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January 28, 2008

How to get Free online eBooks!!!

In the last several months, I have some problem of my Work its needs very technical skill. So I was found the solution from the Internet but there are in some part of e-Books. E-Books (Electronic book) publishing is booming. Its might be the benefits Article from expert person who want to spread, sale, research something like that. Sometime the Publisher keeps it in pdf or chm format files if they don’t want any one to change. Absolutely Yes! For Publisher don’t want to distribute they resource for “Free” they need to “Fee” to exchange. But Now! The peoples which bought e-Books from internet distributed it’s in they Blog, MySpace, Facebook, Hi5 etc. or Resale its. The first reason to take advantage of e-Books is the money you save on free or reduced-price books! •If you’re a “student”, many of the classics of literature you have to read in school are available for free on the Internet. •If you’re in “business”, many of the reference books you want are available either for free, or at a reduced price on the Internet. •If you’re an “avid reader”, you can choose from hundreds of thousands of books either for free or at reduced prices on the Internet. •If you’re in a “specialized field”, many relevant texts can be issued economically only as an e-book on the Internet. There are many on-line archives of e-Books set up by universities, non-profit organizations, associations, private companies, and others. The archives are easy to search and the texts are simple to load to your computer.

How can do that?

In this Article, I give you many of the links to these Internet archives, and show you how to search them, and download the texts to your computer. I even walk you through several downloads to start you on your way to building your own electronic library on your PC. I was found the e-Books library for download free at ebooks-library.blogspot.com and www.ebooks-space.com most e-books store and separate to categories I believe that still many website that provide. Or, if you want to search its by-self I have some suggestion and trip that use for normal Search Engine (like Google, Line.net and Yahoo) Use the “index of” keyword for the example. +(“index of”) +(“/ebooks”|”/book”) +(chm|pdf|zip|rar) +ebooks-space allinurl: +(rar|chm|zip|pdf|tgz) TheTitle “ebooks-space” ext:chm chm “ebooks-space” ext:pdf “ebooks-space” inurl:ftp intext:chm index of /pub/* intext:chm ?intitle:index.of? ebook (or ebooks, try with different words like mp3, etc…) inurl:OReilly filetype:chm (or pdf or html or zip or rar, etc…) Hope to get your desire e-Books!! Mongther.

January 24, 2008

21 Page Flash Training Tutorial

Here is a 21-page Flash Training Tutorial, titled Creating Animation and Interactivity with Flash, from Durham Univeristy. By using this, you will learn how to create web-based animated and interactive content using Flash. Flash permits you to create compelling and attractive animations, along with interactivity without writing a lot of coding. This Flash training document covers creating and modifying objects, creating animation, adding action buttons to develop interactivity and publishing movies. (21 pages, 211kb,, pdf format)

Flash Training Tutorial Contents:
1.  Getting started
2.  Creating and Editing Objects
  2.1 Adding and modifying a shape
  2.2 Adding text 
3.  Symbols and Instances
  3.1 Converting existing objects to symbols
  3.2 Creating an object as a symbol
4.  Working with Images 
5.  Layers 
6.  Animating in Flash
  6.1 Using Layers in animation
  6.2 Tweened animation
  6.3 Frame by frame animation
  6.4 Applying effects to text
  6.5 Emphasising text
7.  Adding Buttons
  7.1 Assigning actions in the Timeline
  7.2 Assigning actions to buttons 
8.  Testing Flash Movies
9.  Publishing Flash Movies 
10. Further information


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January 22, 2008

76 Page Access 2003 Tutorial

This Access 2003 Tutorial, titled An Introduction to Databases using Microsoft Access 2003, from Durham University, will teach you the fundamentals of creating and working with relational databases using Microsoft Access 2003. Access features and topics covered include: data tables, sorting records, using filters, defining and using queries, edit and replace, keys and indexes, linking tables, creating entry forms, creating reports, and converting databases from one Access version to another. (788kb, 76 pages, pdf format)


Contents of Access Tutorial:
1   Introduction
  1.1 About Microsoft Access
  1.2 What you should know already
  1.3 Giving commands
2   Database concepts
3   Starting up Access
4   A first look at the Access environment
  4.1 The Access screen
5   A first look at an Access database
  5.1 Obtaining a copy of the sample database
  5.2 Opening an existing database
  5.3 The Default Database Folder
  5.4 Looking at the data tables 
  5.5 Moving around in a table
  5.6 Sorting records
  5.7 Locating specific records
6   Using filters 
  6.1 Using Filter By Selection
  6.2 Using Filter By Form
  6.3 Using Filter For Input
  6.4 Sorting filtered records
  6.5 Advanced Filter/Sort
  6.6 Saving a filter
    6.6.1 Saving a filter as a query
    6.6.2 Saving a filter with a table, form or query
7   Defining and using queries
  7.1 Creating a simple query
  7.2 Running a query on selected fields
  7.3 Searching for particular records
  7.4 Searching for non-equalities
  7.5 Calculated fields
  7.6 Summary statistics
  7.7 Summary of operators available in queries
8   Properties of objects
  8.1 What are objects?
  8.2 Changing object properties
9   More advanced queries
  9.1 Searching multiple tables
  9.2 Sorting the recordset
  9.3 Saving queries
  9.4 Saving and printing a recordset
  9.5 Parameter queries
  9.6 Query wizards
10 Printing datasheets
11 Exiting Access
12 Creating tables, entering and editing data
  12.1 Defining fields
  12.2 Checking and modifying table structure
  12.3 Entering and editing data in a table
  12.4 Inserting and deleting records
    12.4.1 Inserting new records
    12.4.2 Deleting records
  12.5 Making global changes to data
    12.5.1 Using Edit | Replace
    12.5.2 Action queries
  12.6 Validity checks
  12.7 Keys and indexes
    12.7.1 What is a key?
    12.7.2 Defining a primary key
    12.7.3 Defining indexes
  12.8 Printing a table design
13 Linking tables and referential integrity 
  13.1 Creating a link between two tables
  13.2 Referential integrity
14 Creating data entry forms
  14.1 Using the AutoForm Wizard 
  14.2 Adding new records using the data entry form
  14.3 Editing records using the data entry form
  14.4 Deleting a record using the data entry form
  14.5 Simple modifications to the data entry form
  14.6 Further modifications
    14.6.1 Moving fields 
    14.6.2 Removing a field
    14.6.3 Adding fields
    14.6.4 Resizing the form
    14.6.5 Adding text to a form
    14.6.6 Adding special controls
  14.7 Saving a form 60
  14.8 Creating a form from multiple tables
15 Producing reports
  15.1 Producing a simple report
  15.2 Modifying reports
  15.3 Adding summary data to a report 
  15.4 Preparing a set of labels
16 Miscellaneous
  16.1 Exporting and Importing data and other database objects
  16.2 Compacting an Access database file
  16.3 Converting from Access 97 to Access 2000
  16.4 Converting from Access 2000 to Access 97
17 Further information 
  17.1 The Access online help
  17.2 Books, manuals and other documents
  17.3 Special interest group


