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Managing for Results

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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.


Resisting work :

Business & Economics - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:01
Fleming, P. (Peter), 1972-
Categories: New Materials

It's not the how or the what but the who :

Business & Economics - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:01
Fernandez Araoz, Claudio.
Categories: New Materials

Crossing the chasm :

Business & Economics - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:01
Moore, Geoffrey A., 1946-
Categories: New Materials

Extraordinary outcome :

Business & Economics - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:01
Rubinstein, Moshe F., author.
Categories: New Materials

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