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May 26, 2006

OpenLaszlo to Create Flash-based Applications

OpenLaszlo is a very programmer-friendly way of creating Flash-based applications. This free application is billed as the premier open-source platform for rich internet applications. Basically, it is an open source platform for creating zero-install web applications with the user interface capabilities of desktop client software.

OpenLaszlo programs are written in XML and JavaScript and transparently compiled to Flash and soon DHTML. The OpenLaszlo APIs provide animation, layout, data binding, server communication, and declarative UI. An OpenLaszlo application developed on one machine will run on all leading Web browsers on all leading desktop operating systems.

On the documentation page, you’ll find the developer documentation for OpenLaszlo as well as collateral materials about the platform.


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Web Development Tutorials and Articles from Projectseven.com

Here are several excellent tutorials and articles using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and in some cases, free Dreamweaver and Fireworks customizations, to make some very interesting web site usability and graphics features.

Web Development Tutorials and Articles from Projectseven.com


Accessibility
  • Pop Menu Magic and Accessibility: If you build an accessible web page, Pop Menu Magic will work within your vision to provide engaging navigation within the scope of your own accessibiliy conformance needs. It will work with you, never against you.
  • Hiding a Skip Link over a textured background
    A little ingenuity and CSS can accomplish the task of hiding a skip link, while keeping it accessible, on a page that has an intricate patterned background.
CSS Lab Images Navigation
  • Using Root-Level Images in Pop Menu Magic
    Learn how to use CSS to manage images for root-level menu items in PMM.
  • Simple VII Popup Menus: Use PVII free extensions to make an engaging and efficient popup menu.
  • CSS Uberlinks List Menus: Learn how to make pure text navigation bars that look and behave like swap image-based menus (cross-referenced from the CSS Labs section).
  • Positioned Popup Menus : Learn how to position a Simple VII popup menu so that it aligns with trigger images in a centered table.
  • SwapClass CSS Tree Menu: PVII SwapClass is a powerful and versatile extension. Learn to build an expanding and collapsing tree-style menu with true toggling capabilities.



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5 Free Access Workshop Training Tutorials

Here are 5 workshop training tutorials for learning how to use basic, intermediate, and advanced features of Access 2003. These are in pdf format and are provided by the University of Nevada.

5 Free Access Workshop Training Tutorials



Microsoft Access 2003Topics:

Level 1 Classes: beginning topics designed to develop basic application skills.  
Level 2 Classes: intermediate topics that assume users have some working knowledge and experience with the application.
Level 3 Classes: advanced topics that assume the users have strong knowledge and experience but wish to extend their skills.Topics:


Level 1 

Introduction to Access Training Manual

The first in the series for building a relational database, this workshop provides the foundation for beginning to create a database and start storing data.   Tables are the basis of each database, and we begin here by learning how to plan and design tables. 

Topics:           
  » Planning Your Database and Tables
  » Designing Tables
  » Field Properties
  » Data Entry


Access Queries
Training Manual

Now that your data is stored, you might want to find a way to view it according to certain criteria, or view certain data.  Queries allow you to pull specified records for viewing or editing.  In this workshop you will learn how to design the queries and understand what they are used for.

Topics:           
  » Types of Queries
  » Designing a New Query
  » Running Queries
  » Using Criteria
  » Creating  Parameter Queries
Sample Database File

 

Level 2 

Creating Relationships in Access Training Manual

Access is designed for relational databases so that separate tables of information can share data. 

Topics:
  » Understanding Relationships
  » Primary Keys
  » Creating Relationships
  » Working with Subdatasheets
Sample Database File


Access Forms and Reports
Training Manual

Forms give you a way to create a more user friendly interface for data entry and data viewing.  Reports provide a printout of complete or summarized data.  Learn how to create and format both.

Topics:           
  » Creating a New Form
  » Using a Form
  » Using the Form Wizard
  » Creating a New Report
  »  Editing a Report

Sample Database File

 

Level 3:

Access Switchboards Training Manual

Creating switchboards for your Access Database gives users a friendly environment to use for data entry, viewing records, pulling reports, and more.  The switchboard can become the center of operations for using the objects in your database and provides an element of security as well.