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January 19, 2008

69 Page PowerPoint Tutorial

Here is an excellent 69-page PowerPoint Tutorial, named Using Microsoft Powerpoint 2003. Using step-by-step instructions and screen shots, it teaches you how to use Powerpoint 2003 to its fullest, using much of its functionality. It shows you how to perform the following important tasks: formatting bullets, creating master views, working with clip art and images, creating charts and graphs, working with the drawing tools, using the color palettes, and making transitions and animation effects. This PowerPoint training guide and tutorial is 1.75mb in size and is in pdf format. It is located in the University’s ITS Guides page.

Contents of Using Microsoft Powerpoint 2003 Tutorial:

 - Introduction
 - Getting started with PowerPoint
 - The New Presentation Task Pane
 - AutoContent Wizard
 - Navigation
 - The Views
 - Design Templates
 - Creating a new Slide
 - Adding additional Slides
 - Text formatting: Bullets
 - Master Views
 - Clip Art
 - Inserting, scaling, moving and deleting objects
 - Images
 - Organization Charts
 - Diagrams
 - Charts and Graphs
 - Comments
 - Working with Drawing Tools
 - Layout
 - Using the Color Palettes
 - Multi-media elements
 - Slide Shows
 - Transitions, simple Text Animation Effects and Timings
 - Applying Animation Effects to text and objects
 - Customizing Slide Shows
 - Page / Slide Format
 - Printing
 - Saving Presentations
 - Creating a Slide Show File
 - Getting Help for PowerPoint


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January 18, 2008

39 Photoshop Tutorials and Tips

AbTuts.com offers the following free 39 Photoshop Tutorials and Tips. These will help you learn many of Photoshop’s tools and features to create various image effects, manipulations, and edits that you can use on web sites and documents.


Twisted Background
In this Photoshop tutorial, find out how to create twisted background on a simple way.

Love preloader
Learn how to make a love preloader for your site in flash 8 using ActionScript.

Sign post menu
This detailed Photoshop tutorial explains how to create sign post menu in flash 8.

Rounded content box
How to created a content box for a web site. 

Modern red button
This Photoshop tutorial teaches you how to create modern submit button for your contact form or something else.

Modern content box
This Photoshop tutorial demonstrates how to create Modern content box.

Window light effect
This Photoshop demonstrates how to apply light effect on a photograph, with the light coming through the window.

Green orb
This Photoshop tutorial describes how to create green orb, which fits excellently in your menu or header.

Simple horizontal menu
Tutorial explains how to create simple horizontal menu.

Restaurant header
This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to create restaurant header.

Artificial smooth skin
This Photoshop tutorial describes how to create and apply smooth face effect on any face. You can see this effect on some models,in many magazines,on cd cover…

Navigation box
Learn how to create Navigation box.

Blue Portfolio layout
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will find out how to create Blue Portfolio layout.

Clean Green Content box
This Photoshop tutorial teaches how to create a Clean Green Content box.

Modern Button
This Photoshop tutorial demonstrates how to learn how to create button, which you can use it on web in html forms, or in forums.

Denim
This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to design denim.

Sonic effect
Learn how to create a Sonic effect.

Tabbed Horizontal Menu
Shows how to create a Tabbed Horizontal Menu.

Portal content box
Find out how to create a content box which fits perfectly in portal layout with two or three columns.

Realistic Fog
This Photoshop tutorial explains step-by-step how to create Realistic fog, and how to apply it on any picture.

Bad teeth
This Photoshop tutorial describes how to disfigure the teeth on some photos of your friends, etc.

Twirly background
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create a Twirly background which fits excellently on posters and placards.

Face manipulation
This tutorial shows you how to put any picture on face and adjust it to contour of face.

Army girl
From this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to convert usual girl in Army girl using duotone.

Full head regeneration  
This Photoshop tutorial teaches you how to make a full head regeneration, including: hear, lip, skin and eyse.

Dark and Light effect
In this Photoshop tutorial, discover how to transform any picture into a dark and light picture using some special photoshop effects.

Ragged sheet
This Photoshop tutorial describes how to create ragged sheet effect on a simple way in few steps.

Correct answer
This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a checkbox.

3 in 1  
Use this Photoshop tutorial to find out how to connect three different cities in one.

Shine clock effect
This Photoshop tutorial describes how to create shine clock effect, using Brush Tool.

Newspaper raster
This Photoshop tutorial demonstrates how to create a raster line, and how to apply it on some picture.

Business poster
This Photoshop tutorial teaches you how to create business poster.

Glass Letter  
In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to create Glass Letter, using Layer Style.

Autumn droop
In this Photoshop tutorial you will find out how to create autumn droop.

Room assortment
Use this Photoshop tutorial to learn how to change a picture on wall and set the picture on tv, on a simple way.

Uncoloring part of coloured picture
This Photoshop tutorial teaches you how to uncoloring part of coloured picture using Brus Tool.

Wall Type
Using this Photoshop tutorial, your will find out how to engrave some type in the Wall.

3D Type
Learn how to create 3D Type using Free Transform Tool, to use in your web site or publication.

