Please note: We regret that we cannot officially support any desktop software. Please see the developer’s documentation and website for assistance with these applications.
|Adobe Photoshop||NUnet||Windows, Mac||The industry standard for creating and manipulating Web images.|
|G.I.M.P.||Freeware||Windows, Mac||GNU Image Manipulation Program. A lot like photoshop, but FREE.|
|IrfanView||Freeware||Windows only||A basic image viewer/editor for Windows users.|
|GraphicConverter||Shareware||OS X only||A basic image viewer/editor for Mac users.|
Secure FTP Software
|SSH Secure Shell Client||Free for Non- Commercial Use||Windows only||Secure Shell and SFTP client. Preferred choice for FTPing information to and from NU servers on windows machines.|
|FileZilla||Freeware.||Windows, OS X, and Linux||A graphical FTP/SFTP client which includes drag-and-drop capability.|
|use the program that is built into your computer||already on your computer||Windows, Mac||You can right+click, or control+click on a Mac, and your contextual menu has an option for compressing files.
Windows: choose “Send to:” and you should see compressed “zipped” archive as an option.
OS X: choose compress [file name]
|Stuffit||Shareware||Windows, Mac, more.||Good all around compression tool, you can get “free” expanders, but the compressor costs a minimal amount.|
|WinZip||NUnet, Freeware||Windows only||Standard file compression & decompression software for Windows users.|
|MacZip||Freeware||Mac only||File compression/decompression software for Mac users. In OS X (10.3 and up) you also can control+click and create zip archives.|
What’s out there is always changing, for a much longer list see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTML_editors, but these are our suggestions.
|Macromedia Dreamweaver||NUnet||Windows, Mac||WYSIWYG||Full-featured HTML editor; the industry standard for Web page development.|
|HTML Kit||Freeware||Windows only||“hand-code” (non-WYSIWYG)||Nice HTML editor, with various bells and whistles (such as a “preview” mode similar to a WYSIWYG HTML editor). Requires a little getting used to, but offers lots of options.|
|Note Tab Lite||Freeware||Windows only||“hand-code” (non-WYSIWYG||Nice “update” to notepad. Simple to use, with menus to help you write code.|
|BBEdit||Commercial||Mac only||“hand-code” (non-WYSIWYG||Great HTML and text editing tool. Worth every penny. There is a “lite version” but it’s no longer being updated, so it doesn’t have all the features of the newest BBEdit – see below.|
|SEEdit Maxi||Freeware||Mac only||“hand-code” (non-WYSIWYG||Free HTML and text editing too. It’s not drag and drop WYSIWYG, but it’s great as a “hand-coding” tool.|
|TextEdit||Installed with Mac OS X||Mac only||“hand-code” (non-WYSIWYG||This tool *will* let you type html into it… you need to change a couple of setting in the preferences however.
1) New Document Attributes: Plain Text
2) Rich Text Processing: Ignore rich text commands in HTML documents AND RTF documents too, and then you’ll see your HTML tags.
|Norton Anti-Virus||Free of Charge for NU community from InfoCommons.||Windows, Mac||Norton Anti-Virus is offered/recommended from IS to help protect your from virus’ and other unwelcomed things you might “contract” from the internet. Faculty may obtain the software by contacting the IS Help Line at x4357. Students may also obtain the CD from the ResNet Resource Center.|