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March 29, 2007

HTML Ebook

Here is an excellent HTML Ebook which will help you increase your HTML skills in regards to its syntax, semantics, and elements of style. This HTML ebook provides lots of well-coded examples  to use to practice with when writing your web pages. It is slightly dated, as it only teaches HTML ver. 4.0, but it offers a whole chapter on CSS, which you need to fully read and understand. The book also offers design and style recommendations that will help attract visitors and make your site accessible. You do not need to have any HTML experience to read and use the HTML lessons and examples presented. (4542kb, 588 pages, pdf format)

Table of Contents:

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: HTML and the World Wide Web
    • The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets 
    • Talking the Internet Talk 
    • HTML: What It Is 
    • HTML: What It Isn’t 
    • Nonstandard Extensions 
    • Tools for the HTML Designer
  • Chapter 2: HTML Quick Start
    • Writing Tools 
    • A First HTML Document 
    • HTML Embedded Tags 
    • HTML Skeleton 
    • The Flesh on an HTML Document 
    • HTML and Text 
    • Hyperlinks 
    • Images Are Special 
    • Lists, Searchable Documents, and Forms 
    • Tables 
    • Frames 
    • Style Sheets and JavaScript
  • Chapter 3: Anatomy of an HTML Document
    • Appearances Can Deceive 
    • Structure of an HTML Document 
    • HTML Tags 
    • Document Content 
    • HTML Document Elements 
    • The Document Header 
    • The Document Body 
    • Editorial Markup 
  • Chapter 4: Text Basics
    • Divisions and Paragraphs 
    • Headings 
    • Changing Text Appearance 
    • Content-based Style Tags 
    • Physical Style Tags 
    • Expanded Font Handling 
    • Precise Spacing and Layout 
    • Block Quotes 
    • Addresses 
    • Special Character Encoding
  • Chapter 5: Rules, Images, and Multimedia
    • Horizontal Rules 
    • Inserting Images in Your Documents 
    • Document Colors and Background Images 
    • Background Audio 
    • Animated Text 
    • Other Multimedia Content
  • Chapter 6: Document Layout
    • Creating Whitespace 
    • Multicolumn Layout 
    • Layers
  • Chapter 7: Links and Webs
    • Hypertext Basics 
    • Referencing Documents: The URL 
    • Creating Hyperlinks 
    • Creating Effective Links 
    • Mouse-Sensitive Images 
    • Creating Searchable Documents 
    • Establishing Document Relationships 
    • Supporting Document Automation
  • Chapter 8: Formatted Lists
    • Unordered Lists 
    • Ordered Lists 
    • The <li> Tag 
    • Nesting Lists 
    • Directory Lists 
    • Menu Lists 
    • Definition Lists 
    • Appropriate List Usage
  • Chapter 9: Cascading Style Sheets
    • The Elements of Styles 
    • Style Syntax 
    • Style Properties 
    • Tag-less Styles: The <span> Tag 
    • Applying Styles to Documents
  • Chapter 10: Forms
    • Form Fundamentals 
    • The <form> Tag 
    • A Simple Form Example 
    • Using Email to Collect Form Data 
    • The <input> Tag 
    • Multiline Text Areas 
    • Multiple Choice Elements 
    • General Form Control Attributes 
    • Labeling and Grouping Form Elements 
    • Creating Effective Forms 
    • Forms Programming
  • Chapter 11: Tables
    • The HTML Table Model 
    • Table Tags 
    • New HTML 4.0 Table Tags 
    • Beyond Ordinary Tables
  • Chapter 12: Frames
    • An Overview of Frames 
    • Frame Tags 
    • Frame Layout 
    • Frame Contents 
    • The <noframes> Tag 
    • Inline Frames 
    • Named Frame or Window Targets
  • Chapter 13: Executable Content
    • Applets and Objects 
    • Embedded Content 
    • JavaScript 
    • JavaScript Style Sheets
  • Chapter 14: Dynamic Documents
    • An Overview of Dynamic Documents 
    • Client-Pull Documents 
    • Server -Push Documents
  • Chapter 15: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks
    • Top of the Tips 
    • Trivial or Abusive? 
    • Custom Bullets 
    • Tricks with Tables 
    • Transparent Images 
    • Tricks with Windows and Frames
  • Appendix A: HTML Grammar
  • Appendix B: HTML Tag Quick Reference
  • Appendix C: Cascading Style Sheet Properties Quick Reference
  • Appendix D: The HTML 4.0 DTD
  • Appendix E: Character Entities
  • Appendix F: Color Names and Values

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Photoshop Ebook

Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editor, which will allow you to edit both digital photos and bit-mapped graphics, from any source. It runs on both the Apple Macintosh and the Windows PC. This Photoshop Ebook covers all of Photoshop’s features and functions that are available for version 6. Its file size 15,128kb, contains 1047 pages, and is pdf format. The ebook will teach you how to use Photoshop using step-by-step directions and demonstrations. It also provides many tips, tricks, and design techniques that will help you create visually attractive images and photos.

