LEARN@HOME  Software used

All software used in the courses will be provided for your personal use. These are all industry-standard applications that are either freeware or provided with a free public 'open souce' license.

Netscape Composer was a WYSIWYG (What- You- See- Is- What- You- Get) web page editor packaged as part of the Netscape Communicator, Netscape 6 and Netscape 7 range of free Internet browsers. Composer's HTML editing features supports fonts, styles, colors, graphic image support, lists and bullets, tables, and integrated spell checking. While its HTML editing features were powerful, Composer was specifically designed to allow users to use these features and create simple web pages without learning any HTML web coding. 

The GNU Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP, is a raster graphics editor used to process digital graphics and photographs. Typical uses include creating graphics and logos, resizing and cropping photos, altering colors, combining multiple images, removing unwanted image features, and converting between different image formats. It is often used as a free software replacement for Adobe Photoshop, the most widely used bitmap editor in the printing and graphics industries. Available under the terms of the GNU General Public License, GIMP is free software. http://www.gimp.org/

Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application known for its broad feature set of page layout features comparable to leading commercial applications such as Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign. It is used commercially and in the academc world for writing small newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters and books. Released under the GNU General Public License, Scribus is free software. http://www.scribus.net/

OpenOffice.org is based on StarOffice, an office suite from Sun Microsystems aimed at reducing the dominant market share of Microsoft Office by providing a free, open and high-quality alternative. It consists of a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation and database programs similar to the Microsoft Office equivalents. OpenOffice.org is free software, available under the GNU Lesser General Public License.

SmartFTP is a freeware FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client programme which allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. It offers secure, reliable and efficient transfers that make it a powerful tool for web site publishing and maintenance; uploading and downloading files from servers; file sharing and backing up of local or remote files. http://www.smartftp.com/

GeoHTML is a freeware tool that lets you create client-side image maps for use on your website. Image maps are generally used to create a menu or multiple links on a web page using a single graphic rather text, buttons or icons. http://www.fegi.ru/geohtml/