Flux

Web design made easy

Web design can be a daunting thing if you don't know anything about CSS, HTML and all the other jargon that surrounds it. View full description

PROS

  • Excellent WYSIWYG editor
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of great templates
  • Allows publishing to any FTP server

CONS

  • Lacks the power of Dreamweaver
  • Can be stubborn when trying to drag and drop objects

Very good
8

Web design can be a daunting thing if you don't know anything about CSS, HTML and all the other jargon that surrounds it.

There have been many attempts to bring web design to the masses - Apple's iWeb being one of the most notable (and disappointing) - but Flux 2 is widely considered to be one of the better efforts in the WYSIWYG web design application arena. Flux 1 users won't be disappointed by this latest incarnation and new users will be impressed by its all-round elegance, ease of use and power.

Flux 2 builds on Flux's excellent CSS features allowing you to edit CSS in the built-in code editor, or with the easy-to-use style editor, with changes being displayed in real time. The WYSIWYG page editor enables you to move elements around a page, alter their size, and tweak the margins with absolutely no CSS knowledge at all. The page editor is a genuine pleasure to use, allowing your imagination to run riot while you add new elements, tables, lists, images, movies, sounds and many other elements.

Flux 2 goes much further than those WYSIWYG web editors that only offer rigid templates and limited design power.

Changes

  • Tab support in Page Designer
  • List & tree views in File manager
  • Widget palette - Create easy galleries and jQuery effects
  • Rich HTML5 support (including HTML5 Video)
  • Color swatches support, import from colourlovers
  • New professional user interface with MinimalUI
  • WebKit support like transforms etc...
  • ePub support
  • Plugins (limited Coda Plugin support)
  • Google Font API Support