But I've been hit by an unexpected snag: what software to use for maintaining my websites? It's a good five years since I seriously considered this question. I have been happily using Arachnphilia 4.0 for HTML mark-up, and an old version of WS_FTP for file transfer, but both seem to have been deprecated by their respective authors and you have to pay for the new ones (and I didn't like tha later version of Arachnophilia I tried anyway). And I suppose there are probably better programs out there, if I could be bothered to look.
Any recommendations for a good HTML and FTP program, preferably free but if it's really really good I am prepared to pay?
Edited to add: Well, a consensus rapidly developed (thanks, qatsi, sugarimp and dougs) around Filezilla for FTP, and I've tried it and it works very well. Any thoughts about HTML editors? sugarimp offers Stone's Webwriter - any views?