[scribus] Adobe ends perpetual licenses

Staffan Melin (Oscillator) staffan.melin at oscillator.se
Fri May 24 17:19:58 UTC 2013

For web design (rather - web development) it's worth checking out the
big open source CMS: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress. That means you move
away from code (HTML). There are more than the three I've mentioned,
but these are the ones I've come across (and I've used both Drupal and
Joomla for development).

For HTML web development, except for Bluefish, there is also KompoZer
(http://www.kompozer.net/) and Aptana (www.aptana.com). Maybe more.

Best regards,


On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 5:15 PM, john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 May 2013 12:24:48 +0100
> Nicola Griffin <nickigriffin at mac.com> wrote:
>> Catching up on past Scribus posts having been immersed in Scribus
>> designing a festival programme.
>> So now I realise this really does affect me, not for DTP but I use
>> Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Was planning to upgrade my MacBook.
>> There's no way I could justify paying a monthly fee for a plan.
>> So Open Source. Where next for web design and graphics?
>> Best
>> Nicki Griffin
>> >
> For graphics Inkscape (Vector) and Gimp (bitmap, photos)
> For book covers and fancy text layouts in multipage documents Scribus.
> For most book interiors some form of TeX. I use pdftex for novels,
> Context for technical books, LaTeX rarely and when used preferably using
> the memoir class. There is just too much missing from Scribus for book
> interiors IMO except for coffee table books. Others may have more
> success.
> To convert from RGB model documents to CMYK model for bitmaps I use
> ImageMagick, a very powerful command line program.
> To preserve the vector nature of Inkscape outputs and
> convert to CMYK I am planning to use Scribus as a post processor.
> Web design can be done in Inkscape producing an svg file which most
> browsers can handle. Or you can use Bluefish and produce html. The old
> Quanta plus is no more, being replaced by a much inferior product with
> the same name.  I actually code my pages in a editor called Gvim which
> will highlight key words and brace pairs etc. for html and various
> programming languages as well. But I was a programmer in my misspent
> youth so working at the code level is OK by me.
> --
> John Culleton
> Wexford Press
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> http://wexfordpress.net/shortlist.html
> PDF e-book: "Create Book Covers with Scribus"
> available at http://www.booklocker.com/books/4055.html
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