Topics:
  » Creating a Switchboard
  » Using Command Buttons
  » Using Macros
 
» Security Options
Sample Database File



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May 25, 2006

6 Free Excel 2003 Workshop Training Tutorials

Here are 6 workshop training tutorials for learning how to use basic, intermediate, and advanced features of Excel 2003. These are in pdf format and are provided by the University of  Nevada.

6 Excel 2003 Workshop Training Tutorials



Microsoft Excel 2003

Level 1 Classes: beginning topics designed to develop basic application skills.  
Level 2 Classes: intermediate topics that assume users have some working knowledge and experience with the application.
Level 3 Classes: advanced topics that assume the users have strong knowledge and experience but wish to extend their skills.


Level 1

Basic Excel Skills Training Manual

Learn all the basic skills necessary to start creating lists and tables of data in an Excel spreadsheet, as well as how to format it to be visually clear and attractive.

Topics:
  
» The Excel Environment
  » Setting Up Your Data
  » Modifying Data And Worksheets
  » Formatting Your Data
  » Conditional Formatting


Excel Formulas and Functions Training Manual

This workshop will illustrate how to create formulas and functions in Excel so that your calculations are automated. 

Topics:
  » Creating Formulas
  » Creating Functions
  » Editing
  » Absolute Referencing
  » Auditing
Sample File


Using Multiple Excel Worksheets and Workbooks Training Manual

There are times when you might need to organize your data into multiple worksheets or even multiple workbooks.  This workshop will illustrate the tools, tips, and skills you need to manage your data and calculations that span multiple sheets and files. 

Topics:
  » Creating Formulas and Functions Across Spreadsheets
  » Moving Sheets to New Files
  » Creating Links
  » Protecting Sheets
  » Sharing
Sample File


Level 2

Excel Graphs Training Manual

Learn how to create graphs of your data.  It is quick and easy with the Chart Wizard.  The workshop includes tips on formatting your graphs to achieve the perfect visual results.

Topics:
  » Using the Chart Wizard
  » Editing your Graphs
  » Tips and Tricks
Sample File


Using Data Tools in Excel Training Manual

Excel has tools that enable database like record keeping right in your spreadsheet.  Use the tools to view and summarize your records the way you want. 

Topics:
  » Sorting
  » Autofilter
  » Advanced Filter
  » Importing Data
  » Saving as a .csv
  » Group and Outline
Sample File


Level 3
 

Excel Macros Training Manual

Automate the tasks you need to do repeatedly, or make quick shortcuts.  Macros allow you to record a string of commands that will execute automatically.  This workshop teaches macros within the context of Excel, but the skills are applicable in Word as well.

Topics:
  » Recording a Macro
  » Running a Macro
  » Debugging and Editing a Macro
Sample File



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May 24, 2006

4 Free Word 2003 Workshop Training Tutorials

Here are 4 workshop training tutorials for learning how to use basic, intermediate, and advanced features of Word 2003. These are in pdf format and are provided by the University of  Nevada.

4 Word 2003 Workshop Training Tutorials


Microsoft Word 2003

Level 1 Classes: beginning topics designed to develop basic application skills.  
Level 2 Classes: intermediate topics that assume users have some working knowledge and experience with the application.
Level 3 Classes: advanced topics that assume the users have strong knowledge and experience but wish to extend their skills.


Level 1

Basic Microsoft Word Skills Training Manual

The basics class is designed for those who may have typed in Word before but want to learn more about the environment, use the tools more efficiently, and make the task of creating a document easier. 

Topics:
 » Environment Tour
 
» Views
 
» Typing and Navigating a Document
 
» Editing, Moving, Copying, and Pasting
 
» Spelling, Grammar, and Thesaurus
 
» Tabs and Indents
 
» Bullets and Numbering
 
» Page Setup and Print Options
 
» Basic Templates

Professional Word Formatting Training Manual
 

Making your document organized, clear, and visually attractive is necessary and even fun.  This workshop addresses essential skills in formatting text, pages, bullets and more.

