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Giveaway of the day — Ultima Website

Ultima Website is a new version of the WYSIWYG editor, making web design easy for you!
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User rating: 149 (37%) 254 (63%) 46 comments

Ultima Website was available as a giveaway on December 14, 2009!

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If you are looking for ideas to create a personal website quickly and easily, yet do not have any special knowledge on the subject, then Ultima Website is the answer to your problems. The program allows you to design your website entirely in WYSIWYG mode, so you do not need to have any knowledge of HTML coding or any other special area of expertise. This program will achieve what is needed, and all for a fraction of the cost of a professional web designer.

Ultima Website features:

  • Full WYSIWYG mode - What You See Is What You Get.
  • Very clear and easy-to-use interface.
  • Websites designed by Ultima Website are fully compatible with all modern standards and browsers.

System Requirements:

Windows NT/2000/2003 Server/XP/Vista/Windows 7

Publisher:

Enplase Research

Homepage:

http://ultimawebsite.com/

File Size:

3.80 MB

Price:

$49.00

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#46

trial version with limited functions found it worthless for me

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

it is tool for very novice user....
not very useful for professional developers

Reply   |   Comment by Qudsia  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Just installed the _new variant and the initial splash screen is even more confusing with no option to enter the activation code directly this time, and in addition the Activate ultima website menu option won't let me enter the activation code because it keeps throwing up Access violations in uxtheme.dll, very dissapointing, please ultima do several more days internal Quality Asurance testing on the entire user interface before claiming to have a releasable beta version.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#43

Maybe someone else figured this out - I can't seem to find the setting for this (and I'm usually pretty good at this sort of thing)...

How do you stop this proggy from transforming a 33kb jpg into a 67kb png??? Makes absolutely no sense when trying to save bandwidth.

In all honesty this is far from user friendly.

Regards - Damian

Reply   |   Comment by rezidue  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#42

I could not install this on XP. The error message is "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."

I retried a few times and even though GAOTD says that the program has been activated, I don't see a new program group under the 'Programs' menu or any new directory under '\Program Files'.

Can someone please help?

Reply   |   Comment by AnonNY  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#41

If you want afree web site editor then you should get it from the people that write the rules for web design - W3.org

They offer Amaya free. http://www.w3.org/Amaya/

This is what it is (from the program itself):

Amaya is a Web client  that  acts both as a browser and as an authoring tool. It has been designed by W3C and INRIA with the primary purpose of demonstrating new Web technologies and helping users to generate valid Web pages. Thanks to the European (FP6) Palette project,  Amaya 11 is much easier to use, through its new user interface and its innovative templating system.

With Amaya, you can manipulate rich Web pages containing forms, tables, and the most advanced features from XHTML. You can create and edit complex mathematical expressions and graphics within Web pages. You can style your documents using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). 

It is much better than todays GAOTD offer and lets you design working web pages that will pass the W3 validator.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#40

Wow! I can't believe so many people wanted this software. What you see on your computer is not what I see on my computer! People! Get that into your heads. It never has been the case, and never will be.
Internet Explorer and Netscape had different ideas on HTML, JavaScript and just about everything else from the very beginning. Twenty years later, they still can't agree on a common coding for browsers. Microsoft continues to oppose Mozilla and even the latest browser from Google is "incompatible"! Opera has never been standards compliant. Then take a look at the range of Linux browsers! WYSIWYG is a bigger joke than the y2k fiasco.
All you folks can do is to learn XHTML from the world wide web consortium and support their quest for a "Standard" browser. A typical schoolboy is making web pages within half an hour and after 8 hours, is considered an expert XHTML coder! It really isn't hard and you will laugh at yourself afterwards for trying today's software.

Reply   |   Comment by Petersum  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#39

Wow - what a solution looking for a problem.

In this day of free template-driven "site builders" available from almost every web host worth using, why would anyone need something like thish? Ultra-lame

Also - what is this new "sticker" feature on the site - it's terrible. Intrusive, and unnecessary. Please get rid of it.

