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:
You can expect to see dozens of free closed captioned videos over the next several months – just check out our blogs. In the meantime, you can view many of our video tutorials in Killersites University. They will be made available on Killervideostore.com for download or on DVD in the next few weeks.
Over time, as you learn more and more, you’ll soon find that knowledge that you once had, will slowly seep out of your brain (through the ears I think …) and soon stupid mistakes will be made.
Being an old time nerd, much has slipped away over the years – too much. Recently I relearned a basic setting in WordPress that controls whether or not the search engines will read and index your site – an important thing for most websites out there!
Anyway, watch the video and learn to not make the same stupid mistake I made with WordPress:
As some of you may know, I am a big advocate of WordPress (or some other blog or CMS) in day-to-day web design work. You can learn more about WordPress on killersites.com.
In our ongoing effort to provide top quality screencasts authored by working web designers and web programmers (that means practical training) … we just released a new set of videos on PHP CRUD.
The official summary:
This is a six part series that covers how to create a basic application that creates, reads, updates and deletes records (often called CRUD) from a MySQL database using MySQLi. MySQLi helps prevent SQL injection, a common security issue. Understanding how to use a MySQL database and work with database records is an essential skill for beginning web developers.
I am now starting to release a bunch of free videos from our soon to be released Photoshop for the Web course. The complete video course (with source files) will be soon available on our video tutorial subscription service and soon thereafter as a download or DVD purchase.
The main goal is to teach you how to take a Photoshop CS4 based web page layout and to turn it into a website with the help of Dreamweaver CS4. Along the way, you will put to practice lessons learned from our series of articles on proper design.
Note: Even though we are using Photoshop and Dreamweaver, the lessons learned are pretty much usable with any Photo editing (The Gimp, Photopaint etc …) and web design software (Web Expression, Net Objects etc …) – these days, all these programs work in much the same way.