Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321703782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321703781

eBook Description:

Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide

The book will show people that they can build and manage a Joomla! website without a technical background. Starting with an introduction to Joomla and how to install it, the book will detail how to add content, control users, make links and then add extra features to a Joomla! site. The book simplifies things to avoid difficult tasks that are unnecessary for beginners to understand. Written in plain English, the tutorial offers clear instructions, simple explanations, real-life examples, plenty of screenshots and humor. The book is aimed at busy people who want to understand Joomla in a fun, readable and straightforward way.

Master Joomla! hands-on, step-by-step, through easy, practical examples!

Joomla! now powers tens of millions of websites of every size and type. But many beginners find it confusing, and most Joomla! books are too complex to help. Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide is the solution. Top Joomla! trainer Stephen Burge teaches everything beginners need to know-and nothing they don’t need to know!

Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide requires absolutely no experience with Joomla! content management, website construction, programming, scripting, or even HTML. Stephen Burge has taught thousands of beginners-and thousands more who’ve experimented with Joomla! but haven’t mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding Joomla! users up the learning curve-from confusion to results!

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iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 590 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 2nd edition (July 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321773772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321773777

eBook Description:

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 2nd Edition

In this book, the world’s leading Apple platform development trainers offer a complete, practical, hands-on introduction to iPhone and iPad programming. The authors walk through all the Apple tools and technologies needed to build successful iPhone/iPad/iPod touch apps, including the iOS 4.3 SDK, the Objective-C language, Xcode 4, Foundation framework, and the classes that make up the iOS UI framework. The many topics covered in this book include:

  • Easily setting up elegant, efficient user interfaces with UIKit
  • Creating effective visuals, animation, and effects with Core Graphics and Core Animation
  • Making the most of the iOS multi-touch event handling and accelerometer data
  • Building location-aware iOS applications utilizing Core Location and MapKit
  • Localizing applications for international use
  • Creating applications that capture audio and play media
  • Storing data in files or with Core Data

In this book, the world’s leading Apple platform development trainers offer a complete, practical, hands-on introduction to iPhone and iPad programming. The authors walk through all the Apple tools and technologies needed to build successful iPhone/iPad/iPod touch apps, including the iOS 4.3 SDK, the Objective-C language, Xcode 4, Foundation framework, and the classes that make up the iOS UI framework.

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 Studio Techniques: Designing and Developing for Mobile with jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Adobe Press; 1st edition (June 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 032177325X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321773258

eBook Description:

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 Studio Techniques: Designing and Developing for Mobile with jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3

It’s widely predicted that mobile phones and tablets will overtake desktop PCs as the most common Web access devices within the next two or three years. Adobe is responding to this dramatic shift by focusing on new tools to develop websites for multiple platforms with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in Dreamweaver CS5.5. In particular, Dreamweaver engineers have been working closely with the developers of jQuery, the de-facto standard JavaScript framework, to develop jQuery Mobile. This is a new JavaScript/CSS framework designed to create websites and applications that work consistently in all major mobile platforms, including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Symbian (Nokia). This book explores in depth the integration of jQuery Mobile in Dreamweaver, together with other new features aimed at building websites that work across multiple devices.

Using a series of practical examples, the book will show how to optimize an existing website for display in desktops, tablets, and mobile phones, using CSS media queries. Readers will also learn how to create a dedicated mobile site using jQuery Mobile. Although Dreamweaver will generate much of the necessary code automatically, the book will explain the structure of jQuery Mobile websites and web applications, so that developers can go beyond the basics to add custom functionality and design features. The book will also utilize the core jQuery framework, demonstrating how the new jQuery code hinting in Dreamweaver CS5.5 speeds up the development process for experienced developers and acts as a learning aid for those new to jQuery. Readers will learn how to convert a jQuery Mobile web application into a native app (that can be loaded on an iPhone or Android device) using PhoneGap, another open source framework.

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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium Digital Classroom

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 832 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470607793
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470607794

eBook Description:

This 800 page book and DVD combination provides a complete training package covering Creative Suite 5 Design Premium!

Twenty self-paced lessons help you discover the basics of page layout, vector graphics, photo editing, document management, Web design, animation, and file management. Step-by-step instructions and video tutorials round out this invaluable full-color book-and-DVD combo. This book includes complete lessons, videos, and exercise files for you to learn InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Adobe Bridge.

  • Features full-color, step-by-step instructions that make even the most complicated tasks easy to understand, while the video training enhances the content covered in the book
  • Find ways to use the Adobe Creative Suite to create dynamic designs with its robust tools
  • Combines an 800 page full-color instructional book along with lesson files and video training from Adobe Certified Experts on the included DVD

You’ll feel as though you have your own personal instructor guiding you through each lesson as you work at your own speed learning the latest release of Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium!

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Blender 2.5 HOTSHOT

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (June 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849513104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849513104

eBook Description:

Challenging and fun projects that will push your Blender skills to the limit

  • Exciting projects covering many areas: modeling, shading, lighting, compositing, animation, and the game engine
  • Strong emphasis on techniques and methodology for the best approach to each project
  • Utilization of many of the tools available in Blender 3D for developing moderately complex projects
  • Clear and concise explanations of working in 3D, along with insights into some important technical features of Blender 3D
  • Projects that you can tweak yourself to create magnificent finished models. Have a look at Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 and see for yourself

In Detail

Blender 2.5 Hotshot will show you how powerful and capable Blender 3D is when you exploit its full potential. Move beyond basic tasks in Blender 3d and dive into more challenging territory. Ditch simple boring characters in favor of creating more detailed, visually rich, and polished results.

We will start by covering all the steps involved in producing a complete image from scratch by working on a scene of a starship; then we’ll go into working with blueprints by creating an aircraft scene and a car model. Next you will use the video editor by creating a professional looking demo-reel followed by the game engine to create an interactive first person architectural walkthrough.

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