Tag: opensource

WordPress Multisite

I am, as any of my students will be able to tell you, a huge fan of WordPress: it is stable, sophisticated, powerful and flexible, all whilst being very simple to use. Last year I rebuilt our school website using WP, and this year I …

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A Gibbon Is Born

Over the past few months I have been working to create a new open source project: Gibbon. At the risk of neglecting this blog and other projects, I have been putting in many, many hours to create a system which allows schools to better …

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Project Gutenberg

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Project Gutenberg is an online repository of books that are out of copyright, and thus freely available for anyone to use. With over 30,000 books currently available, this site provides a great source for gratis reading material. However, more important than this, it provides …

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Scrolllooper

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/162030/

Scrolllooper is a Firefox Addon that I created to allow automatic¬† page scrolling in an infinite loop. This addon was designed to allow a web page to be displayed in public on a large screen. The aim of the addon is simply to automatically …

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Firefox Addons for Web Designers & Developers

Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source web browser which aims to provide a simple, light and fast way to browse the web. It is one of the main driving forces in the web today, and the competition it provides is one of the reasons …

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WordPress

http://www.wordpress.org

Originally designed as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved into a fantastic system for publishing all manner of content. Whilst it is not quite as flexible as Drupal, it is far easier to use, and has a great variety of high quality themes, …

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Jamendo: Free, Legal Music

http://www.jamendo.com

Jamendo is a fantastic source for music that students can legally use in their own creative works. Shared under Creative Commons licenses, the site offers a whole range of sounds, much of which is very professional in its composition, performance and production.…

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Miro

http://getmiro.com/

Free; open source internet tv and video player.…

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PeaZip:

http://peazip.sourceforge.net/

Peazip is a free, open source application for compressing and decompressing all sorts of file archives, including .zip, .rar and .tar.gz amongst others.…

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VLC

http://videolan.org/

Described as the “Swiss Army Knife of Video Applications”, VLC is a free, open source desktop application that understands a vast variety of video formats. Functioning on Mac, Windows and Linux it is a vital tool for anyone who plays or edits video. One …

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