Antenna 4.961 Beta for Windows

by Stormdance

Avg. Rating 3.6 (50 votes)

File Details

File Size 9.8 MB
License Shareware, $59.99
Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Date Added
Total Downloads 8,661
Publisher Stormdance
Homepage Antenna

Publisher's Description

Antenna enables you to design and develop great looking professional web sites rapidly - without any coding or HTML knowledge. Using transparent layers, master pages and pixel accurate positioning, Antenna makes web site building a visual experience - more like using an art or desktop publishing package, instead of programming. Now you can concentrate on aesthetics and design - instead of spending hours just trying to make your HTML code work - have fun and make your site look stunning!

Latest Reviews

some guy

some guy reviewed v4.0 Beta on Sep 23, 2011

oh give me a break lol 2003 frontpage blows this away, Dream Weaver blows this out of the water, the only good reviews are by the people trying to sell this garbage of a program That 's who Some Guy is!!

GrahamW01

GrahamW01 reviewed v3.5 Beta on Oct 21, 2010

Not sure who someguy on here is writing false details about Antnnea.

This is a wonderfull program. I was on the hunt some years ago for a simple web design program that was easy to use and found Antenna 2.7 and have been using it ever since. Now with the upcoming 3.5 the program is amazing.

This is by far one of the easiest pieces of software to design a professional website I have ever used and will never use another now I have got Antenna.

The backup forum support is second to none. The forum is full of only helpfull tips and tricks as well the ability of people going the extra mile to help out.
The forum is one of the most active on the net, not only do the Antenna users share their experiences so do the maker of Antenna (Stormdance).

I personally recommend Antenna to anyone. Take if for the 16 day test drive and see just how easy it is to use.

If you want to see some sites designed with Antenna here is a few links

http://www.grahamscomputers.summerland.net.au
http://www.waggachurchofchrist.org.au
http://www.buyorrentsolutions.com.au/
http://www.tasteofvietnam.com.au

These are just a couple I have designed and there is many other Antenna users that could post links to their sites as well just to show the professional results it can do.

A bit thumbs up to stormdance.

Well done on a professional package.

Graham

Loes1

Loes1 reviewed v3.5 Beta on Oct 21, 2010

I have been using Antenna for years now (after using GoLive for years before that). Antenna is a wonderful piece of software, a very short learning curve and the customer support is great. The user forum is very helpful too with lots of creative folks around. Now with this new lightbox feature things get even easier then they already were. So I am a happy camper, not affiliated to the makers of the program, just a happy customer :)

So if the makers of Antenna are reading these reviews as well: congratulations on the new version. Love it!
Loes

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.5 Beta on Oct 16, 2010

just to many to list pjafrombbay "AKA" guy trying to sell this program,, google is your friend use it!!!!

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v3.5 Beta on Oct 15, 2010

some guy says: "...their (there) are many freewares that do a better job"

Well if you are going to make comments like this why not tell us what these products are. You comment as is is next to useless!

Peter

stourswim

stourswim reviewed v3.4.442 Beta on Jun 2, 2010

Just a comment to "some guy" and his statement that the reviews are written by
the programmers of the software.
Sorry but you are wrong. I am simply a user who likes a piece of software and wants to encourage others to use it so that it is developed even more.
Check your facts before making accusations
I have used the software now for 4 years for my club and like it a lot.

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.4.438 Beta on Apr 29, 2010

all the reviews are the programmers who made the program, don't believe their are many freewares that do a better job

stourswim

stourswim reviewed v3.0 Beta 3A on Sep 10, 2009

I needed to build a site for my local swimming club. I had a copy of Dreamweaver and Frontpage. Played with both and found them overblown and with a steep learning curve. Then I looked at others, some shareware others professional but they all seemed to be based on templates. If you dont like their templates, tough.If you want to do something creative they cant do it. Then I found Antenna. At first it seemed difficult. Then I went back to it. Read the tutorials and the forum and got into it. Now Im hooked. It is simply brilliant , easy to use and very capable. Once you get the hang of layers it all falls into place and becomes a powerful tool. Dont expect templates you simply dont need them as its easy to make your own. Although there are now some available.
It really is WYSISWYG and a bargain at three times the price.
Its not a simple template driven programme but a proper fully featured web design tool to compete with Frontpage and Dreamweaver

Cons: None really. Like all capable software, and this is very capable you need to read the instructions look at the videos and persevere a bit at the start but once you get into it you will never look back.
The user forum is very active and helpfull. To top it all the software writer actually responds and answers your questions no matter how simple. You dont get that from Microsoft. Dont ignore it, give it a try and persevere you wont be disappointed.
The average person wants to be able to build professional looking web sites without a degree in html. Many people who review this type of software were brought up in the age of html and tables and look down their noses at anything new. Things have moved on.