Table of Contents:

Part I: Welcome to Photoshop

  • Chapter 1:What’s Up with Photoshop
  • Chapter 2:Inside Photoshop
  • Chapter 3:Image Fundamentals

Par II: Painting and Retouching
  • Chapter 4:Defining Colors
  • Chapter 5:Painting and Editing
  • Chapter 6:Filling and Stroking
  • Chapter 7: Retouching, Repeating, and Restoring

Part III: Selections, Masks, and Filters
  • Chapter 8:Selections and Paths
  • Chapter 9:Masks and Extractions
  • Chapter 10:Corrective Filtering
  • Chapter 11:Full-Court Filtering

Part IV: Layers, Objects, and Text
  • Chapter 12:Working with Layers
  • Chapter 13:The Wonders of Blend Modes
  • Chapter 14:Shapes and Styles
  • Chapter 15:Fully Editable Text

Part V: Color for Print and the Web
  • Chapter 16:Essential Color Management
  • Chapter 17:Mapping and Adjusting Colors
  • Chapter 18:Printing Images
  • Chapter 19:Creating Graphics for the Web

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14 Excel Tutorials and Articles

Here are 14 Excel Tutorials and Articles from that will show you how to be more productive and useful with Excel (Microsoft’s spreadsheet application). Your skills and ability to analayze, crunch, and present your numeric and other data will improve by reading and applying the concepts presented by these Excel tutorials.   

Let Excel Solve All Your Problems
Learn how to create a problem-solving grid in Excel and use it to help in making decisions.

Use Excel to Get Dates
This will show you how to do straight-forward date date calculations in an Excel spreadsheet.

How Excel Taught Me to Cook
This short tutorial describes how to use drop-down pick lists in Excel. The application is to plan a month’s worth of meals.

Chart Events in Microsoft Excel
Find out how to create and use chart events in Excel.

Create Multiple Combination Charts in Excel
This Excel tutorial will teach you how to create multiple combination create charts.

Use Excel to Achieve Your Goals
Here is a way of using Excel to keep track your goals.

Manage Your Inventory in Excel
This Excel tutorial shows you a great method of managing your stock so you know exactly what quantity for each item to order.

OLE by Example
This tutorial shows you how to create an Excel spreadsheet and its chart and insert  it into Word for a nice presentation.

Debt by the Numbers
This Excel how-to shows you how to create a spreadsheet created specifically for costs and use to analyze this type of data.

Getting Started with Spreadsheets
This Excel tutorial shows you how to get started with using Excel spreadsheets to manage, store, and analyze data.

Calculating in a Spreadsheet
Find out how to create and use formulas in Excel in spreadsheets.

Merge Spreadsheet Data Into Word
This merging tutorial shows you how to take your data in Excel and merge it into a form letters in Word.

Graphing Success
Learn how to create graphs in Excel so you can better examine your important data.

Integrate Excel in Word
This tutorial shows you how to import your data from an Excel spreadsheet into Word.

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March 28, 2007

37 Word Tutorials and Articles

Here are 37 well written Word Tutorials and Articles from These will help you become more productive and efficient with using Word, and at the same time also help you learn and start using some of its more advanced features and techniques.

Create Flash Cards in Word
Learn how to make flash cards as a teaching aide and studying for tests.

Get Your Book Done
Learn how to write a book using Word.

Answers to Your Questions
Find out to configure Word to print the document file path automatically

Word - Section by Section
Find out how to use and manage sections in Word and make your documents more clear.

Create a Quick To Do List Form
This shows you how to create lists in Word, and specifically a to do list.

A Glimpse at New Office 2007 Features Via Word
Find out waht some of the new features how the new user interface looks like in Office 2007.

Label a Lot of File Folders Using Word’s Mail Merge
Learn how to perform a mail merge using Avery labels and Microsoft Word.

Make Word Graphics Do What You Want
Learn what your options are with wrapping your text in Word around images.

Create a Fax Cover Sheet in Word
Here you will create a nicely designed fax cover sheet that can help you look more professional.

Create a Calendar in Word
This Word tutorial will teach you how to create calendar page without using a special template or macros.

Create a Newsletter in Microsoft Word Without Text Boxes
This tutorial shows you how to create a newsletter in Word without including any text boxes.

Answers to Your Questions
Discover how to make Word menu items appear again, after they have disappeared.

Understand Word’s Headers and Footers
This tutorial shows you how to enter and do some tricks with Word Headers and Footers.

Exporting Word Form Data
This tutorial explains how to export data from Word to Access or Excel.

Create a Resume in Word
This teaches you some nice design and style tips to write a resume which will draw attention.

Create a Certificate in Microsoft Word
This tuorial explains to easily use Word’s border and watermark features to make a certificate.

Pass Repeated Information in a Word Document
This shows you how to automatically copy repeated text to other locations in your Word document.

Create a Table of Contents in Word
Learn how to create a table of contents in Word when you are using styles.

Create a Newsletter in Word
This will show you how to layout and create a newsletter using Word.

Creating an Index in Word
Find out how to make an index for a document In Word, showing the words used and which page number they are on, at the end of the document.

