This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac OS X. It is compatible with the Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and later operating systems and with the latest versions of any of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
- Crimson Editor - Download (recommended)
- Notepad is fine for class and is usually included with Windows.
- Adobe Dreamweaver - Download
Mac OS X:
- TextEdit is fine for class and is usually included with Mac OS X.
Please ensure you choose Format > Make Plain Text from the TextEdit toolbar.
For the Adobe software that is taught in this program (Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Animate), the student must have these titles installed on their computer. Please see below for more information on obtaining these.
Adobe downloads are available here: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
Adobe software titles are available as:
- Free trials
- Subscriptions to individual programs
- Subscriptions to all of the Adobe programs via the Creative Cloud
Information on the Creative Cloud is available here: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html
Information on all pricing is available here: https://creative.adobe.com/plans
Check if you are eligible for student pricing on the Creative Cloud package: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?event=displayEduConditions&store=OLS-EDU&nr=1
Note that free trials last 7 days. To avoid your trial expiring before you have completed that portion of the course, wait until you reach that point in the course before beginning your free trial.
Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the program.