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November 30, 2005

Website Design and Development Articles

This site,, offers comprehensive information, tips, and advise  to help you make better websites, to retain and draw more visitors, and to make your web site as attractive and desirable as possible. The following website design and development articles will help you understand how to do this.

Website Design and Development Articles

Article Name Description
Advantages of adding multiple domain names to your websiteProtecting your website’s online brand by registering additional, similar, domain names…
Avoiding confusion when modifying websitesHow to update or modify your website’s design without confusing regular visitors by using the “just-noticeable difference” principle…
Choosing a website hosting providerChoosing a provider to host your website.
Choosing domain names for your websiteDomain names: what they are and how to choose them
Protecting domain namesReducing the risk of domain names being stolen or re-registered by someone else….
Making your website more popular using press releasesPress releases (sometimes called media releases) are a great way to effectively tell a large number of people about your website…
An introduction to writing press releasesAn overview of how to structure, write and distribute press releases….
Increasing your website’s popularity by analysing its trafficIncrease the popularity of your website by making minor changes based on how people enter and move around it…
Backing up your websitePrevent data loss in the event your website’s server fails…
How long should a webpage be?Most Web users prefer to click hyperlinks to access additional information rather than scroll down a page…
Elements of good home page designHome pages should attract a visitor’s attention, retain their interest and then easily let them access the page they require.
Selecting fonts for Web designChoosing the most suitable font to maximise a website’s professional appearance and readability.
Creating Reciprocal Link PartnershipsCreate link partnerships to let others know about your site.
Design Tips when Using ImagesUsing images on your site so that they are aesthetically pleasing, complement a site’s design well, and maximise its professional appearance.
Contact Methods for your WebsiteReducing spam email while easily letting website visitors contact you.
Creating a Positive E-commerce ExperienceCreating a positive online shopping experience for your customers.
International Website DesignSelecting navigational graphics, the meaning of colours, and bandwidth considerations.
Developing Website Content for an International AudienceTranslating websites, localising content, country-specific domain names, and written communication.
Optimising Websites for Search EnginesTechniques to help increase the position of your webpage in search engine results.
Using Images EffectivelyLearn some tricks and optimisation techniques to get the most out of using images on your website.
Displaying Graphics Alongside Bookmark EntriesPersonalise bookmarks to your website by displaying a graphic alongside them.
Attracting More Repeat Visitors to your WebsiteDiscover some of the methods used by leading Web developers to make their websites stand out from others.
Using Websites to Leverage your ResourcesA successful website is an invaluable asset for any company, organisation or business…
Effective Communication on the InternetYour business’ website is an extremely effective communication and marketing tool…
Creating Pop – up Windows using JavaScriptPop-up windows are webpages that appear in a separate small window. They have a variety of uses…
Website Development TipsMultimedia Australia has put together a brief list of tips to help you develop your websites.
HTML and CSS Code Reference GuidesCode reference guide for every HTML 4.01 tag and CSS2 property based on W3C specifications.
Choosing the Most Suitable Graphic Format for Website DevelopmentThe advantages and limitations of the two most common graphics formats used on the Internet – GIF and JPEG.
Integrating Marketing Into Your Online StrategyIt is of vital importance that the online strategy you use is well integrated with existing marketing and advertising campaigns…

34 Dreamweaver Tutorials and Articles

Here are 34 excellent training tutorials and articles for Macromedia Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver MX, hosted by These should help you to write better and more appealing web pages and web sites, including adding  features such as form feedback, database interactivity, visitor accounts, site search,  and flash objects.

34 Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver MX Tutorials and Articles from

What’s New in Dreamweaver 8?
By Matthew David
Sep 30, 2005
Developing ASP.NET Applications with Macromedia’s Dreamweaver MX 2004
By Matthew David
Aug 26, 2005
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Basics
By Garo Green
Jul 30, 2004
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Design-O-Mite
By Joseph Lowery, Angela Buraglia
Apr 2, 2004
Creating Toggle-O-Matic Menus in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004
By Angela Buraglia
Mar 12, 2004
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Form Objects for Feedback
By Danilo Celic
Feb 27, 2004
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Recipe: In/Out Dashboard
By Joseph Lowery, Eric Ott
Jan 23, 2004
Building a Database for Dynamic Applications in Macromedia DreamWeaver MX 2004
By Sean Nicholson
Jan 16, 2004
Building Dreamweaver MX 2004 Tables
By Laura Gutman
Dec 31, 2003
Building An Access Database in Dreamweaver MX 2004
By Sean Nicholson
Nov 13, 2003
Using the Image Viewer in Dreamweaver MX 2004
By Khristine Page
Oct 31, 2003
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips: Maximum Acceleration
By Angela Buraglia, Joseph Lowery
Jul 4, 2003
JavaScript and Dreamweaver Behaviors
By J. Tarin Towers, Abie Hadjitarkhani, Sasha Magee
May 2, 2003
XML Transference from Data to Layout in Dreamweaver MX
By Joseph Lowery
Mar 21, 2003
Advanced Browser and Platform Compatibility
By Drew McLellan
Feb 21, 2003
Dreamweaver MX Tables
By Garo Green, Abigail Rudner
Feb 14, 2003
Dreamweaver MX Code Differences
By Brad Halstead, Murray Summers
Feb 7, 2003
Building Basic Web Pages in Dreamweaver MX
By J. Tarin Towers
Jan 31, 2003
Dreamweaver MX: Is It Worth the Upgrade?
By David deBoer
Jan 10, 2003
Inside Dreamweaver MX Tables
By Patty Ayers, Donald Booth, Laura Gutman
Jan 3, 2003
Using Dreamweaver Template Expressions
By Joseph Lowery
Dec 27, 2002
Including CourseBuilder Interactions and Controls in Dreamweaver Projects
By Betsy Bruce
Dec 13, 2002
Using Dreamweaver MX to Build Query Statements
By David Golden
Nov 29, 2002
Animating Layer Position in Dreamweaver MX
By Laura Gutman
Sep 13, 2002
Creating a Customized Web Site Search Feature in Dreamweaver MX
By Zac Van Note
Aug 23, 2002
Creating a Local Site in Dreamweaver
By Robert Crooks, Sue Hove, Jay Kellet, Ben Forta
Aug 16, 2002
Macromedia Flash MX Integration with Dreamweaver
By Matthew David
Jul 19, 2002
Dreamweaver: Creating Visitor Accounts Through Username Validation
By Sean Nicholson
May 17, 2002
Creating CSS Link Styles in Dreamweaver
By Al Sparber
Oct 19, 2001
The First Step in Connecting Your Database to the Web
By Sean Nicholson
Sep 14, 2001
Working with Objects in Dreamweaver
By Laura Gutman
Aug 20, 2001
Working with Behaviors in Dreamweaver
By Laura Gutman
Aug 20, 2001
Creating Flash Objects in Dreamweaver
By J. Tarin Towers
Jun 1, 2001
Applying a Tracing Image and Adding Layers in Dreamweaver
By Garo Green, Lynda Weinman
Mar 30, 2001

