The inside scoop...for when you want more than the official line
You can dream big with Macromedia's robust Dreamweaver Web design software, but to use it with confidence you need to understand its quirks and shortcuts. Find out what the manual doesn't always tell you in this insider's guide to using Dreamweaver in the real world. Must you know HTML to design Web pages? How do the pros add data to Web sites? From working with frames and forms to jumping into multimedia ina big way--first get the official way, then the best way from an expert.
Unbiased coverage on getting the most out of Dreamweaver, including how to set up a site structure, design your interface, and use graphics, media, and text to draw visitors
Savvy, real-world advice on topics from using templates, libraries, and application panels, to adding scripts and live data
Time-saving techniques and practical guidance on using Flash(r)and other media, adding forms, and more ways to create, build, andmanage your Web site effectively
Tips and hacks on how to increase productivity and avoid pitfalls
Sidebars and tables on sketching a site flow plan, selecting ahosting service, and checking files in and out
Watch for these graphic icons in every chapter to guide you to specific practical information.
* Bright Ideas are smart innovations that will save you time or hassle.
* Hacks are insider tips and shortcuts that increase productivity.
* When you see Watch Out heed the cautions or warnings to help you avoid commonpitfalls.
* And finally, check out Inside Scoops for practical insights from the author. It's like having your own expert at your side
The Only Official Guide to the #1 Personal Finance Software
Intuit-approved and loaded with secrets, this book provides you with recipes for financial success. Scott Cook, Co-Founder, Intuit, Inc.
Organize your finances and assets with ease using the expert techniques and time-saving tips in "Quicken 2014: The Official Guide." You ll learn proven best practices for managing your income, expenses, savings, transactions, investments, and much more.
Endorsed by Intuit, makers of Quicken, this practical resource shows you, step by step, how to take full advantage of the software s unique features, including the new tools and capabilities. Inside, you ll find professional advice to help you reduce debt, stay on budget, save money, and plan for a secure financial future. Customize Quicken for your preferences Track income and expenses Set up Online Account Services Automate transactions and tasks Analyze spending and banking activity Reconcile checking, savings, and credit card accounts Use the budgeting and debt reduction tools Track investments and optimize your portfolio Monitor assets and loans Manage household records Save money and plan for retirement Simplify tax preparation and maximize deductions"
Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored and craving real-world examples? Do you want to concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this book is for you.
These hands-on exercises teach you to start creating Flash animations and interactive files with little effort. You'll learn to create vector animations using a wide variety of drawing tools and Timeline effects, and add interactivity and dynamic content to your projects by using ActionScript 2, Components, and the Behaviors panel. You'll also learn how to import bitmaps, sounds, and video to make your Flash projects more engaging, and find extensive coverage of the new Flash 8 features: the improved text tool, new text rendering engine, new graphic filters, and more.
Complete with insider tips, illustrated with detailed graphics, and accompanied by a CD loaded with classroom-proven exercises and QuickTime movies, this book ensures you'll master key features of Flash 8 in no time.
Are you tired of tracking financial elements of your business manually, do you have to prepare staffing schedules by hand, or do you simply want to know how to get more information from your business data? Learn how to harness your business data and put it to use for you.
Learn the basics of Excel, including a comprehensive review of every tab of the Excel Ribbon. See how to best display your data for maximum impact with formatting tools, Data Tables, Charts & Pivot Tables. Use customer information to create customized letters with Mail Merge. Import data using Power Query. Calculate the costs of doing business with financial formulas, learn where to find pre-packaged business templates, and much more. This book uses real-world business examples in operation with all these elements.
Billions of you have watched their videos and millions of you have followed them on social media.
So here we go; it's time to back up because YouTube superstars, The Sidemen, are finally here in book form and they're dishing the dirt on each other as well as the YouTube universe.
There's nowhere to hide as KSI, Miniminter, Behzinga, Zerkaa, Vikkstar123, Wroetoshaw and Tobjizzle go in hard on their living habits, their football ability, and their dodgy clobber, while also talking Fifa, Vegas and superheroes. They'll also give you their grand house tour, letting you in on a few secrets, before showing you their hall of fame, as well as revealing some of their greatest shames.
