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This course illustrates two approaches to responsive web design, the new Fluid Grid Layout feature and media queries, which allow a wide spectrum of designers to reach their target audience via desktops, tablets, or other mobile devices. Author Joseph Lowery shows how to use the Fluid Grid Layout feature in Dreamweaver to create a single web site that delivers different layouts to targeted screen sizes. The course also offers a more advanced approach to responsive design by using media queries—employing the Multiscreen Preview feature and enhancing the resulting output code—as well as methods for handling mobile first priorities and adaptive images.

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In this course, Chaz Chumley takes you through the process of transitioning a Drupal website to a responsive model that automatically tailors and sizes content for a wide range of displays, from desktops to mobile devices. The course starts with setting up the Drupal environment in Acquia and defines some basic principles of responsive design before moving on to creating a new Drupal theme with fluid layouts, fluid media, and responsive tables and forms. Chaz also covers writing media queries, which allow you to create different style sheets for each device type. The course wraps up with a look at Respond.js and content-aware image sizing in Drupal—responsive design tools that can optimize your project for maximum performance.

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In this course, Jen Kramer shows how to build a custom Joomla! template that automatically tailors and sizes content for a wide range of displays, from desktops to mobile devices. This course covers using Joomla! 3 with its built-in Bootstrap framework, and a start-to-finish development strategy that covers everything from converting the wireframe to HTML, to styling the headers and footers. Jen also shows how to incorporate Dreamweaver and the Firefox developer tools into your workflow, and accommodate multiple layouts and color variations in a single template.

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Perplexed by the challenges introduced into design by all the mobile devices appearing on the market? This course shows how to evolve your current workflow to incorporate responsive design practices, without adding too much complexity or overhead. Author Justin Putney explains collaborative processes you can adopt to help designers speak to developers and developers speak to designers, and how to deal with the designer's ever-expanding role on the web. The course also covers communicating with clients and building a cohesive development team, and offers lessons on building the diagrams, wireframes, and style guides that aid a smooth workflow.

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The Internet provides a tremendous opportunity to reach potential customers on a worldwide level, faster and easier than has ever been possible before. There are over 390 million people online throughout the world today, and this number is growing larger every day at an unprecedented rate. With this many people online, it's no surprise that the amount of search engine traffic throughout the world is staggering. The choices offered online, in terms of quantity and quality of websites, is also tremendous. It's easy to get lost in the crowd and many new websites have failed because of poor search engine optimization. VTC Author James Gonzalez is here to help you rise above the web noise and get noticed. From keyword placement to the best utilization of code, learn important tips you must know as well as common mistakes you must avoid, to be noticed on the web.
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The Internet provides a tremendous opportunity to reach potential customers on a worldwide level, faster and easier than has ever been possible before. There are over 1 billion people online throughout the world today, and this number is growing larger every day at an unprecedented rate. With this many people online, it's no surprise that the amount of search engine traffic throughout the world is staggering. The choices offered online, in terms of quantity and quality of websites, is also tremendous. It's easy to get lost in the crowd and many new websites have failed because of poor search engine optimization. VTC Author James Gonzalez is here to help you rise above the web noise and get noticed. From keyword placement to the best utilization of code, learn important tips you must know as well as common mistakes you must avoid, to be noticed on the web.
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Manage your Drupal sites even more efficiently with Drush, the shell interface for managing and scripting Drupal site development. In this quick course, author Jon Peck describes what Drush is, how to install it, and how to use it effectively for everyday—and exceptional—tasks. The course describes how to manage users, download and install modules and themes, archive and restore your entire site, and employ site variables for fast, full control over your Drupal sites. Plus, discover how to script an entire Drupal site installation with and without site profiles.

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Join Joseph Lowery in Site Navigation with CSS in Dreamweaver as he explores current design trends in site navigation and shows designers and developers how to create robust CSS-based navigation. The course shows how to convert HTML lists to graphical controls that integrate seamlessly with an existing site design, and how to build menus with a wide range of navigation options, all in standards-compliant CSS. Exercise files accompany the course.

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5 lectures from top founders and CEOs.

  • Dan Martell, Co-Founder of Flowtown Introduction to Social Media Marketing
  • Stew Langille, Vice President of Marketing at Mint.com Creating Engaging Content
  • Laura Lippay, Search and Social Marketing Consultant Improving Your Search Rankings With Social Media
  • Jeff Widman, Founder of Brandglue.com Leveraging Your Audience to Increase Your Reach
  • Jonathan Strauss, Co-Founder of awe.sm Optimizing and Measuring Your Impact
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In SQLite 3 with PHP Essential Training, Bill Weinman addresses all of SQLite’s major features in the context of the PHP environment. This course covers the fundamentals of SQLite, including a thorough overview of its unique data type system, expressions, functions, transactions, views, and event triggers. A functional CRUD application and web site testimonial engine are demonstrated, and a quick-start guide is included to get experienced developers up and running fast. Exercise files are included in the course.

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