Microsoft Word Tutorials contains a lot of information, tips and tutorials for Microsoft Office Applications, computer and network security tips, and on-line games for the whole family to enjoy. Here are their Microsoft Word 2000 Tutorials, much of which also can be used for learning Word XP and Word 2003. Microsoft Word Tutorials: Getting Started with Word: . Menus . Shortcut menus . Toolbars . Customizing toolbars Working With Files: . Creating and opening documents . Saving documents . Renaming documents . Working on multiple documents . Close a document Working With Text: . Typing and inserting text . Selecting text . Deleting text . Undo . Formatting toolbar . Format Painter Formatting Paragraphs: . Paragraph attributes . Moving, copying, and pasting text . The clipboard . Columns . Drop caps Styles: . Apply a style . Apply a style from the style dialog box . Create a new styles from a model . Create a simple style from the style dialog box . Modify or rename a style . Delete a style Lists: . Bulleted and numbered lists . Nested lists . Formatting lists Tables: . Insert Table button . Draw a table . Inserting rows and columns . Moving and resizing a table . Tables and Borders toolbar . Table properties Graphics: . Adding clip art . Add an image from a file . Editing a graphic . AutoShapes Spelling and Grammar: . AutoCorrect . Spelling and grammar check . Synonyms . Thesaurus Page Formatting: . Page margins . Page size and orientation . Headers and footers . Page numbers . Print preview and printing Macros: . Recording a macro . Running a macro Table of Contents: . Mark TOC entries . Generate a table of contents Web Wizard: . Using the Web Wizard Creating Web Pages: . Hyperlinks . Saving web pages . Creating a web page from a template . Web page themes . Preview the web page Keyboard shortcuts:

November 29, 2005

Microsoft Office Tips for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook offers the following Microsoft Office tips and techniques to help you learn more of the features of these applications and become more efficient at using them. Included here are tips for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and general Office tips.


Add a Macro to the Toolbar
Changing Case in a Document
Creating Tables in Word 2000
Fill Colors for Text Boxes
Insert a Bitmap
Insert Multiple ClipArt Objects
Working with Tables
Recording a Word Macro
Create A Bookmark
Insert Pictures in a Table
Look For Recently Used File
Nesting Tables
Removing A Hyperlink
Saving And Closing
Selecting a Column of Text
When You Need A Synonym
Paragraph Formatting Information
Speed Up Scrolling
Previewing Word-Web Pages
Print Document Properties
Selecting Massive Amounts Of Text
Using Word’s Spike
Working With Caps Lock


Add Map Button to Toolbar
Changing the Font
Freezing Worksheets
Increas Number of Recent Files
Printing Formulas
Creating Random Numbers
Text Wrapping in Cells
Collect And Paste
Going Home
Opening Multiple Files


Multiple Drawing Objects
PowerPoint Shortcut Keys
Drawing a Perfect Object
Text Formatting
Using Old Presentations
Changing Text Size
Inserting A Blank Line

General Office

Getting Started
Link Worksheets to a Document
Compatability with Previous Versions
Changing Your Office Assistant
Repairing Your Office 2000 Files
Word Version Comparison Chart

Outlook 2000 Tips And Tricks

Change That Font
Change That Sound
Change The Data File Location
Change Your Perspective
Destination: Mail
Ditch That Splash Screen
Filter The News
Mail Back-Up Made Easy
Make That Link Live
Newsgroup Server Time Out
Don’t Forget The Holidays
Save And Use Those Cool Images
Save That Sound
Save That Stationery
Send That Mail HTML
Sending An Excel File Via Email
View Those Replies
You Too Can Become A Journalist
Abbreviate Those Suckers
Change Your Title Bar
Delayed Mail
Import Those Addresses
Import Those Messages
Move Backwards Shift-Spacebar
Page Down With The Space Bar
Re-size Those Columns
Send Someone A Page
Talk To The Hand
View That HTML
Work Offline
Working The Swing Shift
Add Background Images
Create E-Mail Messages Offline
Delete Those Holidays
Don’t Open Suspect Attachments
Email Follow Up
Holiday Madness
Limit That Download
Peek Under The Hood
Quick Toggle
Save That Space
Size Those Folders
Slide Show
Turn Down The Sound
Viewing Attachments Without Opening Them

61 Adobe Photoshop Tutorials and Articles

Here are 61 very well written training tutorials and articles for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop CS, hosted by These should help you to create better and more attractive Photohop images and photographs for your personal use and you web pages.