Reply   |   Comment by Mira B.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#38

NetObjects Fusion Essentials, free website design software:
http://netobjects.com/html/essentials.html

Reply   |   Comment by Webhead  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Despite several tries, I couldn't register the product. The key provided with the GOD download is worthless.

Reply   |   Comment by Dr. Faria  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#36

Fully agree with Ron (#38) - if you have already created your website using FrontPage/ SharePoint/ Visual Studio/ DreamWeaver, you cannot open your site in Ultima.

While downloading and installing was as usual a snap, I get the screen warning me that I have a total of 3 uses left. Now, that isn't free then, is it?

Checked out the available features too, I find that it has very basic features alone. For example, how does one insert a Marquee or Blinking Text? Even if one can, it is sooo not intuitive!

Again, shouldn't an HTML Editor costing US$ 69 include an FTP client as well? I know, there are many freeware FTP Clients out there, but it is a pain firing up your HTML Editor to edit your pages, then firing up a separate FTP Clients to upload your changed pages!

Ultima might be okay if you have never built an HTML page: for those who have, it is not exciting at all!

Online Entrepreneurship is a lot more than merely building HTMP Pages, linking them and uploading them to your web server. Visit http://welloiledpc.com/webdev.htm to get an idea of all the tasks involved and pointers on how to accomplish each one of them!

Reply   |   Comment by WellOiledPC  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#35

I was going to try it until I checked about a feature that ALL WYSIWYG Editors should have to make them worth using. This might be of interest:

Dear Ron,

You wrote:
> GAOTD has a notice about your free offer for Monday. Just wanted
> to ask whether your editor allows loading of previously made web
> pages so the pages can be used within your editor.

> My guess is no. Have had this problem with BlueVoda and
> CoffeeCup's Visual editors, along with a few others, making your
> software worthless for pro sites already built by hand coding them.

Unfortunately, Ultima Website isn't able to import ready html files
now. This feature will be implemented in 2.x version.

I also want to notice, that Ultima Website isn't professional
tool, it's mostly intended for home use and education.

Thanks.

> Ron

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
--
Sincerely yours,
Enplase Support Team

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#34

Why I cannot activate this software, I've type in the registraton info, The software did say that I've sucssesfully actvated the software but when I 'BUILD SITE FROM PROJECT", I will still will come out the trail banner

Reply   |   Comment by Yew  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#33

COMPARE WITH FRONTPAGE
If Compared with frontpage,does this software can be rated higher?

Reply   |   Comment by Yew  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#32

Another free WYSIWYG alternative: The Composer part of SeaMonkey (Mozilla based)

Nvu and Kompozer don't seem to be updated much anymore, and Kompozer choked on a huge table.

http://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Reply   |   Comment by Doug A  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#31

Dear users!

The package has been updated with the minor changes in build made by the Developer. Please re-download the archive to install and activate the program.


Sorry for the inconvenience,
Giveaway of the Day project team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#30

#28 you need to create a home folder so the program defaults to that folder when creating a project AND you must add the file extension itself behind the scenes because your chosen file extension is rediculously long.
Templates should not be stored in the Program Files tree, but in the systems Application Data folder or user Application Data folder if you want to allow end users to build their own template library.

Suggested home folder should be in users profile \ultima_website folder. You need to try and make the output W3C Strict HTML 4.01 compliant (see #25 Bubby's comment) and you also need to permit HTML source code editing.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#29

After you get disgusted trying to make a web page with this (ENTER YOUR CHOICE OF WORD HERE), why not take a look at www.wix.com? Looks like you can easily make a flash-based website online for free. Especially good if you have lots of pictures to display.

Reply   |   Comment by Alt  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#28

Good day!

I'm from Enplase Research, developer of Ultima Website.

