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Animation, Web Design, and Graphic Desgin Software

  • 1.  Animation, Web Design, and Graphic Desgin Software

    Posted Oct 29, 2018 18:41
    Edited by Evert Keller Oct 29, 2018 18:41
    ​We're trying to outfit some sets of laptops with software so we can start doing technology skills classes with them. As far as software that can empower people to be creative, I saw a lot of potential for basic animation, web design, and graphic design/photo-editing programs. The thing is all the programs I have found that can do any or all of these things is prohibitively expensive.

    I realize there are probably a good deal of newer companies that probably make software that can do these same things but at a more competitive price point.

    Can you all suggest to me some software platforms that might do the trick? Im not super excited about getting invested in some software made by a company that wont exist anymore in a year's time, but if its really solid I could be convinced.

    Is there anyway you all know of to get Adobe CS licenses at any sort of discount?

    Evert Keller
    Program Specialist
    Austin Public Library
    Tech Accelerate

  • 2.  RE: Animation, Web Design, and Graphic Desgin Software

    Posted Nov 02, 2018 13:02
    Hi Evert,

    I looked over on Tech Soup and it looks like you can get the creative suite for $55: https://www.techsoup.org/adobe

    I'd be curious if people have good recommendations for free software that's worth looking at.


    Drew Pizzolato (pronouns: he/him)
    Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

    Tech Accelerate