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1)... Editor's Greeting

2)... Best New Free Microsoft Office Training & Tutorial Sites

3)... The Best New Free Training Sites for Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, & other Adobe / Macromedia Applications

4)... Best New Free Web Development Training Sites

5)... Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware & Computer Training

6)... Software, Office and Computer Sites Worth Mentioning

7)... Question of the Month about Software Training

8)... Please Support Our Computer Training Mission

 



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This is the December 2005 issue (#20) of our Free monthly Newsletter for EducationOnlineForComputers.com, giving you the most current Free online Microsoft Office and Web Development Software Training and Tutorial Resources that we have recently discovered and researched. This newsletter is free to anyone subscribing (instructions at bottom, no username/password is needed). To access our member site, however, you do need a user name and password - registering as a member of EducationOnlineForComputers.com costs only $14 for two months, for more information please see Become a Member of EducationOnlineForComputers.com.

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2) The Best New Free Microsoft Office Training & Tutorial Sites:

This section of our newsletter contains the best new Free Microsoft Office training and tutorial sites that we have found and researched in the last few weeks.

 

Each of these Microsoft Office Tutorials is provided as one or two Modules and cover all versions of the Office application. They follow the same theme, and as you progress to newer versions of the application, the same tutorial theme will help you feel more comfortable. Each succeeding tutorial is enhanced to incorporate new features and also covers added features requested by users.


Microsoft Excel Tutorials:
http://www.7hillsmediagroup.com/officetutorials.com/exceltutorials.htm

Excel Features and Topics in Training Module 1:

Excel Features and Topics in Training Module 2:


Microsoft Access Tutorials:
http://www.7hillsmediagroup.com/officetutorials.com/accesstutorials.htm

Access Features and Topics in Training Module 1:

Access Features and Topics in Training Module 2:


Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorials:
http://www.7hillsmediagroup.com/officetutorials.com/powerpointtutorials.htm

PowerPoint Features and Topics covered:


Microsoft Outlook Tutorials:
http://www.7hillsmediagroup.com/officetutorials.com/outlooktutorials.htm

Outlook Features and Topics covered:


Microsoft Publisher Tutorials:
http://www.7hillsmediagroup.com/officetutorials.com/publishertutorials.htm

Publisher Features and Topics covered:

 



Microsoft Word Mail Merge Tutorials:
http://www.7hillsmediagroup.com/officetutorials.com/word%20mail%20merge.htm

These Microsoft Word Mail Merge Tutorials were created in response to many requests for assistance with mail merging documents, labels, envelopes and e-mail messages. They give you detailed step-by-step instructions that show you how to perform all of the tasks involved with mail merge in Word.

 



8 Microsoft Word Lessons with Exercises:
http://www.functionx.com/word/index.htm

Functionx.com offers the following 8 tutorial lessons for Microsoft Word. These will teach you some of the basics and also the advanced Mail Merge feature.


Lesson 01- Introduction:
http://www.functionx.com/word/Lesson01.htm

Lesson 02- File Processing:
http://www.functionx.com/word/Lesson02.htm

Lesson 03- Text Fundamentals:
http://www.functionx.com/word/Lesson03.htm

Lesson 04- Introduction to Mail Merge:
http://www.functionx.com/word/Lesson04.htm

Lesson 05- Mail Merge Using a Spreadsheet:
http://www.functionx.com/word/Lesson05.htm

Lesson 06- Mail Merge With an MS Access Database:
http://www.functionx.com/word/Lesson06.htm

Lesson 07- Mail Merge With Labels:
http://www.functionx.com/word/Lesson07.htm

Lesson 08- Mail Merge With Envelops:
http://www.functionx.com/word/Lesson08.htm

Exercises:
http://www.functionx.com/word/exercises/Microsoft%20Word%20Exercises.exe

 



15 Microsoft Excel Lessons with Exercises:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/index.htm

Functionx.com offers the following 15 tutorial lessons for Microsoft Excel. These will teach you some of the basics and also charting, graphics, formatting, and several types of functions. Also in this Excel section are lessons on how to program with VBA.