Realistic human shadow
This Photoshop tutorial explains how to create a realistic human shadow using photoshop tricks.


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4 Outlook Quick Info Sheets

Durham University provides the following four Outlook Quick Info Sheets so you can learn, use, and be productive with Outlook’s features without spending too much time with longer tutorials or guides. Each of these is 1 or 2 pages, three cover Outlook 2003 client, and one is for Outlook Web Access. These are available on the University’ Quick Info Sheets page. These Outlook quick learning sheets are in pdf format.


Using Microsoft Outlook 2003 Mail (51kb, 2 pages)
 - Composing a New Message
 - Inserting an Attachment
 - Sending a Message
 - Using Rules
 - Adding a Signature
 - Using Mail Folders
 - Outlook Today
 - Using the Reading Pane
 - Printing Messages
 - Using the Out of Office Assistant
 - Viewing Images


Using Microsoft Outlook 2003 Calendar (104kb, 2 pages)
 - Creating a New Appointment
 - Inviting Attendees
 - Opening another Calendar
 - Sharing your Calendar
 - Handling Meeting Attendance Requests
 -  Moving or Deleting Appointments and Meetings
 - Good Practice


Sharing Mail Folders in Microsoft Outlook 2003 (40kb,1 page)
 - Sharing Outlook Mail Folders
 - Adding a secondary exchange account
 - Giving designate rights to other users


Using Microsoft Outlook Web Access (161kb, 2 pages)
 - Using Outlook Web Access (OWA)
 - Calendar
 - Contacts
 - Tasks
 - Email
 - Public Folders
 - Rules
 - Options


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January 14, 2008

16 Flash Tutorials from Flashrespect.com

Here are 16 Flash Tutorials from Flashrespect.com. These will help you learn how to code Flash ActionScript, do Flash Special and Text Effects, and create Flash Animations and Sounds.


4 Flash ActionScript Tutorials

Hide right click Flash menu

Discover how to apply Flash actionscript code that will be hide your right click menu. Let’s go! 


Animated mouse cursor  

This Flash tutorial teaches you how to draw and animate mouse cursor, using Flash actionscript. You will see how to hide standard cursor and use animated mouse cursor.


Random object appearance by actionscript  

See how to create random effect and apply it on any picture using Flash actionscript. You will also learn how to Import any picture into a Flash, how to use actionscript panel and more. 


Professional preloader

In this step by step Flash tutorial, learn how to create professional preloader in Flash, using actionscript. Preloader is very important, because it provides the users of your web site feedback of how much of your Flash movie is loaded.


6 Flash Special Effects Tutorials

Photo Album in Flash  

Learn how to create a little photo album in Flash using some special Flash tricks and reverse effect. You don’t have to use actionscript code to create this tutorial. This photo album you can use for any presentation or somewhere.


Transformation gray scale image into image in color  

Using Flash, discover how to transform gray scale image into the image in color. To create this lesson, you must to use photoshop a little. In this lesson, you will also learn how to convert an image into a Movie Clip Symbol and more. 


Applying filter effect on image  
 
Find out how to apply Flash filter effect on image. After you have applied filter, you will be animate it, using actionscript. You will also learn how to import an image into a Flash, how to convert it into a Movie Clip Symbol, how to use instance name and more.


Cool Image animation with shadow  

This Flash tutorial shows you how to Import an image into a Flash and after that how to animate it and apply on it
shadow filter. You don’t have to use actionscript code for this lesson. This image animation can help you to create some
Flash banner, header…


Quickly picture listing plus explosion  

Learn how to create a pictures that are quickly listing and after that they’re explode. To create this tutorial, you don’t have to use actionscript. 


Attractive photography image effect  

Find out how to create Attractive photography image effect in Flash. To create this tutorial, you don’t have to use actionscript. You will also learn how to Import an image in Flash, how to convert it into a symbol and more.


2 Flash Text Effects Tutorials

Mask text effect by alpha  

Read this lesson to discover how to create a cool text effect, using the mask and alpha in Flash. You will also learn how to design a text, how to animate it and more. To create this lesson, you don’t have to use actionscript.This lesson is so simple to create, but in the same time so useful, so let’s go.


Mask text appearance

Using this lesson, learn how to create a typing text which is appears, using the mask and Pencil Tool (Y). This text effect is very practical for some Flash banner, advertisement or something else. You don’t have to use actionscript to create this lesson.


4 More Flash Tutorials

Quick mask animation  

In this tutorial, you will learn how to import an image into a Flash and animate it quickly, using the circle and mask. To create this tutorial, you don’t have to use actionscript.


Sound in Flash on click

In this easy Flash lesson, you will find out how to import a sound in Flash and how to launch it on click usign the play button. To create this lesson, you don’t have to use actionscript code and you don’t have to need more experience of Flash.


Simple shape animation

In this tutorial you will discover how to transform image in many shapes. To create this tutorial, you don’t have to use actionscript. Only one thing that you need is Flash. You will also learn how to use Selection Tool (V), to make many shapes and more.


Indigo blue Flash menu

Use this tutorial to see how to create advanced indigo Flash menu using the actionscript. You can use this menu for any web sites.


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HTML Practice How Tos

Here are several HTML Practice How Tos, from webdevelopmenttutorials.com, that provide you with HTML examples that show you how to code these HTML tags and topics: Hyperlinks, Web Images, HTML Lists, HTML Tables, and HTML Forms. 


HTML Link Practice Tutorials
Learn from this HTML example how to create a link, how to create a link that opens in a new web browser, how to link to another part of the same web page and more.

How to create a link in HTML
Shows you how to create a link in HTML.

How to use an image as a link in HTML
Demonstrates how to use an image as a link in HTML.

How to open a link in a new web browser
How to open a link in a new web browser.

How to link to another part of the same web page
Shows you how to link to another part of the same web page in HTML.

How to create a mailto link in HTML
Demonstrates how to create a mailto link in HTML.


HTML Image Practice Tutorials
Practice your HTML skills with inserting an image onto a web page and how to use an image as a link.