Automate Word Watermarks
Create watermarks, save them as AutoText, and insert at will.

Create Business Cards in Word
Design and make business cards for yourself and others using the label features in Word.

Use AutoText to Create a Text Library
Categorize AutoText and use fields to make instant documents.

Create a Photo Album in Word
Learn how to make photo presentations using Word.

Little-Known Word Keyboard Tricks
Learn how you can become more efficient using Word by using these keyboard shortcuts instead of the mouse.

Tricky Type Techniques
If you you don’t have graphics available, this article shows you how to use type to make to your documents more appealing.

Add AutoShapes in Word
This tutorial describes how to use AutoShapes to make your Word documents more attractive.

Create Quick Greeting Cards in Word
Save money and get creative by creating your greeting cards with Word.

Get Organized Now!
Shows how to create tables in Word that you can then use to help you organize your files on your computer.

Use Word to Create a Tri-Fold Brochure
Learn how create a tri-fold brochure using columns in any Word version.

Organize Your Contact Information
Store your information for your contacts by using Word’s data form

Find Word’s Buried Treasures
Discover many of the cool features and techniques that are available for you to use in Word.

Merge Pictures and Words – Oh My!
Find out how to use the catalog merge feature in Word so you can merge words and images in your document.

OLE by Example
Learn how to create a spreadsheet and pie chart with survey data in Excel and then analyze and present this in Word.

Speed up with Styles
This Word tutorial shows you how to get started with using styles, which will make you much more efficient with using Word. A style is just a group of text formatting characteristics that you give a name.

Merge Spreadsheet Data Into Word
This tutorial will show you how to make form letters in Word and them merge spreadsheet data into them.

Adjusting Microsoft Word to Fit
This will show you how to change the options and setups in Word so it will be more useful for your way of working with it.

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March 26, 2007

4 Dreamweaver Tutorials and 2 Reviews

Here are the latest 4 Dreamweaver Tutorials and 2 Dreamweaver Reviews from Sitepoint. These tutorials deal with setting up Dreamweaver to be compliant with Web standards, customizing Dreamweaver’s config file, creating web animation using Dreamweaver, and adding simple Flash movies to your Web pages with Dreamweaver.

Dreamweaver 8 Does Standards

This is the latest Dreamweaver version from Macromedia and it supports Web standards and the WCAG more that previous versions did. This tutorial article describes how Dreamweaver previously supported standards and then demonstrates how to set up Dreamweaver 8 so its compliant with Web standards development. It then takes you through the creation of a Web document using XHTML Strict with some new Dreamweaver 8 tools which will help you generate code that is both accessible and standards compliant.

Customize Dreamweaver MX to Your Needs

This tutorial demonstrates how you can setup and customize Dreamweaver the way you want to use it. Though it pertains to Dreamweaver MX, many of the examples and tweaks shown here can be performed in earlier versions. You will be updating the Dreamweaver config file in the /Configuration/ directory. Backing up of this file is recommended and it needs to be modified by a text editor, not by Dreamweaver itself.

Animation in Dreamweaver

This tutorial shows you how to perform animation in a Web page using a Dreamweaver inspector called the “TimeLine Inspector”. Dreamweaver is able to generate this animation by using JavaScript, which does this by coordinating the location of an object or image with the time between each location. A Dreamweaver animation created in a Web page must have at least one start and one end point.

Easy Flash with Dreamweaver 4

This tutorial shows you how to use the tools in Dreamweaver 4 to quickly add simple Flash movies directly to your Web pages. The tools to add Flash are Flash Text and Flash Buttons, and the designs are built into these tools. The controls to use to do this are all in the Objects panel, starting with the Common Objects panel.

Dreamweaver 8 Reviewed

Here is a review of Dreamweaver 8, detailing the pros, and outlining the cons, of this release to help you make a purchasing decision on it. The user experience of Dreamweaver 8 is basically the same as the previous versions. The panels are all about the same, located in the same locations, and the toolbars and tabs are identical. However, deep inside the application, Dreamweaver 8 does provide some brand new features and ways of doing things. For one thing, for web developers, this version provides an almost real coding IDE, which offers new features for writing better code quicker, for those who don’t want a WYSIWYG editor.

Review - Dreamweaver MX 2004

In Dreamweaver MX 2004, Macromedia has redone the look and feel of the user interface, but these changes are basically skin deep, and all features and functionality works pretty much the same way it did in Dreamweaver MX and Dreamweaver 4. The most important update is better support for CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), including complete pop-up hints for hand-coding CSS. The major feature of this new CSS funcationality in this release is the Relevant CSS Panel.

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March 23, 2007

Flash MX Quick Reference Guide

Here is a nice 2-page Flash MX quick reference guide, or cheat sheet. It covers the Flash features and functionality listed below. This short guide can help you use Flash very efficiently.

