WebMatrix is a free and lightweight web development tool.
Create, publish, and maintain your website with ease.

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Optimized for Open Source
Install popular web apps with a few clicks, customize them easily with app-specific code completion, and publish them quickly to the web. Learn More
Designed for Top Languages
Create websites using our ASP.NET, PHP, Node.js, or HTML5 templates, and take advantage of the latest web standards, emerging standards(CSS3, HTML5), and popular JavaScript libraries such as JQuery.
Built for the Cloud
Deploy your websites to and from Windows Azure Web Sites with a single click, edit them remotely or even download directly from the cloud. Learn More
Designed for Mobile
Optimize your websites for mobile browsing with built-in templates, device emulators and code completion for
JQuery mobile.
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Extended by the Community
Want an iPhone simulator or power tools for Node.js? Find extensions that add even more functionality to WebMatrix, or create your own. Learn More
Go beyond content with support for creating and editing databases, optimizing sites for search engines, professional tutorials and much more.
How To's

You got questions, we got answers. In the How To's section you will find everything to get started and code awesomely.
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Introductory Video

Watch a brief video about WebMatrix 2. Go to Video

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