When you are creating a web site, whether on your own or working with other people, it is not necessarily the case that you will always be working on the same computer. Many offices are home to both Macs and PCs, and it is possible that there are also computers running Linux. While there is nothing to stop you from using different applications to work on your site depending on which computer you are using, it is nice to have a familiar interface to work with. Quick 'n Easy Web Builder is a cross platform WYSIWYG site creation tool that can be used on Mac, Windows and Linux.

Everything you would expect from a web editor is to be found here, and there is plenty that will appear familiar to anyone that has use Dreamweaver or similar programs. The interface is user-friendly – although there is little, if any scope, for customization – and it would be easy to think that this was just another point and click site builder. In reality, there is a great deal of power hidden beneath the surface.

If you don’t fancy the idea of starting with a completely blank canvas, you can use one of the impressive templates to get you started. There are fewer templates than you might normally expect, but the ones that are present are of a decent standard and there are sure to be more added when the software is officially released. Coming from the same team as WYSIWYG Web Builder, there are similarities between the two products, but also this is most definitely a separate application.

Due to the fact that this is a cross-platform tool, coupled with the fact that it is not yet feature-complete, there are issues in some areas. Problems such as a lack of support for jQuery functions and simple things such as being able to zoom in and out of your work means that at this stage there are still improvements to be made. The Release Candidate is available free of charge during the testing period, but once there is a full release the software will cost $19.95 – or $49.95 for a Windows, Mac and Linux bundle.

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A very competent tool that will appeal to web builders with some previous experience of putting together a site.