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|Twitter Marketing: Organizing Chats Training Lynda.com|
Well-organized Twitter chats—ones that provide a worthwhile conversation amid the noise of the Twitterverse—can humanize your brand. In this course, learn how set up and execute a Twitter chat that piques the interest of your customers and drums up enthusiasm for your organization, increasing leads. To begin, learn about the basic features of a Twitter chat. Next, develop a winning strategy: define your theme, goals, and audience, and select the perfect hashtag and host. Then, work out your chat topics and questions, choose and prepare your guests, and set and share rules of conduct. You'll also learn how to promote your chat by sharing it across channels, sending reminders, and including visual media. To wrap up, discover how to measure your success by analyzing your results.
|TypeScript Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
|Typescript for C# Programmers Training Lynda.com|
In this course, Jesse Liberty reviews the fundamentals of TypeScript for the C# developer, including the built-in types, flow controls, and functions. He covers default, optional, and rest parameters; lambda functions; object literals; and the creation and use of custom classes. Plus, learn about other object-oriented features such as inheritance and interfaces. By the end of the course, C# developers should be well on their way to incorporating this flexible and powerful web programming language into their app development workflow.
|Typography: Choosing and Combining Typefaces Training Lynda.com|
With the hundreds of thousands of typefaces that are now available, knowing which to choose and how to combine them (or not) can seem intimidating and complicated. Art director and typography expert Ina Saltz demystifies the process in this course. She'll show you how to choose the right typeface for the job, considering factors such as readability, typographic anatomy, and historical context. She'll then demonstrate how to combine your chosen fonts effectively and harmoniously, based on contrast, similarity, or mood. Finally, knowing there's always an exception to the rule, Ina explains how breaking these guidelines might make sense for your design. Watch and start learning how to simplify your selection process, while taking advantage of the powerful visual arsenal typography can provide for your designs.
|Visio 2013 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Whether you're creating an org chart, mapping a network, or drawing a floor plan, this course will help you master the intricacies of Visio 2013, the powerful diagramming and vector graphics software.
Author David Rivers helps you explore the Visio interface, from working with shapes, creating basic diagrams, and connecting diagrams to adding objects (text, graphics, and links), styling diagrams with themes, and formatting shapes, pictures, and text. The final chapters concentrate on creating different types of projects with Visio: org charts and brainstorming diagrams, timelines, calendars, floor plans, and prototypes.
|Visual Studio 2012 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Visual Studio is the number one tool for Microsoft developers, whether you're targeting mobile devices or desktops. Get comfortable in this full-featured development environment and learn how to create a variety of projects, from websites to rich Internet applications. Author Walt Ritscher helps you dive deep into the basics of creating and debugging applications with Visual Studio, including configuring Visual Studio to support C#, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, and many other languages.
|Visual Studio 2013 for Web Developers Training Lynda.com|
Visual Studio 2013 is here, and like every release from Microsoft, it is chock full of great new features. This course gives web developers exactly what they need to know to get started, whether they're coming from older versions of Visual Studio or another IDE. To begin, author Michael Lehman shows you around the toolbars, menus, and components in Visual Studio, so you can invoke commands and navigate your code fast. He also tackles Microsoft's One ASP.NET strategy, a "web developer's buffet" designed to make web forms, MVC controllers, web APIs, and single-page applications all available to you in any type of project. Last, Michael covers how to debug locally, remotely, and on Windows Azure, and use one-click publishing and other web deployment methods to get your projects out the door quickly.
|Visual Studio 2017: First Look Training Lynda.com|
Explore the new features and updates available in Visual Studio 2017. In this course, Walt Ritscher walks through the key new features in this release, starting with a look at the integrated development environment enhancements like new support for EditorConfig. Next, he explores debugging improvements such as Chrome debugging support, and dives into navigation and IntelliSense improvements in the code editors. Plus, Walt investigates the Docker container support for ASP.NET core projects and goes over the behavior of the Visual Studio 2017 Installer.
|Visual Studio Developer Tips Training Lynda.com|
Discover tips and techniques that can make working in Microsoft Visual Studio simpler, faster, and more interesting. In this weekly series, Walt Ritscher shines a spotlight on helpful shortcuts for Visual Studio. He dives into a variety of topics, including code programming tips, keyboard secrets, application development suggestions, and more.
