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iOS App Development with Swift Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Simon Allardice

Released On: 11/11/2014

Want to build an iPhone or iPad app? Start here. Completely rebuilt from the ground up for iOS 8, Xcode 6, and Swift (Apple's new programming language), this course covers the design patterns and best practices for building, testing, and debugging native iOS apps. Find out what Apple provides and what you need to come up with on your own, and learn what concepts like Model-View-Controller (MVC), target-action, and delegation mean, and how they contribute to your apps.

Author Simon Allardice also covers the dos and don'ts of iOS 8 interface development, techniques for connecting UI elements to code, and tips for making flexible layouts that display correctly on different screen sizes. The last chapter shows you how to add app icons and launch screens and prep your app for submission to the App Store.


Writing for the Web

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Chris Nodder

Released On: 11/11/2014

People read differently online: they scan. They're trying to find information quickly. Writing with this goal in mind makes a website more appealing, and makes customers more likely to visit more often and buy products and services. In this course, Chris Nodder offers seven practical techniques for writing successfully on the web, including front-loading content, writing at the right grade level, avoiding jargon, and keeping content up to date. Test your knowledge as you complete each chapter, and make sure your writing is leading to a positive user experience.


Mastering UVW Mapping in 3ds Max

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Joel Bradley

Released On: 11/11/2014

UVW mapping allows you to take a mathematical, coordinate-based approach to mapping 2D textures to irregular 3D objects in 3ds Max. The tools might seem complex, but this course will help you master them and put UVW mapping to work in your own projects. Author Joel Bradley starts with the basics—defining UVW space and coordinates—and introduces the UVW Map modifier, the key to applying map coordinates and adjusting map placement. From there he looks at the source wrapping options in the bitmap and procedural map nodes, and at the differences when mapping to static and animated meshes. Chapter three covers the powerful Unwrap UVW modifier and its selection, peel-, and pelt-mapping tools. The course concludes with an overview of the options in the Edit UVW window.


3D Surface Model Design with AutoCAD

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Scott Onstott

Released On: 11/11/2014

You can model almost any form imaginable with AutoCAD's surface toolset. In this project-based course, Scott Onstott teaches you all the techniques required to solve complex modeling challenges in AutoCAD, while focusing on an innovative ebike design. Learn to create each 3D component of the bicycle model, including its frame, belt-tensioner mechanism, drivetrain, electric-assist power components, brakes, wheels, axels, hubs, spokes, handlebars, and even the bicycle seat. The techniques (which can be applied to other mechanical models) cover extruding profiles, lofting 2D cross sections, revolving profiles around an axis, filleting edges, smoothing meshes into organic forms, and sculpting complex NURBS surfaces.


Foundations of Programming: Programming for Kids

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: David Gassner

Released On: 3/6/2014

Kids are naturally excited about building, whether it's building blocks or building rockets. Programming can be just as much fun. And the skills kids gain programming can help them feel accomplished, while giving them a head start in our fast-paced digital world. This course is designed to help parents and educators introduce programming concepts to kids of all ages, from grammar school to high school. David Gassner starts with a description of different learning styles (auditory, kinesthetic, or visual) and talks about how kids' programming tools appeal to different styles. He then introduces mobile device apps for young programmers that let them animate graphical images using simple block-based programming. For older kids, he introduces software such as Scratch for more advanced animation, MIT App Inventor for programming real Android apps, and tools that teach core languages like JavaScript and Java. The final chapter covers how kids can work with robots and other hardware like the Raspberry Pi, which show how programming can work in the real world.


InDesign Insider Training: Preflight and Printing

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: David Blatner

Released On: 11/10/2014

One of the major uses of Adobe InDesign is creating print documents, yet so many people struggle with getting their files to come out right. Learn the best way to preflight your document and check it for problems before it goes to print, in this quick InDesign Insider Training from David Blatner. Printing documents yourself? Make sure to watch the second chapter for a tour of the InDesign settings for maximizing print quality.


Improving Your Judgment

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Drew Boyd

Released On: 11/10/2014

Want to make better decisions at work? In this short course, author, innovation expert, and professor Drew Boyd discusses ways to confront our hardwired cognitive biases, in order to make good decisions and exercise more balanced, sound judgment.


Building Curtain Walls with Revit

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Eric Wing

Released On: 11/10/2014

This course examines one of the best features Revit has to offer: curtain walls. Though they're not structurally significant, curtain walls are important to a building's design aesthetic and the comfort of its occupants. There are many different types of curtain walls out there; Revit offers just as many different ways to build them to fit your needs. Eric Wing starts this course with a look at Revit's simple, preconfigured walls, and then moves on to customizing blank curtain walls with different panel materials, mullions (load-bearing, structural supports), and nonlinear grid patterns. From there, you'll learn to create your own mullion family from scratch. Finally, graduate to massing free-form curtain walls with custom volumes, panels, and spider fittings. With Revit and these tutorials, you can create some really cool systems!


QuickBooks Pro 2015 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Jess Stratton

Released On: 11/10/2014

Learn how to manage the finances for your business with the Windows version of the powerful QuickBooks Pro accounting software. In these fast-paced tutorials, Jess Stratton shows how to create and back up your company's file and quickly set up shop—adding your banking information, credit cards, and historical data to the chart of accounts. You'll also learn how to set up your customers, vendors, employees, and inventory items. Jess then takes you through the day-to-day operations that keep your business running: creating estimates, invoices, and sales receipts; processing payments; recording deposits; and printing checks. Plus, learn how to run reports; find data about your business; and close the books, with end-of-year preparations.


Selling on the Amazon Marketplace

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Peter Kent

Released On: 11/10/2014

The Amazon Marketplace is an enticing option for small businesses that want to leverage the power of Amazon to market and sell products online; this course helps clarify the ins and outs of the platform. Author Peter Kent first explains what you can sell through Marketplace and what Amazon will charge you for the privilege. Then he shows how to set up a professional or small-merchant/individual account, and create product listings—one, or one hundred, at a time. Then learn how to use Seller Central to manage orders, create reports, manage inventory, and keep tabs on cash. Best practices for managing customers and reviews are also covered, as are the pros and cons of shipping products yourself vs. using the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service.


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