Flash MX Quick Reference Guide

Topics and Features covered:

  • The Toolbox
  • Libraries
  • Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • The Timeline
  • The Stage
  • Tweened Animation
  • Adding Motion Guides
  • Frame-By-Frame Animation
  • Sounds
  • Editing Animation
  • The Movie Explorer
  • The Property Inspector

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March 22, 2007

Office Quick Reference Guides

Here are eight excellent 2-page Office Quick Reference Guides for Word 2003, Excel 2003, Outlook 2003 and 2002, PowerPoint 2003, Project 2002, and Visio Professional 2003 and 2002. These will come in handy when you need to find out how to do a task and perform a feature quickly in these Office applications.

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Outlook 2003

Outlook 2002

PowerPoint 2003

Project 2002

Visio 2003 Professional

Visio 2002 Professional

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Top 7 Photoshop Tutorials from Sitepoint

Here are 7 of the best Photoshop Tutorials from Sitepoint, which hosts many good web development tutorials.

Controlled Image Sharpening with Photoshop CS2
Learn how to use Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask filter with your images and photos. Gaining mastery using this Photoshop tool includes learning some good techniques, and having a little patience and an artistic eye.

Web Domination Using Photoshop
This Photoshop tutorial teaches you some of the basic tasks that you need to know as a Photoshop user. These include resizing and rotating documents and layers, working with masks, creating curves and custom shapes, working with transparent images, gradients, style dialogs, and more.

5 Great Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop 
Discover how to do the following masking techniques using Photoshop: Isolate objects; Extract objects; Cut out an image; Remove a background. You’ll learn how to take a photo and isolate an object in it from the rest of the image, without the background.

Fade Images in Photoshop Using Layer Masks
This Photoshop tutorial will show you two ways to use Layer Masks to fade pictures. Doing this will also help you perform these tasks:

  • Transfer or copy images into a Photoshop document
  • Work with layers
  • Use the gradient, brush, and move tools
  • Resize images and layers

Design a Website In Photoshop
Learn the graphical method to designing and laying out a website from the beginning.

Photoshop Shortcuts At A Glance
Learn the many keyboard shortcuts that are available to use in Photoshop/

Creating Batch File Processes in Photoshop
Find out how to do batch file processes with Photoshop, such as loading images from a CD and converting them to low-resolution (web) and RGB mode.

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March 19, 2007

8 Macromedia Flash Tutorials

Macromedia Flash (now Adobe) provides you the ability, as a web designer, to insert and integrate video, graphics, animations, and audio, into your web pages and applications. Flash makes is possible to give your users a more interactive and positive experience, thus delivering greater results in areas of page retention, registrations, marketing, etc. Here are 8 Macromedia Flash Tutorials hosted by that show you how to perform or create the following using Flash: masking effects, preloading, rotating objects, mouse followers, a drop-down menu, an animation, and a color flash light.

Cool Masking Effect Cool Masking Effect
- This tutorial teaches you how to create a cool effect, with masking, using Flash MX.
Preloader Tutorial Preloader Tutorial
- This shows you and explains how to create a Flash Preloader.
Rotating Objects in Flash Rotating Objects
- In this tutorial, you will see how to rotate objects in Flash.
Mouse Follower: Part 1 Mouse Follower: Part 1
- Here you can find out how to force objects to follow the mouse pointer around the screen.
Mouse Follower: Part 2 Mouse Follower: Part 2
- Part 2 of Mouse Follower finishes the tutorial on getting objects to follow the mouse pointer.
Drop Down MenuDrop Down Menu
- Using this tutorial, you will find out how to make a Drop-down menu using Flash MX..
Moving Lines TutorialMoving Lines Tutorial
- This tutorial demonstrates and explains how to use Tweening to create an animation using Flash MX.
Flash Light TutorialColor Flash Light Tutorial
- Discover how to create the Color Flash Light Effect using Flash MX.

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10 Publisher 2003 Tutorials

Here are 10 Publisher 2003 Tutorials that will get you going with this desktop publishing application in Microsoft Office. Learn how to perform and create the following using Publisher: all the basic features; insert and edit graphics; create newsletters, brochures, and booklets; working with text boxes, and editing pages.

Publisher 2003: Basics
This tutorial describes and teaches all of the fundamental features of Publisher 2003.

Publisher 2003: Graphics
This tutorial takes you through the steps of how to insert and edit graphics in your Publisher document.  The picture toolbar is also explained to make this easier.

Publisher 2003: Newsletters
Describes and teaches how to make a professional looking newsletter using Publisher.

Publisher 2003: E-mail Newsletters
Learn how to make great looking newsletters for email with Publisher.

Publisher 2003: Brochures
Shows and explains how to easily create great looking brochures using Publisher 2003′s brochure template.

Publisher 2003: Booklets
This Publisher tutorial demonstrates and teaches how to make great looking booklets.

Publisher 2003: Connect Text Boxes
This will teach you how connect text boxes from one page to another within a Publisher document, such as a newsletter.

Publisher 2003: Working with Pages
Shows and explains how to edit and manage a 2-page spread withing a Publisher publication, and also add, move, remove, and copy pages.

Publisher 2003: Blank Tutorial
This tutorial teaches you how to use Publisher 2003 when beginning with a blank document instead of one created out of the ready-made templates.