MS Excel Interface:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson01.htm

Lists and Worksheet:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson02.htm

Printing:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson03.htm

Data Entry:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson04.htm

Introduction to Cells Formatting:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson05.htm

Formatting Cells Contents:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson06.htm

Style and Conditional Formatting:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson07.htm

Graphics and Drawing:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson08.htm

Operators and Operands:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson09.htm

Introduction to Functions:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson10.htm

Series and Business Functions:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson11.htm

Financial Functions:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson12.htm

Date and Time Functions:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson13.htm

Logical Functions:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson14.htm

Charts:
http://www.functionx.com/excel/Lesson15.htm

 



Business Productivity and Office Articles

Peachpit.com offers several good tutorial articles coving Microsoft Office and Business Productivity. Here are the resource pages for these:


21 Business Productivity Tutorial Articles:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42157


5 Microsoft Office Tutorial Articles:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42148

 



101 Microsoft Office Tutorial Lessons:
http://www.smcc.edu/fweb/speedy/CIST/freshman/tcpt1324/tcpt1324weeklylessons.htm

The Computer Information Systems Technology department of Southwest Mississippi Community College offers this course which provides 101 tutorial lessons teaching you some of the important features of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, and Outlook. You can also take their online Quizzes for free to see how well you have learned the material covered.

 



Application Reference Cards, including Microsoft Office:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/

Here are free reference cards for seveal of the Microsoft Office Applications, including Word, Excel, Access, FrontPage, Outlook, and PowerPoint. This site also offers references for Quicken, Quickbooks, Eurdora, Internet Explorer, Real Player, Winamp, and others. These references will help you navigate and use key combination effectively for these applications.

Word:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/word2k.htm

Excel:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/excel2k.htm

Access:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/access.html

FrontPage:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/FrontPage.html

Outlook:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/outlook2k.html

Outlook Express:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/outlookxp.htm

PowerPoint:
http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/reference/refcards/PowerPoint.html

 



Microsoft Office Tips for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook:
http://jdstiles.com/tips/

jdstiles.com offers the following Microsoft Office tips and techniques to help you learn more of the features of these applications and become more efficient at using them. Included here are tips for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and general Office tips. Here is our blog post detailing all of these tips with links to them: Microsoft-Office-Tips-for-Word-Excel-PowerPoint-Outlook

 



jdstiles.com contains a lot of information, tips and tutorials for Microsoft Office Applications, computer and network security tips, and on-line games for the whole family to enjoy. Here are their well written and illustrated Microsoft Office 2000 Tutorials for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Most of these also can be used for learning Office XP and Office 2003 applications.

Microsoft Word Tutorials:
http://jdstiles.com/mso2k/word/

Microsoft Excel Tutorials:
http://jdstiles.com/mso2k/excel/

Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorials:
http://jdstiles.com/mso2k/ppt/

Microsoft Access Tutorials:
http://jdstiles.com/mso2k/access/






 

3) The Best New Free Training Sites for Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, and other Adobe and Macromedia Applications


Free Book Chapters for Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, Photoshop, After Effects, and Acrobat:
http://www.lynda.com/edu-media/educators.asp

Here are Free Book Chapters from lynda.com teaching you Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, Photoshop, Acrobat, and After Effects. These chapters are in pdf format and include exercise files. This blog post of ours gives you all the links for these book chapters: Free-Book-Chapters-for-Flash-MX-Dreamweaver-MX-Photoshop-After-Effects

 



Guide to Flash Game Development
http://blazinggames.com/books/fgdv1/index.htm

This Guide to Flash Game Development shows you how to create games using Macromedia's Flash animation tool. Over the course of the book, 10 small games are created. It contains 35 chapters, which teach you how to create card games, board games, adventure games, and arcade games.

 



Flash ActionScript Programming Course Book:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/fall05.html

This course book will teach you how to program using Flash ActionScript 2.0. It covers structured programming techniques, introduction to classes, abstract data types, and object-oriented programming. The objective is to learn programming techniques using 2D animations and game programming as project assignments via the provided Labs and Flash files.