61 Adobe Photoshop Tutorials and Articles from    

Choose the Right Tool for Every Job in Photoshop CS2
By Helen Bradley
Nov 18, 2005
Five Tips for Optimizing GIFs in Photoshop CS2
By Tanya Staples
Nov 18, 2005
Work Smart with Photoshop CS2’s Smart Objects
By Dave Cross
Nov 18, 2005
Uncovering Layers of Differences in Photoshop CS2
By Dave Cross
Oct 28, 2005
Photoshop ER: Restoring Critically Damaged Photos
By Helen Bradley
Oct 6, 2005
Expert Optimization: Five Tips for Optimizing JPEGs in Photoshop CS2
By Tanya Staples
Sep 30, 2005
How to Create Flexible Documents in Photoshop CS2
By Dave Cross
Sep 16, 2005
What’s New in Adobe CS 2?
By Bryan Hoff
Aug 19, 2005
How to Batch Process Files in Photoshop Elements 3
By Nolan Hester
Aug 12, 2005
Photoshop Tips for Photographers
By Helen Bradley
Jul 1, 2005
Color Management 101 for Digital Artists
By Bryan Hoff
Jun 3, 2005
Photoshop CS 2 in the Raw: An Interview with Author Bruce Fraser
By Bruce Fraser
May 20, 2005
Portrait of a Photoshop Artist: Scott Kelby
By Scott Kelby
Jan 28, 2005
Integrating Photoshop and Illustrator to Create Professional Imagery
By Bryan Hoff
Nov 18, 2004
Dave Cross’s Top Ten New Photoshop Elements Features
By Dave Cross
Oct 15, 2004
The Photoshop CS Camera Raw Dialog Box
By Ben Willmore
Aug 13, 2004
Creating Rollovers in Photoshop and ImageReady CS
By Tanya Staples
Jul 30, 2004
Textures and Patterns in Photoshop CS
By Barry Haynes, Wendy Crumpler
May 13, 2004
Hands-On Photoshop CS: Correcting a Problem Image
By Barry Haynes, Wendy Crumpler
Feb 27, 2004
Styles of Retouching in Photoshop
By Suzette Troche-Stapp
Feb 13, 2004
Image Silhouettes with Adobe Photoshop CS
By Bert Monroy
Jan 30, 2004
Beauty Retouching in Photoshop
By Suzette Troche-Stapp
Nov 7, 2003
Take Advantage of Photoshop Actions
By Tim Plumer
Aug 22, 2003
Miracle Tools: Photoshop’s Healing Brush and Patch
By Tim Plumer
Aug 8, 2003
Customizing Your Photoshop Workspace
By Dennis Chominsky
Jul 25, 2003
The Big Digital Photo Fixx
By Scott Kelby
Jun 27, 2003
Mastering Palettes in Photoshop
By Michael Ninness
Jun 13, 2003
Harnessing the Power of Photoshop Selections
By Gary Bouton
May 16, 2003
Dust, Mold, and Texture Removal in Photoshop
By Katrin Eismann
May 2, 2003
Creating Animated GIFs in Photoshop 7 and ImageReady
By Lynda Weinman, Jan Kabili
Apr 18, 2003
Creating a Number Tile Effect in Photoshop
By Roger Pring
Feb 14, 2003
Creating Grass in Photoshop Using Custom Brush Presets
By Bert Monroy
Feb 7, 2003
Liquid Painting in Photoshop
By Rhoda Grossman
Jan 31, 2003
Creative Problem Solving Using Photoshop Layers
By Sharon Steuer
Jan 10, 2003
Advanced Techniques with the Art History Brush
By Rhoda Grossman
Dec 20, 2002
Color Spaces, Device Characterization, and Color Management in Photoshop 7
By Wendy Crumpler, Sean Duggan, Barry Haynes
Dec 20, 2002
Lights and Shadows in Photoshop
By Bert Monroy
Dec 20, 2002
Making a Painting from a Photo
By Gary Bouton
Dec 20, 2002
Making Great Prints in Photoshop
By Wendy Crumpler, Barry Haynes
Dec 20, 2002
Creating Stunning Panoramas with Photoshop Elements
By David Huss
Dec 13, 2002
Photoshop 7 Layers and Shapes
By Gary Bouton
Dec 13, 2002
Photoshop 7 Special Effects
By Scott Kelby
Dec 13, 2002
Creating Selections in Photoshop 7
By Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann
Dec 6, 2002
Essential Photoshop Tips and Tricks
By David Blatner, Bruce Fraser
Dec 6, 2002
Compositing an Imaginary Place with Photoshop
By Sharon Steuer
Nov 29, 2002
Creating and Managing Images with Photoshop Elements
By Christopher Dahl, Craig Hoeschen
Nov 22, 2002
Photoshop 7 Interface Design
By Ben Willmore
Nov 22, 2002
Simulating Film Grain in Photoshop 7
By Luanne Cohen
Nov 22, 2002
Photoshop Layer Sets
By Sean Duggan
Apr 5, 2002
Advanced Blending in Photoshop
By Sean Duggan
Mar 29, 2002
From Designer’s File to Web Build File: Solving Special Transparency
Problems with Essential Layer and Layer Mask Tricks
By Sean Duggan
Jan 18, 2002
Photoshop 6 Color Settings for Web & Multimedia Design
By Sean Duggan
Jan 18, 2002
Understanding Spot Color
By Gary Bouton
Oct 19, 2001
Essential Photoshop 6 Tips
By David Blatner, Bruce Fraser
Aug 13, 2001
Creating a Photo Composition in Photoshop 6
By Michael Baumgardt
Jul 30, 2001
Developing a Web Site in Photoshop 6
By Michael Baumgardt
Jul 30, 2001
Animating Text on a Curve
By Jeff Foster
Jun 8, 2001
What’s New and Improved in Photoshop 6
By Peter Lourekas
Jun 1, 2001
How to Make Plastic Pushbuttons
By Jack Davis, Linnea Dayton
Feb 26, 2001
Layer Effects in ImageReady and Photoshop
By Lynda Weinman
Feb 26, 2001
Layer Effects in ImageReady and Photoshop
Apr 1, 2000

Tutorials for HTML, Javascript, CSS, and CGI provides several good tutorials showing you how to build and program various web site features. These will teach you how to code using HTML, Javascript, CSS, and CGI.

