2009 was a standout year for Peachpit TV. With well over one million downloads alone across all of our channels (a record for us), we've continued to expand and educate creative professionals in the subjects of Photoshop, Mac automation, digital photography, and Dreamweaver … just to name a few. We’ve also managed to launch our very first Spanish-language channel with bilingual author Rafael Concepcion of Layers TV fame.
It’s the holiday season, and I bet some of you are already thinking of your New Year’s resolutions. If one of them is to learn something new in the field of Web design, development, presentation, branding, and much more, then you’re in luck.
I’ve gotten a few inquiries regarding why we’ve offered to give away a free book of choice (or video this time around) two separate times this year. What is so great about the service, Safari Books Online, that warrants such an offer? I’ve encouraged our inquisitive users to sign up for a free trial so they can discover this resource of learning for themselves. For those who are still uncertain, I thought a blog post might convince you to try it out.
It’s been really hectic here in Peachpit world, especially with the release of a major new video that is bound to change the way you think about presentations. Nevertheless, I did manage to find some time to write up the final segment in this three-part series on Distributing Video to the Masses.
I was fortunate enough to recently attend the second-annual Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference in San Francisco. I learned a great deal about all aspects of video production and distribution from none other than author Richard Harrington.
Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the second annual Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference in San Francisco. One particular session I made it a point not to skip (especially since it is an integral part of my job) was “Distributing Video to the Masses.” The speaker, best-selling author Richard Harrington, was introduced by New Riders’ editor Michael Nolan, who pointed out that he is “unusual in the range of subjects he tackles.”
This past Wednesday, I attended the second ever FAILparty—aptly entitled EconoFAIL—and caught up with the guest of honor, Yiying Lu.
Imagine this scenario: You find a book you want while browsing online but don’t want to wait the few days it takes to ship to your house to start reading. Wouldn’t it be nice to have immediate access to the book’s contents?
A recent article entitled “Ditch the Web Lunatic Content Crazes” written by Mark Simon for Ad Age
magazine referred to Twitter as “asinine.” However, if you’ve been
looking to build buzz around a brand, you’d be wise to find out just
exactly why “the whole world is suddenly a-Twitter.”