WebMatrix is a free, lightweight, cloud-connected web development toolCreate, publish, and maintain your website with ease

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New changes for even simpler website creation
WebMatrix 3 brings you easy access to your Windows Azure websites. Icon-sized previews of your sites make them easy to find and open. Access your remote sites as seamlessly as local sites. Collaborate on team projects with Git and TFS source control systems, plus more! 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.
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
Your Companion for the Cloud
When you create local projects, you’ll be able to instantly get a companion website in Windows Azure without ever leaving WebMatrix. Using the Publish button, you can easily keep these sites in sync and save your changes to 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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Source Control with Git
Plug into GitHub, CodePlex, and Team Foundation Service to start sharing your code with the world. Whether you’re a newcomer to git, or a seasoned pro, you’ll find all of the features you would expect in a powerful but easy to use tool. Learn More
Source Control with TFS
Team Foundation Service is Microsoft’s hot source control service in the cloud. WebMatrix 3 makes it simple and fun to work with your code using TFS for any project in the cloud, or on site. Learn More
Remote Site Editing
Simply open your remote sites, make changes, and hit Save. The lightweight performance and full editing capability (including intellisense) make it feels like you are editing a local site! Learn More
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, quick access to 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 3. Go to Video


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