Topics:
 
» Font Formatting
 
» Paragraph Formatting
 
» Choices for Bullets and Numbering
 
» Borders and Shading
 
» Using Styles
 
» Additional Formatting Options

Sample File

 

Level 2

Creating and Managing Large Word Documents Training Manual

When moving beyond the short letter, essay, article, etc., it may be necessary to start using Word’s large document tools.  The tools make it easier to handle large amounts of text and large numbers of pages. 

Topics:
 
» Creating Columns
 
» Inserting Breaks
 
» Headers and Footers
 
» Word Count
 
» Table of Contents
 
» Index
 
» Footnotes
 
» Document Map and Thumbnails     
 
» Document Properties and Security
 
» Large Document Printing Options
 
» Templates

Sample File

Sample File

 

Level 3  

Mail Merge Training Manual

If you have names, addresses, or other information stored in a file, you can merge that data in Word to create envelopes, labels, and form letters.   In the Mail Merge workshop, learn how to use data and Word tools to automate your mailings. 

Topics:
 
» Single Envelopes And Labels
 
» Data Source
 
» The Mail Merge Process
 
» Creating Mail Merged Envelopes and Labels
 
» Creating Mail Merged Form Letters



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Web Development Articles Library

The Bontrager Connection hosts several good tutorials and articles to help you build better and more effective and secure web sites. Some of the topics covered are HTML, CGI, JavaScript, CSS, Forms, Payment Gateways, RSS, Blogs, and Syndication.

Web Development Articles Library

» CGI 

» JavaScript 

» Tutorials 

» Web Development Articles



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Webmaster Project Photoshop Tutorials

Webmaster Project bills itself as “Your place for free Photoshop tutorials”. At this site you can learn Photoshop from their online tutorials, which will help you better understand Photoshop techniques used by professional designers.

Webmaster Project Photoshop Tutorials
» Newest
» Photo effects
» Photo retouch
» Text effects
» Web graphics
» Buttons
» Color
» Textures
» Animation
» Basics


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May 22, 2006

Great Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials Plus offers great Photoshop tutorials that are clearly written and illustrated to help you easily learn how to use this important graphics tool. These tutorials are designed for beginners and beyond. Start learning immediately without the confusion of most manuals.

Great Photoshop Tutorials
































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Workshop Tutorials for Microsoft Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

Here are workshop tutorials and materials for Microsoft Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, provided by North Carolina State University. These tutorials are self-extracting zip files and have an .exe extention. They will decompress automatically when you double-click on them.


 



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May 11, 2006

Tutorials for Word, Excel, Project, Access, and Outlook

The TechTrax Library contains the following Microsoft tutorials and articles teaching useful features of Word, Excel, Project, Access, and Outlook. Also on this site are utility downloads, office utilities, and html and VBA code modules.

Tutorials for Word, Excel, Project, Access, and Outlook from TechTrax Library



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May 9, 2006

Tutorials for Flash 8, Flash MX 2004, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects

Ultrashock.com offers these excellently written and presented tutorials for Flash 8, Flash MX 2004, Photoshop,  Illustrator, and After Effects. Have some fun with these while learning to do some interesting things using these applications.


Macromedia Flash 8 



Adobe Photoshop 


Adobe Illustrator 


Adobe After Effects


Flash MX 2004 Tutorials

  Introduction to the v2 component architecture

Chafic Kazoun discusses the v2 component architecture new to Flash MX 2004 and introduces you to some hidden treasures of the framework.


 
 
  Flash MX 2004 Editorial

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Flash MX 2004*
* but didn’t know who to ask!


 
 
  Flash MX 2004 UI Components

Flash MX 2004 now sports 21 UI Components, some of which may be familiar to you from before and others that are new. In this massive tutorial, we will take you through each of these components and show you how to use them.


 
 
  Flash MX 2004 Actionscript 2.0

We’ll go through new language features, the new object-oriented programming model, and see examples of migrating ActionScript 1.0 (from Flash 5 and MX) to ActionScript 2.0.


 
 
  Flash MX 2004 Professional Video

Flash MX 2004 adds several video enhancements. In this tutorial you’ll learn about the improvements to your production workflow as well as the technical options now available when designing your Flash video application.


