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In this course, author Christopher Spencer shows how to send and receive online payments securely with PayPal. The course demonstrates linking bank accounts to PayPal, paying for purchases, generating professional invoices, and processing payments via text message. Christopher also explains how to download and review transaction reports, manage disputes, and increase charitable contributions online.

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This training course teaches you how to manipulate graphics and video to use on a web site. Since the release of its first version many years ago, Photoshop has added numerous tools tailored for use with graphics destined for the web. In this video tutorial you will learn how to master these tools. Once you have completed this computer based training course on Photoshop for Web Design, you will have a strong grasp of the fundamental tools and capabilities that Photoshop has to offer, and how to apply those tools specifically to your web design related projects. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

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Join Justin Seeley as he reveals how designers can create vibrant web graphics, wireframes, and complete web site mockups in Adobe Photoshop. The course covers creating a custom web workspace for maximum efficiency; drawing, coloring, and optimizing web graphics; creating vector shapes and text that scale seamlessly; mastering transparency; building navigation bars and buttons; and speeding up these tasks with the Photoshop automation tools.

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Having your own website is vital for any business or organization, but there's a lot to know about building and maintaining a successful site. Much of that requires specialized knowledge, which makes it difficult for the average person to know if it has been done right. Whether you're trying to build your own site or hiring others to do it, this course will help you understand the basics of everything from getting a hosting account to integrating your site with social media. You won't need to know HTML or what a Cascading Style Sheet is, but by the end of the course you'll have enough knowledge about all aspects of websites to know whether you or the people you hire are on the right track. Even if you already have a site, this course will help you to understand what is or is not working well on that site and to see what can be done to make it better.
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In this course, author Bill Weinman shows how to architect PostgreSQL databases and integrate them into web applications using PHP. The course covers the basics of creating tables, storing data with data types, and working with expressions, operators, and strings. The course also explores the differences between the PDO and pgsql interfaces and demonstrates managing a database in PHP.

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JavaScript is essential in the creation of powerful web sites and applications. In Practical and Effective JavaScript, instructor Joe Marini presents the next level of features that experienced developers need to streamline their workflows and introduce dynamic new functions to their projects. Joe teaches tips for improving JavaScript performance, ways to separate programming behavior from page content, and principles for understanding the modern DOM event model. Finally, Joe introduces some of the more advanced concepts recently built into JavaScript. An understanding of the JavaScript language is a prerequisite for this course, which includes exercise files.

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"Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath" is over 24 hours of instructor lecture, with hands-on exercises and solutions, of an intensive five-day training class.  The introduction/overview is free, the first two modules are free, the introduction of every other module is free, one additional lecture is free and the annexes are free: a total of 311 minutes of free preview content!

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In Preparing CMS Web Graphics and Layouts Using Open-Source Tools, Jen Kramer shows how developers and graphic designers can collaborate to create a great site design that integrates with a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla!, all using open-source software. This workflow is based on two existing open-source design tools, KompoZer and GIMP. Jen shows how to modify web graphics and create slices with GIMP, and then place these in an HTML page integrated with CSS in KompoZer. Along the way, she discusses web design best practices and special challenges that might arise when designing for CMS software. Exercise files are included with this course.

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In Product Photography for E-Commerce, designer Dane Howard shows how to take professional-looking photographs that showcase products and build buyers' trust. Using a practical approach, Dane covers objects from collectible coins to real estate, and the lessons can be applied to just about anything that can be sold online. When it comes time to capture images in the studio, Dane discusses how to select a camera and other equipment on any budget. He shares his favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of camera angles, backgrounds, and scene lighting. He reviews image editing basics, such as cropping and retouching photographs, and explains how to take a presentation beyond a 360-degree view with the integration of rich media.

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Web projects need to work across multiple devices, screen sizes, and browsing contexts. Web designs need to be responsive to these variables, providing an optimal viewing experience for each scenario. In this course, author James Williamson introduces responsive design to new web designers and fills in any gaps experienced designers may have, while providing a deeper exploration of how current trends in devices, connectivity, and user experience are driving its adoption. The course covers concepts like screen density, fluid grids, and responsive images, as well as actual design strategies that guide you from mock-up to testing.

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