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Interface Design for Learning: An Interview with Dorian Peters
By Julie Dirksen, Dorian Peters
Feb 6, 2014
Instructional designer and author Julie Dirksen interviews Dorian Peters, author of Interface Design for Learning: Design Strategies for Learning Experiences, about the importance of interface design for learning, how it differs from typical web interface design, and some of her favorite learning interfaces.
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Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CC 17.1 (January 2014)
By Brian Wood
Feb 5, 2014
Brian Wood loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC). In this article he shows you what they are and how to use them.
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Why You Need Responsive Design for Your WordPress Site
By Joe Casabona
Jan 30, 2014
In 2013, over 50% of e-commerce traffic was mobile. In 2014, one quarter of new websites will be powered by WordPress. Joe Casabona, author of Responsive Design with WordPress: How to make great responsive themes and plugins, explains why implementing responsive web design on your WordPress site is so important, and not as hard as you might think!
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Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? Steve Krug on Why Users Like Mindless Choices
By Steve Krug
Jan 27, 2014
We face choices all the time on the Web. Steve Krug explains that making those choices mindless is one of the most important things you can do to make a site easy to use.
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Making Your WordPress Theme Responsive: Core Features
By Joe Casabona
Jan 13, 2014
This chapter looks at some of the core features of WordPress instrumental to a good User Experience, including navigation, images, and widgets.
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Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL: User Accounts
By Larry Ullman
Jan 9, 2014
Learn how to create and manage user accounts for a simple e-commerce system using PHP and MySQL.
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Interface Design for Learning: Basic Principles A-Z
By Dorian Peters
Jan 6, 2014
Dorian Peters offers a crash course in interface design for learners, covering basic concepts from psychology, education, and human-computer interaction essential to the design of learning interfaces.
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Adventures in Experience Design: Splatter!
By Carolyn Chandler, Anna van Slee
Jan 2, 2014
Learn the language of your eyes. Solve a problem for bald heads. Redesign your bedroom. Dissect a corpse. Paper a wall with ideas.
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Exciting Updates to Flash Professional CC
By Joseph Labrecque
Dec 4, 2013
Experienced instructor and Flash Platform expert Joseph Labrecque presents an introduction to much of what is new in Flash Professional CC; namely, the introduction of native HTML5 Canvas.
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Working with Panels in Illustrator CC
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Oct 14, 2013
Learn about the specific functions of the different panels in Illustrator—from switching among artboards (Artboards panel) to editing layers (Layers panel).
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Adding Text to Your Pages in Dreamweaver CC
By Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Sep 23, 2013
The main message of most websites is conveyed by the site’s text, and a major part of your job in working with any site will be adding, modifying, and styling that text. Dreamweaver gives you the tools you need to effectively put text on your pages and get your message across.
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How to Create Tables in HTML
By Thomas Michaud
Sep 9, 2013
Thomas Michaud walks you step by step through how to create a table in HTML, in this chapter from Foundations of Web Design: Introduction to HTML & CSS.
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Working with Text in HTML
By Elizabeth Castro, Bruce Hyslop
Sep 5, 2013
This chapter from HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, 8th Edition explains which HTML semantics are appropriate for different types of text, especially (but not solely) for text within a sentence or phrase.
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Setting Up Your Workspace in Xcode
By Maurice Kelly, Joshua Nozzi
Aug 7, 2013
A true workspace in Xcode is a container that encompasses multiple projects that share common resources. This chapter shows you how to create an application suite consisting of an OS X application, an iOS application, and a shared framework that encapsulates all the common components.
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Flow of Control in Python
By Toby Donaldson
Jul 26, 2013
In this chapter from Python: Visual QuickStart Guide, 3rd Edition, Toby Donaldson shows how to change the order in which statements are executed by using if-statements and loops. Both are essential in almost any nontrivial program.
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Creating and Using Masks in Adobe Flash Professional CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 16, 2013
Learn to work with masks in Adobe Flash Professional CC, including defining the mask layer, creating the masked layer, and seeing the effects of the mask.
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Using Adobe Media Encoder in Flash Professional CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 16, 2013
You can convert your video files to the proper FLV or F4V format using Adobe Media Encoder, a stand-alone application that comes with Flash Professional. Adobe Media Encoder can convert single files or multiple files (known as batch processing) to make your workflow easier.
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Previewing Files and Modifying Existing CSS Layouts Using Adobe Dreamweaver CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
Learn how to modify an existing CSS layout in Adobe Dreamweaver CC.
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Using Pattern Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
In Adobe Illustrator CC, there are hundreds of interesting Pattern brushes that you can choose from when creating your own projects, from grass to cityscapes. This excerpt shows you how to apply an existing Pattern brush to a path.
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My Favorite Features in ColdFusion 10
By Raymond Camden
Apr 17, 2013
Are you a ColdFusion user who hasn't upgraded to ColdFusion 10? Or perhaps you have, but still haven't really dug into what's new. In this article, Adobe evangelist Raymond Camden introduces you to some of his favorite new features in the latest version of ColdFusion.

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