I would like to know if your tutorials are specifically designed to be compatible with only adobe software suites or are they also compatible with other free software alternatives for example gimp.
All of our videos are 100% compatible with the free alternatives out there because these programs all work in the same way.
… It’s like learning to drive a car, once you know how to drive a Ford, you can also drive a BMW.
So we teach with the industry mainstays like Dreamweaver and Photoshop (where you can practice with the free 30 day trials) … but the principles are the same on the Gimp (in the case of Photoshop) or with any other web design software, in the case of Dreamweaver.
Our main course for teaching web design though, does not use anything more than notepad (on PC) or TextEdit on Mac for many of the modules in the package. Off the top of my head, the following modules are some that use a simple text editor to teach:
– Beginners Web Design – HTML and CSS.
– Beginners PHP
– CSS Layouts and Lists
BTW, if you really want to learn web design, this is the package for you:
But now, just a few months later, with the crazy success of the iPad and iPhone along with the growing buzz for the soon to be released Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet (among many others), it has become clear to me that web designers need to start looking in this … especially if you are thinking about the mobile Web.
* XHTML and HTML5 Compared
* Looking at HTML5 Tags
* CSS3 Gradients
* Page Layout With HTML5
* Floats, Sidebars, and Overrides
* Working With Fonts
* Advanced Backgrounds
* Introducing The Canvas Tag
* Visualizing Data With Canvas
Once in a while, it can be fun to look at the deeper meaning of the technologies behind web design. So let’s start with the most basic: what exactly is HTML?
HTML is short for:
Hyper Text Markup Language.
In a nutshell: HTML is a written language used to mark-up a page. Think of marking-up like placing markers on a field. These markers give instruction to people who understand what the markers mean. In the case of web design, replace ‘makers’ with tags, a web page for a field and people with web browsers – like Internet Explorer or Firefox. To summarize:
markers = html tags/text
field = web page
people who read markers = web browsers
I recently discovered that many a web designer and programmer may not really know that in HTML, hyper text is a reference to the links – links are the ‘hyper text’ in the markup language. The text in a web page that is turned into a link, is made ‘hyper’ because when you click on it, the web browser takes you to another page, or downloads a file etc … It’s kinda hyper active, like a 5 year old who’s had too much sugar.
There are other markup languages that predate HTML btw, languages like SGML. In fact, SGML is the father/mother of HTML.
Now you can impress your next date with this information. That’s all for now.
Big news for web developers today, Apple has backed off on it’s blocking of Adobe Flash generated applications from running on iPad and iPhone devices:
Apple has opened up the App Store review process, dropping its harsh restrictions on the tools developers are allowed to use and at the same time actually publishing the App Store Review Guidelines â€” a previously secret set of rules that governed whether or not your app would be approved.
Read More http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/09/apple-lifts-app-store-flash-ban-publishes-app-review-rules/#ixzz0z3kq21c4
I am SURE that Android’s surging market share played a major role in this. Apple probably remembered how they got killed by Windows back in the day, in large part by making it hard for programmers to create applications for Mac.
Competition is a good thing.
… Now if we can stop the service providers from trying to create a two-tiered Internet.