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Managing for Results

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Todd Dewett

Released On: 9/30/2014

To be a high-performing manager, you need an advanced understanding of the principles of great leadership. In this course, author and business coach Dr. Todd Dewett shares the secrets businesses large and small use to manage teams, achieve precise results, and intelligently execute business strategies. He focuses on three key areas: motivation, positive change, and decision making. Discover how to shift your mindset, create a culture of motivation and accountability, make decisions that matter, and maintain excellence over time.


Conversion Rate Optimization Fundamentals

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Goward

Released On: 9/30/2014

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is one of the most profitable marketing strategies for businesses. But it can also be unnecessarily complicated and intimidating. Now, marketers, small business owners, and designers can learn the best way to approach CRO. Expert author Chris Goward reveals proven methods, frameworks, and tips for maximizing your website goals. Learn how to use data, surveys, and testing to better understand your target audience and your current customers. Plus, see how to prioritize testing opportunities, create great test hypotheses, and then set up and run the tests themselves. Finally, learn how to analyze the test results to draw actionable insights that have immediate impact on the bottom line. This is a great course for anyone who wants to bolster lead generation, boost ecommerce sales, and improve an existing website.


HTML Essential Training

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: James Williamson

Released On: 9/30/2014

HTML is the programming language that powers the web. And like any language, once you master it, you can begin to create your own content, whether that's simple websites or complex web applications. This course provides an in-depth look at the essentials: the syntax of HTML and best practices for writing and editing your code. Senior staff author James Williamson reviews the structure of a typical HTML document, and shows how to section pages and format your content with HTML. Plus, learn how to create links and lists, and find out how HTML works with CSS and JavaScript to create rich, engaging user experiences. So open a text editor, watch these videos, and begin learning to author HTML the right way.


Installing and Administering Atlassian Confluence

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Sandra Toner

Released On: 9/30/2014

Confluence is the collaboration and ticketing tool used by more than 13,000 companies around the globe for helping development teams to get more work done, faster. In this course, Sandy Toner introduces administrators to the key tasks involved in installing and administering Confluence, including configuring settings and preferences through the Setup Wizard, creating client- or project-centered spaces, and working with content using Confluence's built-in editor. Learn to use community and social features like page sharing and comments, cut your time in half with power-user shortcuts, and back up and restore your Confluence site in case of an emergency.


UX Design Tools: Balsamiq Mockups

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Putney

Released On: 9/30/2014

Wireframes and prototypes are key to making successful products. But what tools should you use? Balsamiq Mockups is a dedicated wireframing tool that helps you lay out your ideas quickly. In these tutorials, Justin Putney shows how to use Balsamiq Mockups to create richly layered interface elements, turn assets into reusable symbols, and add interactive and responsive design features to your mockups. When you're done with your mockup, he'll show you how to export it to share with clients and developers.


iZotope RX 4 First Look

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Scott Hirsch

Released On: 9/30/2014

iZotope RX is the premiere tool for fixing audio issues; the audio engineers here at lynda.com use it every day. Deciding if it's right for your workflow? Join Scott Hirsch for a quick introduction to RX 4's fast, flexible, and precise controls for repairing and enhancing audio tracks. Explore sound restoration and noise reduction with the Spectral Repair and Denoiser modules, as well as powerful new features included only in RX 4 Advanced: EQ Match and Ambience Match. Scott also shows techniques for working with RX 4 as a standalone app and using RX Connect to link to a DAW like Pro Tools.


Up and Running with Civil 3D

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Jon Michael Roberts

Released On: 9/29/2014

Great engineering projects begin with Civil 3D. Learn to get up and running with this powerful CAD program in these tutorials, with author Jon Michael Roberts. Discover how important it is to set up Civil 3D properly to streamline drafting tasks, plot styles, and establish design criteria for your particular organization. Jon then shows designers the differences they can expect to see between AutoCAD and Civil 3D, and the different design options Civil 3D offers. The final three chapters are dedicated to grading, laying a driveway, and creating a pipe network to an example single-family home.


