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Social Media for Graphic Designers

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to facilitate your creative communication with the aid of the top social media platforms. In this course, Von Glitschka breaks down how to use key features on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms to showcase your work, share your creative workflow, and generally grow your online presence. He talks about writing posts to extend your reach on Facebook, finding clients on Twitter, using geo-tagging and video on Instagram, and sharing your work on Behance. This course provides you with a solid introduction to these key platforms so that you can start building a social strategy designed to increase your brand awareness, and help you build a larger client base.

Motion Design with CSS

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:00
Web browsers have the ability to display stunning CSS animations and transitions—which can brighten interfaces without dragging their performance down. In this course, join Rachel Nabors as she explains how to use CSS animations and transitions to enhance your web applications with powerful, information-rich motion and color. CSS is one of the most performant ways to animate today, and this course helps you acquire the future-facing skills needed to set your ideas in motion on the web. Rachel explains how to incorporate animation in product design, use developer tools to manipulate animations, and more.

Note: This course was created by Frontend Masters. It was originally released on 09/15/2016. We're pleased to host this training in our library.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:00
Get started with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, a secure, open source server operating system designed to tackle mission-critical workloads. In this course, learn essential SUSE Linux Enterprise Server administration concepts. Chaim Krause explains how to use YaST, set up a server to use Secure Boot, manage users and groups, and administer the most common network services. Plus, he covers various file systems, and using logical volume management to optimize your storage.

Visual Aesthetics for Elearning

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:00
Good design can lend value to an elearning project by boosting the impact of the content, and making it easier for viewers to interact with the piece and retain information. In this course, Anastasia McCune briefly introduces the principles and elements of visual design that are most relevant to elearning, showing practical examples along the way. She offers ideas for improving not only the process of designing the visual aspect of an elearning piece, but also ideas on what you could do today to improve the visual appeal of individual screens. For example, bullet points are simple and straightforward, but can quickly become tedious during a long training. She offers a variety of visual treatments that provide the same information in a more appealing manner. In addition to explaining how to break away from bullet points, Anastasia shares a number of easy-to-implement techniques that help grab the viewer, keep the eye moving, and keep interest up.

AutoCAD: 2D & 3D Elevations

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:00
Enhance and emphasize your designs to create professional 2D and 3D elevations. This course demonstrates how to use AutoCAD to set up accurate plans, modify layouts, adjust viewports, add 2D elevations, and develop 3D elevations. Join Shaun Bryant as he takes you through how to customize layers, hatches, backgrounds, annotations, modelspaces, and more.

Angular Template Design and Implementation

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:00
If you're completely new to Angular 4, creating user interfaces for your Angular 4 project can be a challenge. In this course, learn the essential Angular 4 concepts you need to know to tackle templating and create versatile user interfaces for this popular framework. Join Gary Simon as he shares how to get up and running with Angular 4, explaining how to start a new project, and define HTML templates and CSS. He also covers templating basics, data binding, and animation. To wrap up the course, he takes you through the creation of a simple app.

Four Semesters of Computer Science in 5 Hours

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:00
Get a practical introduction to computer science concepts and take your knowledge of JavaScript to the next level. This course starts by exploring recursion, followed by how to use sorting algorithms. Next, the main elements of data structure interfaces are explained followed by demonstrations of how to implement list, tree, and table structures. Then, functional programming is covered, including use of map, reduce, and filter. For each section of the course, exercises are provided so you can practice.

Note: This course was created by Frontend Masters. It was originally released on 07/12/2016. We're pleased to host this training in our library. (Author: Brian Holt)

Personal Finance Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:00
No matter where you are in your financial life, personal finance experts Jane Barratt and Amanda Clayman can help you get a handle on your finances and lay the groundwork for your financial future. Each week, they offer a new tip, designed to help you make smart decisions about your money. They discuss the financial considerations around going back to school, making sure you and your partner are financially compatible, retiring, having a child, paying off loans, and taking care of your pets. They also explain basic economic terms such as economic cycles, what the sharing economy is, and how to manage your asset to cash ratio. Tune in every Friday for a new tip.

Building Complex Express Sites with Redis and Socket.IO

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to use the Express framework in conjunction with Redis and Socket.IO to make robust and dynamic sites. This course explains the purpose and use of commands, data types, and the Redis storage structure. See how to add basic messaging and perform installation and integration steps. Find out how to use Node.js compatibly with Socket.IO and how to implement a multi-server setup. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to be able to build—in real time—a full-featured web application that supports two-way communication.

Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing. We are pleased to host this training in our library. (Author: Joshua Johanan)

Coercion in JavaScript

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to leverage implicit and explicit coercion functions to reduce the amount of repetition in your programs and create code that is more flexible. Kyle Simpson explains how coercion works, providing insights about common uses and how to avoid unexpected results. He clarifies how coercion impacts the style and readability of your code and demonstrates how to work with primitive types, special values, natives, operators, and important functions.

