- sNews – an easy and simple web publishing tool for non profit organisations
November 4th, 2007
I’ve been keeping an eye on sNews for a while now, and have given it a good road test for use as a simple CMS (content management system) that will meet the needs of many voluntary and community organisations. The choice of CMS to use for any nonprofit organisation should be always considered carefully. Will […]
- MODx, the most promising CMS of the year!
November 4th, 2007
MODx wins the Most Promising CMS of the year 2007! This is a great achievement for the MODx team! Congratulations! Read the celebration news from the MODx team.
- Bristol Wireless technology travels far…
October 12th, 2007
After a plea for help, Bristol Wireless has sent a laptop to Sarajevo to help a young civil war victim to enable him to turn his life around and help him gain the qualifications to find work. Read the story to see how they are using free and open source software to help Amir.
- Choosing and Using Free and Open Source Software – new guide available
October 9th, 2007
Many organisations and charities are increasingly becoming interested in free and open source software (also known as ‘Foss’) and wanting to learn about the benefits it can bring to their organisation. But where do you go to find out more, understand what it all means and discover what is available to your group? Nosi, the […]
- Modx makes it to finals – vote for it to win!
September 11th, 2007
My favourite open source CMS has been nominated to be a finalist as the Most Promising CMS in the 2007 PacketPub Awards. Click on the image to find out more and vote for it to win!
- Easy ways to learn and understand GIMP
August 4th, 2007
Lifehacker website posted a video tutorial for the excellent GIMP, which is an open source, cross-platform powerful alternative to photoshop. The video is part of a series of ten video tutorials by VN Tutor, covering the basics through to intermediate levels.
- Vote for Modx
July 25th, 2007
If like me, you like MODx as the perfect choice for your CMS when designing, your help is needed. Nominations for Packt Open Source Content Management System Award began a few days ago. First step is to nominate MODx as Most Promising Open Source Content Management System! Nominations end August, 31 and voting begins September […]
- Toolbox of 100 open source resources and templates
July 24th, 2007
Design Vitality’s post on 100 best open source design resources, templates and resources.
- Basebox launched – tools for non-profits
June 27th, 2007
Spotted on the e-rider news today, was the announcement of the web launch of the latest edition of NGO-in-a-box, the BaseBox which looks like it will prove to be a great resource for not for small to medium sized organisations.
Produced by Tactical Tech in association with Women’sNet, the BaseBox aims to make it easier to set up base, find the right software and learn how to use it. It comprises a whole range of reviewed open source tools and software helping organisations to be able to make informed choices on what to use, plus the important guidelines and information on how to use it all.
The edition can be accessed online as a CD download in the coming weeks ahead, so it will provide a wealth of materials all in one place, which is great to be able to pass on to others when supporting them with their first steps into open source rather than having to tell them they need to download this and that. I’m going to be investigating this one more, could be a very useful resource…
- Do you Ubuntu???
May 10th, 2007
This really made me smile. I was sent a link to this on the UK Circuit Riders e-list. Well, I know when I’m fixing machines….why doesn’t an MS install this smoothly. Fabulous to see it and coming from a library. Yep, its a library with a neat little video showing just how easy it is […]