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Embed Your Own Videos in WordPress
By Jessica Neuman Beck
Jan 16, 2014
Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition, shows how easy it is to upload, manage, and display videos on your WordPress site.
Night Photography: Observing Light at Night
By Gabriel Biderman, Tim Cooper
Jan 15, 2014
Our eyes are capable of adjusting to the contrast and colors of the night, but cameras often struggle to balance the many degrees of brightness. In this chapter, you'll explore color, light painting, and creative ways to play with light when photographing at night.
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.
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.
Calling All Typomaniacs: An Interview with Erik Spiekermann on Typography, Helvetica, and Design Manifestos
By Peachpit Press, Erik Spiekermann
Jan 8, 2014
Erik Spiekermann patiently answers our questions on Helvetica, bicycles, his favorite typeface, the third edition of Stop Stealing Sheep, the TYPO Conference, design manifestos, and not doing pitches.
Creative Grading Techniques for Film and Video: Blurred and Colored Vignettes
By Alexis Van Hurkman
Jan 7, 2014
Alexis Van Hurkman shows you how to use a shape to add a combination of color and/or blur to the outer border of an image.
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.
Beginning Android Programming: Acquiring Data
By Chris Haseman, Kevin Grant
Jan 3, 2014
This chapter teaches you how to acquire data from a remote source, but is really just a sneaky way to teach you about Android and the main thread.
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.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Image Editing Basics
By . Adobe Creative Team
Dec 31, 2013
This lesson begins with an overview of the core concepts behind image correction, and then introduces a range of quick and easy techniques to help you get more from your photos in just a few clicks.
Presentation Zen: Using Images to Tell Stories
By Garr Reynolds
Dec 30, 2013
Storytelling is a shared experience between speaker and listener. Images can help make that experience more powerful because they help us connect better with our audience. Garr Reynolds explains how to use images effectively to tell your story.
Create Visual Depth in Your Photographs with Color
By Jerod Foster
Dec 27, 2013
Colors help us construct dimension in a photograph, from both a visual and a conceptual or interpretive perspective. In this chapter, Jerod Foster discusses color theory and how you can use it to add visual depth to your photographs.
Digital Product Management: Analyzing and Prioritizing Enhancements for Website and Mobile App Design
By Kristofer Layon
Dec 26, 2013
This chapter will help you think about priorities that make sense and then set up a structure that will enable you to stick to them. This chapter focuses on two frameworks for analyzing priorities: Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs and the Kano Model.
The Minecraft Guide for Parents: Getting Started
By Cori Dusmann
Dec 25, 2013
Cori Dusmann covers the options for purchasing Minecraft, as well as the steps involved in downloading and installing Minecraft.
TextEdit for Word Processing in OS X Mavericks
By Lynn Beighley
Dec 24, 2013
TextEdit is a small yet surprisingly powerful word processor. Lynn Beighley shows you how to perform many tasks in TextEdit, including create a document, find and replace words, use text styles, work with tabs and indents, create lists that number themselves, create tables, print automatic page numbers, correct spelling, select noncontiguous text, show substitutions, and read Microsoft Word files.
Primary Color Adjustments for Video and Cinema
By Alexis Van Hurkman
Dec 23, 2013
In this chapter Alexis Van Hurkman examines the common methods you can use to make primary color adjustments to affect an overall image.
Post-Production for Senior High School Portraiture: Where It All Comes Together
By Sal Cincotta
Dec 20, 2013
Sal Cincotta shows you pairs of photos showing each shot’s Before and After image for you to use for inspiration and to get a sense of what’s possible with your imagery when you choose to take your images further than what you get at the time of capture.
An Introduction to Minecraft: What Parents Should Know
By Cori Dusmann
Dec 19, 2013
Minecraft has become a household name over the past couple of years. Cori Dusmann explains some of the basics of the game, exploring what makes it fascinating to players of all ages.
Don't Be Intimidated by a Blank Page: Just Draw with Lines!
By Robin Landa
Dec 19, 2013
This chapter is full of ideas that will help you to get past any trepidation and just start drawing.
Managing The Holidays With Your iPhone or iPad
By Lisa L. Spangenberg
Dec 18, 2013
Lisa Spangenberg offers up her favorite iPhone and iPad apps for making shopping, cooking, and entertaining a little bit easier.

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