For those ready to combine professional motion graphics from Adobe After Effects 7 with interactive applications created in Adobe Flash 8, this tutorial is the first stop. From discussing the differences between Flash and After Effects to showing how to seamlessly import and export vector animations from each application, Lee Brimelow explains everything involved in using the two applications in unison. The tutorial covers working with third party plug-ins, exporting QuickTime from Flash, using the Audio Spectrum and Audio Waveform effects, and creating special effects in After Effects for use in Flash. Exercise files accompany the tutorial.
This guide is for people who are just sorting out what Drupal is and what you can do with it. All of the videos in this guide are presentation style instead of hands-on tutorials. It is designed to give you an overview of what Drupal is and the major pieces involved in building a site with it. We also cover some information about the Drupal community, as this is one of the most important tools for using Drupal, and something you should understand from the very start of your Drupal journey.
In this course, search engine optimization (SEO) expert Peter Kent walks step-by-step through the process of reviewing the content and markup of an existing web site to improve its ranking in search engine results. This course offers a consultant's take on how to analyze each component—from keywords to content to code—and determine what improvements are necessary to become more visible to search engines like Yahoo!, Bing, and Google.
Animation Principles in Flash 5 with Chris Casady is a workshop that contains movie-based tutorials and example files that you can try at your own pace. Understanding the mechanics of Flash 5 will allow anyone to create moving artwork, but that doesn't automatically make everyone a 'skilled' animator. This workshop covers the underlying principles of animation and how to add them to your Flash work. Chris begins with the simplest principles of animation like speed, timing, squash and stretch, anticipation, bounce, and gravity, then progresses into the analysis of physical effects and natural phenomena. Examples of Flash animation are broken down into single frames revealing what it takes to create realistic motion for sparks, drips, water, lightning, and explosions. 'Straight ahead' drawing is explained and demonstrated, and some of Chris's 'visual music' pieces are shown.
Following the concepts introduced in Responsive Design Fundamentals, senior author James Williamson demonstrates the practical applications of responsive design and shows how to enrich the appearance and behavior of your website across multiple devices. First, discover how to plan your design and take advantage of CSS media queries to create multiple layouts. Then make your site navigation respond to changing screen sizes with CSS and jQuery, and display media like images and video fluidly. Plus, discover how to take advantage of mobile capabilities like touch events and HTML5 forms to enhance the experience of mobile visitors. James also shows how to effectively manage resources and optimize the performance of your site.
Coding classes don’t work. There's something about staring at the professor's big projected screen as he stumbles across his code trying to show you different processes. Maybe it's the tiny text, or the poor contrast, or just the fact that professor moves too fast! Somewhere along the line you think to yourself “I have a computer. Why do I have to spend all this time and crazy amounts of money just to get certified?” With our Become a Certified Web Developer course, you don’t have to.