Fundamentals of Character Animation: Facial Animation and Dialogue

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: George Maestri

Released On: 9/29/2014

Facial animation makes your character's inner life shine through. This course—focused on the principles, not the tools, of animation—explores how anatomy, expression, and emotion intertwine, and how animators can simulate emotion in the face of almost any character. George Maestri shows you how to animate three shots, of increasing complexity: a silent "double take" that transitions from one emotion to the next, a simple close-up dialogue shot, and a full-body dialogue shot that accounts for posture and secondary motion.


Type Project: Art Deco Postcard

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Nigel French

Released On: 9/29/2014

Our Type Project series takes you through typographic history, providing step-by-step directions to re-create historical type designs from scratch. Here designer Nigel French shows how to create a gorgeous postcard from the Art Deco era: one of the most influential and enduring design styles of the twentieth century. The technique combines a hand-traced framing device, built in Adobe Illustrator, with some Typekit fonts and Photoshop layer effects, resulting in a print-ready postcard worthy of sending to anyone you regard highly.


Unit Testing with PHPUnit

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Kristian Secor

Released On: 9/29/2014

Unit testing is a way to confirm proper execution of a computer program. PHPUnit provides a testing framework for PHP developers to do it right. This brief course covers everything you'll need to get up and running with PHPUnit: where to download it, how to install it, and how to use it to unit test your code. Kristian Secor provides a high-level overview of this invaluable framework, helping you guide test-driven development at your organization.


Drawing One-Point Perspective

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Victor Osaka

Released On: 9/29/2014

Learn to draw (digitally!) in one-point perspective with SketchBook Pro 7. Artist Victor Osaka explains what perspective is, who uses it, and why it is so hard for some of us to learn. To learn perspective, Victor shows you how to practice one-point perspective using a photographic guide. He will then go over detailing (adding color, shading, and textures) to further enhance the sense of perspective in your drawings. Through the magic of time lapse, you'll watch Victor create a series of "speed paintings," where he shows you how to paint and use layers to develop and organize your artwork.


Stereoscopic 3D Environments in Maya

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: David Mattingly

Released On: 9/29/2014

3D movies are more popular then ever, and many blockbuster films today are made or reissued in 3D. Although the process may seem very complex, it is surprisingly easy to create these effects in Maya. In this course with industry pro David Mattingly, you'll learn how to set up and render stereoscopic 3D environments in Maya. First, you'll become familiar with stereoscopic 3D basics and the important terms you need to know. Next you'll use a simple 3D environment to become proficient with adding a stereo camera and adjusting it to match the scene. You'll learn where to buy the inexpensive 3D glasses needed to view your scene in true 3D on a regular home computer. In the last section, you'll open up a full 3D environment, add and animate a 3D camera, and render out a viewable 3D scene. In just an hour, you'll be up to speed on creating your own stereoscopic 3D environment.


Illustrator CC One-on-One: Advanced

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Deke McClelland

Released On: 9/24/2013

This course is the third in a four-part series devoted to mastering the premiere graphics creation application, Adobe Illustrator. Industry pro Deke McClelland takes a project-based learning approach to the key features in Illustrator CC, including Recolor Artwork, transparency, masks, blend modes, strokes and fills, and dynamic effects. The course also covers techniques for creating custom gradients, designing logos, generating photorealistic neon text, and wrapping type around objects. Plus, Deke shows how to call up the most essential features by organizing your workspace and employing time-saving keyboard shortcuts, how to manage the color settings, and how to adjust a few settings to make the program work even better.


Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SolidWorks

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Leon van den Heever

Released On: 9/26/2014

Join Leon van den Heever as he models some of the major internal components of a motorcycle engine—a teaching example that will help you master the tools and techniques employed in a typical SolidWorks automotive design project. Here you'll be exposed to many of SolidWorks' tools, including equations and configurations, and learn how some of the available tool attributes can enhance their power. Follow along as Leon sketches and builds the flywheel; connects the connecting rods, valve, pistons, and sprockets; and pulls the components together in a bottom-up assembly.

Need a better background in SolidWorks before you can continue? Check out SolidWorks 2014 Essential Training.