A Brief Introduction To Flash:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/chapter1.htm

ActionScript Programming Introduction:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/chapter2.pdf
217 kb, 15 pages

Branching Control Structures:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/chapter3.pdf
281 kb, 25 pages

Collisions and Mouse Interactivity:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/chapter4.pdf
115 kb, 9 pages

Buttons and Text Input/Output:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/chapter5.pdf
179 kb, 11 pages

For-Loops and Arrays:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/chapter6.pdf
467 kb, 21 pages

Classes and Objects:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/chapter7.pdf
206 kb, 11 pages

Functions and Scope:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/chapter8.pdf
157 kb, 9 pages

Writing Good Code:
http://www.cs.du.edu/~leut/1671/documentationHandout.pdf
60kb, 3 pages

 



96 Macromedia Flash Tutorials and Articles:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42214

Here are 96 very well written training tutorials and articles for Macromedia Flash and Flash MX, complements of Peachpit.com. These should help you to write better and more appealing flash programs for your web pages, including adding interactivity, form handling, email, actionscripting, and video to your web site. Here is our blog post giving you all of the links to these Flash tutorials: 96-Macromedia-Flash-Tutorials-and-Articles

 



Flash MX 2004 LiveDocs:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flash/mx2004/index.html

Here are the LiveDocs for Macromedia Flash MX 2004. This is the definitive documentation and tutorial content for Dreamweaver MX 2004 offered by Macromedia (now Adobe). LiveDocs pages also display user comments and include an Add Comments button that allows you to comment on a page's contents and usefulness.


Getting Started with Flash:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/...GettingStarted.html

Using Flash:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/...UsingFlash.html

Using Components:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/...Components.html

Using ActionScript:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/...Using_AS.html

ActionScript Language Reference:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/...ASLR.html

Flash JavaScript Dictionary:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/...JSAPI.html

Data Tutorials:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/...DataTutorials.html

 



61 Adobe Photoshop Tutorials and Articles
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42219

Here are 61 very well written training tutorials and articles for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop CS, hosted by Peachpit.com. These should help you to create better and more attractive Photohop images and photographs for your personal use and you web pages. Here is our blog post giving you all of the links to these Photoshop tutorials: 61-Adobe-Photoshop-Tutorials-and-Articles

 



34 Dreamweaver Tutorials and Articles:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42226

Here are 34 excellent training tutorials and articles for Macromedia Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver MX, hosted by Peachpit.com. These should help you to write better and more appealing web pages and web sites, including adding features such as form feedback, database interactivity, visitor accounts, site search, and flash objects. Here is our blog post giving you all of the links to these Photoshop tutorials: 34-Dreamweaver-Tutorials-and-Articles

 



12 Fireworks Tutorials:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42145

Here are 12 excellent training tutorials for Macromedia Fireworks, hosted by Peachpit.com. TThese should help you to create better and more attractive Photohop images and photographs for your personal use and you web pages.

Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor, developed by Macromedia and aimed at web designers. It is designed to integrate easily with other Macromedia products, such as DreamweaverFlash, and is part of the Macromedia Studio MX suite.

Fireworks is similar in purpose to the popular Adobe Photoshop, though it does not offer the range and sophistication of features of the latter.

Here is our blog post giving you all of the links to these Photoshop tutorials: 12-Fireworks-Tutorials

 



Dreamweaver MX 2004 LiveDocs:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/dreamweaver/mx2004/index.html


Here are the LiveDocs for Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004. This is the definitive documentation and tutorial content for Dreamweaver MX 2004 offered by Macromedia (now Adobe). LiveDocs pages display user comments and include an Add Comments button that allows you to comment on a page's contents and usefulness.


Getting Started:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/dreamweaver/mx2004/getting_started_en/index.html

Using Dreamweaver:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/dreamweaver/mx2004/using/index.html

Dreamweaver API Reference:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/dreamweaver/mx2004/api/index.htm

Extending Dreamweaver:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/dreamweaver/mx2004/extending/index.htm

 



Dreamweaver MX 8 User Guide, LiveDocs, and Documentation:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/dreamweaver/

Here are all of the newly written user guides, manuals, documentation, and LiveDocs for the latest Dreamweaver version, which is Dreamweaver MX 8. This is the definitive documentation and tutorial content for Dreamweaver MX 8 offered by Macromedia (now Adobe). The LiveDocs pages display user comments and include an Add Comments button that allows you to comment on a page's contents and usefulness.


Dreamweaver MX 8 LiveDocs:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/dreamweaver/8/index.html

 



Microsoft FrontPage Tutorials:
http://www.7hillsmediagroup.com/officetutorials.com/frontpagetutorials.htm

These are tutorials for all versions of FrontPage. They follow the same theme, so as you progress to newer versions of FrontPage, the same tutorial theme will help you feel more comfortable with learning the features and functions of FrontPage. Each succeeding tutorial is enhanced to incorporate new features in FrontPage and also covers added features requested by users.


