Award-winning teacher, 15+ years experience
The lastest release of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite boasts a host of new features to help you be more productive and creative. In this course, veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you though the lastest features, and outlines how you can make the most from them. Starting in InDesign, you’ll learn how to insert and manage images in tables, paragraph shading, and InDesign’s new Publish Online feature. Then, it’s on to Dreamweaver, where you’ll discover new features like Emmet support, code error highlighting, and how to connect and preview layouts using your mobile devices. Next, it’s on to Photoshop, where you’ll learn how to create and manage artboards, the new Design Space interface, and how to use the Device Preview panel. All this and more awaits in What’s New In Adobe CC 2015: Graphics & Web!
InDesign, you’ll learn how to insert and manage images in tables, paragraph shading, and InDesign’s new Publish Online feature. Then, it’s on to Dreamweaver, where you’ll discover new features like Emmet support, code error highlighting, and how to connect and preview layouts using your mobile devices. Next, it’s on to Photoshop, where you’ll learn how to create and manage artboards, the new Design Space interface, and how to use the Device Preview panel.
Need to learn how to build a website, or brush up on your coding skills to enhance an existing site? This course will show you, step-by-step, how to set up a web site from scratch and tips and tricks of the trade to make your site more attractive and user-friendly. From what tools you need to build your site and creating and formatting pages, to what to test and look for before your site goes live, award-winning trainer Geoff Blake gives detailed and valuable information that will help you to master HTML coding skills. Geoff's casual tone, real world examples, and the follow-along video make this course as entertaining as it is informative.
In this hands-on training course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake shows you, step-by-step, how to build beautifully designed, responsive websites that adjust and function perfectly on smartphones, tablets, and desktop displays. You'll begin with the fundamentals of responsive design, beginning with multiple style sheets, media queries and various expressions. Next comes the fun part: you'll be guided through several in-depth chapters that walk you through the responsive design workflow, building HTML structure and CSS formatting for mobile and desktop displays; including tablets, desktop screens, and smartphones. Geoff shows you how to plan out your work, handle common issues that arise in a responsive layout, and how to handle various page components between device displays. Finally, the course closes with additional tricks, advanced techniques, and testing methods to ensure that your layout looks fantastic.
Delve into the world of web design and Dreamweaver with this hands-on, step-by-step course hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer, Geoff Blake. First, Geoff will run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface, working with documents, and defining new websites. Then, it's on to building a fully functional web layout from the ground up. You'll learn how to construct your design, insert navigation menus, and test your work for usability. Handling text, graphics, and setting up a well-built set of site-wide CSS rules to control it all brings your site together; and Geoff even takes you through the process of rolling out your website, and taking your site live by uploading it to a live web server. Roll up your sleeves and delve into this practical, task-oriented look at building contemporary websites in Dreamweaver CC!
InDesign is the premiere page layout application used in modern desktop publishing. In this easy to follow, hands-on course, veteran software trainer Geoff Blake will introduce you to InDesign, and get you up to speed quickly. First, you’ll discover the InDesign interface and learn how to navigate through document layouts quickly. Then, you’ll see how to set up your documents, including how layouts need to be set for commercial reproduction. Next, it’s on to handling text, text frames, and how to thread text frames together. Then, you’ll see how to work with a variety of shapes, mix new colours, and import graphics into your layouts. Finally, you’ll see how to convert your layouts to static images and PDF documents for sharing with co-workers. All this and more awaits, so let’s get started!
With so many file formats, colour spaces, and image types, knowing where to start with web graphics can be daunting. But guided by this thorough, yet easy to follow course, you'll be feeling like a pro in no time! Join award-winning trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you step-by-step through the process of preparing images for your next web project. You'll learn all about the web friendly file formats, when to use each, and how to get the most out of them. Discover web colour spaces, methods for working faster and more efficiently, and an approach to image resolution that'll leave you feeling like a Zen Master of web graphics! Break down the barriers, dispel the myths, and clear the clutter. In just a few short hours, you'll have clarity and confidence using Photoshop for your web projects!
In the Getting Started With Illustrator CC online course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you through the fundamentals of Adobe's flagship vector graphics editor. You'll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator's interface. Then, it's on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator's variety of commands and tools. Next, you'll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC!
Whether you're an HTML veteran or just a beginner, this course is for you. Award-winning trainer Geoff Blake will walk you through the process of creating a website wireframe in just under three hours! This series of instructional videos will guide you through the process of creating the basic sections of your site, arranging and aligning text and images, and adding interactive features. Once you're finished creating the wireframe, Geoff will show you how to put it online to share with coworkers and clients. After taking this course you'll be able to build attractive and professional website prototypes in about an hour. The best part? Unlike a simple mockup in Photoshop, you can actually turn this wireframe into a fully-functioning website! Let Geoff Blake help you build your professional skills with this easy to follow course from Ten Ton Online.
Building on the skills you gained in Website Wireframing with HTML5 and CSS3, this course teaches you how to apply functional and attractive design principles to your wireframe. Featuring advice on typography, graphics, and colour schemes, award-winning trainer Geoff Blake will lead you through the full process of making your site look amazing in every web browser. Lessons include how to select a colour palette, where to source free images, and what resources to use to integrate beautiful typography into your design. You'll discover Google Fonts, and how to integrate them into your CSS. When you're finished adding fonts and images, Geoff will walk you through the various options for testing out your site. From wireframe to fully realized design, this course is a must for aspiring web developers.