How to insert an image into a web page with HTML
This HTML example code shows you how to how to insert an image into a web page with HTML.

How to use an image as a link in HTML
Learn from this HTML example code on how to use an image as a link in HTML.

How to adjust the width and height of an image with HTML
Shows you how to adjust the width and height of an image with HTML.

How to set an image as a background of a web page with HTML
How to set an image as a background image with HTML.


HTML List Practice Tutorials
Shows you how to create ordered, un-ordered and definition lists.

How to make an un-ordered list with HTML
How to make an un-ordered list with HTML.

How to make an ordered list with HTML
How to make an un-ordered list with HTML.

How to make a definition list with HTML
Shows you how to make a definition list with HTML.

How to make an ordered numbered list in HTML
This HTML example code shows you how to make an ordered numbered list in HTML.

How to make an ordered upper-case letters list in HTML
Learn from this HTML example code how tomake an ordered upper-case letters list in HTML.

How to make an ordered lower-case letters list in HTML
Practice your HTML skills with making an ordered lower-case letters list in HTML.

How to make an ordered upper-case letters list in HTML
how to make an ordered upper-case letters list in HTML.

How to make an ordered lower-case numbers list in HTML
This HTML example code shows you how to make an ordered lower-case numbers list in HTML.

How to make an un-ordered discs bullets list in HTML
Learn from this HTML example code how to make an unordered discs bullets list in HTML.

How to make an un-ordered circle bullets list in HTML
Demonstrates how to make an un-ordered circle bullets list in HTML.

How to make an un-ordered square bullets list in HTML
Practice your HTML skills with making an un-ordered square bullets list in HTML.


HTML Table Practice Tutorials
Learn how to create tables, how to adjust the table border, how to create tables with cells that span multiple columns/rows and more.

How to make a table in HTML
How to make a table in HTML.

How to add a border to a table and adjust the width in HTML
Practice your HTML skills with adding a border to a table and adjust the width in HTML.

How to add a heading to a table
How to add a heading to a table using HTML.

How to deal with empty cells in a table in HTML
Learn how to deal with empty cells in a table in HTML.

How to add a caption to a table in HTML
Practice your HTML skills with adding a caption to a table in HTML.

How to make a table with data cells that span more than one row or column
Learn how to make a table with data cells that span more than one row or column.


HTML Form Practice Tutorials
Learn how to create forms, add text fields, text boxes, password fields to a form, and more.

How to create a form in HTML
Find out how to create a form in HTML.

How to create a form with a text-field in HTML
Practice your HTML skills with creating a form with a text-field in HTML.

How to add a submit button to a form in HTML
How to add a submit button to a form in HTML.

How to create a form with a password-field in HTML
Demonstrates how to how to create a form with a password-field in HTML.

How to create radio buttons in a form in HTML
Shows how to  how to create radio buttons in a form in HTML.

How to create check-boxes in a form in HTML
Learn from this HTML example code how to create check-boxes in a form in HTML.

How to create drop-down boxes in a form in HTML
Practice your HTML skills with creating drop-down boxes in a form in HTML.

How to create a form with a pre-selected value in HTML
Shows you how to create a form with a pre-selected value in HTML.

How to create a form with a pre-selected value in HTML
Learn from this HTML example code how to create a form with a pre-selected value in HTML.

How to create a form with a border around the form data
Demonstrates how to create a form with a border around the form data in HTML.

How to create a form with a caption in HTML
Shows you how to create a form with a caption in HTML.


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January 13, 2008

4 Excel 2003 Training Guides and Tutorials

This is the set of 4 Excel 2003 Training Guides and Tutorials offered free by Durham University. They teach and demonstrate several Excel features, including Charting, Formulas, Functions, and Macros. These Excel tutorials are in pdf format and are available from the university’s ITS Guides page. The sample files referred to in these Excel training documents are available here.


Excel 2003 Training Tutorials:

An Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2003 (456kb, 41 pages)
A hands-on beginner’s training tutorial for working with spreadsheets using Excel. Features covered include:  the Excel screen, Task panes, Cell references, entering and editing data into cells, ranges, column widths, formatting cells, working with sheets, borders, spell checking, entering and copying formulas, and creating and working with charts.

Creating Charts in Microsoft Excel 2003 (743kb, 51 pages)
This training document gives you the steps and knowledge for creating and working with charts in Excel.

Using Formulas and Functions in Microsoft Excel 2003 (528kb, 50 pages)
This training tutorial provides guidance and step-by-step instructions for performing calculations in Excel 2003.

Introduction to using Macros in Microsoft Excel 2003 (1.4mb, 63 pages)
This training guide provides an introduction to using macros in Excel 2003. Instructions are given for recording macros, and for writing simple macros in Visual Basic for Applications.


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January 12, 2008

JavaScript Practice How Tos

Here are several JavaScript Practice How Tos, from webdevelopmenttutorials.com, that show you How to code with JavaScript by looking at the examples provided. You can use the text editor here to practice coding your own JavaScript. Using these JavaScripts examples and tutorials, you will learn the following: what JavaScript is, what can be done with JavaScript, how to embed JavaScript within your web pages, how to link to an external JavaScript file and how to work with JavaScript variables..


An Introduction to JavaScript

JavaScript is used to make web pages interactive, validate forms, detect web browsers, create cookies and more.  Before you begin learning JavaScript, you should should already have at least a basic understanding of HTML/XHTML.

JavaScript is a scripting language that was designed to add interactivity to web pages. JavaScript consists of lines of executable code that can be emedded directly into HTML web pages and is also an interpreted language, which means that scripts are executed without preliminary compilation. JavaScript is free for everyone to use.

How to embed JavaScript into an HTML file
This tutorial teaches you how to JavaScript into an HTML file.

How to write text with JavaScript
This tutorial shows you how to write text with JavaScript using the “document.write” command.

How to add HTML tags to JavaScript
This tutorial demontrates how to add HTML tags to JavaScript.

How to add comments to JavaScript code
This tutorial shows you how to add comments that will not be displayed on web browsers in JavaScript.