Publisher 2003: Printing a Newsletter onto 11×17
Shows how to print a 4-page newsletter on a single 11×17 piece of paper using Publisher.

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March 16, 2007

8 Microsoft Office Tools

Here are short tutorials and explanations for 8 common Microsoft Office Tools that all or most of the applications use. These help you productivity when using the Office applications and help you and your document users become more efficient.  

Auto Format As You Type
Describes how the”auto format as you type” feature works in Office 2003.

This Layering tutorial shows you various ways to work with many objects (pictures, graphics, Auto Shapes etc.) and to virtually merge them to display as object.

This tutorial teaches you how to create a hyperlink that links to anywhere on your current document, to a different document or to a Web site. 

Equation Editor
Find out and practice what the Equation Editor toolbar is used for and then use it in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Inserting Objects Into Office Applications
Explains how to use the Insert Objects option so you can insert other Office application documents into your current open one you’re working on. For example, you can insert an Excel Spreadsheet into a Word document, and then you can either update the spreadsheet dynamically through the Word document, or merely view the spreadsheet statically.

Common Microsoft Office Shortcuts
Here is what you need for knowing and using the most common keyboard shortcuts for all the applications in Microsoft Office.

Spell Check
This is a tutorial that demonstrates how to use Spell Check in Microsoft Office. Using this feature will help you spell word correctly.

Auto Correct
This is a tutorial that explains how the Auto Correct spelling feature works in all Office applications, and how to use it to help you spell correctly as you type.

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March 12, 2007

3 Visio Tutorials

These are 3 Visio Tutorials, hosted by Towson University in pdf format. Visio gives you the ability to create comprehensive diagrams and graphic drawings, such as flow charts and organization charts. These Visio tutorials will teach and demonstrate the fundamentals of Visio and how to use the following important features and tools: making a Diagram; using Templates, Stencils, and the New button; using, creating and moving Shapes; interactive Shapes; the Shapes window; the Organization toolbar; Pictures and Text; and the Insert menu.

Visio: Basics

Learn to use the following Visio features:

  • Making a diagram
  1. Choose a template
  2. Shapes: drag to page
  3. Move and Resize shapes
  4. Adding Text
  5. Zooming the view
  6. Connect shapes
  • Templates
  • Shapes and Stencil
  • New button

Visio: Organization Charts

This Visio tutorial shows you how to create an organization chart that contains pictures and hyperlinks.
  1. Organization Chart Template
  2. Adding the first shape
  3. Forming the hierarchy
  4. Organization Toolbar
  5. Moving Shapes

Visio: Shapes

Understanding Shapes inVisio is critical to knowing how to use this diagramming application. This document demonstrates various shapes and how to find and move them.

  1. 1-D Shapes
  2. 2-D Shapes
  3. Interactive Shapes
  4. Pictures and Texts
Getting Shapes:
  1. Shapes Window
  2. Templates
  3. Search/Browse Stencils
  4. Make your own Shapes
  5. Insert menu

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182 XHTML Tutorials and FAQs

Whether you are starting out or already an experienced web development programmer, these 182 XHTML Tutorials and FAQs will help you create an attractive and functional web site. Example XHTML code is also provided, along with tutorial exercises and some great XHTML tips. These will increase your knowledge and understanding of XHTML and demonstrate some excellent ways you can use this web development technology.

The following XHTML Tutorial and FAQ sections are presented:

17 XHTML FAQs – Introduction To XHTML

  • Answers what is XHTML in relation to: Web, HTTP, XML, HTML, URL, SGML, CSS, and DTD; who developed XHTML; writing and viewing XHTML documents.

16 XHTML Tutorials – Introduction To Tag and Attribute Syntax
  • Tutorials and code for: XHTML elements, opening and closing tags, element attributes, quoting attribute values, required attribute and values, case sensitivity, entering comments, protecting ampersand sign.

16 XHTML Tutorials – Introduction To Element Content Syntax
  • Learn the code to program: XHTML element content models, EMTPY and PCDATA element contents, sub-element only contents, mixed contents, XHTML entities and CDATA, nested elements, white space characters.

22 XHTML Tutorials – Document Structure and Head Level Tags
  • Shows how to code: XHTML DTD specifications and the root element; the head and body elements; head level elements like title, meta, base, script, link, and style; description and keywords meta elements.

18 XHTML Tutorials – Body Tag and Block Level Tags
  • Learn how to use: XHTML body element and its sub-elements; normal paragraphs and pre-formatted paragraphs, in-line elements in paragraphs, line breaks and paragraph spacing, block level elements: p, pre, blockquote, h1, hr.

11 XHTML Tutorials – Understanding In-line Elements and Tags
  • Shows how to use: inline elements like: strong, em, code, sub, sup, del, ins, big, small, br, script.
16 XHTML Tutorials – Understanding Hyper Links and URLs
  • Find out how to code: anchor tags/elements, URL structures, different formats of URLs, hyper links to image, music, PDF and ZIP files, opening documents in new windows.