 
 
  Introducing Timeline Effects and Behaviors

In this article we are going to take you through a couple of the coolest Flash MX 2004 features: Timeline Effects and Behaviors. We’ll show you some simple examples to help you get started with these features quickly.


 
 
  Skinning Flash MX 2004 Components

This tutorial will run through the new Flash MX 2004 functionality allowing us to change component’s look & feel and explains the various options you have for skinning Flash MX 2004 components step by step.

 
 
  Developing Components in Flash MX 2004

Component development in Flash has come a long way. With Flash MX 2004, Macromedia further improved components. This article explains the various steps required to build a simple component for Flash MX 2004.


 
 
  Data Binding

Data Binding is an easy way to tie all your data together, without any hard work. Data Binding is a key feature of RAD (Rapid Application Development) and is a great tool for prototyping, and is explained to you by Peter Hall.


 
 
 

Developing a simple application using forms & MVC

This tutorial will guide you through developing a simple Rich Internet Application, an address book application by using forms & screens,
without a single line of code in the FLA.


 


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May 8, 2006

15 Free CSS Training Tutorials

Exforsys.com offers these 15 free training tutorials for learning how to program using Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS. You can use CSS when developing web pages and sites to specify the layouts and style of the pages.

15  Free Training Tutorials for Cascading Style Sheets – CSS

» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 1 : CSS Introduction
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 2 : CSS Syntax
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 3 : CSS Applying CSS
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 4 : CSS Background
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 5 : Text
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 6 – Working with Fonts
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 7 : CSS Borders
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 8 : CSS Margin
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 9 : CSS Padding
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 10 : Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) List
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 11 : Dimensions
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 12 Elements Display
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 13 : Pseudo Classes
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 14 : Media Styles
» CSS Tutorials : Lesson 15 : Units, Colors, References


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Multimedia Workshops Tutorials for Digital Video, Premiere, After Effects

Here are well written and illustrated Multimedia Workshops from the Univeristy of Washington’s Walk-In Workshops. These workshop tutorials you will learn how to create Video, DVD, and other multimedia presentations. By using modern computer hardware and software you can learn how to create sophisticated material, students will learn the skills to shoot and edit video, add special effects, and publish multimedia in many formats. These tutorials include materials teaching you how to use digital video software, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe After Effects.

Multimedia Workshops Tutorials for Digital Video, Premiere, and After Effects


Introduction to Digital Video

Digital video is a widely accessible technology for creating film but can be a bit daunting compared to your dad’s VHS camcorder. In this introduction of the digital video pipeline, you will learn how to plan and execute your digital video project. Other topics include: planning your digital film, transferring video to a computer, and methods of archival once your edited film is finished. Take this knowledge and create an impressive video presentation, an entertaining home movie or the next award-winning independent film.

  Creating Digital Video
  Bullet The Process
  Bullet Plan the Project
  Bullet Shoot & Gather Material
  Bullet Capture & Import
  Bullet Edit & Composite
  Bullet Archive, Encode & Distribute

  Hardware
  Bullet The Tools
  Bullet The Digital Video Format
  Bullet Benefits of Digital Video
  Bullet Firewire

  Software
  Bullet Easier Software
  Bullet Advanced Software

  Digital Video Decks
  Bullet Apple iMovie
  Bullet Apple Final Cut Pro
  Bullet Adobe Premiere
  Bullet Dubbing VHS to miniDV


Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere is the quintessential video-editing tool for the PC user working toward a professional product. Its simplicity makes the software easy to learn but applicable in many different situations. In this full-spectrum workshop you will learn how to make professional looking videos. You will also learn to apply the features of this application in creative ways. Other topics include: key-framing video attributes and effects, creating and applying more customizable transitions and titling, and the taking advantage of a fully non-linear editing application. Use all you learn from this to edit your first impressive student film production.