How to link to an external JavaScript file
This tutorial shows you how to link to an external JavaScript file.


JavaScript Variable How To Tutorials
These tutorials show you How to name and declare JavaScript variables, assign values to variables, How to convert between different data types and more.

The rules for naming JavaScript variables are:
  – JavaScript variables are case-senstitive, for example, the variable name “MySite” and “mysite” are different
  – they can include letters of the alphabet, both upper-case and lower-case
  – they can include the digits 0-9
  – they can include the underscore (_) character
  – they cannot include spaces or any other punctuation characters
  – the first character of the variable name must be either a letter or an underscore character
  – there is no standard limit on how many characters a variable name can have, but it must fit within one line

This JavaScript tutorial shows you How to do the following with variables:
  – How to assign a value to a variable
  - How to declare JavaScript variables
  – How to change the value of a variable

You can use the text editor here to practice coding your own JavaScript.


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Training Exercises and Tutorials for Flash MX 2004

Professor Al Fichera provides these excellent, hands-on step-by-step Training Exercises and Tutorials for Flash MX 2004. These are well written and walk you through the Flash concepts and features being taught using numbered steps and screen shots. Also, here are Professor Al’s Flash MX 2002 Tutorials


 Flash 2004 MX Exercises and Tutorials 

Flash 2004 MX BASICS:
  – Exercise 1: Using the Properties Inspector
  – Exercise 2: Working with Imported Images
  – Exercise 3: Convert Bitmap Images to Vector
  – Exercise 4: Breaking Apart Bitmap Images
  – Exercise 5: Using Dynamic Scrolling Text Blocks
  – Exercise 6: Link a Text Block to Dynamic Text
  – Exercise 7: Scroll Buttons Dynamic Text Field
  – Exercise 8: On/Off Sound Buttons Text Field
  – Exercise 9: Invisible Buttons and Behaviors

Flash 2004 MX Basic Animation:
  – Exercise 10: Tween Position, Scale, and Rotation
  – Exercise 11: Animation Finish Where it Starts
  – Exercise 12: Shape Tweens to Morphing
  – Exercise 13: Simple Animated Shape Tween
  – Exercise 14: Animation and Motion Guides

Flash 2004 MX Sound File:
  – Exercise 15: Sounds from External Flash File
  – Exercise 16: Loading Sound from Shared Library
  – Exercise 17: ActionScript Behaviors with Sound
  – Exercise 18: ActionScript Behaviors Stop Sound
  – Exercise 19: Load Streaming MP3 File
  – Exercise 20: Create Sound Loops
  – Exercise 21: Edit Sound with Edit Envelope
  – Exercise 22: Creating Music On/Off Buttons
  – Exercise 23: Publishing Docs with Sound Files

Flash 2004 MX Movie Clip:
  – Exercise 24: Build a Tweening Graphic Symbol
  – Exercise 25: Build a Movie Clip Symbol
  – Exercise 26: Build an Animated Graphic Symbol
  – Exercise 27: Create an Animated Rollover Button

Flash 2004 MX Interface MC:
  – Exercise 28: Creating a Main Scene for a Site
  – Exercise 29: Creating the NavBar Layer for Site
  – Exercise 30: Creating ActionScript Links for Site
  – Exercise 31: Creating all the Movie Clip Scenes

Flash 2004 MX ActionScripting:
  – Review: ActionScript Parameters
  – Exercise 32.1: Actions that Loop Movie Clip
  – Exercise 33: Using Frame Labels for GoTo
  – Exercise 34: Place Actions on Movie Clip
  – Exercise 35: Add Buttons to an Animation
  – Exercise 36: ActionScript for MC vs. Animated Graphic

Flash 2004 MX Preloaders:
  – Exercise 37: Building Basic Preloader ActionScript
  - Exercise 38: Loader Component to a Movie
  – Exercise 39: Progress Bar to a Movie

Flash 2004 MX Publishing:
  – Review: Publishing Considerations
  – Exercise 40.1: Publish Settings in Flash MX 2004
  – Exercise 41: Publish a Projector File
  – Exercise 42: Export Settings in Flash MX 2004
  – Exercise 43: The Bandwidth Profiler
  – Review: Final Tips for Optimizing


Support Files for Flash 2004 MX Tutorials:

Downloads for Basics:
dreamSpeach.fla
dream.txt
motionGuide.fla

Downloads for Sound:
secret-place.wav
comfortable.wav
dark-technology.wav
evil-pulse.wav
french.wav
lounge.wav
mystery-forest.wav
newslflash.wav
now_is_1.wav
reflect.wav
techno-trance-01.wav
techno-trance-02.wav
tribal.wav
urban-01.wav

Download for Movie Clips:
LCVmovieClip.fla

Download for Interface Movie Clip:
main-interface31805.fla

Download for ActionScripting:
finished .FLA version

Download for Preloaders:
BuildPreloader.fla


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Beginning and Advanced Word XP Training Tutorials

Here are Durham University’s free Word XP Training Guides and Tutorials which will teach most of the beginning and more advanced features of Word. These Excel tutorials and guides show you how to do the Word tasks covered using step-by-step instructions with illustrated screenshots. They are in pdf format. 


Beginning and more Advanced Word XP Training Tutorials:


An Introduction to Word XP (746kb, 64 pages)
This training document provides a hands-on, beginner’s guide to word processing using Microsoft Word XP. Features covered include: the Word screen, creating a ord document, design decisions about your document, editing text, moving around a larger document, text and paragraph formatting, search and replace, spell checker, printing,page formatting, inserting graphics, and various views of your document.

Using Styles and Templates in Microsoft Word XP (319kb, 26 pages)
This Word XP training tutorial introduces the concept of styles and templates in Word XP. It describes how to create and modify styles within standard templates. It also describes how to create and modify templates.

Creating Tables and Using Tabs with Microsoft Word XP (418kb, 25 pages)
This training tutoral explains the use of tables and tab stops within Word to create particular layouts of text on the page.