Women in STEM

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Peggy Fisher, Jess Stratton, Sheeri Cabral

Released On: 9/26/2014

Behind your favorite games, movies, cars, computers, apps, and appliances lies STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. A background in STEM opens doors to today's dream jobs. And you don't have to start with an advanced degree. Teaching yourself a single programming language can be a path to lifelong learning—and a rewarding new career. This short film profiles inspiring examples of women who got their start, and found their calling, in STEM. It features Sheeri K. Cabal, database admin at Mozilla and author of the popular OurSQL podcast; Jess Stratton, lynda.com author and the founder of Solace Learning; and Peggy Fisher, professor of computer science at Penn State and leader of several tech-focused after-school programs for disadvantaged youth.

Here Sheeri, Jess, and Peggy talk about the key factors to their success (confidence, community, and curiosity), and the ways they're cncouraging more students to enter STEM. Watch and find out if there's a future in these fields for you.


Up and Running with Grasshopper

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Reilly

Released On: 9/26/2014

Grasshopper—a plugin for the Rhinoceros 3D modeling package—is a graphical algorithm editor that takes advantage of Rhino's existing tools. Grasshopper offers new ways to expand and control the 3D design and modeling processes, including automating repetitive processes; generating geometry through mathematical functions; quickly making changes to complex models; and creating complex forms through repetitions of simple geometry. Grasshopper requires no programming or scripting knowledge, but still allows designers a high degree of flexibility in creating both simple and complex forms. So join author Chris Reilly for this quick course, and get up and running with Grasshopper, fast.


Swift Essential Training

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Simon Allardice

Released On: 9/26/2014

The first iOS programming alternative to Objective-C, Swift is a clean, accessible, object-oriented language, with built-in support for modern programming features like closures, generics, and tuples. The main stumbling block for new Apple developers has always been the Objective-C language, which many developers find overly complex.

Here Simon Allardice explores Swift's core syntax—variables, data types, functions, and control structures—and its object-oriented classes, via playgrounds, the innovative coding interface that allows you to see the results of your code instantly. He also introduces key concepts that lie at the heart of Swift and the best practices that are already developing around it. Plus, learn how to take Swift further, with advanced operators and features like protocols, generics, and extensions. Whether you're looking for a new language or for a place to enter the iOS/OS X development world, you're going to love Swift.


Creating PDF Forms with InDesign

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Michael Murphy

Released On: 9/25/2014

The design of a clear, printable form is only the start of getting the data that you need. Making an electronic version of that form—one that's easy to post on the web or transmit via email—is the key to gathering data quickly. Intended for intermediate designers, this course looks at everything from building a future-proof PDF to adding interactive fields like signatures and combo boxes with InDesign, to finalizing and distributing your form with Acrobat Pro. Author and award-winning designer Michael Murphy will make sure your forms work equally well on paper as they do as PDFs, while troubleshooting tricky PDF issues like permissions.


Understanding MariaDB for MySQL Users

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Sheeri Cabral

Released On: 9/25/2014

MariaDB is a drop-in MySQL replacement that contains enhancements and new features that MySQL doesn't offer. In this course, Sheeri K. Cabral helps you understand how MariaDB differs from MySQL, and why you might want to make the switch. Since the interface and syntax (and the skills required to work with them) are so similar to MySQL, Sheeri concentrates on the differences: dynamic columns, which allow you store different kinds of data in different rows in a single table; and the powerful Cassandra and CONNECT storage engines, which allow you to harness the power of that data. Start watching and deepen your understanding of this alternative relational database system.


Captivate 8 Essential Training

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Aaron Quigley

Released On: 9/25/2014

Captivate 8 Essential Training guides you through the features and tools of Captivate 8, while providing instructional-design tips for creating successful elearning and mobile learning projects. Aaron Quigley shows you how to build powerful and dynamic presentations that can be delivered to almost any device. He covers adding content to a presentation; working with interactions, navigation, and assessments; and making your training adjust to display correctly on desktops, tablets, and smart phones. The basic elearning features are addressed, as well as new advanced features such as touch-gesture support. Plus, get a brief tour of the publishing options so you can find just the right format for your project.


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