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    XSitePro is a WYSIWYG  web page editor that has many great reviews and praise for its interface and ease of use for both beginners and novice users.  It is not free but costs only $197.00 with the current $100 discount.  Some of the features for XSitePro include project based website design and management, menu design options including breadcrumb trail, over 200 templates and 4,000 professional clipart images, and global find and replace.
    One feature that I found would be handy was the "web site notes" function which pops up a note window where you can type your thoughts of something you would like to add to your website or change.  This is I see would be a good feature because if you are working on a certain section of your website and an idea comes to mind for another section you can type in a quick note or reminder of something to add later.  Paypal, Adsense, and Amazon affiliate integration is also a nice feature.     
    One disadvantage I found is that the 200 templates that come with the program is not enough.  There are however some companies that are starting to offer more template downloads for XSitePro, and you can also make your own with Photoshop if you are pretty artistic and knowledgeable about template design.  
    One review I found stated that XSitePro offers very easy website uploading, which they say is not always a straightforward and simple process.  To upload a website all that is needed is to enter your domain name, home directory, FTP server, username and password, select "Tools" then "Publish" and your site is uploading immediately.  I found very little bad criticism regarding XSitePro and if I ever need to purchase a web editor in the future this will be toward the top of my list.

    Mozilla Composer

    Mozilla Composer is a free web editor that comes with the Firefox browser. It is mostly a pre-CSS HTML editor.  The "normal" mode is the WYSIWYG interface which allows you to create and edit your webpage and view changes.  "Preview" mode allows you to see the appearance of your page as it would appear in a Mozilla browser window and also allows you to edit in this view.  The "HTML source" mode allows you to view and edit the code generated by the editor.  "HTML Tags" mode allows you to show a WYSIWYG format but with HTML tags highlighted as a graphical representation.  
    The drag and drop editing does not allow you to drag an image and place it in any spot on the page but creates an image tag where you dropped it and according to the flow of the document.  The editor does not create the layout code to keep an image in the spot where it was dropped thus requiring the user to use tables or manually entering  CSS code into the HTML source.
    Another disadvantage I found in the reviews of Composer is that if you are using it for an HTML editor there is no way to position elements using CSS in the "normal" mode of the editor.  You need to know how to write raw CSS code or just use tables for the layout of your page.  The tables are a pretty complete portion of Composer and can be used solely if you do not know how to write CSS or HTML code.  
    Composer does however validate HTML code with no errors, which I have found that errors during validating with WYSIWYG editors is fairly common. Overall for a free WYSIWYG web editor, Composer is a decent option for beginners learning to build a website but seasoned web designers probably would not use this program due to the limited CSS code options.

    Microsoft Expression Web

    Expression Web is only available for the Windows operating system and replaces Microsoft's FrontPage web design application.  Expression Web has a fairly steep learning curve and is probably not recommended for beginners.  It supports all major web design standards such as CSS, HTML, XHTML, XML, and W3C.  CSS is the most widely used because it separates the content on your site's pages from the navigation, color schemes, and other design elements making updating fast and easy.  
    A neat feature lets you type a letter or two to select options from numerous pallates and then drag "snippets", or small pieces of code, onto your page to add different elements to it.  Also you can right click on titles and words to format them as hyper links, so a visitor to your website can click on a word and it will take them directly to the website corresponding to that word or title.
    The only serious problem I found during research with Expression Web is that it lacks support for secure FTP file transfers for publishing your site to the Web.  You would need to use a separate program to to upload your files and would also loose a feature of Expression Web that optimizes code when uploading.
Overall I found that Expression Web is a great program for novice web designers and a big step up from the old FrontPage application.