Alright! Finally a forum I can truly relate to. <img src=smilies/icon_smile_blush.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> I agree, this is a good forum choice, especially given that so many groups, developers, clans, servers, etc seem to be in demand for their own sites. Now if IÂ´m understanding your question correctly, youÂ´re asking about web development programs. I personally use MacromediaÂ´s Dreamweaver for web page building, because I like its abundant features and great interactivity with their other line of web publishing software. I would not recommend that program for the average web designer though, due to its steep cost. I think Microsoft Frontpage or Visual Studio used to come with some older Win95/98/2000 computers, and both can be used as a fine webpage editor. I think Frontpage is now sold seperately for WinXP though, and costs over $100. Microsoft Visual Studio <i> might </i> still be free, but IÂ´m not sure. I know it came with my WinXP computer 4 years ago. It can handle html and java quite well. As far as definate free programs go, I used to use a program called Arachnophobia. IÂ´ve also heard of a free source editor called Crimson Editor thatÂ´s supposed to be decent, but IÂ´ve yet to try it out. The truth of the matter is though, that all you REALLY need is a simple text editor like Windows Notepad once youÂ´ve got some understanding of how to write a webpage. All the other multi-featured programs just help to speed things up, or supply shortcuts to HTML scripts you may not know off hand. If youÂ´re truly loooking to learn HTML/Java/etc, there are plenty of guides and tutorials all over the web for it. You certainly donÂ´t need to go to a bookstore to learn HTML (unless you just like having a large reference book for scripts). Infact I taught myself a lot of what I know just from looking at the pictures on this site: http://www.visibone.com/ <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> Bottom line: Web editing software is nice, but not necissary when it comes to making a good and thrifty website.