Design your own Wordpress themes from scratch for fun and profit.
Have you ever noticed that web designers make money by developing their own themes for Wordpress and selling them on marketplaces like Envato? Well, now you can too! Learn Wordpress theme design from the ground up in this massive Stone River eLearning course.
Join award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you through the entire workflow process of scratch-building a WordPress theme using Photoshop!
About the Course
The training begins in Photoshop, where you'll be introduced to some setup options and settings to optimize Photoshop for web design. Then, learn about building and using various grid systems, which will serve as the template for the theme layout. Next, it's on to the next phase in the workflow process, wireframing and UI design in Photoshop. Learn how to stay organized and work quickly and efficiently.
Once the wireframe structure is complete, you'll see how to apply design to the wireframe, and then move the entire layout from Photoshop into the world of code.
You'll discover how to construct a WordPress theme from the ground up, starting with a completely blank canvas! You'll see a variety of techniques for working between Photoshop, WordPress's architecture, and the HTML, PHP, and CSS code that pulls it all together.
Ever struggled trying to figure out how to build a floating layout using only elements and CSS? CSS Floating Layouts takes the mystery and headache away, and shows you how to build amazing CSS-based floating layouts from the ground up. With Geoff Blake's trademark non-jargonny approach, you'll have fun and learn a heap as you discover the world of floating layouts. You'll learn about floats and clears, then delve into creating three different types of layouts: flexible layouts, fixed layouts, and combination flexible/fixed layouts…all from scratch, all with floats, all by hand!
Looking to design websites, either professionally or for your own use? Award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake will guide you through the process of building an entire web page from scratch using Photoshop! You'll learn how to best organize the Photoshop interface to streamline your workspace for web design, eliminating the clutter and making creating web pages fast and easy. Explore the various grid systems that can be used as templates to build professional looking web pages. Next, it's on to wireframing and UI design, where you'll learn how to create a mockup that can be sent to clients for approval, or simply kept for personal reference. You'll also discover how to build upon a wireframe to design a beautiful, and functional web page. Once you're satisfied with your design, this course will show you how to extract the HTML and CSS that will bring your design to life, and how to customize the code to suit your needs. So if you're interested in web design for fun or profit, this course will set you up with everything you will need.
Jump into the world of Dreamweaver CS6 and web design with this 7+ hour hands-on course hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer, Geoff Blake. First, Geoff will run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface, working with documents, defining new websites, and customizing the interface. Then, it's on to building a fully functional web layout from the ground up. You'll learn how to wireframe a rough design, insert navigation menus, and test your work for usability. Handling text, graphics, and building a well-constructed set of sitewide CSS rules to control it all brings your site together; and Geoff even takes you through Photoshop and Illustrator workflows, showing you how to get the most out of your favourite Creative Suite applications. Then, you'll see how to roll out your site, and set and test hyperlinks; followed by a look at how to integrate various page elements, including a self-running slideshow, tables, a contact form, and a Google map. Finally, take your site live by uploading it to a live web server, and test it across various browsers on both the Mac and Windows platforms. Roll up your sleeves and delve into this practical, task-oriented look at building contemporary websites in Dreamweaver CS6!
Learn how to build a website from scratch that's responsive and flexible by using the fluid grid layout features inside Dreamweaver CS6! This 4+ hour hands-on course, hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer Geoff Blake, will take you step by step through the creation of three different layouts in one HTML document for each type of device used to view the website: mobile, tablet and desktop. First, Geoff will very briefly run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface. Then, it's on to building the mobile device network from the ground up by using basic building blocks to insert the logo, header, menu, graphics, text, footer and more! You'll learn how to adjust the mobile layout to scale, tweaking the design for tablet and desktop devices with the end result being a website that scales depending on whether you're viewing the mobile, tablet or desktop view.
Join award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake as he walks you, step-by-step through Adobe Acrobat XI Professional. You'll not only discover Acrobat's many powerful features and tools, but you'll learn exactly how to apply them to your own work right away. After a brief look at Acrobat's navigation options, where you'll learn how to move around using efficient, time-saving techniques, Geoff jumps straight into handling your PDF documents. You'll see how to handle pages, replace content, break documents apart, and much more. Then, it's on to Acrobat's powerful bookmark feature. Here, you'll discover how to make your PDFs much more user-friendly and easy to use for your viewers. Finally, you'll find out about some additional advanced methods to take Acrobat even further, including creating PDFs and combining multiple files together. It's all in Getting Started with Acrobat Professional, where you'll learn at your own pace and discover how to get the most out of Acrobat!
Learn the ins and outs of the world's most popular blogging platform, WordPress! In this 8+ hour course, award-winning expert software trainer Geoff Blake teaches you how to install and set up a blog (both on a local machine and on a live site), create pages and posts, add in images and media, and how to integrate some of your favorite applications, like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. From there, delve into blog customization and learn about widgets, blogrolls, custom sidebars, plugins, and a whole lot more. Jump into the world of blogging with WordPress!
This course teaches Wordpess 3.x.