What is open source? Open source is defined as computer source code that is freely available to anyone. Developers and users can modify and use it to their advantage. Of course, this only works if you are able to write code or if you have someone available that can rewrite code to suit your needs.
If you want to use it for web design; there are many sources available. Some software is for beginners and some is for advanced technological users.
When you are considering web design open source software consider the following:
Is it user friendly – will you and your visitors to the website be able to use it effectively?
Read reviews about the. Pay particular attention to the level of difficulty there can be in using any particular product.
Ask colleagues that are in the same business what they use and how they like it.
Web design is big business. Having a web site is important for a business and can be compared to a storefront. Like a storefront, you want your site to be attractive and inviting as well as easy for visitors to use. When you are looking for open source products, keep this in mind. Also consider what your site will be used for. Will it be a static web designed page for information only or a place where you will want people to return to, to gather new and updated information. You also need to look at how reliable is the support. There is no point in using software that is not supported well.