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Microsoft Expression Web 4 Free alternative to Dreamweaver

In a bid to try and find a good alternative to Adobe’s Dreamweaver I have tried many tools. However, the only one that I have found for free that comes close to the power of Dreamweaver as well as its ease of use is Expression Web 4 development by Microsoft. Microsoft Expression Web 4 Free alternative to Dreamweaver certainly gets my recommendation.

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Microsoft Expression Web 4

Microsoft Expression Web 4 is a WYSIWYG editor created by Microsoft. It allows you to develop your website in full code view, WYSIWYG view or a split of both.

Microsoft no longer develop Expression Web, however the 4th installment is still available to download from Microsoft, free of charge. The 4th installment is also compatible with Windows 10 and I have used it today (Oct 2019) without any issue at all.

It reminds me of earlier versions of Dreamweaver and is very much like Dreamweaver MX. A little bit dated but has all the key elements that you get with the current version of Dreamweaver.

If you are looking for a free website editor, I would certainly recommend you try this.

Microsoft Expression Web 4 Free alternative to Dreamweaver

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If you do use this tool, please feel free to comment on your experience below, or get in touch.

Free co-working work space in London

I am often in and out of London for meetings, trying to schedule calls in between meetings whilst negotiating the underground or an Uber. Although there are thousands of places you can go to jump online and do an email, I found it so hard to find anywhere quiet enough to be able to concentrate and do some deep work, or jump onto a call. Always on the look out for some free co-working work space in London I came across Google Campus.

Google Campus London

Google Campus also known as Google for Start-ups is located in a number of cities around the globe. In London, the office is based in Shoreditch.

In essence it is communal co-working office space provided by Google for Free to anyone starting or working in a start-up. In London Google Campus is located on the basement floor of their Shoreditch office. It comprises of a whole floor of different work spaces from sofa’s, meeting tables, booths and a private garden. It also has its own cafe so there is no reason to leave all day. The Wifi is free and plug sockets are in abundance. There are additional resources to help you progress in your work such as whiteboards.

The atmosphere is usually buzzing with energy as many techies work away on their own project. There is a communal notice board where you can find team mates of offer your help to other projects.

In addition to the amazing space and resources, there are often many lectures and workshops on an array of topics that are usually free to attend also.

To be able to use Google Campus you need to have passed their application process. The application process is free and you can find it on their website listed below.

Free co-working work space in London

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Net seal net animations

Net seal net animations are a set of animations designed to aid in the learning of networking and its components. Networking is ever evolving and requires a mixture of both academic and practice to be able to fully master the subject.

The animations were created as a way aiding learning through visualisations of the structures, components and flow of data.

Net Seal Net Animations

  1. No Network
  2. Hub
  3. Switch
  4. Switched Network With No Server
  5. Switched Network With Server
  6. Adding Switches
  7. The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  8. ARP with Multiple Networks
  9. DHCP
  10. Routing
  11. IP Subnets
  12. TCP Connections
  13. TCP Multiplexing
  14. TCP Buffering and Sequencing
  15. User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  16. IP Fragmentation
  17. Switch Congestion
  18. TCP Flow Control
  19. Internet Access
  20. Email Protocols
  21. Wireless Network and Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance
  22. Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  23. Public Key Encryption
  24. Firewalls
  25. Stop-and-Wait ARQ
  26. Go-Back-N ARQ
  27. Selective Repeat ARQ
  28. The OSI model
  29. Peer-to-peer (P2P) Computer Network
  30. Ad-Hoc Network

The Net Seal project is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Visit Dr Emad Aboelela for further information on the Net Seal Project.