I am about to step into a room with a large group of Pennsylvania’s finest business teachers. I am presenting a workshop called “Free Design” This presentation takes a brief look at the various Open Source alternatives to commercial design software as well as many of the free web-based resources I use everyday. Hopefully, this presentation is beneficial so that schools across Pennsylvania can provide a better learning experience for their students.
Here is a list of the various applications and online resources presented:
- PhotoShop – GIMP or GIMPshop
- Illustrator – Inkscape
- InDesign – Scribus
- DreamWeaver – Aptana
- Flash – OpenLaszlo
- Microsoft Office – OpenOffice
- Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 – Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition
Free Learning Resources
- XHTML/CSS/Web Coding
- Commercial Exception!
- Lynda.com – $25/mo
- Moodle – Open source e-learning system
- FileZilla – Open source FTP
- FireFox – Best web browser EVER!
- OSalt – Anything else open source you could ever need.