  The Basics
  Bullet Concepts
  Bullet Non-Destructive Editing
  Bullet Non-Linear Editing
  Bullet 3-Point Editing
  Bullet The Interface
  Bullet The Tools
  Bullet Inserting Media

  Acquiring Media
  Bullet Introduction
  Bullet Logging Clips
  Bullet Importing Other Media

  Compositing & Effects
  Bullet Concepts
  Bullet Effects & Transitions


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May 3, 2006

Workshop Tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

Here are three well written and illustrated Microsoft Office Workshop Tutorials from the Univeristy of Washington’s Walk-In Workshops. These are from their Computing Essentials page and cover Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Both beginning and advanced features are covered by these tutorials.

Workshop Tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint



Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is widely recognized as the standard for creating and editing documents, yet it is still more expansive than most regular users are aware. In this overview workshop, you will get acquainted with Word from basic functionality to advanced features. Other topics include: the format painter, headers and footers, tables and columns, and adding graphics and color. Apply these new techniques to create an eye-catching resume or the perfect academic paper.

  Introduction
  Bullet Getting Started
  Bullet Working With Files
  Bullet Working With Text

  Formatting
  Bullet Formatting Paragraphs
  Bullet Styles
  Bullet Lists

  Tables and Graphics
  Bullet Tables
  Bullet Graphics

  Advanced
  Bullet Spelling and Grammar
  Bullet Page Formatting
  Bullet Macros
  Bullet Table of Contents
  Bullet Shortcut Keys


Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a necessity for data documentation and analysis. It is an extremely helpful software program that can improve your workflow. In this introductory workshop, you will learn to input data, apply relevant formulas, and visually represent your results with graphics and charts. Other topics include: the Chart Wizard, formatting cells and columns, and methods of sorting. 

  Spreadsheet Basics
  Bullet Window Elements
  Bullet Adding/Renaming
  Bullet The Standard Toolbar

  Customizing Excel
  Bullet Menus
  Bullet Toolbars
  Bullet Customize Toolbars

  Modifying A Worksheet
  Bullet Navigating Cells
  Bullet Adding Rows/Columns
  Bullet Moving/Copying Cells
  Bullet Freeze Panes

  Formatting Cells
  Bullet Formatting Toolbar
  Bullet Format Cells
  Bullet Format Painter
  Bullet AutoFormat

  Formulas and Functions
  Bullet Formulas
  Bullet Referencing
  Bullet Basic Functions

  Sorting and Filling
  Bullet Basic Sorting
  Bullet Complex Sorting
  Bullet Autofill Cells

  Charts
  Bullet Chart Wizard
  Bullet Resize and Move
  Bullet Chart Formatting
  Bullet Exporting Charts

  Keyboard Shortcuts
  Bullet Excel Shortcuts


Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is the tool for digital slide-presentations. In this workshop, you will learn to organize and prepare slide presentations, add animation, compliment your visuals with sound clips and perhaps most importantly, learn to avoid PowerPoint abuse; no one enjoys all of the features, all of the time. Other topics include: Using transitions, master slides, and action buttons. Apply these new techniques to your next class presentation.

  Introduction
  Bullet Getting Started
  Bullet PowerPoint Screen
  Bullet Working with Slides

  Building a Presentation
  Bullet Adding Content
  Bullet Working with Text

  Making it Creative
  Bullet Color Schemes
  Bullet Graphics
  Bullet Slide Effects

  Advanced PowerPoint
  Bullet Master Slides
  Bullet Saving and Printing
  Bullet Keyboard Shortcuts
  Bullet Tips

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May 1, 2006

Web Development and Publishing Workshop Tutorials

Here are nine well written and illustrated workshop tutorials on Web Development and Publishing from the Univeristy of Washington’s Walk-In Workshops. By studying these web development workshop tutorials, you will learn Web site design from beginning to end; including planning the web site’s look and layout with HTML and CSS, and programming Web applications using Javascript to make the site interactive and dynamic. Also offered are workshops for learning PHP, MySQL, Video Streaming, Podcasting, and Adobe GoLive.

Web Development and Publishing Workshop Tutorials


Web Site Planning

In this introductory and organizational workshop you will learn the techniques that will help you plan the best Web site possible. Other topics include: Web site layout and design, file and space management, multi-browser compatibility, streaming media and Web server specifics. Apply your knowledge and get yourself a spot on the Web.

