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    Default Vizio and Dreamweaver?

    I am in college going for a BA in I.T. Network Management. Currently two of my classes are Web Design 1 and Programming Logic. I am currently dual booting Windows but I was wondering if their is something for openSuse 12.3 KDE that works like Vizio for building flow charts? I tried Libre Draw and there are to many shapes missing and I also need to be able to save in a format where he can either open it up in Vizio or I know a lot of guys are just using the shapes from MS office, so I could save it in a .doc that would be good to.

    I am also taking Web Design and was wondering if there is anything like DreamWeaver since that is the software the class is being taught to use. Thanks everybody and I appreciate any insight.

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    On Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:56:01 +0000, DMGrier wrote:

    > I am in college going for a BA in I.T. Network Management. Currently two
    > of my classes are Web Design 1 and Programming Logic. I am currently
    > dual booting Windows but I was wondering if their is something for
    > openSuse 12.3 KDE that works like Vizio for building flow charts? I
    > tried Libre Draw and there are to many shapes missing and I also need to
    > be able to save in a format where he can either open it up in Vizio or I
    > know a lot of guys are just using the shapes from MS office, so I could
    > save it in a .doc that would be good to.
    >
    > I am also taking Web Design and was wondering if there is anything like
    > DreamWeaver since that is the software the class is being taught to use.
    > Thanks everybody and I appreciate any insight.


    There are a few applications that do Visio-like drawings, but nothing
    with a library like the Visio library. Inkscape can do some of this sort
    of stuff, but it's really primitive compared to Visio for that type of
    drawing.

    With regards to anything like Dreamweaver - if that's what your class is
    using, then you should stick with that for the class. Some people use
    Inkscape to design web pages, but IME it requires a bit more work than
    using a tool like Dreamweaver.

    I tend to use something like Komodo Edit, Bluefish, or something similar
    for creating raw HTML pages.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Vizio and Dreamweaver?

    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    I am in college going for a BA in I.T. Network Management. Currently two of my classes are Web Design 1 and Programming Logic. I am currently dual booting Windows but I was wondering if their is something for openSuse 12.3 KDE that works like Vizio for building flow charts? I tried Libre Draw and there are to many shapes missing and I also need to be able to save in a format where he can either open it up in Vizio or I know a lot of guys are just using the shapes from MS office, so I could save it in a .doc that would be good to.

    I am also taking Web Design and was wondering if there is anything like DreamWeaver since that is the software the class is being taught to use. Thanks everybody and I appreciate any insight.
    Use YaST to install "dia" from the standard openSUSE repositories. Per its description, "dia" is similar to Vizio.

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    Jim Thanks,
    Great information. I do plan on continuing to use Dreamweaver for the class but I think once I am done I would like to keep messing with some web design stuff as hobby but preferably without any M$ Windows involved.

    I will try inkscape, I hate having to boot into Windows this much and if inkscape can produce the shapes I need then that is one less thing I need. Thanks for the quick response and information Jim.

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    Default Re: Vizio and Dreamweaver?

    To avoid the dual boot hassle, I suggest you try Windows running as a VirtualBox VM.
    For me, it works very well for the few programs , such as Visio and Dreamweaver, that are difficult to duplicate in oS space.

    If your Windows is Windows7, the VM version will run on the same PC that your have Win7 installed on - the hardware "secret" information reported to the Microsft Authentication process is the same. XP runs well too.
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    Default Re: Vizio and Dreamweaver?

    On Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:36:02 +0000, DMGrier wrote:

    > Jim Thanks,
    > Great information. I do plan on continuing to use Dreamweaver for the
    > class but I think once I am done I would like to keep messing with some
    > web design stuff as hobby but preferably without any M$ Windows
    > involved.
    >
    > I will try inkscape, I hate having to boot into Windows this much and if
    > inkscape can produce the shapes I need then that is one less thing I
    > need. Thanks for the quick response and information Jim.


    No problem.

    FWIW, I find that Windows runs just fine in a virtual machine - no need
    to dual boot. (I have to use Windows for some of my paid work, and
    that's a great alternative - if the machine gets hosed somehow, I can
    revert to a known working snapshot - really handy).

    Jim



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    Default Re: Vizio and Dreamweaver?

    DMGrier wrote:
    >
    > I am in college going for a BA in I.T. Network Management. Currently two
    > of my classes are Web Design 1 and Programming Logic. I am currently
    > dual booting Windows but I was wondering if their is something for
    > openSuse 12.3 KDE that works like Vizio for building flow charts? I
    > tried Libre Draw and there are to many shapes missing and I also need to
    > be able to save in a format where he can either open it up in Vizio or I
    > know a lot of guys are just using the shapes from MS office, so I could
    > save it in a .doc that would be good to.
    >
    > I am also taking Web Design and was wondering if there is anything like
    > DreamWeaver since that is the software the class is being taught to use.
    > Thanks everybody and I appreciate any insight.
    >
    >


    "Pencil" is a good alternative for Visio.
    I installed it on my machine and here is a screenshot of Pencil for your
    reference.


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    Default Re: Vizio and Dreamweaver?

    Personally I find it easier to work from my text editor and combine that with my page/s open in a browser. YMMV.

    I'd concur with the VM idea, because for me, booting to windows is a torture I can live without.
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    Default Re: Vizio and Dreamweaver?

    I will give the VM an shot, do you think it is possible even though my laptop is running on a almost 3 year old core i3 and and only 4GB of memory. Here in a few months hopefully will be getting a new computer with a quad core i7 and 8 GB of memory which then I don't see being a problem but I was unsure if Windows 7 64 Bit would run on my current laptop since I was pretty sure I read on Adobes website in order to run Adobe Creative Suite 6 I needed a 64 Bit OS. Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Vizio and Dreamweaver?

    DMGrier wrote:
    >
    > Jim Thanks,
    > Great information. I do plan on continuing to use Dreamweaver for the
    > class but I think once I am done I would like to keep messing with some
    > web design stuff as hobby but preferably without any M$ Windows
    > involved.
    >
    > I will try inkscape, I hate having to boot into Windows this much and
    > if inkscape can produce the shapes I need then that is one less thing I
    > need. Thanks for the quick response and information Jim.
    >
    >

    Regarding HTML editors:-
    Quanta supports WYSIWYG and is available in our repos. Install using YaST
    you can get Amaya(also supports WYSIWYG) rpms here
    http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/BinDist.html

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