The Official Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0071826068
Fully endorsed by Intuit, Quicken 2013: The Official Guide shows readers how to set up personal finances and balance checking and savings accounts, bank and pay bills online, as well as track and manage investments. Quicken includes a wealth of robust personal finance management tools, and the book shows readers how to use them, and what benefits can be realized. The book has a non-nonsense approach to information delivery, and uses
Creating Motion Graphics With After Effects
Essential and Advanced Techniques
Paperback ISBN: 0240814150
Demonstrates motion graphics and visual effects programming techniques, including basic animation and key framing, layers, masks, mattes, effects, renderings, and the integration of After Effects with Photoshop and Illustrator.
Autodesk Maya 2010
The Modeling & Animation Handbook, Intermediate
Paperback ISBN: 1897177534
Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, special effects, games, cartoons, short films, commercials, etc. Complex and difficult to learn, the new Maya 2010 features updates to modeling, animation, dynamics, and rendering modules. This invaluable book offers hands-on introduction to the tools and techniques of this fascinating software. This extraordinary, full-color book presents you with clear step-by-step instructions to projects that enhance your understanding of the modeling and animation stages of production using files from the Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney Pictures feature film Roadside Romeo. You’ll learn how to build models with a variety of surface types and then make them move with a range of animation techniques. Instructor-led tutorials are featured on the DVD that will help you grasp best practices from the beginning with the intent of avoiding unnecessary challenges further along in the process. - Serves as the next step after you have gained a solid understanding of Maya and you’re ready for 3D modeling and animation - Explains polygon and NURBS basics and walks you through modeling a body and head - Demonstrates how to work with inverse kinematics, blend shapes, and apply and animate constraints - Addresses animating a complete scene, working with lip synching, and using full body IK - DVD includes clips from Roadside Romeo, artist interviews, and instructor-led videos This book-and-DVD combo is essential for 3D modeling and animation.
Your Visual Blueprint for Building And Maintaining Web Sites With the Mambo Open Source CMS
Paperback ISBN: 0470040564
The Mambo Open Source Content Management System is arguably the most popular CMS in the world. Since its initial release to the Open Source community (via the GPL license) in April of 2001, the core files have been downloaded more than 5 million times. Why is Mambo so popular? For a start, it's easy to set up and get running because Mambo has been developed for the masses. With 5 years of development to date, the system is stable and reliable. Mambo is one of the easiest systems to administer. It doesn't even require the user or administrator of the system to know HTML to operate or maintain the site. However, the Mambo system is complex and is under-documented. There is a wide variety of functionality in the core (default) system. Some of the functionality is complex and not intuitive – making it particularly difficult for new users to use the system to its fullest. This book documents the large number of tasks which can be accomplished with the default package, with its assortment of templates, components, and modules. Additionally, it covers some of the most common options bundled with the system by some hosting providers or web developers, for example, alternative WYSIWYG editors
Open Source Development With Cvs
Paperback ISBN: 1932111816
The first edition was one of the first books available on development and implementation of open source software using CVS. The second edition explains how CVS affects the architecture and design of applications and covers strategies, third-party tools, scalability, client access limits, and overall server administration for CVS.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
A Beginners Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0071761608
Get started using the latest release of Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server XXXX A Beginners Guide, Fifth Edition is thoroughly revised from the ground up to cover the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server. Perfect for the serious database novice, or anyone upgrading from the previous version of the software, this book explains how to use all of the powerful features available in SQL Server 2008 quickly and easily. Designed for classroom use or self-study, this book is divided into five sections and offers a complete learning program. Part I introduces the concept of database systems and provides a general introduction to SQL Server. Part II is a detailed introduction to the programming language for working with SQL Server. Part III covers administration including management, backup, and security. Part IV explains the powerful business intelligence features. Part V discusses working with XML and SQL Server. Upon completing the topics and exercises in this book, you will be well grounded in all aspects of SQL Server. Microsoft SQL Server XXXX A Beginners Guide, Fifth Edition - Completely revised with ALL new examples - Written by a prominent professor from the Polytechnic in Roseheim, Germany - Offers a thorough introductory course on SQL Server XXXX, based on the author’s own curriculum - Provides hands-on examples and exercises throughout - Includes expanded coverage of the newest business intelligence features
Photoshop Elements 5 for Windows
Visual Quickstart Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0321476719
Shows how to use Photoshop Elements to retouch, repair, publish, and add effects to digital photographs and graphics by altering such factors as lighting, composition, and texture, and through editing, cropping, and filtering.
Office 2010 Visual Quick Steps
Paperback ISBN: 1118338774
Want to learn how to optimize your Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations quickly and easily? Do you find learning easier when you can see how things are done? Then this VISUAL Quick Steps book is for you. Be more productive with these shortcuts, tricks, and tips that help you work smarter and faster. - Straightforward task descriptions - Succinct explanations - Full-color screen shots - Numbered steps Learn How To: - Save Office files as PDF documents - Audit an Excel worksheet for errors - Turn a Word document into a presentation
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows And Macintosh
Paperback ISBN: 0321350278
Even if you've never used Macromedia Dreamweaver before, this Visual QuickStart Guide will have you up and running with Macromedia's popular Web authoring program in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Macromedia Dreamweaver, leading technology authors Tom Negrino and Dori Smith use their trademark crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you everything that’s new in Dreamweaver 8. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to use all of the program's visual layout tools, application development features, and code editing support to create stunning, accessible Web sites. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of all the program's new features: drag-and-drop integration of XML data feeds, improved CSS support, advanced style rendering toolbar, the industry’s first integrated Web accessibility evaluation tool for Section 508 and WCAG 2 checkpoints, and more!