  Defining the Project
  Bullet Gather Information
  Bullet Mapping
  Bullet Standards
  Bullet Technical Requirements

  Planning Design
  Bullet Wireframes & Mockups
  Bullet Does It Make Sense
  Bullet User Testing

  Production
  Bullet Planning Teams & Roles
  Bullet Planning Time

  Post-Production
  Bullet User Testing
  Bullet Redesign
  Bullet Maintenance


Introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

HTML is the underlying language of Web site programming. This hands-on workshop is designed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts behind HTML. You will learn how to create, present and maintain your own Web site. Other topics include: creating and posting Web pages, changing fonts, inserting images, using hyperlinks, and creating tables. Apply these skills to make a Web page or site for almost anything you want.

  HTML Fundamentals
  Bullet The Internet
  Bullet Your UW Account
  Bullet HTML

  HTML Overview
  Bullet Document Structure
  Bullet Block-Level Elements
  Bullet Inline Elements
  Bullet Lists
  Bullet Images & Hyperlinks
  Bullet Fonts & Colors
  Bullet Tables


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for HTML

Cascading Style Sheets are the most effective way to create clean, attractive and fast-loading Web pages. In contrast to HTML, they offer greater control over site layout for organization and extra features to design and create consistency throughout multiple pages. In this overview, you will learn how to harness this helpful tool and save yourself a lot of time.

  CSS Fundamentals
  Bullet What Is CSS?
  Bullet Basic Syntax
  Bullet Classes and IDs

  Examples
  Bullet Font
  Bullet Text
  Bullet Background
  Bullet Boxes
  Bullet Other


Introduction to JavaScript

JavaScript is an easy way to bring interactivity to your Web site. In this introductory workshop you will begin by learning the basics of Object Oriented Programming, then we’ll delve into the creative instances of this growing language. Learn how to create such events as single and double mouse rollovers, and live scripts such as alert, pop-up, and pop-under boxes. Other topics for interactivity include linking and using external Java Scripts, resizing windows, and implementing scrolling scripts.

  JavaScript Fundamentals
  Bullet Introduction
  Bullet What is JavaScript?
  Bullet History

  Vocabulary 1
  Bullet Objects
  Bullet Properties
  Bullet Methods

  Vocabulary 2
  Bullet Handling Events
  Bullet Variables
  Bullet Assignments

  Tutorials
  Bullet Simple Beginning
  Bullet The Time
  Bullet Rollovers


Introduction to PHP

HTML is the language of the web, but PHP can enable your Web pages to have changing content that allows users to interact with your Web site beyond just clicking links. Learn how to build website templates, organize and display information easily and handle user input such as web forms all while practicing basic PHP syntax. Other topics include: basic MySQL and handling databases, advanced variables and advanced web forms.


Introduction to MySQL / Advanced PHP

Advanced PHP & MySQL takes your PHP skills to the next level. In this combined introductory and advanced workshop you will learn how to build Website templates, organize and display information easily and handle user input such as Web forms while practicing basic PHP syntax. Other topics include: basic MySQL and handling databases, advanced variables and advanced Web forms. Implementing these skills will take you to a new professional height in Web design.

mySQL


Streaming Video for Web

Streaming video on the Web is great way to get high quality video on your Web site. It just so happens that as a student here you are given a UW Streaming Media account which will allow you store larger video files, up to a gigabyte, and stream them online from there. In this walk-thru workshop you will learn the steps that take you from a finished video composition to having it publicly accessible and still looking quite nice. Other topics include: extension of principles to audio and necessary compression types for audio and film.

Getting Started

How to Create Streaming Media
An overview of the complex task of producing, digitizing, encoding, and delivering streaming media.

How-to Guides



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Desktop Publishing Workshop Tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Here are four well written and illustrated Desktop Publishing Workshops from the Univeristy of Washington’s Walk-In Workshops. This Adobe Design workshop tutorial collection provides two Photoshop turoials, and one tutorial each for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. These tutorial workshops offer professional quality publishing results via dynamic, yet simple tools. You will learn to produce attention-grabbing vector graphics, vividly enhanced photographs, top notch text documents and how to incorporate the three together.

