Andrew Blackman
Andrew Blackman is a former Wall Street Journal staff reporter, now living in Crete and working as a freelance writer.
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  • Photo & Video
    New Course: Photo and Video Gear HacksPhotohacks
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    No matter how sophisticated your equipment, no kit can handle every sticky situation, hazardous environment, or demanding shoot you put it through. In our new course you’ll learn how to make your photographic gear work better and last longer, and how to come up with creative solutions to all kinds of unforeseen problems.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Getting Started With Symfony 2Getting started with symfony2
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    Symfony 2 is one of the most popular modern PHP frameworks. It has the advantages of being modular, extensible, and feature complete. This course is designed for first-time users of the framework, and will walk you through all its basic coding features. We'll cover everything you need to get started, such as bundles, templating with layouts, routing, building forms with validation, and how to build a full CRUD app with database interaction. By the end of the course, you'll have the fundamental skills necessary to use the Symfony 2 framework to build basic, database-driven web applications.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design Course: Fundamentals of Children's IllustrationKidsfun
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    This course will teach you how to create illustrations for children, with three hands-on projects in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to work with color modes and tell the difference between RGB and CMYK, how to use storyboarding, how to scan and paint your illustrations, and how to add special effects. If you want to start a new career in children's illustration, or if you're an illustrator looking to strengthen your skill set, then this is the course for you.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Shape Creation in Adobe IllustratorShapes
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    Our new course will teach you how to use a variety of shape creation tools in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn everything from basic tools to more advanced techniques, giving you the confidence to create any design with relative ease. You'll also create two projects to give you some hands-on practice.Read More…
  • Web Design
    New Course: Getting Started With Semantic UISemantic
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    Semantic UI is a well-crafted front-end framework with professional features and a robust API. Our new course will guide you from start to finish through the process of building a four-page website with a wide range of user interface (UI) elements, using Semantic UI. By the end of the course, you’ll be well acquainted with all the features and benefits of Semantic UI.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Building Multitenant Apps in LaravelLaravel4multi
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    Multitenant apps are all over the web, but tackling your first one can be challenging. Our new course walks you through developing a multitenant application in Laravel 4.2, covering both single-database and multi-database tenancy styles. Read More…
  • Business
    The Psychology of PricingPsychology of pricing
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    Do you want to know how to price your products more effectively? Learn about some surprising research results into the psychology of pricing, and how you can use them to boost your business's bottom line. We'll cover value reframing, price anchoring, the impact of choice, and more.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Illustrating With TypeWordclouds
    187 shares
    If you want to maximize your type skills in Adobe Illustrator, our new course is ideal for you. In Illustrating With Type, you'll learn how to use a variety of type tools and techniques, and then you'll put your new knowledge into practice with two hands-on creative projects: a word cloud and a typographic poster.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Linux Web Developer SetupLinux setup for developers
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    If you've ever wanted to get started developing with Linux, this is the course for you. Get acquainted with the Linux system, understand its mechanics, and learn how you can set up an environment that supports your development. We'll explore some of the tools you need for development with popular languages like Ruby, JavaScript, and PHP.Read More…
  • Web Design
    New Course: Become a CSS Superhero With StylusCsssuperhero2
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    Stylus is one of the three leading CSS preprocessors that make CSS easier and more powerful than ever before. In Become a Stylus CSS Superhero, you’ll learn to write code faster than a speeding bullet, create layout functionality more powerful than a locomotive, and update whole color schemes in a single bound.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Drawing Fantasy Creatures DigitallyFantasy
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    Our new course, Drawing Fantasy Creatures Digitally, will teach you how to draw two creatures of pure imagination: a centaur and a dragon. The element of fantasy presents some challenges, such as lack of photo references, but on the other hand we have the opportunity for more creative expression. The instruction blends traditional drawing techniques with modern digital workflows in Adobe Photoshop. Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Building a Web App From Scratch With AngularJSWebappangular
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    AngularJS is an amazing front-end framework that has a very novel approach to building web applications, completely unlike any of the other frameworks you might be used to. Learn about our new course, which covers all the core components of Angular, and takes you through the process of building a complete web application from scratch.Read More…