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I love Lynda[dot]com

Updated on March 12, 2016
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One of my previous careers, at the same time as I was quilting and running my own website, was as a web designer.

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I am an avid fan of Lynda.com online training library

Are you trying to learn how to use your latest software programme and can't figure out the finer details?

Lynda.com has thousands of videos to watch and I always find something new to learn about.

Lynda Weinman, co-founder of Lynda.com, wrote "Designing Web Graphics", published in 1996. This book was one of the first web design books I owned, and is well thumbed.

Images of Lynda.com website, and other Lynda.com images are the property of Lynda.com

What is Lynda.com?

A personal website? Vanity site?

Quote from Lynda.com website:

Our mission

To help you learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential.

About us

lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. The company also provides German, French and Spanish language content under the video2brain brand name.

lynda.com, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Carpinteria, California with offices in San Francisco, London, Sydney, and Graz and is funded by Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity, and Meritech Capital Partners.

How would I have managed?

Without Lynda's book?

In the early days of the Internet, I had the first quilting website in Australia, and had to learn as I went. Browsers were clunky and almost no pictures, because they took too long to load, so web design was largely about text design.

I scoured the bookshops which specialised in computer books — very few and far between.

Then I found Lynda's book, and tried out everything she offered inside. That was the start of my love affair with web design.

The book has been rewritten to encompass the many new features of web pages, and web design, making it a must-have for budding web designers.

Classic Lynda book - get one from Amazon

designing web graphics.4 (4th Edition) (Voices That Matter)
designing web graphics.4 (4th Edition) (Voices That Matter)

Product Description

The most influential web design book ever written, completely updated to cover motion graphics, broadband interactive design, and more. Since it was first published in 1995, designing web graphics has been the seminal resource for web designers to learn the basics and then the nuances of solid design for the web. Lynda Weinman has been updating the book to reflect changes in the technologies affecting web design, but dwg.4 has been largely rewritten from the ground up.

 

90,000+ videos on software!

And I have watched several thousand of them

There are 1,600+ courses available, on topics as diverse as html, search engine optimisation, email, animation, social networking, creative inspiration, blogging and game development.

A simple search of the subject list will most likely find your desired topic.

New look website - Recently redesigned

What do you want to learn about today?

My go to website for learning web topics is Lynda[dot]com.

Whenever I need to find out what is current best practice, or what are the latest techniques involving web pages, I turn to the video training.

Lately I have been playing with updating my WordPress blog, because I need to update a friend's website, also in WordPress, produced several years ago and now not stylish for today's web.

There are presently 58 courses, with 1412 videos about WordPress, and the skill level is from beginner to advanced users.

Treat yourself to a trial of some of the courses. Free!

You will not be sorry.

Give yourself a gift card - get one or two from Amazon

The gift that keeps on giving

Video training vs Reading manuals - What's your take?

Do you prefer to read a book and go at your own pace to learn?

Or do you like to see things happen to learn new software?

Video training or book workshops?

Disclaimer

I have no connection with Lynda[dot]com, other than as a very happy (and knowledgeable) learner

© 2010 Jan T Urquhart Baillie

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