Desktop Publishing Workshops Tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign


Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for image editing. This robust program will help you enhance your photographs and images and give your work that professional edge. Here you will learn how to modify digital photographs, move, duplicate, and resize images, use painting tools to manipulate images, and perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. You will also learn how to correct red-eye, take advantage of layer transparency, and create simple-but-cool text graphics using filters.

  Intro to Photoshop
  Bullet What is Photoshop?
  Bullet The Workspace
  Bullet Preferences

  The Basics
  Bullet Creating New Images
  Bullet Type
  Bullet Drawing
  Bullet Painting

  Image Editing
  Bullet Working With Layers
  Bullet Selections
  Bullet Image Sizing
  Bullet Image Adjust
  Bullet Filters


Advanced Adobe Photoshop

In this advanced Photoshop class, you will learn some advanced features including saving for the Web, proper use of filters, how to use actions and automate processes, layer properties, and what Image Ready is. You are encouraged to bring your own digital images to work with in this class.

  Altering Images
  Bullet Crop Tool
  Bullet Clone Tool
  Bullet Heal Tool
  Bullet Patch Tool
  Bullet Extract Filter

  Advanced Layers
  Bullet Layer Masks
  Bullet Layer Styles
  Bullet Adjustment Layers

  Automation
  Bullet Actions
  Bullet Batches
  Bullet Droplets


Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a graphic design and drawing program. This powerful program will help you create images that will give your work an artistic touch. This class will cover some new features of Adobe Illustrator 10 as well as some advanced functions including navigating the toolbar, creating vector-based graphics, and using drawing tools. Other topics include: specific stroking effects, color features, and layering techniques. Use these skills to create graphic artwork for posters, t-shirts, or even card designs.

  Introduction
  Bullet Vector Graphics
  Bullet Tools

  The Basics
  Bullet Creating Objects
  Bullet Altering Objects
  Bullet The Pathfinder
  Bullet Gradients

  The Pen Tool
  Bullet Introduction
  Bullet Editing Lines

  Type Tools
  Bullet Simple Text
  Bullet Path/Area Text

  Tutorials
  Bullet Creating a Bat Logo
  Bullet Creating a Key
  Bullet Biohazard


Adobe InDesign

InDesign, Adobe’s replacement for Pagemaker, is a new and comprehensive desktop publisher. This program enables you to design and develop your own publications. In this introductory workshop you will learn to use dynamic tools such as text wrap, precise image manipulation and placement, story editor, paragraph styles, and color handling. Other topics include: guidelines for templates and simple image creation to compliment your texts. This knowledge will allow you to make posters for class projects that look store bought.

  Intro to InDesign
  Bullet What is InDesign?
  Bullet The Workspace
  Bullet The Toolbox
  Bullet The Palettes

  The Basics
  Bullet Creating New Documents
  Bullet Guides
  Bullet Margins and Columns

  Type Tools
  Bullet Introduction
  Bullet Type Basics
  Bullet Paragraph Formatting
  Bullet Threading
  Bullet Story Editor

  Graphic Tools
  Bullet Introduction
  Bullet Grouping & Stacking
  Bullet Placing Graphics
  Bullet Rotating & Skewing

  Printing
  Bullet Exporting to PDF
  Bullet Exporting Postscript

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Freely Available Microsoft Project Ebook

Here is a freely available ebook on Microsoft Project containing 960 pages. Book Description:
  • A comprehensive, soup-to-nuts resource showing how to master Microsoft Project functions and features
  • Demonstrates how to create a new project, track a project’s progress, and work in groups
  • More advanced topics explained are: customizing Project, using macros, and importing and exporting data
  • Also explains the following: building tasks, using views, modifying the appearance of a project, and resolving scheduling and resource problems
  • A new chapter on using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and VBScript with Project
  • Provides expanded coverage of Project Server-installation, hardware and software requirements, and software configurations-all needed to ensure that Project Server is administered and used effectively
To access the download link on rapidshare.de, click on the Free button near the bottom of the rapidshare page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip.

Google groups post with link to Microsoft Project 2003 Bible



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