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React.js Essential Training

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 19:00
Among all other JavaScript libraries, React.js stands out. It relies on reusable components, not templates, for UI development, allowing developers to render views where data changes over time. React applications are more scalable and more maintainable, making developers more efficient and users more satisfied. In this course, Eve Porcello introduces the basics of the React library using the most modern syntax and best practices for creating React components. Along the way, learn how to set up Chrome tools for React; create new components; use props and state to pass data between components; and more. By the end of the course, you'll understand the essentials of React.js and be able to start building your own browser-based projects.

Magazine Design Start to Finish: The Inside Pages

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 19:00
You want the inside pages of your magazine to deliver a strong, cohesive look and feel that does justice to the content contained within. In this course, John McWade picks up where he left off in Magazine Design Start to Finish: The Cover and takes you through every part of a typical magazine's interior pages, including the masthead, contents page, and unique feature layouts. John discusses the design decisions that need to be made, as well as some rules of the road that will ensure that you create a design that's both attractive and consistent. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be equipped with techniques that can help you confidently approach this aspect of your own magazine design projects.

Learning Azure Storage for Developers

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 19:00
Azure Storage is an important part of the Microsoft Azure developer toolkit. In this course, Anton Delsink provides a high-level overview of what Azure Storage is, as well as a brief look at the options available to developers: table, file, queue, and blob-based storage. Anton starts the course with a tour of the Azure portal and an explanation of how to create both a general-purpose storage account and a Blob storage account. Next, he covers important security and deployment topics that apply across all storage options. To wrap up, he briefly goes over each storage area. For a more in-depth exploration of each storage area—files, tables, blobs, and queues—check out additional courses in the Azure Storage for Developers series.

Career Advice from Some of the Biggest Names in Business

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 19:00
What if you could get career advice from the world's most influential thinkers, leaders, and innovators? People who have run the top companies, created the most beloved brands, transformed industries, and changed the world? Now you can. This course brings together the best insights from our collection of interviews with LinkedIn Influencers. CEOs such as Richard Branson, Jamie Dimon, Indra Nooyi, and Meg Whitman reveal what it takes to get your foot in the door and then work your way up—while Bill Gates explains there is more than one path to success. Discover why Starbucks founder Howard Schultz thinks that conviction is so critical, how Oprah found her vision, and what actress Priyanka Chopra does to find the next challenge. Bestselling author Tony Robbins reveals his three secrets to success, and blockbuster-star-turned-businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow explains why she's never afraid to ask questions. Each interview provides short and thoughtful tips you can use to propel your own career in the right direction. (Author: LinkedIn Editorial)

Start Young for Your Best Retirement

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 19:00
The concept of retirement strikes many as being too far away, not urgent, or not realistic. For the millennials who haven't started saving for retirement, as well as the Gen Xers with $70K or less stashed away in retirement funds, the prospect of retirement can even feel unattainable. But it doesn't have to be this way. This course was designed to help you organize your finances and craft a plan that ensures that—whatever your retirement goals might be—you'll have the cash you need for your third act. Jane Barratt demystifies financial jargon, defrays some of the fears around retirement, and shares practical advice to help you start building your financial plan. Learn how to look at real estate with an investor mindset, what to expect when you work with financial professionals, and more.

DISCLAIMER: The advice information provided in this course is general advice only. It has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation, or risk tolerance. The course is not intended to give investment advice, but instead to communicate basic information to help viewers understand the basics of the topic presented. For investment advice, you should seek advice guidance from your own trusted independent financial advisor.

iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 12

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 19:00
Whether you use an iPhone, iPad, or both, see how to get the most out of the enhanced photo taking, photo management, and photo editing features in iOS 12. In this course, instructor Seán Duggan zooms in on the photography features of iOS 12, acquainting you with tools that can help you get the best photos from your device. Seán covers how to use the Camera app to adjust exposure, shoot in HDR, capture panoramas, and create slow-motion and time-lapse videos. He also shows how photos are organized in iOS 12, as well as how to apply nondestructive edits right on your phone and access other editing tools from within the Photos app. Finally, Seán shows how to share and sync images with iCloud and transfer images to different iOS devices or your computer with AirDrop.

