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Home > ItrainOnline newsletter > December 2004

ITO-Announce December 2004

The following resources were added to ItrainOnline during December:

  1. Open source office productivity
  2. Web development
  3. Community radio
  4. Internet security
  5. Online meetings
  6. Ressources en français
  7. Recursos en español
  8. Suggest a resource

1. OPEN SOURCE OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY

THE WIDE WORLD OF LINUX WORD PROCESSORS
This article compares the main word processors - both open source and proprietary - available for GNU/Linux, and looks at what you need to take into account when choosing a word processor.
http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/12/02/1544200

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT VERSUS OPENOFFICE.ORG IMPRESS
This article looks at the similarities and differences you can expect when moving over from Microsoft PowerPoint to OpenOffice.org Impress.
http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/12/02/1544200


2. WEB DEVELOPMENT

CSS REFERENCE
Stylegala offers descriptions and examples of the most common CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) syntax and properties.
http://www.stylegala.com/features/css-reference/background.htm

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP BASICS
This lesson will familiarize you with Photoshop, an image editing, photo retouching and color painting software. You will learn basic concepts of Photoshop's interface, as well as basic tools that will help you alter, retouch and prepare your images for your Web site. This lesson is one of many on website development documented for a face-to-face event held by the UN, helping their missions create their own websites.
http://www.un.org/events/workshop/dpi-unitar/2003/photoshop/newdocument.html


3. COMMUNITY RADIO

"VOICES OF YOUTH" TRAINING GUIDELINES
The Voices of Youth project has developed a handbook for youth radio production training. This easy-to-read resource for documentary production was written by Project Director Bruce Hucko, a photographer who brings an artistic eye and ear to radio sound design, recording and interviewing skills.
http://snipurl.com/b7b4

HOW TO DO COMMUNITY RADIO: A PRIMER FOR COMMUNITY RADIO OPERATORS
This UNESCO-supported primer builds on the experience of Tambuli a network of 25 stations. Often located in remote rural areas, these stations are operated in the community, for the community, about the community and by the community. The handbook features basic community radio concepts, including equipment, finances and programming. It also brings in aspects of community radio ethics, councils, and codes of conduct. The document is online as a PDF file (327 Kb; 70 pages)
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/fr/file_download.php/
9f3aef45c6447010890b417095e3a27cCom_radio.pdf


4. INTERNET SECURITY

HOME PC FIREWALL GUIDE
The Home PC Firewall Guide aims to provide easy access to basic information about internet security and privacy, along with independent third-party reviews of internet security and privacy products for home, telecommuting, and SOHO (small office, home office) end-users.
http://www.firewallguide.com/


5. ONLINE MEETINGS

FACE TO FACE OR REMOTE: WEIGHING THE PROS AND CONS
Basic questions to ask yourself to help you decide whether to have your meeting face-to-face or online.
http://www.chrysalisinternational.com/communique_032304.htm


6. RESSOURCES EN FRANÇAIS

USABILIS
L'ergonomie informatique, appelée aussi " utilisabilité ", est la capacité du produit informatique à être facilement utilisé par une personne pour réaliser la tâche pour laquelle il a été conçu. Ce site introduit les méthodes de conception ergonomique.
http://www.usabilis.com/

LES RÈGLES D'OR DE LA PAGE D'ACCUEIL
Réaliser des sites faciles à utiliser est crucial pour y fidéliser un public. Pour ce faire, il convient de respecter quelques règles essentielles simples (condition nécessaire mais pas suffisante). En voici quelques points essentiels à prendre en compte lors de vos premiers pas dans le design de votre site web.
http://www.dismoitic.net/article.php3?id_article=13

ÉTUDE DES GROUPWARE OPENSOURCE
Cette étude porte sur les produits suivants: phpCollab, more.groupware, eGroupWare, dotproject, OpenGroupware, phpProjekt, phppGroupWare, C-Arbre, xp Web, O GroupWare.
http://www.avane.com/spip/IMG/pdf/ComparatifGroupware.pdf


7. RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL

Una gran cantidad de nuevos recursos en español se agregaron al sitio de "ItrainOnline" en el mes de diciembre. Nuevos recursos incluyen herramientas para validar HTML, CSS, y otros elementos para el desarrollo de sitios web; el uso de bases de datos y nuevos aspectos relacionados con PHP; información básica acerca de spam, correo electrónico y compras en línea. La lista completa es tan extenso que no la incluimos aquí.

Favor de consultar http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/spanish/novedades.shtml para ver los nuevos recursos.

8. SUGGEST A RESOURCE

If you would like to suggest a resource for inclusion in ItrainOnline, please visit
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/english/submit.shtml  or e-mail mmtk@apc.org.

 

 
 
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