Do you have problems with creating new project, because Ultima Website don't accept any filename? It's because Ultima Website needs also path.

For example, the program needs filename like "C:\MyProject" or "C:\MyProject.ultima_website" (without quotes), but not just "MyProject.ultima_website".

We've updated our Ultima Website today. It's more convenient for users. So if you already activated the program, then you can download the latest version from our site.

I'm sorry very much for the inconvenience you had!

Good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by Grynko Ivan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#27

Very DISAPPOINTED! 1 template? And I can write my own HTML. I thought this might make it faster & easier, but it's just junk.
Now I have to clean it out of my PC. Gees.

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#26

@25 - You should also check the "scorecard" on how closely the generated website meets W3 standards - http://alturl.com/t6q7 (Opens the W3 Validator output for the generated website )

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#25

Hello... This is a nice program !!
It runs great here: Windows Vista Ultimate 64x... No Installation or activation issues of any kind. I found this program to be easy to use, clean, fast and well I like it. I just made a small site with it as test: http://hecnor.mysite.com/new1.html...
Thanks GAOD and Emplase for this program !!

Reply   |   Comment by Hector  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)
#24

@19 - you are correct with your suspicions on the quality of the ultimawebsite.com pages - just select one of them and enter it into the W3 validator @ http://validator.w3.org/

Or try validating a CSS file - http://ultimawebsite.com/css/main.css using http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ - several errors that should be caught by a code generator / WYSIWYG editor, only seem to slip through and a beginning web creator would have no idea why webpages might not appear correctly.

There doesn't appear to be any way to tell if this program was responsible for their website, or a human using another tool. I believe they would use the best of these two options to showcase their product and site in the best possible light. From what I have seen - regardless who was responsible, neither has any reason to boast.

Between them there are hundreds of errors - it seems that generating clean HTLM code (end tags?) putting code that should be in stylesheets (font keywords etc) where they belong, improper use of STRICT DTD's when the code they are using is at best TRANSITIONAL.

Marketing it to the absolute beginner is probably their safest option. Experienced web developers wouldn't give it a second look.

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#23

If you can't manually edit the source code within the program, this is plenty useless for me.

Reply   |   Comment by A  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#22

A great free alternative is Web Dwarf by Virtual Mechanics: http://www.virtualmechanics.com/products/dwarf/

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#21

Good evening!
Let's just assume we do not have the today's GOTD and we directly go to the website of the supplier (Ultima). What do we get?

1 - No information about the company. When I say "no information", maybe I exagerate: there is a name. But nothing more. And they expect I will send them money?

2 - Just click on "Features". What do you get? 6 points: 3 all related to WYSIWYG and 3 to "how much money you will save by buying..." It is what on can expect by clicking on "Features"? It's all they can say about their products? And so, they expect I will buy their (his/her) product?

3 - When a GOTD looks attracting, I use to read the comments first, before downloading. But this time, I don't need. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Franck  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#20

This program is VERY basic! it has only one template. A free online website builder is way better than this! and the price seems too much for such a basic editor.

Reply   |   Comment by mimrah  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#19

Looks like they used this piece of xxxx to build their own site, then just started slingin' as many as they could before we noticed that it really, really sucks.

Really, would anyone in their right mind buy site-building software from a website that wanting?

The answer is: No. No they would not.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Drakman  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#18

I have downloaded and installed Ultima website and have tried some features of it. If you're a complete beginner and making a personal website, this is a very good WYSIWYG editor. Or even if you're an intermediate user and would just want to edit a bit of your webpage, this would be good enough. The one thing which is absent for my needs is that it lacks the feature of inserting equations! Thanks GAOTD and Enplase Research for this offering.

Reply   |   Comment by Albert Born  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#17

After installing the software - the nag screen announced

Get full version of Ultima Website now!
With special 10% discount!
(3 executions left to get the discount)


I couldn't help but think the 3 execution limit - or lose your 10% is to attempt to have someone order the software before they have had a chance to fully evaluate the software (or notice the software may not meet all the expectations).

