Monday, November 10, 2008

Great Open Source free tools + CMS for web development

Hi all

Love to say thanks to Nathan Jeffery
for sharing some of the great and useful open source tool links here with full description

m just doing mirror of Nathan's mail and adding some links from my end :)

Great Open Source tools for web development

Tools
-http://www.gimp.org/ (for editing images to use on your sites)
-http://inkscape.org/ (scalable vector creation and editing tool, can
also import other formats)
-http://www.blender.org/ (3d designs for really effective headers and
buttons)
-http://www.wampserver.com/en/ (a stack for windows of Apache, MySQL,
Php for local development)
-http://sourceforge.net/projects/notepad-plus/ (text editor for
creating your HTML, CSS and PHP)
-http://www.panic.com/coda/ (text editor for mac)
-http://macromates.com/ (text editor for mac)
-http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/development_tools/ (tools for
mac)
-http://www.netbeans.org/ (cross platform IDE, don't use the WYSIWYG
only use the text editor)
-http://www.python.org/ (for advanced cross platform programming)
-http://www.mysql.com/ (open source database engine)
-http://www.postgresql.org/ (opensource database engine)
-http://www.php.net/ (server side scripting language)
-http://www.google.com/webmasters/ (site and keyword analysis tools)
-http://browsershots.org/ (for getting an idea of what your site looks
like on different setups)
-http://www.quirk.biz/emarketingtextbook/download (free ebook on
emarketing)

Browsers: (it's good to test locally in as many environments as
possible)
-http://www.apple.com/safari/ (PC and Mac)
-http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/ (cross platform)
-http://www.google.com/chrome (currently windows)
-http://www.opera.com/ (PC and Mac)

Skills
-http://w3schools.com/ (awesome learning centre)
-http://www.tizag.com/ (more learning resources)
-http://www.csszengarden.com/ (info on CSS, will save you tons of
time)
-http://www.oswd.org/ (example CSS websites and downloads to use and
learn from)
-http://www.w3.org/ (web standards and resources for learning, they
set the rules)

Content Management Systems (either use as is, modified or learn from
them they're opensource)
-http://www.joomla.org/
Online Tutorial for JOOMLA
-http://www.magentocommerce.com/
-http://oscommerce.com/
-http://drupal.org/
-http://typo3.org/
-Ning [Create Social Networking Site] -- http://artsrajesh.ning.com/
- Open Source CMS lists

Project Management Systems (either use as is, modified or learn from
them they're opensource)

-http://www.projectpier.org/ [Project Management Tool]
-http://www.37signals.com/
-http://www.taskfreak.com/

e-learning
- www.elearn.cdac.in

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