FrontPage Training Module 1:

FrontPage Training Module 2:

 



Tutorials for Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive, and After Effects

Here are excellent training tutorials for the Adobe software products: Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive, and After Effects - all hosted by Peachpit.com. These should help you to create better and more attractive multimedia images, graphics, published documents, web sites, animations, and digital motion graphics for your personal use and your business.


11 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42155

Adobe Illustrator, a Vector graphics editor, is currently at version 12 (called CS2 to reflect its integration with Adobe's Creative Suite>) and is available for both the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.


7 Adobe InDesign Tutorials:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42156

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing (DTP) application. InDesign can export documents in Adobe's Portable Document Format and supports Unicode for text processing and the advanced typography of OpenType fonts. Its advanced transparency features and cross-platform scriptability using Javascript also set it apart.


4 Adobe GoLive Tutorials:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42221

GoLive is a HTML editor. After Adobe Systems announced it would be merging with Macromedia in April 2005, Go Live is expected to be phased out, and Dreamweaver is expected to replace it.


4 Adobe After Effects Tutorials:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42180

Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software. It is commonly used in movie post production, and in the creation of commercials, as well as other pieces which require digital effects to be integrated with live video or film.

 



Learning Maya 2 (zip download, pdf when uncompressed, 544 pages, 22.8M):
http://manual.i-info.pl/ebooks/Learning%20Maya%202.5.zip

Maya is a character animation and visual effects system designed for the professional animator. Built on a procedural architecture called the Dependency graph, Maya offers incredible power and flexibility for generating digital images of animated characters and scenes.

This free tutorial book gives you hands-on experience with Maya as you complete a series of project-focused lessons. In each of the five projects, you will model, animate, texture map, add visual effects and render.






4) The Best New Free Web Development Training Sites
 


Learning HTML 4.01 and Website Tutorials:

Freenettools.netfirms.com offers this HTML 4.01 tutorial teaching how to properly code HTML in version 4.01. They also provide other web development tutorials located here: http://freenettools.netfirms.com/contents.html, which are individually linked below the HTML Tutorial links.

Learning HTML 4.01:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/

Table of Contents:

Creating HTML 4.01 Documents:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter1.html

A Simple HTML 4.01 Template:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter2.html

The DTD (Document Type Definition):
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter3.html

The <Head> Section:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter4.html

The <Body> Section:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter5.html

Inline Formatting:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter6.html

Block Formatting:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter7.html

Lists:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter8.html

Tables:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter9.html

Links:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapter0.html
Objects and Images:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chaptera.html

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets):
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapterb.html

CSS 1 - Formatting:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapterc.html

CSS 2 - Positioning:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapterd.html
Forms:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chaptere.html

Templates:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/learn4/chapterf.html


This HTML tutorial is part of a series of web development tutorial lessons. Here are the other areas covered:

Lesson 3: Your Web Presence - Creating an Effective Web Site:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/lessoni3.html

Lesson 4: Web Site Design - More Than Meets the Eye:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/lessoni4.html

Lesson 5: Web Graphics - Grabbing the Viewer's Attention:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/lessoni5.html

Lesson 6: CGI, Forms & JavaScript - Creating an Interactive Web Site:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/lessoni6.html

Lesson 7: Getting Your Web Site Online:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/lessoni7.html

Lesson 8: Web Page Promotion - Getting the Word Out:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/lessoni8.html

Lesson 9: Feedback - Measuring your Web Sites Effectiveness:
http://freenettools.netfirms.com/tutorials/lessoni9.html

 



Practical PHP Programming Online Book:
http://www.hudzilla.org/phpbook/index.php

The author has written this book with the goal of making the task of learning PHP something fun and, as such, you will find lots of good information, even for those who have not programmed much before. But this book also has lots of information on advanced functionality in PHP for veteran users looking to take their PHP skills above and beyond where they are right now.