11 HTML Tutorials

HTML Quick Tips

Some quick tips to help you get started.

Basic HTML Tutorial
Learn the basics of HTML, from HTML concepts to linking documents together in this tutorial for the beginner.

Intermediate HTML Tutorial
Learn even more HTML, imagemaps, forms, frames, tables and more in this tutorial.

Frames in HTML 4 For The World Wide Web
Frames can be the key to organizing your site and making it easy to navigate. In this excerpt from HTML 4 For The World Wide Web, learn some of the important features and how you can implement them on your site.

Beginning XHTML
This is an abridged version of a chapter from the Wrox Press book Beginning XHTML. This chapter looks at different media types and why they are necessary.

XHTML – The New X-Files
Is XHTML just another acronym you’re going to have to learn to survive at cocktail parties? No, it’s the future of HTML, and you better learn it if you plan on being a successful Web designer in the years to come.

How to Make a Simple Email Form
by Aaron West
This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive. In this Resource, Aaron walks you through how to write the HTML to create a simple form that sends an email.

URLs Explained
We discuss the different types of URLs and the difference between Absolute and Relative URLs.

HTML Frequently Asked Questions
A large FAQ for you.

Adding Graphics to your Page
Web Pages need graphics. Although browsers started supporting graphic formats long ago, there are still text browsers out there, so we need to make sure they still receive the content.

Uploading Your Site
How to upload using FTP.

6 Javascript Tutorials and a Free Collection of Javascripts

HTML Forms: Interacting with the User
This excerpt from the bestselling book Beginning Javascript shows you how to use Javascript to get the most out of your forms.

Creating a Layer
What do you do when you’re short on Web page real estate and don’t want to scale down an image? You use Javascript. This script lets you zoom in on a thumbnail sized picture with a simple mouse over.

Building a Web E-Commerce Shop Front
Chapter 14 of Professional JavaScript from Wrox Publishing.

Use JavaScript to Dynamically Update Your Website

Update thousands of pages by changing just one file. Shelly Lowery shows you how to save time and energy using JavaScript.

Use JavaScript to Dynamically Update Your eBooks
eBooks are one of the most powerful marketing tools available on the Internet. You can use JavaScript to update them quickly and efficiently. Here’s how.

Javascript Tutorial

In this thorough tutorial you’ll learn the Javascript Basics, plus all about variables, functions, objects, events and more. Plus you’ll learn how to put everything into action.

Free Javascripts
A collection of over 400 Javascripts, with the source available, free for download.

CSS Tutorials

Fun CSS Tricks You Can Use!
Cascading Style Sheets allow you to implement cool features on your Web site. Here are some tricks you can use.

CSS Rules!
Cascading Style Sheets offer Web designers the power and flexibility to manage the design of their Web site in a way not possible using standard HTML.

CSS Rules! Part 2
Don follows up on his introduction to Cascading Style Sheets by going deeper into the power of CSS.

CSS Rules! Part 3
Here you will find a list of CSS1 properties as they pertain to margins, borders, positioning elements, and lists.

CGI Tutorials

CGI Frequently Asked Questions
A collection of basic questions, techniques, applications, troubleshooting tips, and further reading on the subject.

CGI Programming
This is for those of you who may not be familiar with CGI programming in Perl. Just basic information so you you can satisfy your clients demands without even doing any work.

Introduction to CGI Programming

Learn how to develop your very first perl script, upload, set permissions, etc. This is also a useful resource if you need help handling free scripts, or a new script written for you.

CGI Script Reviews
A guide to the best CGI scripts from around the Web.

November 28, 2005

96 Macromedia Flash Tutorials and Articles

Here are 96 very well written training tutorials and articles for Macromedia Flash and Flash MX, complements of These should help you to write better and more appealing flash programs for your web pages, including adding interactivity, form handling, email, actionscripting, and video to your web site.