Using the Mail Merge facilities in Microsoft Word XP (546kb, 21 pages)
The Mail Merge facility of Word XP is used to combine information contained in two different files. For example, it can be used to insert items such as names, addresses or dates into a form letter to be sent to a number of people. It can also be used to create mailing labels.

Using the Automatic Editing facilities of Microsoft Word XP (309kb, 21 pages)
This Word guide explains how you can improve the speed and accuracy of your work by taking advantage of the automatic editing facilities in Word XP.

Creating Long Documents using Microsoft Word XP (375kb, 30 pages)
This Word XP tutorial explores the facilities within Word that aid the production of long documents such as dissertations and theses. Knowledge of styles and templates in Word is assumed.

Creating and Editing Footnotes using Word XP (263kb, 12 pages)
This training guide explains how to create and edit footnotes using Microsoft Word XP.

Bullets and Numbered Lists in Microsoft Word XP (427kb, 20 pages)
This tutorial explains how you can create, modify and renumber numbered and bulleted lists in Word XP.

Putting Equations into a Microsoft Word XP document (309kb, 18 pages)
This Word XP training tutorial explains how to use the Equation Editor within Word to create equations. There is a brief discussion of other ways of putting equations into a document.


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Intermediate and Advanced Word 2003 Training Tutorials

Here are Durham University’s free Word 2003 Training Tutorials and Guides that will teach and show you how to perform several important intermediate and advanced features of Word. These demonstrate the Word tasks covered in a step-by-step fashion using screen shots. These Word tutorials are in pdf format and are available from the university’s ITS Guides page. The sample files referred to in these Word training documents are available here.


Intermediate and Advanced Word 2003 Training Tutorials:

Using Styles and Templates in Microsoft Word 2003 (332kb, 22 pages)
This training document introduces the concept of styles and templates in Word 2003. It describes how to create and modify styles within standard templates. It also describes how to create and modify templates.

Creating Tables and Using Tabs with Microsoft Word 2003 (276kb, 25 pages)
This tutorial describes the use of tables and tab stops within Word to create particular layouts of text on the page.

Using the Mail Merge facilities in Microsoft Word 2003 (459kb, 21 pages)
The Mail Merge facility of Word 2003 is used to combine information contained in two different files. For example, it can be used to insert items such as names, addresses or dates into a form letter to be sent to a number of people. It can also be used to create mailing labels.

Using the Automatic Editing facilities of Microsoft Word 2003 (281kb, 20 pages)
This Word tutorial describes how you can improve the speed and accuracy of your work by taking advantage of the automatic editing facilities in Word 2003.

Creating long documents using Microsoft Word 2003 (360kb, 29 pages)
This Word 2003 guide explores the facilities within Word that aid the production of long documents such as dissertations and theses. Knowledge of styles and templates in Word is assumed.

Creating and Editing Footnotes using Word 2003 (181kb, 12 pages)
This training guide describes how to create and edit footnotes using Microsoft Word 2003.

Bullets and Numbered Lists in Microsoft Word 2003 (353kb, 18 pages)
Many documents — minutes, reading lists, theses and so on, require numbered or bulleted lists. This Guide describes how you can create, modify and renumber numbered and bulleted lists in Word 2003.

Putting Equations into a Microsoft Word 2003 document (280kb, 18 pages)
This Word 2003 training guide describes how to use the Equation Editor within Word to create equations. There is a brief discussion of other ways of putting equations into a document.


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January 7, 2008

Word 2003 Tutorial

This is a Word 2003 Tutorial, from Durham University, that will get you started using most important fundamental features of Word. It teaches you how to work with Word using the following: screen components, designing your Word document, printing, editing text, formatting text and paragraphs, page formatting, navigating larger documents, search and replace, spell checking, document views, bulleted lists, and tables. You do not need to know how  to use a word processor to use this Word tutorial. (64 pages, 760kb, pdf format)


Introduction to Microsoft Word 2003

Contents
1   Introduction
  1.1 The aim of this document
  1.2 Before you begin
2   Starting up Word
3   The Word screen
  3.1 Introduction
  3.2 Using the help facilities
    3.2.1 Office Assistant
  3.3 The screen components
    3.3.1 The Menu Bar
    3.3.2 The Standard Toolbar
    3.3.3 The Formatting Toolbar
    3.3.4 The horizontal ruler
    3.3.5 The status bar
  3.4 The mouse pointer in Word
  3.5 Giving commands
4   Creating your first Word document
  4.1 Entering text
  4.2 Saving a document to disk
  4.3 Closing the document
  4.4 Exiting Word
  4.5 Opening an existing document
5   Design decisions about your document
  5.1 Document presentation
    5.1.1 Punctuation
    5.1.2 Font style and size
    5.1.3 Paragraph spacing and line indents
  5.2 Decisions about printing
    5.2.1 Selecting the printer
    5.2.2 Paper size and orientation
6   Editing text
  6.1 Insert and Overtype modes
  6.2 Selecting text
    6.2.1 Deleting text
    6.2.2 Moving text
    6.2.3 Copying text
  6.3 Word count
  6.4 Saving as you work
7   Moving around a larger document
  7.1 By direction / location
  7.2 By content — the Find command
8   Formatting text
  8.1 Character formatting
    8.1.1 Bold, italic and underlined text
    8.1.2 Changing fonts and character size
  8.2 Paragraph formatting
    Guide 12: An Introduction to Microsoft Word
     8.2.1   Aligning text
     8.2.2   Adding space before and after paragraphs
     8.2.3   Indenting paragraphs
     8.2.4   Changing line spacing
9    Completing your document
   9.1 Search and Replace
   9.2 Using the spellchecker
   9.3 Inserting and deleting page numbers
   9.4 Saving your work
10 Printing your document
   10.1 Print preview
   10.2 Printing
11 Safeguarding your work
   11.1 File size
   11.2 Saving your work to disk
   11.3 Backing up your disks
   11.4 Automatic Save option
   11.5 Working with other file types
     11.5.1 Other word processing applications
     11.5.2 Other versions of Word for Windows
12 Page formatting
   12.1 Inserting page breaks
   12.2 Keeping paragraphs together
   12.3 Headers and Footers
   12.4 Margins
13 Miscellaneous topics
   13.1 Inserting simple graphics
   13.2 Inserting special characters
   13.3 Quick move and copy
   13.4 Formatting paragraphs using the ruler
   13.5 Inserting fields (such as dates)
   13.6 Inserting a text watermark
   13.7 Automatic correction functions
     13.7.1 AutoCorrect tab
     13.7.2 AutoFormat As You Type tab
     13.7.3 AutoText tab
     13.7.4 AutoFormat tab
14 Different views on your document
   14.1 Print layout view
   14.2 Normal view
   14.3 Web layout view
   14.4 Zoom
   14.5 Outline view
   14.6 Document Map
15 Working with multiple windows and documents
   15.1 Splitting the document window
   15.2 Working with multiple documents
   15.3 Ending your session
16 Further information about Word
  16.1 Creating numbered and bulleted lists
  16.2 Creating tables
  16.3 Creating and editing footnotes
  16.4 Using styles and templates
  16.5 Using the Equation Editor
  16.6 Using Microsoft Graph
  16.7 Using AutoText
  16.8 Using the mail merge facilities
  16.9 Importing from other applications
  16.10 Manuals and other documents
Appendix A: Standard Toolbar
Appendix B: Formatting Toolbar
Appendix C: Quick key commands


