By Scott Fegette | Monday, July 27, 2015
Dreamweaver has always been a veritable Swiss Army knife for web pros—a huge application that covers just about every aspect of web development.
However, that breadth and power makes it hard to learn, and hard to stay up to date with all the Dreamweaver features and changes from release to release.
Fortunately, there’s a lot to be excited about in this year’s update to Adobe’s flagship app for web designers and developers, with a noted focus on making Dreamweaver more friendly for beginners and pros alike.
Let’s take a look at what’s new in 2015.
By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, July 22, 2015
AngularJS is an incredibly popular framework that provides a comprehensive, integrated set of tools to help you build web apps without fuss.
If you’d like to reduce the headaches of web development and have some fun in the process, AngularJS is a great application framework to consider. And we’ve unlocked our Up and Running with AngularJScourse on lynda.com through the end of July—so now’s the perfect time to learn!
Here are five simple reasons why you owe it to yourself to learn a little AngularJS.
By Scott Fegette | Thursday, July 16, 2015
HTML is well known as the native language for web content—but its close counterpart CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the language used to style, format, and present it.
CSS is incredibly powerful. It also has a reputation for being tricky to learn and even harder to master, but that’s not necessarily true.
CSS is straightforward to learn if you slow down and take it step by step. And it’s extremely helpful to know, even if you aren’t planning a career in web design.
Here’s why you should add a little CSS coding to your skills, and have some fun in the process:
By Mark Niemann-Ross | Monday, June 29, 2015
If you are a self-taught programmer, you’re in excellent company. Forty-eight percent of respondents to the 2015 stackoverflow survey said they never received a degree. Fifty-two percent have been coding for less than six years. More programmers have a github account than have a degree.
We asked the self-taught coders at lynda.com how and why they learned what they know—and to share advice to other self-taught programmers.
Here’s what they told us:
By Scott Fegette | Sunday, June 28, 2015
HTML truly powers the Internet.
But there are lots of good reasons to learn HTML beyond just pursuing a career designing websites.
Here are five reasons everyone should know a bit of HTML.
By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, June 10, 2015
CSS is the design language of the web, but for many it’s a black art at best. Designers bemoan the inconsistencies, limitations, and quirks of CSS, and developers wring their hands at CSS’ lack of logic, variables, and other constructs that help make code flexible and reusable.
Turns out all you need to solve both problems is a little Sass.
Sass stands for “Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets” and it’s become an incredibly popular way to work with CSS. In this article we’ll take a look at how it helps simplify and extend the CSS workflow for developers and designers alike.
By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
I was a really disorganized kid. My room looked like a war zone, my internal clock was always about 30 minutes late, and my life was a series of minor emergencies strung together by random chance. I spent so much time trying to keep up with my day-to-day responsibilities that my bigger life goals seemed completely out of reach.
By the time I hit my early twenties, the frustration of always feeling behind and overworked reached a breaking point, so I started searching for a solution. What I found were countless productivity philosophies and tools that promised to organize my life.
After years of trial and error I ended up distilling them all down to six helpful habits that keep me productive and on track.
By Scott Fegette | Thursday, May 28, 2015
We all hear an original melody in our heads from time to time. And it’s easy to let those fleeting moments of musical inspiration slip by if you don’t play an instrument.
But if you’ve got GarageBand installed on your iPhone or iPad, you can use its Smart Instruments to quickly sketch out songs even if you’ve never tickled an ivory, beat a snare, or fingered a single fret.
Let’s take a quick peek at the Smart Instruments one-by-one, and how you can use them to make a great song out of that tune in your head.
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