9 XHTML Tutorials – Understanding Lists and List Items
  • Demonstrates the use of: list elements for ordered lists, unordered lists, and definition lists; creating nested lists; including multiple paragraphs in one list item; changing list item markers.

17 XHTML Tutorials – Understanding Tables and Table Cells
  • Learn how to use: table elements like: table, tr, td, th, caption; table attributes like: border, frame, cellspacing, cellpadding; row and cell attributes like: align, valign, colspan, rowspan.

25 XHTML Tutorials – Understanding Forms and Input Fields
  • Learn about: input fields, form elements and submission methods; input elements and input types like text, password, radio, checkbox, hidden, submit, file, image, button; dropdown lists and text areas; multiple forms.

8 XHTML Tutorials – Understanding Inline Images and Image Maps
  • How to do: inline images and image maps: image elements and image sizes; floating images and animated images, server-side and client-side image maps.

6 XHTML Tutorials – Understanding DIV and SPAN elements
  • Covers: basic usages of “div” and “span” elements; nesting and floating “div” elements; changing fonts with “span” elements.

8 XHTML Answers to Interview Questions
  • Answers to inteview questions covering: Basic Concepts, XHTML Syntax, Block Elements, Inline Elements, Table Elements, Hyper Links and Images, and Forms and Input Fields.

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A Simple Photoshop Tutorial

Here is a simple, but lavishly illustrated Photoshop Tutorial from

This tutorial demonstrates and teaches the following Photoshop tools and features:

  • The Grid
  • Layers
  • Lines
  • Dashed Lines
  • Ellipses and Circles
  • Text
  • History

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March 9, 2007

Word Form Tutorial

This is a 5-part Word Form Tutorial that explains and describes how to lay out and create a form in Word. It starts with the basics of making a Word form and then goes on to show you how to use macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming to automate the form and store the data. However, you can still create nice looking form with using the more advanced techniques.

Part 1 teaches you how to create a form that provides fields to users for entering information. Part 2 goes into using the VBE (Visual Basic Editor) and shows you some VBA to direct the form users to specific areas of the form. In Part 3 you will learn to make message boxes to provide or request information to be used downstream from the form. Part 4 shows you how to create a custom dialog box. Part 5 describes how you should code using ADO (ActiveX Data Objects) and VBA to connect an AutoForm to a database.

Please Fill Out This Form! – 5 Part Word Form Tutorial

Part 1: Create professional looking forms in Word

Part 2: Adding Automation to your Word forms

Part 3: Learn more about VBA macros to automate your form

Part 4: Use custom dialog boxes in your Word forms

Part 5; Linking your AutoForm to a database

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March 6, 2007

Access Ebooks

Here are 21 Access Ebooks which will help you acquire or increase your Microsoft Access knowledge and skills. These ebooks will teach you how to develop and manage simple and complex Access databases, and gain a thorough understanding of programming with Access VBA to create database applications. You will learn all of the basic database concepts as well as intermediate to advanced database design and programming. (To download ebooks at, first click on the Free button, then wait the stated amount of seconds, then click on the download link or button.)

These are some of the areas and topics addressed by these Access ebooks:

  • Learn the following:
  • How Access objects and interfaces fit together
  • The best way to organize your fields into tables
  • How you can modify tables, forms, and reports
  • How you can design forms and reports for better usability
  • How primary keys and relationships work
  • Learn Access core concepts, so you can build robust and useful database applications
  • Methods for creating and customizing a new database, retrieving, processing, presenting, and exchanging data
  • How to secure your Access database and environment. Learn about database protection methods and security from a task-by-task perspective
  • Access VBA – how to create your own code, and work with Object-Oriented Programming
  • Learn skills to create Access VBA programming applications, and also find out how to use AKO, DDL, event programming, ASP and XML
  • How to create multi-user database applications with the latest Web services technologies and XML
  • Access operators and functions, debugging and error handling, and menu commands
  • Write advanced queries, import and export data, program with Web Matrix and .NET
  • Use SQL update scripts to make tables, add rows to tables, and retrieve records
  • Learn to use DAO and ADO to manipulate data, manage errors, make classes and utilize APIs

Here is the list of 21 Access Ebooks:
  • How to Do Everything with Access 2003
  • Access 2007 The Missing Manual
  • Access Database Design and Programming
  • Real World Microsoft Access Database Protection and Security
  • Access VBA Programming for the Beginner
  • Access VBA Programming
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003 in 24 Hours
  • Mastering Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Programming Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Automating Microsoft Access with VBA
  • Microsoft Access 2003 Professional Results
  • The Complete Reference for Access 2003
  • Microsoft Access Application Development
  • SQL for Microsoft Access
  • Access 2003 VBA Programmer’s Reference
  • Access 2003 Programming with VBA, XML, and ASP
  • Access Cookbook
  • Access Hacks
  • A Guide to Improving Your Access Skills
  • Access for Starters: The Missing Manual
  • Access Forms & Reports

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Photoshop Ebooks

Here are 15 Photoshop Ebooks that will teach you how to use many of the features and tools of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is the most popular and most feature rich digital imaging software available today. These ebooks will help you, either as a photographer or an artist, to create and edit better quality images, whether you scan, shoot, or capture them. Using Photoshop, you can also develop attractive and well-designed web page graphics. (To download Photoshop ebooks at, first click on the Free button, then wait the stated amount of seconds, then click on the download link or button.)