Frank A

Frank A reviewed v3.0 Beta 3A on Jan 13, 2009

Been using Antenna since 2.5 just plan love the program. Recently started using the beta 3.0, the programmers have taken it to knew heights.
The software if intuitive, visual, and powerful.

I recommend it to anybody that wants to build websites!

Frank A.

clouder

clouder reviewed v2.52 Beta 4 on Aug 25, 2005

this idea is great, ever since css the idea of stepping away from tables is great, and this program seems to accomplish that. however, i was viewing the publisher homepage (what better way to see how effectively it can be used than to view the creators web site) upon viewing the source, all the style is written inline. so that kind of defeats the purpose of css and centralizing style, especially if your page has a common flow. i personally have not used this so correct me of i am wrong about this program not automatically creating external css files, but from the looks of stormdance.net it does not appear as though this program does that. so in conclusion this software seems great for the novice looking for quick/slick web designs, but for hardcore css enthusiasts and specifically high traffic sites, a little(maybe a lot) of recoding to centralize the style will have to be taken.

btw i checked the nvu site and nvu is technically not even an acronym, and only stands for 2 words "new view" :P

Avg. Rating 3.6 (50 votes)
Your Rating
some guy

some guy reviewed v4.0 Beta on Sep 23, 2011

oh give me a break lol 2003 frontpage blows this away, Dream Weaver blows this out of the water, the only good reviews are by the people trying to sell this garbage of a program That 's who Some Guy is!!

GrahamW01

GrahamW01 reviewed v3.5 Beta on Oct 21, 2010

Not sure who someguy on here is writing false details about Antnnea.

This is a wonderfull program. I was on the hunt some years ago for a simple web design program that was easy to use and found Antenna 2.7 and have been using it ever since. Now with the upcoming 3.5 the program is amazing.

This is by far one of the easiest pieces of software to design a professional website I have ever used and will never use another now I have got Antenna.

The backup forum support is second to none. The forum is full of only helpfull tips and tricks as well the ability of people going the extra mile to help out.
The forum is one of the most active on the net, not only do the Antenna users share their experiences so do the maker of Antenna (Stormdance).

I personally recommend Antenna to anyone. Take if for the 16 day test drive and see just how easy it is to use.

If you want to see some sites designed with Antenna here is a few links

http://www.grahamscomputers.summerland.net.au
http://www.waggachurchofchrist.org.au
http://www.buyorrentsolutions.com.au/
http://www.tasteofvietnam.com.au

These are just a couple I have designed and there is many other Antenna users that could post links to their sites as well just to show the professional results it can do.

A bit thumbs up to stormdance.

Well done on a professional package.

Graham

Loes1

Loes1 reviewed v3.5 Beta on Oct 21, 2010

I have been using Antenna for years now (after using GoLive for years before that). Antenna is a wonderful piece of software, a very short learning curve and the customer support is great. The user forum is very helpful too with lots of creative folks around. Now with this new lightbox feature things get even easier then they already were. So I am a happy camper, not affiliated to the makers of the program, just a happy customer :)

So if the makers of Antenna are reading these reviews as well: congratulations on the new version. Love it!
Loes

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.5 Beta on Oct 16, 2010

just to many to list pjafrombbay "AKA" guy trying to sell this program,, google is your friend use it!!!!

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v3.5 Beta on Oct 15, 2010

some guy says: "...their (there) are many freewares that do a better job"

Well if you are going to make comments like this why not tell us what these products are. You comment as is is next to useless!

Peter

stourswim

stourswim reviewed v3.4.442 Beta on Jun 2, 2010

Just a comment to "some guy" and his statement that the reviews are written by
the programmers of the software.
Sorry but you are wrong. I am simply a user who likes a piece of software and wants to encourage others to use it so that it is developed even more.
Check your facts before making accusations
I have used the software now for 4 years for my club and like it a lot.

