New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.
By Scott Fegette | Sunday, July 20, 2014
It’s often said that visual effects only succeed when you don’t notice them. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received a staggering 19 Emmy nominations in 2014, including Outstanding Special and Visual Effects. It’s no surprise, given the show’s beautifully integrated visual effects are largely responsible for immersing viewers into its fictional world of Westeros. German VFX house Mackevision recently published a video breakdown of its visual effects work on the show’s fourth season, and as stunning as it is, the FX techniques they employed to create the world of “Game of Thrones” aren’t as out of reach to mere mortals as you may think. First, watch the reel.
By Scott Fegette | Monday, June 30, 2014
Designers often work alongside coders on technical projects ranging from traditional web design to interactive documents and books, HTML5 web applications, and more. This not only means that we’re having to learn a little code ourselves these days, but also to integrate with code-centric workflows. And increasingly, the interaction between creative and technical professionals is happening on GitHub.
By Scott Fegette | Sunday, June 29, 2014
Fonts used to be limited in number and flexibility for web designers. Those days are over. Although web typography still isn’t perfect, support for rich browser-based typography is comprehensive enough to stop waiting. It’s time to make your site’s text as beautiful as its layout and design by learning how to use web fonts in your designs.
By Scott Fegette | Monday, June 16, 2014
The Ableton Push is a super-flexible songwriting tool and its Drum sequencer view is particularly helpful for building out beats quickly. But when you add a third-party drum plug-in to a MIDI track, Push only gives you its general melodic keyboard interface, not the super-handy Push drum pad and sequencing interface. If you want to use a third-party drum module like NI’s Battery or Toontrack’s Superior Drummer with Push’s drum-programming interface, you’ll need to follow a few simple, but often-overlooked steps.
By Scott Fegette | Friday, June 13, 2014
Swift is a new programming language developed by Apple for iOS and OS X app development, which builds on the best parts of many popular languages like Objective-C, Ruby, Python, C# and more. Announced at Apple’s annual WWDC developer conference this year, Swift is the culmination of years of “skunkworks” development alongside optimizations made to Apple’s SDKs and developer tools.
By Scott Fegette | Tuesday, April 29, 2014
We’re pleased to introduce the next step in our blog’s evolution: the lynda.com Article Center.
Now in addition to keeping you up to date on weekly course releases and features like Deke’s Techniques and DSLR Video Tips, you’ll find how-to articles, first-person insights, and member success stories. The Article Center is a learning resource in itself—and the new name reflects this focus.
By Scott Fegette | Monday, March 24, 2014
Let’s dig into the basics of using jQuery to load Ajax content using a very simple example.
By Scott Fegette | Monday, March 03, 2014
We’re excited to announce a new lynda.com navigation bar, designed to help you more easily find courses and access learning tools. The result of extensive usability testing and member research, our new navigation bar includes several key enhancements to make your lynda.com experience smoother and more flexible.
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Our new Browse the library menu makes it easier to scan training topics and software titles within each subject and find the courses you’re looking for.
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