Learning Pinterest

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to use Pinterest to bookmark and curate content from around the web. Follow along with Garrick Chow as he demonstrates how to get up and running with Pinterest. Garrick begins by showing how to set up your Pinterest account, fill out your profile page, and follow other users. Next, he explains how pins and boards work; goes over actions like repinning, following, and commenting; and demystifies Pinterest etiquette. Garrick also walks through how to create and edit your first board, manage your boards and pins, and pin on the go with the Pinterest mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Adobe XD: Using UI Kits

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 19:00
Shortcut the UX design process. Learn how to quickly design experiences for mobile and desktop platforms using Adobe XD UI kits—free libraries of prebuilt elements and interactions. This course shows how to develop an engaging, interactive UX design using UI kits from Adobe as well as other third-party vendors. Instructor Brian Wood also shows how to find, install, and use UI kits, and resolve any issues with missing fonts. He then demos three different examples: the iOS kit for app design, the wireframes kit for responsive web design, and the new Auto-animate kit.

Adobe XD: Prototyping Tips and Tricks

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 19:00
Need to build a prototype—without a lot of time? Adobe XD is the user experience toolkit you need to build engaging, interactive prototypes. This course offers eight quick tips and tricks gets you up and running fast. Learn how to create fixed-position and sliding menus, preserve scroll position for slideshows, add automatic animation and draggable interactions, set up timed transitions, and incorporate voice prototyping: voice triggers and speech playback. Along the way, instructor Brian Wood offers time-saving pointers to optimize your XD workspace and environment for speedy, frictionless prototyping.

Final Cut Pro X Guru: Color Correction

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 19:00
Does the color in your video look inaccurate or flat? Are you looking to enhance the saturation of your scene or use contrast to bring it to life? Final Cut Pro X offers a variety of tools, scopes, and effects to color grade all of your footage. This course is designed to provide an extensive overview of the Final Cut Pro X color correction workflow so you can manipulate and adjust video with ease. Nick Harauz takes you through each step of the process, showing how to evaluate and adjust color and build creative looks. He shows how to use the Color Board, Color Wheels, Color Curves, and Hue/Saturation Curves adjustments to correct hue, brightness, contrast, saturation, and tone. Then he demonstrates how to make secondary corrections with masks, and isolate color with the Eyedropper. Finally, learn how to create and save popular looks as presets, handle raw and HDR video, and use specialized third-party plugins to remove noise and grain.

Note: This version covers the October 2018 update to Final Cut Pro X, including new features such as the comparison view, auditions, compound clips, Photoshop LUTs, exporting to Resolve, and more.

Develop Blockbuster Story Ideas That Sell

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to create high-concept ideas that attract the attention of buyers in just one sentence. Discover five proven brainstorming methods and identify four must-have ingredients to create story ideas that will sell. Author Jessica Brody helps you pull it all together to generate ideas that capture the interest of publishers, agents, and producers. Exercises along the way help you apply what you've learned and get your creative juices flowing.

Gmail Essential Training

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to make the most of Gmail, the free and powerful email service from Google. In this course, Jess Stratton shows how to best organize and work with your inbox, search email, and use shortcuts so you're more productive and effective. You can also learn how to configure your Gmail account and settings—from changing themes to adding additional email accounts. Then find out how to keep track of your most important contacts and how to text and video chat with others using the Google Chat feature. Jess also shows you some of the cool extras, such as vacation responders and signatures, and demonstrates how to access your Gmail account offline and on mobile devices.

Graphic Design Tips & Tricks Weekly

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
John McWade, founder of Before & After and now senior staff author at, presents a biweekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work. This series covers a wide range of topics, from typography and layout to color and logo design, but each episode is a standalone technique that can be completed in just ten minutes or less. Tune in every other Monday for a new tip.

Web Video for Business: Creating an Online Series

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
As companies continue to churn out more video-based content, the web series has emerged as a fun way to hook audiences and help them connect with your brand's story on a deeper level. But while the very best online series can seem effortless, it takes drive, passion, and planning to actually ship content in this medium. In this course, Jem Schofield of theC47 shares what you need to know before the cameras start rolling. Jem provides practical insights as he helps the owners of Underground Sun, an indie record label, tackle each stage of the production process, from planning episodes to delivering content. Plus, the course wraps up with two finished episodes of the record label's series. Whether you need to craft video-based content for your business—or you just want to tell a great story—this course can help you get started.

