Currently in beta with a plan to launch fully in March 2010, BaseKit is a new tool that aims to help website designers and developers create rich, dynamic websites without having to code.

Websites can be created from Photoshop designs or from a selection of pre-built site packs. To speed up development, BaseKit's creators offer readymade contact forms, maps, video and social networking widgets.

BaseKit is purely web-based. Having developed a working prototype, the team entered Seedcamp 2008, a tech start-up competition, and were chosen as one of 7 winners out of 400 European web technology companies.

The developers say that BaseKit is cross-browser compatible, including IE 7+ for the BaseKit editor and IE6 for published websites. The HTML and CSS BaseKit produces is standards-compliant and validates to W3C guidelines.

To try out BaseKit before it is launched, register at: www.basekit.com.