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Converting a Photoshop Mockup (Part 1 of 3)

In this first-ever video podcast, I start the conversion process of an Adobe Photoshop mockup of a website, into a real live CSS based website.

Coyier, Chris. CSS Tricks (2009). Articles>Web Design>Video>Screencasts

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Detaching a Template using an AfterPublish Macro

A short tutorial showing how to create an AfterPublish macro to detach the template from the published Word document.

Blunck, Hamish. HamishBlunck.com (2009). Presentations>Documentation>Screencasts>Author It

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Editing Audio Using Audacity

TechSmith asked me to create a video on using Audacity to edit narrations. Since the use of Audacity will be useful to many I've uploaded it here too. The screencast covers removing background noise, breathing and lip smacks, dynamic range compression, volume normalisation, fades and de-essing using the volume control.

Ozsvald, Ian. ShowMeDo (2009). Presentations>Multimedia>Audio>Screencasts

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Embedding Videos into Madcap Flare

One of Flare’s shortcomings is the inability to easily embed video files. However, if you use the Camtasia Studio’s Express Show format as your video format (and you choose the SWF option), you can insert the video into Flare by inserting the video as if it were a picture. Here’s a two-minute screencast showing the processing for inserting a video into Flare. You can also put the video in a drop-down hotspot.

Johnson, Tom H. I'd Rather Be Writing (2009). Presentations>Documentation>Screencasts>Madcap Flare

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The InDesigner

The InDesigner video podcast showcases the power of InDesign to automate repetitive tasks, improve productivity and build unprecedented flexibility into the design process. The InDesigner is dedicated to empowering designers to understand and embrace concepts and features that will transform how they work and allow them to both meet their deadlines and satisfy their creative passion.

Murphy, Michael. InDesigner, The. Resources>Document Design>Video>Screencasts

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Intro to jQuery 2

Starting off where we left off last time, we continue exploring the possibilities of jQuery. We revisit some of the old functions and make them do some smarter things. We explore a simple variable and an IF/ELSE statement. Then we look at the AJAX-y .load() function, the CSS function, and then finish off by writing out own custom function and going over how that layer of abstraction can help us keep our code clean. Semantics counts in JavaScript too!

Coyier, Chris. CSS Tricks (2008). Articles>Web Design>Interaction Design>Screencasts

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Introduction to HTML5, Microformats and CSS3

This screencast will give you insight into HTML5 and CSS3 to help ease the pain that comes with transitioning to a slightly different syntax.

Vasinov, Vasily. Techmic (2009). Articles>Web Design>Standards>Screencasts

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jQuery Part 3 – Image Title Plugin

This video focuses on taking an already existing idea and code and turning it into a jQuery plugin. In this case it helps keep our code as semantic as it can be, and with JavaScript off, degrades nicely. We cover the syntax of creating a plugin, show off the cool chain-ability of jQuery, and show how to make the plugin versatile and expandable.

Coyier, Chris. CSS Tricks (2009). Articles>Web Design>Interaction Design>Screencasts

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Microsoft Help Viewer - New Help System in Visual Studio 2010

In this video, Ryan Linton, a Senior Program Manager on the Library Experience Team, describes the new Help system in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.

McGrath, Kathleen. Microsoft (2009). Articles>Documentation>Help>Screencasts

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Three Low-Cost Microphones for Screencasting

Uses Audacity to compare three microphones. It shows the progressive improvements achieved by using a USB microphone and a larger desktop microphone. The microphones are: 1) analog Altec Lansing, 2) Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000, 3) Samson C01U.

Bower, Tim. ShowMeDo (2009). Articles>Multimedia>Screencasts>Audio

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