96 Macromedia Flash Tutorials and Articles from    

  1. Is Microsoft’s Sparkle the New Flash?
      Nov 11, 2005
  2. Optimizing Your Flash 8 Workspace and Revealing Hidden Features
      Oct 28, 2005
  3. Introducing Macromedia Fireworks 8
      Oct 14, 2005
  4. Extending AJAX with the Flash/JavaScript Integration Kit
      Oct 6, 2005
  5. Macromedia Studio 8: Making All the Apps Play Nice
      Oct 6, 2005
  6. What’s New in Dreamweaver 8?
      Sep 30, 2005
  7. 10 Minutes with Flash: SWF-to-SWF Communication
      Dec 17, 2004
  8. Working with Text in Flash MX 2004
      Jul 30, 2004
  9. 10 Minutes with Flash: Creating a Custom Panel
      Jul 23, 2004
  10. 10 Minutes with Flash: Writing Custom Behaviors
      Jul 9, 2004
  11. 10 Minutes with Flash: Creating a Loader Component for Flash Player 7
      Jun 25, 2004
  12. 10 Minutes with Flash: Quick Tricks, Part 2
      Jun 11, 2004
  13. 10 Minutes with Flash: Quick Tricks
      May 28, 2004
  14. 10 Minutes with Flash: Streaming Video with Flash MX 2004 Professional
      May 13, 2004
  15. 10 Minutes with Flash: Graphics Tablets and Flash MX 2004
      Apr 23, 2004
  16. 10 Minutes with Flash: Custom, Portable Color Palettes
      Apr 9, 2004
  17. Designing and Scoring a Pac-Man Style Maze Game with Flash
      Apr 9, 2004
  18. Create a Sound Mixing Toy with Flash MX 2004
      Apr 2, 2004
  19. 10 Minutes with Flash: Collision Detection for Flash Games
      Mar 26, 2004
  20. 10 Minutes with Flash: Using LoadVars to Send Form Data
      Mar 12, 2004
 21. 10 Minutes with Flash: ActionScript You’ll Never Have to Write Again
      Feb 6, 2004
  22. 10 Minutes with Flash: The World According to Shared Libraries
      Jan 9, 2004
  23. Planning a Dynamic Site with Macromedia Studio MX 2004
      Jan 9, 2004
  24. 10 Minutes with Flash: Repeating History through Commands
      Dec 23, 2003
  25. ActionScript 2.0: A Real Programming Language
      Dec 19, 2003
  26. Designing for Flash MX 2004
      Dec 12, 2003
  27. 10 Minutes with Flash: Bitmap Video Effects
      Dec 5, 2003
  28. Working with Complex Data in Flash MX 2004
      Dec 5, 2003
  29. Making the Most of Flash MX 2004 and Its New CSS Control
      Nov 26, 2003
  30. Creating Custom Context Menus in Flash MX 2004
      Nov 21, 2003
  31. Optimizing Your Flash MX 2004 Workspace and Revealing Hidden Features
      Nov 13, 2003
  32. Flash MX 2004 Components
      Nov 7, 2003
  33. Flash MX Printing
      Apr 25, 2003
  34. Collision Detection with Flash MX
      Apr 11, 2003
  35. Introducing ActionScript Objects
      Apr 11, 2003
  36. Creating Scrolling Screens for Flash Games
      Apr 4, 2003
  37. Game Development with Flash
      Mar 28, 2003
  38. Server-Side ActionScript (SSAS)
      Mar 7, 2003
  39. Flash Interface Design: Bud Greenspan’s 10 Greatest Winter Olympians
      Feb 7, 2003
  40. Creating a Flash Email Client Application
      Jan 31, 2003
 41. Building a Flash Message Board System
      Jan 24, 2003
  42. Building a Flash Video Simulation
      Jan 17, 2003
  43. The Flash MX Game Design Plan: From Idea to Design
      Jan 10, 2003
  44. Authoring Flash MX Web Pages
      Jan 3, 2003
  45. First Steps of Flash Game Design
      Jan 3, 2003
  46. Motion Tweening in Flash MX
      Jan 3, 2003
  47. Using Animation to Build Movement in Flash MX
      Dec 27, 2002
  48. Animating a Logotype in Flash MX
      Dec 13, 2002
  49. Drawing in Flash
      Dec 13, 2002
  50. Flash Usability, Part 4: Building the Main Movie
      Sep 26, 2002
  51. Flash Usability, Part 3: Building the Web Page
      Sep 20, 2002
  52. Flash Usability, Part 2: Making the Flash Part
      Sep 13, 2002
  53. Flash Usability: Sizing Up Text, Part 1
      Sep 6, 2002
  54. Interface Design for Devices
      Aug 23, 2002
  55. Getting Dynamic Data into Macromedia Flash
      Aug 9, 2002
  56. 8 Tasks in Flash MX
      Jul 26, 2002
  57. Flash MX Animation Techniques
      Jul 19, 2002
  58. Macromedia Flash MX Integration with Dreamweaver
59. The Tip of the Flash MX Iceberg
      Jul 19, 2002
  60. Complex Flash MX Graphics on a Single Layer
      Jun 21, 2002
 61. Introducing ActionScript
      Jun 21, 2002
  62. Using Symbols and the Library in Flash MX
      Jun 21, 2002
  63. A Critical Look at Flash MX
      Jun 14, 2002
  64. Adding Graphics and Text in Flash MX
      Jun 14, 2002
  65. Getting a Handle on ActionScript
      Jun 14, 2002
  66. The Power of Confusion
      Jun 14, 2002
  67. Building Complexity in Flash MX
      Jun 7, 2002
  68. Creating eCards with Flash MX
      Jun 7, 2002
  69. Flash Scrolling Without Boundaries
      Jun 7, 2002
  70. Modifying Simple Graphics in Flash MX, Part 2
      Jun 7, 2002
  71. Flash MX: New Name, New Features
      May 31, 2002
  72. Modifying Simple Graphics in Flash MX, Part 1
      May 31, 2002
  73. Innovative ActionScript Navigation
      Apr 19, 2002
  74. The Flash ‘Slide’ Algorithm
      Apr 12, 2002
  75. Creating a Smart Clip Calendar Control in Flash
      Mar 29, 2002
  76. Ten Sound Tips for Flash Users
      Feb 22, 2002
  77. Working with the Color Object and Cursors
      Jan 18, 2002
  78. Building a Sound Mixer in Flash
      Jan 1, 2002
  79. Flash Physics: Velocity and Acceleration
      Jan 1, 2002
  80. Working with Smart Clips
      Oct 26, 2001
 81. Using Flash 5′s Stock Smart Clips
      Oct 26, 2001
  82. ActionScript Prototyping and Inheritance
      Sep 2, 2001
  83. Printing with Flash
      Sep 2, 2001
  84. Integrating Flash and QuickTime Video
      Sep 2, 2001
  85. Flash Usability: 25 Tips for Better Websites
      Sep 2, 2001
  86. Scrolling Dimensional Perspective
      Sep 2, 2001
  87. Building A Tabbed Interface
      Sep 2, 2001
  88. What’s New in Flash 5
      Aug 13, 2001
  89. Adding Sound, Shockwave, and Flash Files
      May 25, 2001
  90. Flash: It’s All Grown Up Now
      May 25, 2001
  91. Controlling the Movie Clip in Flash
      May 18, 2001
  92. Creating Colors
      Mar 23, 2001
  93. Interactivity in Flash
      Mar 23, 2001
  94. Tweening in Flash
      Mar 23, 2001
  95. Using SmartClips
      Mar 23, 2001
  96. Expert Flash Tips and Tricks
      Feb 16, 2001

