Version:  2019 (5.71)
System requirements :

  Windows 10, Windows 8, 7, Windows Server 2012, 2008 and 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and NT4.

  Any computer capable to load Windows™ successfully
Licensing :

24.99 € (US$ 28.60) Buy now

199 € (US$ 228.00) Buy now

Unlimited upgrades for licensed users !
Contact :
Christophe Guibert

Association of Shareware Professionals 

Promaxum Seal of Quality Review, by Scott Swedorski, former Editor-in-Chief (and the founder!) of Tucows

Designed and built with WebIdeaTree : Why this Site is Built with WIT 

I am not what you would call a professional web designer, but I have been maintaining and creating webspaces for some eight or nine years for different purposes. Over the years, I've used a number of editors to produce pages ranging from free editors to full-on retail suites. My sites have passed through stages of MindManager, CoffeeCup HTML Editor, TheBrain, WIT, FrontPage and Dreamweaver, not to mention a brief excursion with SiteSpinner.

Now don't take this the wrong way, these packages are all top-notch products but as everyone does, you have to choose the one that is right for you. So in what follows are the reasons I have to come back to WIT for good.

Initially, when I tried WIT, I was very impressed. Everything was so easy to do and keep track of; however, I was never satisfied with the final output of WIT gave me. Now this isn't really a problem with the software; more with me and my lack of knowledge and application of CSS. Due to may lack of CSS experience, no matter what I did, the WIT site didn't look as professional as it could have. I was quite happy using it on an intranet or for private documents, but I needed something more to display on the web face.

In comes Dreamweaver with its wonderful templates. Ah, how easy is this! Just click on a template and all the CSS is done for you. So this is what I used for a number of years, but for me, this was certainly overkill. My websites aren't dripping with little gadgets and tricky Javascript code... thy're sort of plain, but do the job. As my wites grew, a new problem faced me - organization.

Although Dreamweaver and the other software had trees and directory structures, I still found myself lost in a sea of folders and sub-folders and forgetting to change webpage titles. I was creating a real monster on my hard drive, making it difficult for me to keep track of what was where. Remember this is me we're talking about, you might not have that problem.

Every so often I would reinstall WIT and play round, but it wasn't until lately that I forced myself to start changing the CSS settings. With perseverance and a little experimentation, lo-and-behold I managed to get my site looking like I wanted which similar to the template I used with Dreamweaver. Now you may ask, why go to all this trouble to change software applications to produce my site. Surely because it looks like a nice template is not the reason.

Correct, but now I have my web site template looking the way I want, I can now happily take advantage of all the other great things WIT has to offer...

  • For one, all my pages have the same general appearance and I do not need to make any notable alteration in the template. All titles are takan care of as soon as I enter an idea name. If I need to add some custom coding, I simply click on the HTML tab and enter it. For scripts, I can use the META tab in the idea properties, but the goodies don't stop there.
  • Two of the most important things to me where to be able to generate a list of keywords and a sitemap. I did not want to have to use different software to do this (which I was doing). As you know, websites need to be kept up to date and when different software packages are used to do different things, something is always forgotten. With WIT, I can easily create and tag pages with keywords and WIT will automatically generate a list of keywords in a very nice format. Not only that, but a sitemap (or table of contents) is also automatically generated from the idea names. So both of the main requirements for me are satisfied very easily.
  • Other useful tools also inhabit WIT. Custom fields can easily be defined and added and by using the simple tabs in the structuring of templates, you can place these custom fields anywhere. I have found this aspect extremely useful for designating the duration of videos on this site or the number of questions in the questions banks.
  • As i found, every aspect of WIT generation can be customized from the color, size, image down to the position. It's just a matter of being prepared to sit down and experiment and of course... be patient. Changes are immediate and show in the page preview, so if you don't like what you see, you can go back and change it.
  • Now for the single most important aspect for anyone - organization! WIT is an expert whent it comes to this. All ideas (or topics) are created and presented in tree format. This means that I can add, remove or move pages easily into the areas they should be. No more deleting links and relinking the code.

There are so many options and tools in the latest version of WIT, that I couln't possibly do justice to them. I am only just starting to use things like the bibliography and glossary sections. Ultimately, there is a lot more in WIT that I will ever use, but I am very satisfied with my final project and it does exactly what I want.

If you haven't tried WIT, why not download it and give it a try. I think you will be very surprised at what can be done with it and if you have a problem, the author, Christophe Guibert, is very friendly and very helpful and fully supports his software. My only task now is to change my other sites in the superior WIT format.