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Video Blog: The Best Way to Learn Web Design

February 15, 2011


The basic point of this video blog is:

1. Don’t get caught up in nerd-theory rabbit holes, that take up all your time on things that will have little to no impact on your day-to-day web programming or designing work.

2. Learn your nerd craft by creating things that people commonly want … things like shopping carts, customizing a blog etc …

Just in case you don’t know, a video blog is just a video of my yapping about stuff. A little different than one of my video tutorials where I am showing you how to do things.

… Don’t worry though, you will never see video of me talking about what my dog did today.



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New WordPress 3.x Videos out and on the Way.

December 4, 2010

We have the following WordPress videos coming out, which are based on the current version – WordPress 3.0.2:

– Custom Taxonomies in WordPress
– Working With Custom Post Types in WordPress

… Both can be found on the Killersites video tutorial subscription service.

WordPress and Dreamweaver CS5

We should have a the first free sample videos out this coming week from a new series that teaches people how to work with WordPress via Dreamweaver CS5.

… This latest version of Dreamweaver, has a bunch of tools specifically for use with WordPress. Our video course will not only teach you Dreamweaver’s WordPress tools, you will also learn a lot about WordPress theme creation along the way.


Stefan Mischook

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Killersites videos around the world!

November 14, 2010

I just wanted to announce that several video tutorials will now be included (on a DVD) in the French edition of Web Design Magazine … published out of France.


Our videos now appear in a total of 4 different print magazines monthly. You can find our growing collection of videos (the complete video courses) and premium podcasts here:


Stefan Mischook

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Free Video Tutorials

October 18, 2010


I’ve been slow to update my personal blog lately, because of all the work we’ve been doing on killersites. But, that hasn’t stopped us from releasing a bunch of new videos!

You can find our latest free video video tutorials on Dreamweaver CS5, basic web design, Photoshop, PHP and much more in the killersites web design magazine.

Thanks for stopping by the site.

Stefan Mischook

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Learning Web Design using Free Software Tools.

September 22, 2010

question about web design

This is a question I often get from people:

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.

My Answer:

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
– Beginners Javascript
– CSS Layouts and Lists

BTW, if you really want to learn web design, this is the package for you:

I hope that helps,


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Killersites Affiliate Program Launched!

September 21, 2010


I am happy to announce that we are finally launching our brand spanking new affiliate program that allows you to start selling our growing collection of video tutorials.

Some details:

  • Earn 20% on sales.
  • Take advantage of world wide promotion: our videos appear in web related print magazines every month … published around the world.
  • 6 months cookie tracking to ensure you get the credit.
  • Payments sent monthly for earnings at $100 and over.
  • Super easy to use system that will get you up and running in minutes.
  • Real time tracking of sales and Clickthroughs.

I will be releasing more details and a few videos over the next few days. In the meantime, you are welcome to join up now:


Stefan Mischook Inc.

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Who is

September 6, 2010


In this short video, I give a little background about … my roots and philosophy are explained and how they impact the videos and articles that we produce.

The video:


Stefan Mischook

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Closed Captioned Video Tutorials

June 25, 2010


I am happy to announce that we are well on our way to closed captioning all of our web design and web programming related video training courses.

We’ve managed in the last couple of months to provide captioning for hundreds of our video screencasts. So far we’ve covered topics like:

– php basics
– advanced php
– Javascript basics
– JQuery
– Dreamweaver
– Basic web design concepts

… And much more.

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 for download or on DVD in the next few weeks.


Stefan Mischook

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WordPress Privacy Settings and the Search Engines.

June 16, 2010

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


Stefan Mischook

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