[scribus] OT Web tools

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Tue Jul 8 12:44:53 CEST 2008

Julian Robbins wrote:

>> I've been asked to recommend some tools for secondary school e-media 
>> teaching.
>> So far I've suggested Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus with a side order of 
>> Freemind.
>> They would however like some simple web tools that a school might use 
>> under Windows, Linux, and possibly on Macs.  We don't want content 
>> management or sophisticated AJAX IDEs, just something simple for 
>> children to make reasonably modern html.  What might be out there ?
> Hi John
> You could try Kompozer, a nice simple HTML WYSIWYG editor. I'm not sure 
> if it works on Windows, you'd have to check. Its the old NVU editor that 
> was good but didnt get updated In fact you could try NVU too, if there's 
> a Windows version of that.

OK thanks.  I'll check it out.

> Nice to see another UK user on this list, there's never enough of us 
> using OSS software compared to Europe and Asia, ...

I've used this argument to some effect:

     'It is interesting to note that even government is starting
     to notice what's going on re free software, and support for
     Open Source products is starting to manifest itself as
     policy, for example see


     which sates amongst other assertions that:

         “UK Government will consider OSS solutions alongside
         proprietary ones in IT procurements. Contracts will be
         awarded on a value for money basis”.'

As a school governor, schools particularly annoy me.  The notion that 
they should teach MS because 'that's what's used in the workplace' makes 
for a self fulfilling prophecy.  Further, they particularly seek MS 
skills when recruiting their IT managers.  Damn !!

With my employers hat on though, nothing would make me happier than a 
new recruit walking in the door and showing me a better way of doing 
something that is also free !

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
Managing Director, T4 Sustainability Limited. http://www.T4sLtd.co.uk/
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