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.4.438 Beta on Apr 29, 2010

all the reviews are the programmers who made the program, don't believe their are many freewares that do a better job

stourswim

stourswim reviewed v3.0 Beta 3A on Sep 10, 2009

I needed to build a site for my local swimming club. I had a copy of Dreamweaver and Frontpage. Played with both and found them overblown and with a steep learning curve. Then I looked at others, some shareware others professional but they all seemed to be based on templates. If you dont like their templates, tough.If you want to do something creative they cant do it. Then I found Antenna. At first it seemed difficult. Then I went back to it. Read the tutorials and the forum and got into it. Now Im hooked. It is simply brilliant , easy to use and very capable. Once you get the hang of layers it all falls into place and becomes a powerful tool. Dont expect templates you simply dont need them as its easy to make your own. Although there are now some available.
It really is WYSISWYG and a bargain at three times the price.
Its not a simple template driven programme but a proper fully featured web design tool to compete with Frontpage and Dreamweaver

Cons: None really. Like all capable software, and this is very capable you need to read the instructions look at the videos and persevere a bit at the start but once you get into it you will never look back.
The user forum is very active and helpfull. To top it all the software writer actually responds and answers your questions no matter how simple. You dont get that from Microsoft. Dont ignore it, give it a try and persevere you wont be disappointed.
The average person wants to be able to build professional looking web sites without a degree in html. Many people who review this type of software were brought up in the age of html and tables and look down their noses at anything new. Things have moved on.

Frank A

Frank A reviewed v3.0 Beta 3A on Jan 13, 2009

Been using Antenna since 2.5 just plan love the program. Recently started using the beta 3.0, the programmers have taken it to knew heights.
The software if intuitive, visual, and powerful.

I recommend it to anybody that wants to build websites!

Frank A.

clouder

clouder reviewed v2.52 Beta 4 on Aug 25, 2005

this idea is great, ever since css the idea of stepping away from tables is great, and this program seems to accomplish that. however, i was viewing the publisher homepage (what better way to see how effectively it can be used than to view the creators web site) upon viewing the source, all the style is written inline. so that kind of defeats the purpose of css and centralizing style, especially if your page has a common flow. i personally have not used this so correct me of i am wrong about this program not automatically creating external css files, but from the looks of stormdance.net it does not appear as though this program does that. so in conclusion this software seems great for the novice looking for quick/slick web designs, but for hardcore css enthusiasts and specifically high traffic sites, a little(maybe a lot) of recoding to centralize the style will have to be taken.

btw i checked the nvu site and nvu is technically not even an acronym, and only stands for 2 words "new view" :P

FredEE

FredEE reviewed v2.52 Beta on Aug 17, 2005

If version 2.52 sucks comparing to NVU you are really comparing two totally different programms. NVU is not even coming close to the workflow and design features of antenna. I like to build great looking websites in NO TIME, who sucks here?

Are you a designer and want to avoid writing code
Use Antenna.

Englesos

Englesos reviewed v2.52 Beta on Aug 12, 2005

Antenna is a powerful, easy to use program that offers a number of design options that few of the more pedestrian "biggies" can boast - at least the last time I checked!
I feel that Antenna is moving away from the ball and chain of website designers who feel the need to be adle to rewrite their code in notepad and facilitates the designer who wants a good looking, functional site with the minimum of fuss.
I work for money - anything that wastes my time is hurting me.
The outputted code is fully compatible with HTML 4.0 (Transitional)Specification W3C Recommendation, revised on 24-Apr-1998 as checked by anybrowser.com and I really like this program.
Stop reading - download it and get started!

ajscott

ajscott reviewed v1.6.62 Beta on Mar 4, 2004

Yes I would tend to agree with daveboy on the issue of non compliance with conventional programming techniques. And on the cleanliness of the resultant documents' code, which is largely due to the editor not using DHTML methods for building the source code, but rather string substitutions in global templates in the application. There has been indicated possible changes in the handling of these templates as I indicated in a previous thread. Bear in mind people that you haven's paid half a grand for this application, and big price tags don't guarantee ideal operation in the wild. MS Front PAge has quirks of its own especially in respect to bot generated code. Give Julian specific feedback, not the generic "This app sucks" type of commentary I have seen. Leave the kind of constructive criticisms you would want to see if it were you that was the programmer of this application. Julian I believe the grievance a lot of users are really complaining about is lack of linear layout mode, you are using excusively absolute positioning. From the standpoint f attempting to author additional plugins for my own use, lack of inheritance of standard properties, methods, and events is a detraction. Consider limiting the required property definitions for a plugin to those which are unique to the plugin and the custom html edit dialog should automatically expand to the extents of the edit window to facilitate better workflow when editing the contained code.

jjstedman

jjstedman reviewed v1.6.60 Beta on Feb 25, 2004

I have used this programme since july 2003 and it is getting better and better with each update. It was easy to use to start with and now it has alot of functionality and features that are just not available elewhere for people who do not now how to write code themselves. The WYSIWYG is great and the multiple master layer concept is brilliant to use.

dogthecat

dogthecat reviewed v1.6.59 Beta on Feb 23, 2004

I just downloaded this program, installed it, and it came up and said my trial period has expired. This is rediculous. Plus, the previous reviews are not all that great.

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