Web development/authoring environments can be split into two categories:
If you already have a preferred application please use it!
Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver can also be obtained with a free trial license (one month only, so if you go this route you will want to wait until April before trying Photoshop and Illustrator). If you try Dreamweaver for month, followed by the Web Premium suite, and then the Design Premium suite you can extend to 3 months. The suites contain Illustrator and Photoshop. One can also do a free trial and then buy a commercial, monthly Dreamweaver subscription license for $30 per month.
You can also save html from Word or there are many shareware/freeware web authoring tools if you do a google search, or other ~80 packages that include free trial licenses.
Further the new media center has (ironically, older) versions of the Adobe Software suites.
SolidWorks 2011-12, go to the MechE download page (certificates required). Note: at present, the department download page is a bit confusing. It will look like only 2010-11 is available, but the set path instructions will be to 2011-12.)
2.744 website building tutorials and how to upload files.
Implementing web-based surveys (forms) hosted in your Athena directory
Viewing secure AVI files using IE and Windows Media Player
Sketching and rendering tutorial videos (2.744 and 2.009 resource)
Posed mannequin pictures for storyboards
New media center: MIT facility where you can edit movies and prepare multimedia presentations