Learning HTML 4.01 and Website Tutorials offers this HTML 4.01 tutorial teaching how to properly code HTML in version 4.01. They also provide other web development tutorials located here:, which are individually linked below the HTML Tutorial links. Learning HTML 4.01: Table of Contents: Creating HTML 4.01 Documents: A Simple HTML 4.01 Template: The DTD (Document Type Definition): The Section: The Section: … Inline Formatting: … … Block Formatting: … … Lists: … … Tables: … … Links: … … Objects and Images: … CSS (Cascading Style Sheets): … CSS 1 – Formatting: … … CSS 2 – Positioning: … Forms: Templates: This HTML tutorial is part of a series of web development tutorial lessons. Here are the other areas covered: Lesson 3: Your Web Presence – Creating an Effective Web Site: Lesson 4: Web Site Design – More Than Meets the Eye: Lesson 5: Web Graphics – Grabbing the Viewer’s Attention: Lesson 6: CGI, Forms & JavaScript – Creating an Interactive Web Site: Lesson 7: Getting Your Web Site Online: Lesson 8: Web Page Promotion – Getting the Word Out: Lesson 9: Feedback – Measuring your Web Sites Effectiveness:

Microsoft Office Reference Cards

Here are free reference cards for seveal of the Microsoft Office Applications, including Word, Excel, Access, FrontPage, Outlook, and PowerPoint. This site also offers references for Quicken, Quickbooks, Eurdora, Internet Explorer, Real Player, Winamp, and others. These references will help you navigate and use key combination effectively for these applications. Application Reference Cards, including Microsoft Office: Word: Excel: Access: FrontPage: Outlook: Outlook Express: PowerPoint:

November 23, 2005

Mobile Web Programming Tutorials

At Developer’s Home you can learn various mobile web programming and scripting technologies like WAP / WAP 2.0, WML, WMLScript, XHTML MP, WCSS / WAP CSS and SMS through their free tutorials, articles and examples. This web site can help programmers who wish to extend their knowledge to the wireless world. Developer’s Home: WML Tutorial: WML (Wireless Markup Language) is the markup language defined in the WAP 1.x specification. WML documents are viewable on both WAP 1.x and WAP 2.0 wireless devices. WMLScript Tutorial: WMLScript (Wireless Markup Language Script) is the client-side scripting language of WML. Its syntax is very similar to JavaScript. WMLScript can help increase the interactivity of a WAP site. XHTML MP Tutorial: XHTML MP (XHTML Mobile Profile) is the markup language of the most recent WAP 2.0 standard. It is a simplified version of XHTML used on the web and supports CSS. WAP CSS / WCSS Tutorial: WCSS (WAP CSS or Wireless CSS) is a simplified version of the web CSS2 standard. It is defined in the WAP 2.0 specification and should be used together with XHTML MP. SMS Tutorial: SMS (Short Message Service) has achieved huge success in the wireless world.

101 Microsoft Office Tutorial Lessons

The Computer Information Systems Technology department of  Southwest Mississippi Community College offers this course which provides 101 tutorial lessons teaching you some of the important features of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, and Outlook. You can also take their online Quizzes for free to see how well you have learned the material covered.

101 Microsoft Office Tutorial Lessons

How to begin Microsoft Word
  Making shortcuts to Microsoft Word
  Setting up the interface
  Saving the document
  Typing the body of the document
  Changing the font size
  Changing the font type
  Inserting Clip Art
  Printing the document
Creating a research paper in Word
  MLA Documentation
  Changing Margins and Line Spacing
  Applying Headers
  Typing the body of the research paper
  Creating a Works Cited Page
Creating a Personal Resume in Word
  Using the Resume Wizard
  Editing the Resume
  Printing the Resume
  Creating a personalized letterhead
  Creating a cover letter with a table
Using Word to create a resume Web page
  Creating a Resume Web Page in Word
  Using Web Page Wizard in Word
  Modifying the Resume Web Page
  Viewing the Web Page in your browser
How to begin Microsoft Excel
  Making shortcuts to Microsoft Excel
  Setting up the Worksheet Window
  Saving the workbook
  Entering text into the worksheet
  Using the AutoSum button
  Highlighting Vs. Copying Cells
  Formatting the Worksheet
  Inserting a 3-D Column Chart
  Printing the worksheet
Using formulas, functions, and basic formatting in Excel
  Using formulas
  AVERAGE, MAX, and MIN functions
  Formatting the worksheet
  Printing sections and the formulas version
Creating a what-if analysis in Excel
  Rotating Text and creating a series
  The Format Painter Button
  Absolute Versus Relative Referencing
  The IF Function
  Drawing Toolbar
  3-D Pie Chart
Static vs. Dynamic Web pages
  Creating a Static Excel Workbook as a Web Page
  Creating a Dynamic Excel Chart as a Web Page
How to begin Microsoft Access
  Making Shortcuts to Microsoft Access
  Starting Access
  Setting up the Database Window
  Creating and Saving a Table
  Adding Records to a Table
  Printing a Table
  Creating a Form
  Creating a Report with Report Wizard
How to create and use a query in Access
  Creating a Query
  Entering Criteria in a Query
  Using AND and OR in a Query
  Sorting Data in a Query
  Join Tables in a Query
  Using Calculations in a Query
How to use validation rules in Access
  Adding, Changing and Deleting Records
  Creating Validation Rules
  Using Referential Integrity
  Ordering Records
How to create a data access Web page in Access
  Creating a Data Access Page
  Viewing the Data Access Page
How to begin Microsoft PowerPoint
  Making Shortcuts to Microsoft PowerPoint
  Setting up the PowerPoint Window
  Saving the presentation
  Using a Design Template
  Creating the Title Slide
  Adding a New Slide
  Previewing the slide show
  Printing the Presentation
Inserting clip art and extras in PowerPoint
  Using the Outline Tab
  Adding Clip Art to a Slide
  Adding a Header and Footer
  Adding Animation Schemes
  Animating Clip Art
How to create PowerPoint Web pages
  Saving a presentation as a Web Page
  Viewing the Web Page in the browser
  Editing the page through the browser
How to begin Microsoft Outlook
  Making Shortcuts to Microsoft Outlook
  Customizing the Outlook Window
  Sending an E-mail Message
  The Calendar
  Entering Appointments
  Displaying the Calendar in various modes
  Printing the Calendar
  Creating Contacts