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January 5, 2008

101 Photoshop Tutorials from spoono.com

Here are 101 Photoshop Tutorials from spoono.com. These cover and teach many features of Photoshop, including beginner, intermediate, and advanved areas of Photoshop functionality. The level of expertise is listed for each tutorial. They are sorted alphabetically by title.


3D Globs 3D Globs
Level: Beginner
Make those big trendy 3D globs using nothing but Photoshop.

Actions and Batching Actions and Batching
Level: Beginner
Save your precious time by automating tasks by using Actions and Batching.

Aged Document Aged Document
Level: Beginner
Learn how to convert an image into an aged document.

Aqua Plastic Text Aqua Plastic Text
Level: Intermediate
A tutorial site wouldnt be complete without its plastic text tutorial, would it?.

Box Art Box Art
Level: Intermediate
Learn how to turn 2D artwork into a 3D software box, hardcover book, or other object.

Brick Texture Brick Texture
Level: Intermediate
Learn how to create a easy brick texture.

Brushes Brushes
Level: Intermediate
Create custom brushes and learn to use Photoshop’s powerful brush engine.

Bubbles Bubbles
Level: Beginner
Learn how to create some semi-transparent bubbles.

Bullet Holes Bullet Holes
Level: Intermediate
Create a cool looking bullet hole, ideal for busting up just about any image.

Chromage Chromage
Level: Advanced
Make oh so smooth chrome effects.

Chunky Sandy Metal Chunky Sandy Metal
Level: Beginner
Learn to create a great texture that looks old and beat up. Great alternative to rust.

Colorbursts Colorbursts
Level: Beginner
Learn how to make simple, eye-catching colorbursts.

Colorize Colorize
Level: Intermediate
Colorize is a artistic effect used by a lot of graphic designers to detail pictures.

Fire Text Fire Text
Level: Intermediate
Set your text ablaze with burning wrath.

Frozen Explosion Frozen Explosion
Level: Advanced
Make an ice-cold masterpiece of combustion.

Ghost Face Ghost Face
Level: Beginner
Cover your creations with ghostly faces.

Grunge Grunge
Level: Intermediate
Create grungy background effects.

Grunge Brushes Grunge Brushes
Level: Intermediate
Create your own collection of grunge brushes.

Ice Text Ice Text
Level: Intermediate
Learn who to chisel your own ice text.

Interface Orbs Interface Orbs
Level: Intermediate
Learn how to create shiny glass orbs for your interfaces
Keyboard Shortcuts
Level: Beginner
Find out about all of Photoshop’s lovely shortcut keys.

LCD Orbs LCD Orbs
Level: Intermediate
Learn how to make a smooth orb using Photoshop.

Lighting Effects Lighting Effects
Level: Intermediate
Create realistic-looking plastic objects by using powerful lighting effects techniques.

Liquid Metal Liquid Metal
Level: Intermediate
Make liquid metal so cool, you’ll think it came from a Terminator movie.

Mac OS X Text Mac OS X Text
Level: Beginner
Learn how to make simple 3d Bevel text like the one for the logo for Mac OS X.

Masking Masking
Level: Intermediate
Hide parts our your layers with style by using Photoshop’s powerful masking features.

Micro Buttons Micro Buttons
Level: Beginner
Learn how to make micro buttons in Photoshop.

Neon Glow Text Neon Glow Text
Level: Intermediate
Make neon text like that often found on commerical signs.

Outlines Outlines
Level: Beginner
Create suave outlines the old-fashioned way.

Painted Images Painted Images
Level: Beginner
Learn how to make am image look like an old style photograph.

Paths Paths
Level: Beginner
Use paths to create smooth and editable selections.

Photo Touch Up Photo Touch Up
Level: Beginner
Touch up a photo to fix blemishes, red eye, and more.

Photos to Sketches Photos to Sketches
Level: Intermediate
Learn how to convert photos to sketches.

Pixel Borders Pixel Borders
Level: Beginner
Use Photoshop to make those trendy pixel borders and boxes.

Planets Planets
Level: Intermediate
Create realistic looking planets without spending thousands on 3D Software.

Plasma Effect Plasma Effect
Level: Intermediate
Create a plasma effect similar to an old AxxessDenied.com logo.

Plastic Tab Menu Plastic Tab Menu
Level: Intermediate
Learn how to create a simple, yet great looking tab menu.

Plastic Tabs Plastic Tabs
Level: Beginner
Create those smooth clear plastic buttons first seen on Apple.com.

Quick Rough Metal Quick Rough Metal
Level: Beginner
When you’re in a rush, this metal will do.

Rust Rust
Level: Intermediate
Learn to decorate interfaces with some heavy rust texture.
Rusted Grid
Level: Intermediate
Create a rusted grid to add to your industrial interface.