Here are the online chapters you can browse and read through:

  1. Preface
  2. Introducing PHP
  3. Simple variables and operators
  4. Functions
  5. Arrays
  6. Objects
  7. HTML Forms
  8. Files
  9. Databases
  10. Cookies and Sessions
  11. Multimedia
  12. XML & XSLT
  13. Output Buffering
  14. Java and COM
  15. Networks
  16. Miscellaneous topics
  17. Security concerns
  18. Performance
  19. Writing PHP
  20. Writing extensions
  21. Alternative PHP uses
  22. Practical PHP
  23. Bringing it to a close
  24. Answers to Exercises
  25. The future of PHP
  26. Glossary

 



90 ASP.Net Tutorials, Tips, Code, Forum, and FAQ:
http://www.aspspider.com/tutorials/

ASPspider.com gives you 90 ASP.Net tutorials, targetted mainly to those starting out with this Microsoft web programming technology. This site also provides ASP.Net Tips and Code Samples, a Forum, and a FAQ.

ASP.Net Tips and Code Samples:
http://www.aspspider.com/tips/

ASP.Net Discussion Forum:
http://www.aspspider.com/qa/

ASP.Net Frequently Asked Questions:
http://www.aspspider.com/faq/

 



Tutorials for HTML, Javascript, CSS, and CGI:
http://www.ipowerweb.com/build/programming/index.html

Ipowerweb.com provides several good tutorials showing you how to build and program various web site features. These will teach you how to code using HTML, Javascript, CSS, and CGI.


11 HTML Tutorials:
http://www.ipowerweb.com/build/programming/html/index.html

6 Javascript Tutorials and a Free Collection of Javascripts:
http://www.ipowerweb.com/build/programming/js/index.html

CSS Tutorials:
http://www.ipowerweb.com/build/programming/css/index.html

CGI Tutorials:
http://www.ipowerweb.com/build/programming/cgi/index.html

 



Website Design and Development Articles:
http://websitebytes.mmau.com/ind_wwwdev.html

This site, Websitebytes.mmau.com, offers comprehensive information, tips, and advise to help you make better websites, to retain and draw more visitors, and to make your web site as attractive and desirable as possible. The following website design and development articles will help you understand how to do this.

 



117 Ways to Increase Web Site Traffic:
http://www.traffic4me.com/toc.php

Here is a free online book, 117 Ways to Increase Web Site Traffic, that will give you many ideas for increasing your web site traffic. Not all of these would necessarily be applicable or suitable for your business. Some ideas might be great for you and some may not, because the answers will be different for every person who reads this tutorial - it depends on your business, your skills, and your web site. This book is also available as a downloadable ebook in .exe format here: http://www.traffic4me.com/ebook.php.

 



Free Online Book: Building Accessible Websites:
http://joeclark.org/book/sashay/serialization/

This is a well written free book that will teach you how to design and create a web site that is fully accessible to those who are handicapped. The author states that he wants you to be able to simultaneously do great design and accessibility, and to do both he needs to teach you how to do accessibility well. He can’t teach you to be a better designer or programmer, but he can and will teach you top-notch accessibility skills. This book is all about raising the bar.

 



Web Video and Audio Tutorials:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42197

Here are excellent training tutorials for creating video and audio content for the web, offered by peachpit.com. These will help you to create more compelling web-based video digital movies, images, graphics, audio, and sound files.

 



HTML and CSS Tutorials:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42192

Here are excellent training tutorials for learning how to program and develop web pages and sites using HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), offered by peachpit.com. These will help you learn how to create web sites that are coded with well formed and valid HTML and Style Sheet code.

 



Web Site Usability and Best Practices Tutorials:
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/index.asp?st=42240

Here are 55 excellent Web Site Usability and Best Practices training tutorials, offered by peachpit.com, for learning how to program and develop web pages and web sites with the best web usability features possible. These will help you learn how to create web sites that are designed and developed with your visitors and site users in mind, giving them the best experience you can offer.

 



Mobile Web Programming Tutorials from Developer's Home:
http://www.developershome.com/

At Developer's Home you can learn various mobile web programming and scripting technologies like WAP / WAP 2.0, WML, WMLScript, XHTML MP, WCSS / WAP CSS and SMS through their free tutorials, articles and examples. This web site can help programmers who wish to extend their knowledge to the wireless world.


WML Tutorial:
http://www.developershome.com/wap/wml/
WML (Wireless Markup Language) is the markup language defined in the WAP 1.x specification. WML documents are viewable on both WAP 1.x and WAP 2.0 wireless devices.

WMLScript Tutorial:
http://www.developershome.com/wap/wmlscript/WMLScript (Wireless Markup Language Script) is the client-side scripting language of WML. Its syntax is very similar to JavaScript. WMLScript can help increase the interactivity of a WAP site.