SharePoint Advanced: Enhancing Functionality with JavaScript

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
JavaScript allows you to quickly and easily modify the functionality and look of SharePoint. Many site owners and administrators are intimidated by it, but you don't have to be a developer to leverage the power of JavaScript. This course helps you understand how JavaScript and SharePoint work together and what you can do with them. Communications and training professional Phil Gold explains why you should use JavaScript, provides example use cases, and explores the core components and JavaScript libraries that can be applied to SharePoint—at all user levels—to automate tasks, update the user interface, and even move data in and out of SharePoint.

Producing Podcasts

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Want to share your message with the world? Start a podcast. Podcasts are more popular than ever, which makes podcasting a great way to capture an audience of engaged listeners. With today's inexpensive recording equipment and editing software, it's possible to self-produce a podcast from anywhere. This course is designed to take you step by step through the entire process, from planning your format and buying the right equipment to recording your podcast and uploading episodes for distribution. Instructor Danny Ozment has produced over 20 different podcasts, which are downloaded more than 100,000 times a month. Here he provides inside tips on choosing a name and an ideal length, recording clean audio, building an audience, and turning that audience into a community of followers.

Learning Static Site Building with Hugo

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Websites are a key part of modern business. Having a professional-looking website adds legitimacy to everything you sell and say. Hugo is a static site generator that can help you build a simple website in minutes—without any plugins or advanced programming. In fact, you may find the static websites you build with Hugo are dramatically faster, cheaper, and more secure than those built with dynamic platforms like WordPress. In this course, instructor Nate Barbettini explains how to build professional-looking, cloud-hosted websites with Hugo. Learn how to set up Hugo, choose a template, add posts and pages, and build your site. Nate also discusses the various deployment options available for publishing: FTP, Amazon Web Services, and hosting services like Netlify.

Learning Static Site Building with Jekyll

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Websites are a key part of modern business. Having a professional-looking website adds legitimacy to everything you sell and say. Jekyll is a free, Ruby-based static site generator that can help you build a simple website in minutes—without any plugins or advanced programming. In fact, you may find the static websites you build with Jekyll are dramatically faster, cheaper, and more secure than those built with dynamic platforms like WordPress. In this course, instructor Nate Barbettini explains how to build professional-looking, cloud-hosted websites with Jekyll. Learn how to set up Jekyll, choose a template, add posts and pages, and build your site. Nate also discusses the various deployment options available for publishing: FTP, Amazon Web Services, and hosting services like Netlify. Plus, learn how to set up a custom domain with a secure HTTPS connection in Netlify.

Node.js for C# Developers

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Since its inception in 2009, Node.js has continued to grow in popularity. With its rapid prototyping and development tools, Node.js has moved from the startup to the enterprise as the full-stack framework of choice. This course is intended to help transition C# and .NET developers to enterprise Node.js development. Instructor Robby Millsap reviews the benefits and challenges of the framework, including debugging, memory management, multithreading, asynchronous programming, and package management. He also shows how easy it is to create a continuous integration workflow that includes Gulp, Babel, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure. Whether you decide to transition to the framework full time or use Node.js as a complement to your existing toolset, the lessons you learn at the end of this course will help you become a more valued and experienced developer.

Dynamo for Revit: Python Scripting

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Can't find the Dynamo node you need? Python allows you to create powerful custom nodes that extend the functionality of Dynamo and solve your Revit modeling challenges in smarter, faster ways. This course introduces the Python programming language to designers who want to do more with Dynamo. First, learn the basics of Python, including data types, conditionals, and loops, while interacting directly with Dynamo Geometry library. Then find out how to extend the functionality with Dynamo with libraries such as the Revit API. In chapter four, you put your new skills to work. Instructor and BIM expert Jeremy Graham shows how to use Python and the Revit API to filter elements, access parameters, and create custom views.

Note: This course uses Dynamo 2.0.1 and Revit 2019. For best results, it helps to have the same versions of the software.