Sandy Metal Sandy Metal
Level: Beginner
Another alternative texture to rust. Looks great!

Screen Modes Screen Modes
Level: Beginner
Read about Photoshops various screen modes.

Screwdriver Screwdriver
Level: Intermediate
Need to screw something down? Create your own screwdriver!

Seamless Water Texture Seamless Water Texture
Level: Intermediate
Make a very stylish and useful water texture.

Spattered Text Spattered Text
Level: Beginner
Create some rough, spattered text.

Spikey Balls Spikey Balls
Level: Beginner
Make some quick, easy, and extra spikey 3D balls.

Stone Text Stone Text
Level: Beginner
Make text out of various stones.

Tacks Tacks
Level: Intermediate
Learn how to make tacks so you can pin up notes.

Texture Wrapping Texture Wrapping
Level: Intermediate
Learn how to realistically wrap a texture around an object.

Water Painted Image Water Painted Image
Level: Beginner
Learn how to make am image look waterpainted in greyscale.

Waving Flags  Waving Flags
Level: Intermediate
Support your country by learning how to make national waving flags online.


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January 1, 2008

Blender 3-D Modeling and Animation Course

This is an open content course from Tufts University that introduces and covers computer generated 3-D modeling and animation using Blender, an open source 3D software application. It provides tutorials and video training modules that teach the skills and techniques employed by 3-D designers in a wide range of applications. Using these online materials, you will explore basic mesh and NURB modeling, and apply textures and materials to 3-D objects, lighting, animation and rendering. This course also will give you a good basis to apply these 3D graphic concepts to further study in architectural, engineering and theatrical modeling and game design. Here is the complete list of pdf formatted Blender Tutorials, and here is the course’s Blender Hot Keys Cheat Sheet [pdf].

Three-Dimensional Modeling, Animation and Rendering Using Blender 3D Software


Blender Learning Units

Session Title
1 General Video and PDF Instructions
2 Unit 1: Basic Blender Navigation
3 Unit 2: Blender Transforms
4 Unit 3: Blender File System
5 Unit 4: Blender Object Functions
6 Unit 5: Edit Mode Tools
7 Unit 6: More Editing Tools
8 Unit 7: Blender Curve Tools
9 Unit 8: Blender Materials and Textures
10 Unit 9: Blender Lighting
11 Unit 10: Animation
12 Unit 11: Appending – Deformations – Camera
13 Unit 12: Blender Particle System


Complete List of Blender Video Tutorials
(Realplayer required)




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Website Design Tips and Tutorials

Here are several excellent Website Design Tips and Tutorials, courtesy of outfront.net. These will help you understand the important aspects and factors in a well designed web site, and then they show how to create attractive, manageable, usable and professional sites. All well designed web sites sites should have the following:

  • Good, useful content
  • Well organized and therefore easily accessible content
  • Well written easily read content
  • A consistent and attractive appearance

Website Design Tutorials:

Planning and Organizing Your Site

Page Layout and Design

Designing a Navigation System

Using Color in Your Site

Designing Text

Writing for the Web

Introduction to Usability

Know Your Users

Usability Tips

Simplify The Game

Here are other web development tutorials from this website.


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4 Word 2007 Tutorials

Here are 4 Word 2997 Tutorials that will teach you how to work with Word tables, show you how to use Word’s new interface, perform mail merge, and track changes in Word 2007.  These Word tutorials are in pdf format.


The New Interface in Word 2007

  • Use the Office Button
  • Navigate the New Interface
  • Explore sections of Interface
  • Show Shortcut Keys
  • Use the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Use the Mini Toolbar
  • Access Help Feature
  • Access View Feature
  • Use Save features
  • Use Print Features 

Word 2007 Tables Tutorial
  • Create a New Table
  • Draw a Table
  • Modify Table size
  • Convert Text to Table 
  • Insert an Excel Table
  • Add Formulas
  • Modify Rows &Columns
  • Create Custom Format
  • Work with Layout Tools
  • Insert/Delete Rows & Columns
  • Format Tables
  • Complete Formulas in Word 

Mail Merges using Word 2007
  • Use the Mail Merge Wizard to create a Mail Merge
  • Work through each of the 6 steps
  • Select Document Type
  • Insert a Recipient List
  • Add address block & Greeting Lines
  • Write your Letter
  • Preview Letters
  • Merge

Making Changes in Word 2007
  • Track Changes
  • Add Comments
  • Add your document Properties
  • Inspect a Document
  • Add Watermarks
  • Encrypt documents
  • Use Building Blocks 



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5 Excel 2007 Tutorials

Here are 5 Excel 2007 Tutorials that demonstrate how to use the following features using Excel 2007: Excel’s new interface, format tables, create and use formulas, autosum function, autoformat function, concatenate function, Sum If function, and the Vlookup and Hlookup functions. These Excel tutorials are in pdf format.


The New Interface in Excel 2007

  • Navigate the New Interface
  • Explore Interface Tabs
  • Customise Quick Access Toolbar
  • Explore the New Office Button
  • Explore the mini toolbar
  • Customise Excel
  • Format Tables
  • Save worksheet in a different Version

Formatting Tables with Excel 2007
  • Insert, Columns Rows &Tables, Delete, Rename, Add, Worksheets
  • Adjust size of Columns and Rows
  • Use Set Formats for Tables
  • Freezing Rows &Columns
  • Modifying Rows and Columns
  • Formatting Fonts
  • Use Colour
  • Apply and Remove Filters
  • Format Cells(set condition of cells)

Formulas in Excel 2007
  • Basic Formulas
  • Order of Preference
  • Relative Referencing
  • Absolute Referencing
  • Formula Ribbon

Basic Functions with Excel 2007
  • Explore the Function Tools
  • Use AutoSum Functions – Add & Max
  • Turn off AutoFormat Settings
  • Use Text Functions Trim, Left & Upper

Advanced Functions with Excel 2007
  • Concatenate Function
  • Sum If Function
  • Vlookup & Hlookup Functions
  • If Functions



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