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November 7, 2012

Lynda.Com and Safari Tech Books


 Safari Tech Books

Lynda.Com and Safari Tech Books - a winning combination! has just announced several new classes that are available this Fall.  As a member of the Columbia College Chicago community, you have free access to over 60,000 training classes and videos offered at  So take a class with Lynda and then follow up by browsing some of the 15,000 online Tech Books available in the eBook Database, Safari Tech Books.

Here are some of the new classes being offered at

InDesign Secrets  with David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion
In this series, David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, co-hosts of the web’s top resource for InDesign tips and tricks,, share some hidden and sometimes surprising workflow tips that will make working in InDesign more efficient and more fun. The course covers built-in timesaving features such as Quick Apply and auto-expanding text, but also little-known tricks, such as using the eyedropper to copy and paste character and paragraph text attributes and making accurate selections by selecting through or even into objects.  This course was updated on Oct 25, 2012.  duration: 6h 11m

InDesign for Web Design  with Michael Murphy
InDesign offers unique advantages for kick-starting a website design, such as its unmatched typographic control, pixel-perfect positioning, and fluid, intuitive layout environment. InDesign offers designers who want to quickly create webpage prototypes a powerful toolset with robust text and object styles, page grid features, and interactivity—and none of the limitations of Photoshop, complexities of Dreamweaver, or burdens of hand-coding HTML and CSS. This course shows aspiring web designers how to set up documents for the web, utilize web fonts for maximum compatibility, design a navigation bar, and even mimic CSS with InDesign styles. The final chapter shows how to export your mockups as HTML, CSS, PDF, SWF, and web-optimized images that can be shown to clients or quickly published to the web. duration: 5h 7m

InDesign FX  with Mike Rankin
InDesign FX is a collection of self-contained effects projects designed to be completed in ten minutes or less. Taught by expert Mike Rankin, the series explores every aspect of InDesign’s graphic effects capabilities through real-world examples, all without relying on Photoshop or Illustrator. The intent is to reveal the quick, practical, and sometimes surprising application of InDesign effects to creative projects. This course was updated on Oct 18, 2012.  duration: 5h 18m

Now follow up with some easy to access reference materials at Safari Tech Books:

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