How to use Office XP integration features
  Adding hyperlinks to a Word document
  Embedding an Excel Chart into a Word document
  Adding Scrolling text to a Word document

Flash ActionScript Programming Course Book

This course book will teach you how to program using Flash ActionScript 2.0. It covers structured programming techniques, introduction to classes, abstract data types, and object-oriented programming. The objective is to learn programming techniques using 2D animations and game programming as project assignments via the provided Labs and Flash files. Update (11/02/2006): this Flash Course Book is now found on this web page, scroll down to the calendar table: Flash ActionScript Programming Course Book: A Brief Introduction To Flash: ActionScript Programming Introduction: 217 kb, 15 pages Branching Control Structures: 281 kb, 25 pages Collisions and Mouse Interactivity: 115 kb, 9 pages Buttons and Text Input/Output: 179 kb, 11 pages For-Loops and Arrays: 467 kb, 21 pages Classes and Objects: 206 kb, 11 pages Functions and Scope: 157 kb, 9 pages Writing Good Code: 60kb, 3 pages

November 22, 2005

Business Productivity and Office Articles offers several good tutorial articles coving Microsoft Office and Business Productivity. Here are the resource pages for these: 21 Business Productivity Tutorial Articles: 5 Microsoft Office Tutorial Articles:

Practical PHP Programming Book

The author has written this book with the goal of making the task of learning PHP something fun and, as such, you will find lots of good information, even for those who have not programmed much before. But this book also has lots of information on advanced functionality in PHP for veteran users looking to take their PHP skills above and beyond where they are right now. Practical PHP Programming Online Book: Here are the online chapters you can browse and read through: 1. Preface 2. Introducing PHP 3. Simple variables and operators 4. Functions 5. Arrays 6. Objects 7. HTML Forms 8. Files 9. Databases 10. Cookies and Sessions 11. Multimedia 12. XML & XSLT 13. Output Buffering 14. Java and COM 15. Networks 16. Miscellaneous topics 17. Security concerns 18. Performance 19. Writing PHP 20. Writing extensions 21. Alternative PHP uses 22. Practical PHP 23. Bringing it to a close 24. Answers to Exercises 25. The future of PHP 26. Glossary

Free Book Chapters for Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, Photoshop, After Effects

Here are free book chapters from teaching you Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, Photoshop, Acrobat, and After Effects. These chapters are in pdf format and include exercise files.

Flash MX 2004 Hands-On training
   Chapter 1 Background Information
download .pdf (264K)
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (460K)
   Chapter 3 Using the Drawing and Color Tools
download .pdf (788K)
   Chapter 4 Animation Basics
download .pdf (588K)
   Exercise Files .zip (92 KB)

Flash MX Hands-On training
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (563K)
   Chapter 3 Drawing and Color Tools
download .pdf (917K)
   Chapter 4 Animation Basics
download .pdf (1.15MB)
   Chapter 5 Shape Tweening
download .pdf (954K)
   Chapter 6 Symbols and Instances
download .pdf (1.98MB)
   Exercise Files .sit (223K) | .zip (218K)

Dreamweaver MX 2004 Hands-On training
   Chapter 1 Background Information
download .pdf (100K)
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (512K)
   Chapter 3 Site Control
download .pdf (620K)
   Chapter 4 Basics
download .pdf (1.1 MB)
   Exercise Files .sit (928KB) | .zip (912KB)

Dreamweaver MX Hands-On training
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (478K)
   Chapter 3 Site Control
download .pdf (645K)
   Chapter 4 Basics
download .pdf (549K)
   Chapter 5 Linking
download .pdf (764K)
   Chapter 6 Typography
download .pdf (652K)
   Exercise Files .sit (2.4MB) | .zip (2.4MB)

Photoshop 7 ImageReady Hands-On training
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (1.46MB)
   Chapter 3 Color
download .pdf (717K)
   Chapter 4 Optimization
download .pdf (4.3MB)
   Chapter 5 Layers
download .pdf (3.11MB)
   Chapter 6 Type
download .pdf (806K)
   Exercise Files .sit (4.8MB) | .zip (5.7MB)

