Sunday, June 11, 2006

How to Design and Publish Your Website with Open Source tools

How to Design and Publish Your Website with Nvu:
For people in the developing world and especially in Education, where funds are perenially low, open source tools can solve a lot of needs. In the web development space, here are a few tools that can replace the expensive proprietary tools, such as dreamweaver, photoshop and illustrator.

Web development: NVU is a free alternative to Dreamweaver ( )
InkScape ( ) is a free vector art application similar in many ways to Illustrator or Fireworks
Paint .NET ( ) for Windows, or The Gimp ( ) are bitmap editors (similar to Photoshop)
GIMP-GAP is a set of plug-ins for the GIMP-2.0 that extends GIMP for creation of animations based on a series of frame images. GIMP-GAP is the next development step of the Video Menu that once was part of gimp-1.2."
Unfortunately, Flash has no open source alternative as yet... but there is some work going on here

I'll update as I get more tools.

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