|Visual Studio Essential Training: 03 Exploring Projects and Solutions Training Lynda.com|
Projects and solutions are essential to Visual Studio. In fact, you can't start coding without a solution file, which contains its own subset of projects with source code, images, and data. Find out how to create and manage your own projects and solutions in this installment of Visual Studio 2015 Essentials, with expert Walt Ritscher. Walt explores the relationship between solutions, projects, and compilers and shows how to link files, navigate the Solution Explorer, and change which project builds and debugs first by changing the startup project. He also shows how to debug multiple projects simultaneously and view classes and class members in the Solution Explorer.
|Visual Studio Essential Training: 04 Surveying the Programming Languages Training Lynda.com|
You have many choices when you start coding in Visual Studio. Language is one of the most exciting. In this installment of Visual Studio 2015 Essentials, Walt Ritscher surveys the programming languages available, including C#, Visual Basic, C++, and F#, as well as some non-Microsoft languages that can be added to Visual Studio. Walt reviews the basic syntax of the four core languages and shows how to write a simple application in each one.
|Visual Studio Essential Training: 07 Understanding Project Types Training Lynda.com|
Choosing the right project type in Visual Studio 2015 provides you with the right libraries and tools for your project, whether you're creating a desktop application, mobile app, or web service. In this Visual Studio Essentials training course, Walt Ritscher guides developers through the most popular project templates in Visual Studio 2015, including console, desktop, web, and mobile projects in ASP.NET, Apache Cordova, DirectX, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Universal Windows, and more. He also shows how to create class libraries and leverage third-party project templates that extend Visual Studio's built-in project types.
|Visual Studio Essential Training: 08 Extend and Customize the Visual Studio Environment Training Lynda.com|
Visual Studio is already a powerful IDE. But when you add extensions, third-party tools, and templates to the mix, you have a development environment that can be tailored to your exact needs. In this installment of Visual Studio 2015 Essentials, Walt Ritscher shows you how to find, install, and use the most helpful extensions for Visual Studio. Learn how extensions like Spell Checker, Comment Remover, CodeMaid, and Productivity Power Tools can automate and speed up the way you code. Then discover how to build your own extensions, and share them with other developers in the Visual Studio Gallery. Walt also shows how to use standalone external tools to augment the Visual Studio workflow, and create custom templates that include just the files and settings you need for your project types.
|Unity 5: 2D Random Map Generation Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to build randomly generated 2D maps for role-playing and real-time strategy games with Unity 5. Jesse Freeman focuses on the basics of random map generation by teaching you how to create island-based terrains, and works his way up into more advanced techniques such as resizing the map, decorating it, and eventually creating large-scale maps with individual continents. He'll add trees, mountains, dungeons, and castles to make the map more fun to explore. He'll also teach you how to create a camera script that scrolls around the map with the mouse, and set up autotiling to give the map's coastlines a more organic look. In the end, Jesse will show you how to build an authentic 8-bit style map generation tool—perfect for your next 2D RPG game.
|Unity: Cloud Build with Git Training Lynda.com|
Unity Cloud Build watches your source code and automatically compiles, deploys, and tests new changes. Git is a popular version control system that allows you to track changes to your project and revert them when needed. Together, they make the perfect toolset for speeding up Unity game development. In this course, Jesse Freeman introduces Unity Cloud Build and shows you how to set up Unity Cloud Build projects, tag builds, push changes via Git to Bitbucket, fix bugs, and manage project changes every step of the way. In chapter 5, he shows you how to optimize your workflow to get the most out of the toolset and compile games across multiple platforms: WebGL, desktop, and mobile.
|Unity: Level Design Training Lynda.com|
Great level design guides players down a path during gameplay and fully immerses them in the game's virtual world. Learn basic level-design techniques using the Unity 3D game engine, and create environments that are fun to navigate, easy to reuse, and highly interactive. Author Adam Crespi shows you how to create a plan for a level based on goals you have set for the player, design a kit of parts and prototypes, and swap out white box objects with the finalized artwork. Then you'll learn how to add further realism with custom mesh colliders, ambient lighting, and animated objects like spinning fans and blinking lights. The end result? A fully designed level ready for characters and scripting.
