It appears the web authoring software and image editing software needed to build Virtual Science Fair websites is freely available from Microsoft. I have just downloaded Microsoft Expression Web 4 (website building application) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36179 and Expression Design 4 (graphics application) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36180 .
I have yet to work with them, but I recommend anyone using a PC and who doesn’t have Dreamweaver, to give these applications a try. I will go through the complete website building process over the next few days to check that they do the job. I recommend downloading and installing these applications. You will not be able to test the FTP function until you have been assigned an account on the VSF server following registration in January.