Note: This course was created by Frontend Masters. It was originally released on 8/29/2015. We're pleased to host this training in our library.

Salesforce: Accounts and Contacts

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:00
Improve your management of customer relationships by optimizing your Account and Contact workflows in Salesforce. First, see how accounts are structured by examining parent accounts, naming, and ID numbers. Next, learn how to set up validation rules that will keep your data consistent. Then, find out how to create scorecards that will help you keep track of qualified and recent activity. Finally, discover how to enhance contact records by leveraging contact roles. (Author: Ian Moore)

API Testing and Validation

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:00
Most API testing doesn't actually test the API. This course shows how to validate your API from the consumer's point of view, testing to confirm that problems experienced by your end users are being solved. Join Keith Casey as he focuses on how to approach API testing by implementing a behavior-driven development model. Keith uses Gherkin to set up a Behat environment so you can see how to write and run your first test. Then, he shows how to build API test requests, including how to introduce variables, authenticate requests, and validate responses. He also covers refactoring tests, establishing system states, using extensions for batch operations, and more.

Spotting Logo Trends

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:00
In this course, Bill Gardner shows you how he pulls together the annual logo Trend Report, demonstrating how to identify trends. Bill explains how trends develop and shares why spotting trends is important to logo designers. He takes you through the process of tracing the evolution of specific trends as examples. This leads to a trained eye that can more readily predict what future paths trends may take. Using this skill, designers gain a distinct edge on the competition.

Negotiating Your Leadership Success

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:00
Using real-life case studies, negotiation expert Deborah Kolb and seasoned executive leader Elizabeth Robillard offer practical advice and techniques to help leaders manage workplace negotiations. Recognizing that all negotiation takes place within a context, Debbie and Elizabeth explain the organizational dynamics of work and reveal how we often get in our own way by not speaking up and asking for what we want. They show you how to position yourself to negotiate, how to get the other person to the table, how to advocate for yourself while still working collaboratively to achieve an agreement.

Linux: Package Management for CentOS

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to efficiently manage the thousands of installable pieces of software that come with CentOS Linux. In this course, learn about Linux software package choices—including Debian and RPM—and learn how to manage packages with RPM and Yum. Computer science instructor and Linux enthusiast Grant McWilliams explains how to use RPM tools to query the package database, monitor your file system using the package manager for any files that have changed, and greatly expand the available software by adding third-party repositories to CentOS. Plus, he covers troubleshooting your software installation tools to ensure that your system continues to run well.

Excel for Sales Professionals

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:00
Track, analyze, and then forecast sales efficiently and accurately using Microsoft Excel. This course focuses on essential features and best practices that sales professionals can use. Learn how import your sales data into Excel. Then, see how to clean up that data by removing redundancies, fixing incorrect information, and applying formatting. Next, step through the various methods of analyzing sales data in Excel, from filtering and sorting to using Quick Analysis and slicers. Additionally, explore how to create a leaderboard, spot trends, forecast sales, create dashboards, and more. Join instructors and Excel trainers Chris "Smitty" Smith and Dave Ludwig as they draw on decades of combined sales experience to show you how to make the most of this powerful software.

Learning Trimble Accubid Pro

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:00
This course is designed for electrical estimators who want to utilize the power of computerized takeoffs and recap to generate accurate bids. Individual modules are highlighted so you can learn how to navigate the various screens and use the corresponding features. Learn how to use job takeoff and assembly features, track materials and equipment, manage common labor scenarios, generate quotes, and log expenses. (Author: Christopher Randall)

Exchange 2016: Mailbox Databases

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 20:00
Get a clear understanding of mailbox databases in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. This course maps to the first domain of Exam 70-345, Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016—Plan, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot mailbox databases. Learn about the administration of mailbox databases in Exchange Server 2016. Scott Burrell covers high availability mailbox databases, failure domains, SLA requirements, monitoring, and troubleshooting database replication. Plus, he walks through backup and recovery solutions, such as recovering public folders from a database backup. (Author: Scott M Burrell)

Photography for Graphic Designers

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 20:00
You're a graphic designer who often needs photography in your projects. What do you need to know to be able to generate photos yourself—or be able to effectively communicate to a photographer you've hired?

In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long details the concepts and techniques that graphic designers should know about in order to work with photography more effectively. The course begins with a look at logistical and legal considerations, from composing for a layout to budgeting to obtaining permissions and releases. Next, Ben tackles the kind of assignment you might find yourself taking on—shooting a variety of different types of photos that are required for a print piece. The course concludes with guidance on where to go next to further your photography skills.

Customer Retention

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 20:00
What's the difference between customer retention and customer loyalty? Loyalty is a symptom, and retention is the cause. In this course, customer strategy expert Noah Fleming shows how to develop a customer retention strategy that helps you keep your customers loyal. He shares the key ingredients for customer retention, including how to make customer follow-up meaningful, memorable, and personal. Plus, he explains how to properly use automation and technology for customer retention, and walks through a straightforward, practical customer retention process that you can implement in your own business.

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