The areas and topics covered by these Excel ebooks are as follows:

  • How to use Photoshop’s productivity features to facilitate your work
  • Learn these Photoshop features: Preferences, presets, Actions, scripting, batch processing, keyboard shortcuts, Workspaces, file browsing, and the Bridge
  • How to use these new CS2 features: Image Warping, Vanishing Point, Smart Objects
  • Find out how to sharpen your digital images by changinging them from continuous gradations of tone and color to points on a grid
  • Learn how to do creative finishing, using frames and border effects, color and artistic effects, presentation, sharpening, and printing
  • Understand how Photoshop channels are used
  • Use Photoshop for your web design and web graphics, create buttons, logos, web headers, and other web graphics
  • Use Adobe Camera Raw and Bridge with Photoshop
  • Get answers to over 200 of the most-commonly asked Photoshop questions
  • Manage your photos by date, event, place, or subject, and make them creative projects
  • Get help with using channels and masks, painting and drawing, adding masks and special effects, and creating Web photo galleries

Here are the 15 Photoshop Ebooks:
  • Working Smart in Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book
  • Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Photoshop Finishing Touches
  • Digital Imaging Concepts and Techniques in Photoshop
  • Photoshop Channels
  • Web Designer’s Guide to Photoshop
  • Commercial Photoshop Retouching
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2: Photographers Guide
  • The Art of Photoshop for Digital Photographers
  • Photoshop CS2 RAW
  • The Visibooks Guide to Photoshop CS2
  • Adobe Photoshop CS and CS2 Breakthroughs
  • 25 Things to Make and Do in Adobe Photoshop Elements 4
  • Photoshop CS2 For Dummies

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Excel Ebooks

Here are 23 Excel Ebooks, linked at, covering many topics and areas of Microsoft Excel, versions 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, and 2007. These ebooks will teach you about many of Excel’s key components, features, toolbars, and its user interface. They will give you lots of spreadsheet examples, formulas, techniques, and tips, while also providing step-by-step instructions, useful graphics, and suggestions performing time-saving tasks. You can learn the basics on how to create spreadsheets, add and format data in cells and ranges, preview and print reports, create charts, and utilize formulas and functions. You can also learn many of Excel’s advanced features as described below. (To download Excel ebooks at, first click on the Free button, then wait a few seconds, and then click on the download link or button.)

The areas and technical topics covered by these Excel ebooks are as follows:

  • The redesigned user interface with tabbed toolbar in Excel 2007
  • Excel VBA and .NET
  • Macros for automating tasks, transposing cells, adding formula details, globally changing values, and more.
  • Lists and XML data, using Visual Studio Tools for Office, and using Web Services and Infopath
  • Building reporting solutions with Excel – Pivot Table reports and spreadsheet reports,
  • Using Excel as a calculating tool for finance – financial statements, budgets, capital budgeting, pro forma statements, cost of capital, etc.
  • Using Excel add-ins (written in C and C++) with financial applications
  • How to use Excel for computations, circuit modeling, graphing, and data analysis in regards to electronics design
  • How to use Excel for statistical tests and modeling, such as bootstrap, decision trees, t-test, and permutations
  • Using XML with Excel
  • Excel hacks for reducing workbook and worksheet frustration, and adjusting features such as pivot tables, charts, formulas and functions
  • What-If data analysis tools using Goal Seek, Data Tables, Scenarios, and Solver
  • Integrating Excel and Access
  • VSTO – the new Excel Macro programming language

The 23 available Excel Ebooks are as follows:
  • Excel 2007 Bible
  • Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel
  • Excel 2007 The Missing Manual
  • Microsoft Excel for Electronics Engineers
  • Programming Excel with VBA and .NET
  • Excel Advanced Report Development
  • Introduction to Statistics through Resampling Methods and Excel
  • Guide to Developing Applications Using Excel
  • Excel 2003 Programming for Developers
  • Excel VBA Macro Programming
  • Excel Add-ins in C/C++ – Applications in Finance
  • Excel Pivot Tables Book
  • From VBA to VSTO
  • Excel Programming Course
  • Excel Tips and Tools
  • Excel 2003 VBA Programming Reference
  • Excel What-If Data Analysis Tools: Goal Seek, Data Tables, Scenarios
  • Excel 2003 Programming with VBA
  • Excel VBA Beginner Programming
  • Excel for Starters: The Missing Manual
  • Integrating Excel and Access
  • Excel for Chemists
  • Fixing Problems in Excel 2003, 2002, 2000