(Note: The software did activate ok. Just a comment on the "If you try it 4 times - the discount deal is off")

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#16

Yikes! Let's see ... entry level (obviously) but (equally obviously for many here) harder thanhell to use ... make a mistake and you can't (apparently) fix it ... no need to go much further.

The fact that such statements have been made, putting aside questions of their accuracy, suggests that this isn't likely to be a workable solution for many. Uh, thanks but no thanks

Reply   |   Comment by rj  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#15

Same as 4 & 7, can't even name project. Tried #8's tip and prog exited!
Even if tip had worked, it shouldn't take "help" to name & save!! Particularly as there is no "Help", just "About".

Rubbish, and well below GOTD's usualy standard, and if this was my first visit & download, I'd not be back.

Reply   |   Comment by Fin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#14

Installation works np on Win xp

poor interface, no help, confusing trying to save original project (poor programming coding)
reloading template doesn't show preview
subsequently gets "access violation error in module Ulitma Website.exe" on preview
forced to close to end error, full of various other bugs
Poor program, especially for what it's supposed to do

don't waste your time with this one, look for free alternatives to be posted

~TJ

Reply   |   Comment by GuruTJ  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#13

Look at company's own website (very plain). Looks like they used their own product to create simple WYSIWIG without much features, LOL :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ash  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#12

Vary limited cant I have TinyMCE on my website to edit posts and I have more functions then this. There is also no way to add raw HTML in or CSS. Also if you didn't know that the little paper changed to a magnifying glass and that it was used to open a dialog box to create a new site you would just be stuck at the create project box and quit. I would skip this one.

Reply   |   Comment by webluke  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#11

Saw this on the GOTD blog a couple of days ago and thought it looked interesting. Shame it's not.

Other free WYSIWYG html editors include:
NVU and FreshHtml (email registration required to register).

Reply   |   Comment by Line  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#10

name the project as name.ultima_wesbsite

Reply   |   Comment by crusty  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Produces really crappy code from its one measly template, not worth the install

Reply   |   Comment by Pam  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)
#8

@7, hit the magnifying glass on the right and set your directory to save it.

For example c:\test website\file name.

THat will do the job G

Reply   |   Comment by hobbelpferze  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#7

Gives error: "Enter the correct project name", tried various names - no go. Disappointed!

Reply   |   Comment by Rajaneesh  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#6

The website for this program is terrible. There is no help available without waiting for an emailed response. There is just the one screenshot. Not a very good website for selling a web editor.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
#5

For simple sites this may do just fine for sites that need updating often it is worthless.

Reply   |   Comment by farther  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#4

There is no help for the program. I tried to start a project and I can't even get past the naming of my project. I thought test.html or test.hml would be okay, but it isn't. So I have no way of finding out if this program does anything worthwhile. I know how to design webpages using other editors, Flash, DreamWeaver and even by just using notepad, but so far I'm lost on the opening screen of this program. Please let me know how to name a project so that I can evaluate the software. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)
#3

It does not work.

Reply   |   Comment by Finn  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-61)
#2

Good:
1.Very small,only 3.8mb
2.great helpful for junior website people.

Bad:
1.funcion limited.not support connect database
2.I don't like too much.
result:
Good > bad

Reply   |   Comment by pb-dvdburning-bp  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-75)
#1

The Good
* Includes all the basics needed to build a website, including but not limited to the ability to insert images, text boxes, buttons, tables, forms, etc.
* Comes with one template for the user to use if desired.

The Bad
* Doesn't have any feature to delete objects, such as buttons, you insert.
* No ability to manually edit the source code.
* No feature to upload directly to FTP.
* Contains multiple minor bugs.
* The code in output files does not follow any conventions, such as indentations.

Free Alternatives
Kompozer
Amaya

For final verdict, recommendations, and full review please click here.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+122)
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