but the sitespinner web community has tons of free resources that boost this program.

I wanted a sandbox and this fit the bill very nicely. I appreciate the <div> tag and <css> formatting of the code.

Well done Oh Dwarf of power!

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1 stars

"It should be called a trial version"

October 05, 2011

 |  Version: WebDwarf 2.91L

Pros

It has a ruler. It seems to have some decent functions that are easy to work with.

Cons

It doesn't have a table or any color functions. It seems like it left out a lot of functions purposely to make it harder to work with. Every time you close the program it asks if you want to upgrade to SiteSpinner program which is not free.

Summary

If you want to download this and toy around with it then go ahead. I did that and I'm taking it off my PC in a minute. This really seems like a trial version and they want people to upgrade to SiteSpinner program.

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2 stars

"clumsy, non-intuitive, and just odd to use"

August 27, 2011  |  By mrmannerz

 |  Version: WebDwarf 2.91L

Pros

It will make a web page.

Cons

This is a weird program. It requires a couple extra steps to modify an existing webpage. When I tried to edit existing text, it truncated the top of the page. They have made simple editing difficult and cantankerous.

Summary

I expect to feel a certain level of confidence with software. This product did not give me that. It reminds me a bit of the fear that MS Vista gave me when I had that on my computer. Uninstalled.

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1 stars

"The free version is gutted."

March 11, 2011  |  By freckles531

 |  Version: WebDwarf 2.91k

Pros

Good help pages and tutorials.

Cons

Even creating a link to a back page is disabled in the free version so you must get the $45 upgrade to create a useable web site.

Summary

Offering a useless free version of Web Dwarf helps neither the company nor the customer.

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1 stars

"Its good... if your one geocities"

October 12, 2010  |  By achgfd

 |  Version: WebDwarf 2.91

Pros

um Its fun in a retro sorta way?

Cons

If you don't know your code there are no additions to help. It just looks like those old geo cities websites.

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1 stars

"Couldn't figure this program out!"

October 03, 2010  |  By skaizun

 |  Version: WebDwarf 2.91

Pros

Nothing! I couldn't figure out how to get my existing HTML file into it.

Cons

I couldn't figure out how to get my existing HTML file into it.

Summary

Not much to say: I tried to open my existing HTML file, but WebDwarf has no way of doing that that I can see. The interface asks you to create a "project" rather than HTML files. I am totally confused as to what its intent is. As such, it is now off my computer. 'Nuff said?

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5 stars

"Great tool."

April 13, 2010  |  By hubans

 |  Version: WebDwarf 2.9

Pros

Incredibly easy to use. Downloaded and installed easily. Works great.

Cons

I have used different versions of this product over the last few years. I have not found any real cons to date.

Summary

Great web page maker, especially for the price. I have tried a number of different wysiwyg software design tools, this one has the least amount of quirks, has the easiest learning curve. And no advertising.

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1 stars

"Crashed my computer"

April 06, 2010  |  By thuule

 |  Version: WebDwarf 2.9

Pros

never used it.

Cons

It caused IE 8 to crash

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4 stars

"Give it a shot, you might be surprised."

November 29, 2009  |  By remyzero111

 |  Version: Web Dwarf 2.5

Pros

Great user interface. If you know what you're doing, this is a cheap way to do it. I've been running sites for years on this program and they don't look too bad. Remember, you get what you pay for.

Cons

I'm not a fan of some of the limitations that may beautify a web page/site. If you want something fancy, you'd better know code. But it is great for the patient beginner.

Summary

I first used this program back in '07 for a college course. Since then I've launched three web sites (only one that is active now due to laziness). Each site looked really good (by my standards). Flash? Not going to happen with this program. Fancy flying buttons and fades? Again, not going to happen. However, if you enjoy embedding material and know some code... or where to find code. You can make it look really well.

Granted this is a program for a little more advanced user; however, I strongly believe that a patient beginner can enjoy killing a few hours getting to know and becoming an expert in this software. I like to compare it to Windows Paint. You pick the tool you want to use and the blank canvas is there to create on. Next, just click on "Publish" make sure your information is all correct (I use the Hostrator free FTP server) and you are online!

As with everything, you get what you pay for. However, I'm very satisfied.

Updated on Dec 2, 2009

Real quick...
A solution to the downloading hangups may be solved at <http://www.virtualmechanics.com/products/dwarf/> rather than using the CNET link. Give it a shot, if this doesn't solve the problem, it is something other than the WebDwarf program.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.91H
Version 2.91L includes updates, enhancements, and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Virtual Mechanics
Publisher web site http://www.VirtualMechanics.com/
Release Date September 11, 2013
Date Added September 11, 2013
Version 2.91H
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Development Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.08MB
File Name WebDwarfV292h.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 514,412
Downloads Last Week 55
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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