Along the way you'll learn how seven of the world's biggest YouTube stars started off with nothing more than a computer console, a PC and a bad haircut before joining forces to crush the internet. And they'll tell you just how they did it (because they're nice like that) with their ultimate guide to YouTube while also sharing their memories of recording their favourite videos as well as a typical day in the life of The Sidemen.
You'll feel like you're with them every step of the way, smelling the 'sweet' aroma of the boys' favourite dishes in the kitchen, stamping your passport as you follow them on their trips around the world and kicking every ball as the boys gear up for the biggest football match of their lives.
It's going to get personal. It's going to get intense, and JJ is going to have lots of tantrums, so take a moment to prepare yourself, because this is The Sidemen book you've been waiting for
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.
Virtually build any LEGO creation you can imagine--with any LEGO part ever made
This fun guide shows how to create just about anything from virtual LEGO blocks using free software. Learn how to install and customize LEGO Digital Designer, navigate the user interface, and get started on your own projects. LDraw and Mecabricks are also clearly explained. Building with Virtual LEGO: Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer, LDraw, and Mecabricks features DIY projects that illustrate each technique and software tool. You will see how to upload and share your creations online--even modify projects that others have built
Find out how to:
- Download, set up, and configure LEGO Digital Designer
- Navigate the LDD user interface, menus, and tools
- Identify the different Lego parts and explore brick palettes
- Quickly and easily start creating your own LEGO models
- Access the huge library of out-of-print LEGO bricks in LDraw, including those designed by hobbyists
- Get up and running on Mecabricks and launch creative projects online
- Write clear instructions and share them with other virtual LEGO enthusiasts
- Create custom bricks and participate in the LDraw parts design process
With the release of Adobe Creative Suite CS3, Dreamweaver is now part of the world's leading suite of creative tools, making it the de facto tool of choice for anyone designing for the Web. Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach beginning and intermediate users how to create, design, and publish powerful, innovative Web sites with Dreamweaver. Leading technology authors Tom Negrino and Dori Smith take readers step-by-step through the new features in Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, with all new chapters on building dynamic pages with Ajax and Spry, and designing for mobile devices. They also cover improvements to using styles and CSS in Dreamweaver, and the new Browser Compatibility Check in Dreamweaver CS3. Beginning users will learn to create their first Web site, add text, style and position page content, manage styles, work with links, incorporate images, media, tables, forms, and frames, design site navigation, and so much more. Experienced users will find this a convenient reference to the new features of Dreamweaver CS3.
Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing...the how and why of independent digital video editing. This guide is a comprehensive introduction to Apple Computer's Final Cut Pro editing system, and the digital video format in general. It provides relevant information about the format's specifications, proper configuration of the basic editing system, and professional tips-all in clear, jargon-free terms. Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing's workbook-approach explains how to setup your desktop studio, edit your digital video, and complete and distribute your project. It provides the information-and the encouragement-every digital video editor needs to complete projects of exceptional quality, from setup and capture to editing, effects work, and output to tape and the web.Roberts' guide is the only Final Cut Pro handbook that provides a detailed, step-by-step format that follows the course of your project as it progresses, defining the drop-down menus and keyboard shortcuts as you'll need them, and answering questions as they arise. Additionally, Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing explains in detail the Apple Macintosh hardware, software, and Firewire DV equipment set up and specifications, so that you'll know what tools you may need--and what you likely won't so that you can most efficiently execute your project.
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year
The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of animating genius John Lasseter and visionary businessman Steve Jobs, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and others. David A. Price goes behind the scenes of the corporate feuds between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as between Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally he explores Pixar's complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown.
With an Updated Epilogue
If you've ever wanted to know more about modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, and lighting in Autodesk's 3ds Max, then this is the book for you. The tutorials in 3ds Max Projects deal with diverse topics including modeling characters and vehicles for beginners, character rigging, animation and topology, blending 3D and photography, and FX particles and dynamics. Written by top industry artists including the award-winning Matt Chandler and Pawel Podwojewski, 3ds Max Projects is designed to be a one-stop resource for those looking to create their own 3D masterpieces.