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March 5, 2007

2 Beginning Excel Tutorials

Excel 2003 and Excel 2000 are very comprehensive and feature-rich spreadsheet applications, and to start geting the most from them, you need to understand their fundamentals. These 2 Beginning Excel Tutorial Guides, from California State University, Northridge, demonstrate the basics of Excel so that you can start becoming proficient right away with this common spreadsheet application. These Excel tutorials will show you how to create a simple spreadsheet, move around in Excel, edit your data, enhance the look of your spreadsheet, and use some of Excels important features. Specifically they demonstrate the following Excel activities: Entering Data, Understanding Formulas, Editing Cells, Copying & Pasting Cell Content, Moving Cell Content, Deleting Cell & Range Content, Using AutoFill, Inserting & Deleting Rows and Columns, Changing Row Height and Column Widths, Naming Worksheets, Borders, Font & Fill Coloring, Creating Charts, Page Setup, and Saving and Printing These Excel tutorials can also be used by Macintosh users.

Excel 2003 Basics & Beyond - Beginner’s Guide
(628kb, 28 pages, pdf format)
Getting Started with Microsoft Excel 2003

Table of Contents:

  1. Overview
    • What is a Spreadsheet program
    • Microsoft 2003
    • Excelling at Work with Excel 2003
  2. Getting Started with Microsoft Excel 2003
    • Launching your Excel 2003 Application
    • Understanding the Excel Environment
  3. Entering Data
  4. Understanding Formula Basics
  5. Editing Cell Content
  6. Copying & Pasting Cell Content
  7. Moving Cell Content
  8. Deleting Cell & Range Content
  9. Using AutoFill
  10. Inserting & Deleting Rows and Columns
  11. Changing Row Height or Column Widths
  12. Naming your Worksheet
  13. Formatting with Borders
  14. Font & Fill Coloring
  15. Creating Basic Charts
  16. Page Setup
  17. Saving & Printing
  18. Closing & Exiting Excel

Excel 2000 Beginner’s Guide

  1 Overview   2 Getting Started   3 Entering Data and Using Formulas   4 Editing Cell Contents   5 Saving and Printing a Worksheet   6 How to Learn More   7 Closing a Worksheet and Exiting Excel   8 Appendix: Excel 2000 Menus

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Dreamweaver Ebooks

Dreamweaver is a wonderful and robust application for creating and developing web sites. It provides excellent tools which will help you build an attractive and compelling web site that includes user interactivity and connectivity to a database. Many of these tools and features are complex, however, so you may need to turn to some of the Dreamweaver Ebooks linked at The ebooks available are listed below with a short description. (To download Dreamweaver ebooks at, first click on the Free button, then wait the stated amount of seconds, then click on the download link or button.)

  • Dreamweaver Developers Instant Troubleshooter  - Gives you answers to your questions about Dreamweaver MX. Each chapter targets a specific topic concerning building web pages and sites using Dreamweaver MX.

  • Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual - This book offers both first-time and experienced web builders information on developing web sites that are graphically compelling and highly interactive. 

  • Dreamweaver MX Extensions - If you find yourself wondering how to perform some task in Dreamweaver that is not available, and if you understand HTML and JavaScript, you may want to write your own Dreamweaver Extensions. These are objects, behaviors, and commands that are added to the program to extend its functionality for doing a specfic task.

  • Dreamweaver MX 2004 Web Application Recipes - This book shows you practical methods for developing robust Web-based applications using Dreamweaver along with either ASP, ColdFusion, or PHP. It offers reusable code for User Login, Employee Lookup, Conference Room Scheduler, Survey Builder, In/Out Board, Time Card, Journal, and more.

  • Dreamweaver 8 Desk Reference -  Learn important Dreamweaver techniques for the following activities: creating web pages, such as laying out pages, adding content to pages, and working with code; develop Web applications and databases; make pages dynamic; and using Dreamweaver with Contribute.

  • Creating a Web Page in Dreamweaver 8 – This guide gives you instruction and training on how to easily and quickly build a great looking web site with Dreamweaver.

  • Dreamweaver 8 : Training from the Source - This book will teach you how to use Dreamweaver step-by step, to efficiently build and administer your Web sites, along with creating accessible websites.

  • ASP for Dreamweaver 8 - Find out how to use Microsoft’s ASP with Dreamweaver 8, including using a database with your web site, and deploying dynamic web forms to facilitate data communications.

  • Dreamweaver 8 in 24 Hours - Here are 24 one hour Dreamweaver training sessions. Using these tutorials, you will understand how to build web pages while using the application’s newest tools to do so.

  • Ten Ton Dreamweaver - Here is a ton of information and knowledge on using Dreamweaver to its fullest extent.

  • Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction - Using this book, you will learn by actually performing easy, task-oriented activities which will help you understand the best ways to design and build your web site. Includes sample layouts and rapid prototyping techniques to get your site deployed faster.

  • Dreamweaver 8 Advanced - This book will show you how to use and apply many advanced techniques in Dreamwevaer.

  • Dreamweaver MX 2004 Bible  - Great directions and training for learning Dreamweaver MX 2004. This shows you how to quickly develop an interactive and database enables web site. Topics included are: Creating interactive forms, Making client-side image maps, and Connecting to a live database.

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