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- Linux tool for Web Comps
- Kenneth P. Turvey
March 17, 2008, 4:09 pm
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using CSS to do so. One of the books that I have, "The Principles of
Beautiful Web Design", recommends the use of "web comps". These are
basically drawings of the page using a tool that lets you get these
drawings done quickly. The tool the author, Jason Beaird, uses is
I have a virtual machine installed on my computer in order to run Windows
programs, but as a general rule I try to avoid doing so. In addition
Firworks isn't free, and I would like to avoid the cost of the package.
Is there a good program for doing these Web comps under Linux?
I've asked this question on the Gimp forums and what I found was that Gimp
probably isn't suited to this problem without using extensions. For
example, Gimp will not allow a text area to contain more than one style of
text. If you are using Gimp for this purpose, please let me know. If you
have a set of extensions for Gimp that help you improve your productivity,
I'd really like to know what they are.
I apologize for posting this to so many groups (four I think), but I tried
posting to compp.infosystems.www.authoring.tools once already without
Re: Linux tool for Web Comps
Well, I'd like to know the answer to that also.
I can recommend a vector drawing program for making some of these
shapes called Inkscape. Inkscape has builds for most OS's. It's not a
solution to your problem.
I'm a text editor kind of person and I find it very difficult to
visualize designs in html. I notice Fireworks has a free trial and I
think I will give that a go...
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