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Author and engineer Jon Peck teaches viewers how to enhance Drupal 7 websites with custom modules. Drupal 7 is a free open-source content management system and added custom modules further enrich a website’s online presence. Peck walks us through the process of writing modules, interacting with hooks, working with permissions and roles, controlling access, adding menus, creating forms, producing form validations, building custom content type, validating user input, and importing content. The tutorial is complete with tips for best... CONTINUE READING
Nigel French, author and graphic designer, simplifies the use and components of a style guide in this online tutorial. A style guide (also known as a branding guidelines book or style manual) is a set of standards for the writing and designing of a company’s documents. It is the voice for the business and most-importantly portrays the image and personality of the company. Nigel explains the importance of style guides, how they fit into the branding process, and who... CONTINUE READING
Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Create a Sliding Tabbed Panel with jQuery and Dreamweaver
Join author and graphic designer Chris Converse with this quick training tutorial about designing and using tabbed panels with jQuery and Dreamweaver. The tabbed panel feature is a favorite design and interface on many websites. This course teaches how to build a sliding tabbed panel from scratch using HTML and CSS together. Learn how to create containers and tabbed panels, add content to containers, add CSS styles to text and tabs, add jQuery documents, animate panels, and create custom... CONTINUE READING
Special Offer: 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com Register: Here Create genuine and original 3D architectural drawings with Twilight, a popular and low-cost third-party renderer software for SketchUp. 3D artist and multimedia businessman Brian Bradley, introduces the Twilight software and gives us examples and techniques to creating interior and exterior 3D elements with the use of lighting, materials, cameras, and render options. Learn how to manage and save rendering presets, use light-emitting materials, alternate projection types, create... CONTINUE READING
Get your online store moving and thriving with the help of graphic designer and software trainer Justin Seely who introduces Magento Go through this online tutorial. Magento Go is software that helps business owners build an online store without the need for installation materials or servers to monitor. Begin the course with setting up your store basics such as store options, listed products and categories, checkout options and tax settings, and shipping and payment methods. Learn how to add... CONTINUE READING
Author and graphic arts consultant Claudia McCue takes us on a tour of the latest version of Acrobat XI. She compares the three different Acrobat editions and how to utilize every options and element within the program. Learn the basics of Portable Document Format (also known as PDF) and how to create, combine, convert, edit, and export documents. Additional subjects presented in this online tutorial include inserting, replacing, and extracting pages, convert web pages to PDF, scanning hard copies... CONTINUE READING
Learn how to design a captivating and timeless magazine cover in Adobe InDesign with the help from author, educator, and graphic designer Nigel French. French begins this online course detailing the history and elements of magazine cover design. He then moves to the process of choosing your cover image, how to adjust the colors and tones to polish and refine, placing and positioning the masthead, and positioning and cropping the cover image. The course also contains information about creating... CONTINUE READING
Author and trainer Jan Kabili demonstrates how to combine Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to maximize each program’s individual resources and enhance their associated features. Start with Lightroom for image organization, photo sharing, and basic image editing. Then learn how to pass your photos from Lightroom to Photoshop in one simple click and begin to retouch and add more detailed enhancements to your images. Kabili shows how to set up the two programs to work simultaneously, handle software mismatches,... CONTINUE READING
Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography
Husband and wife artist team host this online documentary about creating and layering images and dreamscapes with endless possibilities. Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor take us into their Florida darkroom and back to the computer screen to demonstrate the technical aspects of discovering, creating and refining your artistic pursuits. They teach you how to push the boundaries of photography and expand your imagination through this quick online documentary. Topics Include: * Jerry’s story * Discovering possibilities in the darkroom... CONTINUE READING
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