Note: This course places a strong emphasis on modular construction techniques and resource optimization as part of the design process, which will help your build process be more lean, nimble, and efficient. A basic knowledge of Autodesk 3ds Max or Maya, and Adobe Photoshop is recommended.
|Universal Principles of Design Training Lynda.com|
Design is full of unspoken rules and obscure theories that, when applied, can dramatically improve one's own design. For the first time, we are documenting them all in one place. Universal Principles of Design, based on William Lidwell's award-wining books, illustrates one design principle, ranging from the tried and true (the 80/20 rule) to concepts that you may not have ever heard in a design context (Ockham's razor or crowd intelligence.) These principles are critical to successful design—no matter what the discipline. Anyone who creates, designs, engineers, or illustrates will learn invaluable lessons that can take their work to the next level.
|Unreal Engine: Motion Graphics Techniques Training Lynda.com|
Expand your motion graphics skillset by learning how to prepare and import assets into the video game engine Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). In this course, Scott Pagano demonstrates techniques to help you get the most out of UE4 for motion graphics projects. Scott shows you processes to design and build animated assets that will translate with ease from Maya or Cinema 4D into UE4. He explains how to prepare and export animated geometry using blendshapes and rigs. He also explains how to export Alembic files for import into the Unreal Editor. The instructions he provides are designed to help you gain a solid grasp of effective workflows so you will be able to create dynamic, animated content while harnessing the power of real-time rendering.
|Unreal Game Mechanics: Creating a Directional Sprint Training Lynda.com|
Expand your game development skillset by learning how to implement a common game mechanic inside Unreal Engine 4. In this course, Joel Bradley demonstrates how to create a sprint mechanic that works when the player is running forwards, but stops whenever they move in a side-to-side motion. He covers creating new blueprints, adding variables and conditions, and using lerp nodes to blend everything together. In addition—as you don't want players to be able to sprint everywhere in the level—he demonstrates how to limit the mechanics somewhat, as well as how to create some motion blends that prevent the player from changing speed too suddenly.
|Using the HealthKit API to Build iOS and watchOS Applications Training Lynda.com|
With the HealthKit API from Apple, you can create applications that help users track, manage, and visualize health and fitness data from their workouts. In this project-based course, learn how to get started with HealthKit, and explore key concepts by tackling a HealthKit-enabled project. Sarah Olson explains how to create a UI for starting and stopping workouts on an Apple Watch, as well as how to create and save workout sessions. Plus, she covers how to track heart rate data, display that data on an iPhone and Apple Watch, and display Activity rings.
|Using Wacom Tablets with Photoshop Training Lynda.com|
If you're serious about digital illustration, there's a good chance you use a Wacom tablet. But are you getting the most out of your tools? In this course, Adobe Certified Instructor Kevin Stohlmeyer shows how to optimize your Wacom tablet for use with Photoshop. He reviews each component of the tablet and Grip Pen and shows how to adjust preferences and customize your tablet to work best with Photoshop. Plus, he helps you experiment with Photoshop's default brushes, natural tips brushes, erodible brushes, and Mixer Brush.
|UX Foundations: Information Architecture Training Lynda.com|
Improving the way the information in your site or application is organized and presented is one of the most cost-effective ways of increasing user satisfaction and engagement. Information architecture can help you find out how your users think about the world, and transition those lessons to your product. In this course, Chris Nodder teaches you how to perform card sort research to get information about user interactions, analyze the results, and create a validated information architecture plan. Then translate your plan into refined menus, content classification, and page layouts. Finally, test the success of your new structure with reverse card sorting and by monitoring feedback from server logs, site searches, and help desk calls.
|UX for Small Business Websites Training Lynda.com|
A great small business website doesn't start with HTML code. It starts with planning a great user experience: deciding what content to show online, how to describe your business, and how to help customers find the information they need. UX design may sound complicated at first, but it's actually a very simple process of putting the customer first: the primary tenet of any good business.
Join Chris Nodder, as he reviews the key components of an effective small business website, whether you maintain your website or hire someone else. He provides guidelines to optimize the content, design, and information architecture of the site and to provide customers and prospective customers with incentives to trust your business—and buy from it.
|UX Foundations: Logic and Content Training Lynda.com|
Foundations of UX: Logic and Content looks at how designers, developers, and content creators can use the ancient art of logic and reasoning to improve user experiences and facilitate communication. Morten Rand-Hendriksen looks at the principles of logic, how computer logic and human logic differ, and how these differences can be used to improve communication.
The core idea of logic is to create a system in which communication is clear, precise, and unambiguous, which is (or at least should be) the goal of any website or other communication.
|UX Foundations: Making the Case for Usability Testing Training Lynda.com|
Why is usability testing important to you and your organization? For one, it empowers anybody in web or app development to find out just what their users need, and increases ROI by focusing design improvements on areas that have the biggest impact. In this short summary course, interaction design specialist Chris Nodder explains the what, why, who, and how of usability testing, and shows how to turn the benefits of usability testing into a convincing argument for performing it at your company.
To learn how to run your own usability tests, check out Chris's in-depth course on the subject, Foundations of UX: Usability Testing.