Photoshop Elements 2 Hands-On training
   Chapter 1 Background
download .pdf (2.8MB)
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (1.6MB)
   Chapter 3 Opening and Importing Images
download .pdf (3MB)
   Chapter 4 Layers
download .pdf (7.3MB)
   Exercise Files .sit (17MB) | .zip (17.6MB)

After Effects 6 Hands-On training
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (781K)
   Chapter 3 The Project
download .pdf (735K)
   Chapter 4 The Composition
download .pdf (1.4 MB)
   Chapter 5 Timeline, Keyframes, and Animation
download .pdf (3.2MB)
   Exercise Files .sit (11.5MB) | .zip (16.3MB)

After Effects 5-5.5 Hands-On training
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (570K)
   Chapter 3 The Project
download .pdf (363K)
   Chapter 4 The Composition
download .pdf (464K)
   Chapter 5 Timeline, Keyframes, and Animation
download .pdf (2.12MB)
   Chapter 6 Playing with Time
download .pdf (1.12K)
   Exercise Files .sit (19MB) | .zip (24MB)

Designing Web Graphics.4
   Chapter 2 Web Aesthetics
download .pdf (12.3MB)
   Chapter 7 Navigation
download .pdf (14.9MB)
   Chapter 8 Acessibility
download .pdf (1.9MB)
   Chapter 23 CSS
download .pdf (1.82MB)
   Chapter 24 Animation
download .pdf (3.27MB)

Acrobat 5 Hands-On training
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (452K)
   Chapter 3 Working with Links
download .pdf (1MB)
   Chapter 4 Creating and Editing Articles
download .pdf (520K)
   Chapter 5 Bookmarks
download .pdf (556K)
   Chapter 6 Modifying PDF’s
download .pdf (1.3MB)
   Exercise Files .sit (3.19MB) | .zip (3.17MB)

Acrobat 6 Hands-On training
   Chapter 2 Interface
download .pdf (452K)
   Chapter 3 Working with Links
download .pdf (1MB)
   Chapter 4 Creating and Editing Articles
download .pdf (520K)
   Chapter 5 Bookmarks
download .pdf (556K)
   Exercise Files .sit (4.34MB) | .zip (4.35MB)

Mac OS X Hands-On training
   Chapter 1 Background
download .pdf (232K)
   Chapter 2 Working with Files and Folders
download .pdf (4.1MB)
   Chapter 3 Using the Dock
download .pdf (1.5MB)
   Chapter 4 System Preferences
download .pdf (8.1MB)
   Chapter 5 Universal Access and Speech
download .pdf (2.1MB)

November 21, 2005

Guide to Flash Game Development

This Guide to Flash Game Development shows you how to create games using Macromedia’s Flash animation tool. Over the course of the book, 10 small games are created. It contains 35 chapters, which teach you how to create card games, board games, adventure games, and arcade games. Guide to Flash Game Development:

90 ASP.Net Tutorials, Tips, Code, Forum, and FAQ gives you 90 ASP.Net tutorials, targetted mainly to those starting out with this Microsoft web programming technology. This site also provides ASP.Net Tips and Code Samples, a Forum, and a FAQ. 90 ASP.Net Tutorials: ASP.Net Tips and Code Samples: ASP.Net Discussion Forum: ASP.Net Frequently Asked Questions:

15 Microsoft Excel Lessons with Exercises offers the following 15 tutorial lessons for Microsoft Excel. These will teach you some of the basics and also charting, graphics, formatting, and several types of functions. 15 Microsoft Excel Lessons with Exercises: MS Excel Interface: Lists and Worksheet: Printing: Data Entry: Introduction to Cells Formatting: Formatting Cells Contents: Style and Conditional Formatting: Graphics and Drawing: Operators and Operands: Introduction to Functions: Series and Business Functions: Financial Functions: Date and Time Functions: Logical Functions: Charts: This site also offers 8 Excel VBA programming tutorials. Here they are: Introduction: Objects Characteristics: Properties of Controls: Messages and Events: Variables and Data Types: Conditional Statements: Workbooks and Worksheets: Columns, Rows, and Cells:

November 17, 2005

Learning Maya 2 – Free Ebook

Maya is a character animation and visual effects system designed for the professional animator. Built on a procedural architecture called the Dependency graph, Maya offers incredible power and flexibility for generating digital images of animated characters and scenes. This free tutorial book gives you hands-on experience with Maya as you complete a series of project-focused lessons. In each of the five projects, you will model, animate, texture map, add visual effects and render. Learning Maya 2 (zip download, pdf when uncompressed, 544 pages, 22.8M): How to use this book How you use this book will depend on your experience with computer graphics and 3D animation. This book moves at a fast pace and is designed to help both the novice and the expert as outlined below: Novice -If this is your first experience with 3D software, we suggest that you glance over each lesson before you complete it. This will give you a better understanding of what is going to happen before you tackle the software directly. Intermediate -If you are already familiar with the world of 3D animation, you can dive in and complete the lessons as written. You may want to keep the Using Maya manual handy to help give you a more complete understanding of each tool. Expert -Experts can run through the exercises in this book at a quicker pace. The location of Maya’s tools and the terminology surrounding its use will be the most helpful aspect of this book for experts.

8 Microsoft Word Lessons with Exercises offers the following 8 tutorial lessons for Microsoft Word. These will teach you some of the basics and also the advanced Mail Merge feature. 8 Microsoft Word Lessons with Exercises: Lesson 01- Introduction: Lesson 02- File Processing: Lesson 03- Text Fundamentals: Lesson 04- Introduction to Mail Merge: Lesson 05- Mail Merge Using a Spreadsheet: Lesson 06- Mail Merge With an MS Access Database: Lesson 07- Mail Merge With Labels: Lesson 08- Mail Merge With Envelops: Exercises:

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