It's often said that the internet has changed everything, and not least among the many things that has changed drastically as a result of the internet is the availability of the very technologies we use to make it run. Not too long ago, if you wanted to know anything about free web design software, for instance, you had to buy books, take classes, and turn to experts who were not always eager to help their potential competition. But as this World Wide Web has integrated itself further and further into every aspect of modern life, it has gradually become a simple task to find information on its workings.
More and more software are turning up every year. Web frameworks, such as Django, Zope, and Drupal are complete systems for maintaining dynamic pages, and are ubiquitous today. New ones appear frequently, and the user communities that offer you support while learning about them are stronger than ever. And almost all of the most popular ones are completely free. Web multimedia technologies are notoriously less free, being important facets of the business models of Adobe and other companies, but there are in fact free versions of them. There are several completely free Flash creation programs that are surprisingly full-featured and well documented.
The internet has become, if you can believe it, even more democratic as the years have gone by. Its users have an incentive amount of control over its structure and content, and with the rapid increase in free web design software laTely, all you really need is the desire to learn it!