Drupal is a free, open source web publishing package that facilitates the easy organization, management, and publication of content online. Drupal is written in PHP and is used as the back-end framework for website ranging from personal blogs to corporate and governmental webpages. The basic Drupal system- known as Drupal core - includes account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS feeds, taxonomy, page layout customization, and system administration. The Drupal community has also manufactured thousands of free modules (or customized addons) that expand Drupal's features and extend its capabilities. Drupal appeals to a wide variety of users because the framework requires little programming knowledge to operate but it also offers a sophisticated interface for developers. Drupal hosts a semiannual conference that alternates between North America and European locations. The 2014 conference drew more than 3,700 people - speaking to the expanding reach and importance of this web publishing tool.
ScholarPress is a WordPress plugin that enables you to manage a class using a WordPress page. The ScholarPress features facilitates the addition and editing of a class schedules, the creation of the bibliography, managing assignments, and completing general course tasks. ScholarPress was designed for university courses but is easily customizable to other types of classroom environments. Recently, ScholarPress was awarded a a Digital Humanities Start-Up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. With this grant, ScholarPress hopes to improve and add the following features into their application: tying in bibliography services like Zotero, updating the scheduling application for easier use, integrating a CV builder, and linking in research tools so digital humanities scholars can organize and disseminate their scholarship digitally.
Omeka "is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions". Designed for non-It specialists, Omeka makes launching an online exhibition as quick and "easy as launching a blog". Omeka's unique software "falls at a crossroads of Web Content Management, Collections Management, and Archival Digital Collections Systems". "With a focus on content and interpretation rather than programming", Omeka brings the technologies of the web to academic and cultural digital projects in order to "foster user interaction and participation". Omeka's robust developer makes quality website design easy. Omeka can be appropriated for a variety of projects in the scholarly and alt-ac community, such as publishing a digital essay, creating a space for digital collaboration, sharing collections or curating online exhibits, launching an online catalogue, or creating classroom lesson plans and modules.
TEI Roma is a web application "tool for working with TEI customizations". A TEI customization is a document that allows you to write an individualized schema to define the elements and attributes of your TEI system. The schema presents the semantics of how a document should be read and customization allows you to personalize this set of rules to more fully suit the particular needs of your TEI. The customization provided by TEI Roma allows users to develop tagging and encoding practices for specific elements or attributes that appear outside the TEI Guidelines. TEI Roma provides a user-friendly interface and set-by-set instructions to generate a customized schema without having to compose all of the XML code from scratch.
Pandoc is an open source, universal document converter that can transform files from one markup style to another. Developed by John MacFarlane, a philosophy professor at the University of California, Berkley, Pandoc is a widely used writing tool for scholars and a popular platform for publishing workflows. Pandoc can convert documents in markdown, reStructuredText, textile, HTML, DocBook, LaTeX, MediaWiki markup, OPML, Emacs Org-Mode, Txt2Tags, Microsoft Word docx, EPUB, or Haddock markup to HTML, Word processor formats, Ebooks, Documentation formats, Page layout formats, Outline formats, TeX, PDF via LaTeX, Lightweight markup formats, and Custom formats written in Lua. By understanding a robust vocabulary of markdown syntax extensions, Pandoc can transform one system's content into coherence with another's.
|Liquid XML Studio & Editor||
Liquid XML Studio is an advanced XML editor that facilitates the authoring, editing, transforming, debugging, and validating of XML documents. Liquid XML Editor provides a rich, text-based, and user-friendly interface with syntax highlighting, auto-complete, and schema aware validation. With the ability to edit in tree or tabular view, Liquid XML makes the import and export of "data from other data sources such as Excel and SQL Server" easy. Liquid XML is fully inoperable with XPath and can "infer an XML schema from your XML documents". The full Studio applications also include an XML schema editor, an XML data mapper, a WSDL editor, and an XSLT and XQuey debugger.
|XMLSpy XML Editor||
"The XMLSpy XML editor abstracts away the complexity of working with XML technologies through its intuitive user interface and rich variety of XML editing views and options". The user-friendly interface facilitates the creation of XML documents in text-based and graphical editing view, thereby catering to the visual preferences of the user. XMLSpy is equipped with"entry helpers, wizards, and debuggers designed" to assist the user in creating valid and well-formed XML files as well as optimize the cutting-edge XML applications available. XMLSpy features Smart Fix error correction, intelligent XML editing tools, powerful conversion utilities, and Path auto-completetion. XMLSpy is the "industry’s best selling XML editor with powerful support for working with all XML-based technologies".
|Xmplify XML Editor||
Xmplify XML Editor is "a powerful new XML editor built specifically for Mac OS X". Xmplify facilitates a full text editing environment with "XML Schema-based auto-completion, automatic document validation, XSLT and XPath support, live HTML preview and much more". The clean and colour-coded interface allows users to see their document's structure at a glance. The automatic document validation facilitates catching and correcting well-formedness in an efficient and immediate manner. Xmplify "is used by a diverse range of leading businesses, educational & research institutions and individuals in 50 countries around the world".
Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor developed by GNU. GNU was launched in 1983 with the mission of developing a unix-compatible system that would offer 100% free software - Emacs is one of these applications. Emacs is compatible with Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating system. Emacs provides a content-sensitive editing mode that is equipped with syntax colouring to aid users in identifying different components and file types. Emacs caters to a variety of users: providing tutorials for beginners and allowing customization for more advanced encoders. With full Unicode support and a "large number of extensions that add other functionality", Emacs is a stellar free editing system.