XHTML MP Tutorial:
http://www.developershome.com/wap/xhtmlmp/XHTML MP (XHTML Mobile Profile) is the markup language of the most recent WAP 2.0 standard. It is a simplified version of XHTML used on the web and supports CSS.

WAP CSS / WCSS Tutorial:
http://www.developershome.com/wap/wcss/WCSS (WAP CSS or Wireless CSS) is a simplified version of the web CSS2 standard. It is defined in the WAP 2.0 specification and should be used together with XHTML MP.

SMS Tutorial:
http://www.developershome.com/sms/
SMS (Short Message Service) has achieved huge success in the wireless world.






5) The Best New Free Windows, Linux, Hardware and General Computer Training Sites
 


Windows XP Informative Articles and Technical Tips:
http://www.activewin.com/winxp/

Activewin.com hosts many good articles and tips for several versions of the Windows operating system. Here are their best pages of information, articles, and tips covering Windows XP. They offer a total of 46 technical tips that will help you configure Windows XP the way you want it to work. This blog post provides all of the details and links for these Windows XP articles and tips: 238/Windows-XP-Articles-and-Technical-Tips

 



FTLinuxCourse 2004: Free Linux Online Course:
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The is the newly released FTLinuxCourse 2004, which is the newest and latest edition of this free online Linux Course. The chapters and lessons of this new course cover more about using and administering a Linux computer and desktop system and less about the installation. The main course and links to all of the 35 course chapters are provided here. This blog post provides all of the details and links for these Windows XP articles and tips: Free-Linux-Online-Course






6) Software, Office and Computer Sites and Downloads Worth Mentioning
 


Downloads for PowerPoint 2002/XP:
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Add-ins, Updates, Viewers, Publications, and Samples & Tutorials for PowerPoint 2002 / XP. Here are some of the add-ins:


PowerPoint 2003/2002 Add-in: Office Animation Runtime:
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PowerPoint 2002 Add-in: Expanded Help File:
http://www.microsoft.com/..hurl=AFAD16927B6D9CA0D6C1414460701034

PowerPoint Templates Pack 1:
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PowerPoint Templates Pack 2:
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PowerPoint Templates Pack 3:
http://www.microsoft.com/..hurl=1E47C13A4D2A964DB8E1E66A5BA1160E

 



Downloads for PowerPoint 2003:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/CD010225331033.aspx

Add-ins, Updates, Viewers, Publications, and Samples & Tutorials for PowerPoint 2003. Here are some of the add-ins:


PowerPoint 2003 Add-in: Template Creation Wizard:
http://www.microsoft.com/..url=1B33414E3A1C0B29EB946141987E1936

PowerPoint 2003 Add-in: Data Assistant:
http://www.microsoft.com/..url=16200CAA4AABC4A9B2E502B30577DA81

PowerPoint 2003 Add-in: Presentation Broadcast:
http://www.microsoft.com/..url=48C90CC26E10693C86E5D8D81F08F06F






7) Question of the Month about Software Training:

Each month Jeff Love will answer a current or important question that we have received about computer and software training.


December 2005 Question: 

What are the latest developments in the Adobe acquisition of Macromedia and will this affect their applications in the future?


Answer:

As of December 5, 2005, Adobe has completed its acquisition of Macromedia. Information about the acquisition is available here.

Due to the acquisition, Adobe has announced 3 new product bundles, whose details are as follows:

     1) The Adobe Design Bundle - combines Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium
         with Flash Professional 8 software.

     2) The Adobe Web Bundle - brings together Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium
         and Studio 8.

     3) The Adobe Video Bundle - delivers Adobe video solutions coupled with
         Flash Professional 8.


Also, an FAQ about the aquisition, including how it will affect their software products and applications in the future. It is available here:


Their plans for the future of their software applications are not specific at this time. Here is an excerpt form the FAQ:

Q: How will the product portfolios be integrated over time?

A: Initially, Adobe will offer combinations of products that provide specific solutions, such as the product bundles announced at the time of the acquisition close. After that, product integration requiring engineering enhancements will come in the first 12 to 18 months as part of regularly scheduled product upgrade cycles.


Q: What are Adobe's plans for Flash Player and Adobe Reader?

A: Our long-term plan is to develop a "universal client" by combining PDF, Flash and HTML in a single, integrated runtime.

I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
http://www.EducationOnlineForComputers.com

 




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