Open source is a special gift to people of walks of life who loves technology. The drive for open source created a whole lot of different species of people who were given the freedom to create and innovate existing technologies. Moreover, it allowed people get access to these technologies as they were distributed.
Today, you will hear about the pioneering open source software that became titans in their own space. Software such as the Linux kernel, Ubuntu, Samba, MySQL and others paved the way for the open source revolution in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These giants and pioneers are the reason why we enjoy web technologies of today.
One of the most powerful graphics editor in the open source landscape today is Krita. It has a heavy focus on digital painting and illustration. Since the internet is awash with lots of illustration. Krita is being chosen by more and more designers in order to use digital painting and illustration to bring their web designs to life.
Most of the formatting of Krita is in vector but it’s embraced by a lot of web designers who are more into the traditional look.
Notepad++ is the most used and most popular source code editor for Microsoft Windows. This open source application provides syntax highlighting, tabbed editing as well as code folding for more than 50 scripting, markup and programming languages. It has a huge community support at the same time a vast amount of plugins. Notepad++ supports Bookmark, Macro recording and playback, and PCE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace.
- Checks and edits HTML
- Perfects CSS through tweaks
- CSS metrics visualization
- Network activity monitoring
- Finds errors quickly
- DOM exploration
- Cookies management