What type of art do I need to study or get lessons in or look up tutorial of in order to draw in a style similar to Bradon Boyd (of Incubus - I can't link where I am but a quick Google should bring it up) and other - I don't know - "graffiti" style(?) Art? I want to be able to put what's in my brain to paper. Please help!
My son is in grade 9 and is struggling with maths (this is an ongoing thing). Algebra is everywhere and he has no idea. What are the best online resources for stepping through algebra from the very beginning?
What program(s) do you use to create an iPad app tutorial? [more inside]
I have been out of the HTML game since CSS came on the scene, (yeah, that long.) and I need to develop it as a skill set. I could use some suggestions for reading material that'll get me there quickly. [more inside]
My church is upgrading its computers and the old copies of Office are long since vanished, evidently. (If they ever existed; I kind of suspect the last person who did IT stuff may have pirated it.) So, we're buying new versions. But our office manager is... well, she's not at all computer literate. She's kind of continuing to be employed more on a charity basis than because she's actually very capable. But I need to get her able to actually use the basic features of Word, Excel, and Publisher on the new versions, in the simplest way possible that does not involve my personally sitting with her for days at a time. Help? [more inside]
I'd love to do more urban/travel sketching with watercolors and ink, and I'm pretty new to art. How do I learn to do it better? More inside! [more inside]
I've recently been asked to make a few programming tutorials for work. These would eventually be available to a consumer audience. Looking for good resources (and exemplar videos) for guidance. [more inside]
In particular, I'm interested in videos or other tutorials related to making collages, stencils (for street art) and screen printing. My equipment at home is pretty rudimentary, especially when it comes to screen printing, so techniques that are more DIY than super sophisticated are appreciated. I'm very interested in tutorials that take a specific work of art and show how it was made with steps along the way. Thanks!
Hi Everyone! All of my clients are asking for this style of animation/screen casting (SFW): http://youtu.be/RYZ7IkboW7M It's the manic screen twisting animation with text and simple images displayed over basic color backgrounds. I am moderately skilled in After Effects (and own the suite) so I'd love to accommodate them, but I am more accustomed to creating explosions, light sabers and monsters than this kind of stuff. I would like to know if anyone knows of specific online classes or easy to follow tutorials for this specific style/type of animation? I've found many After Effects tutorials, but I'm looking for something specifically geared to creating a video similar to the one posted above. I am happily prepared to pay for these as I really need to be somewhat proficient in this by early 2014. Thanks a million!
I'm familiar with Lynda.com, Kelby Training or TutsPlus/Premium for creative professionals and learning new creative or programming related skills. Is there a good equivalent for learning IT skills? Things like networking, computer troubleshooting, server support, active directory, etc? My google foo is failing me, probably because it's an area I'm not familiar with. I would prefer an all in one type site with curated materials as opposed to just finding stuff on youtube. [more inside]
How can I teach myself to knit socks? [more inside]
So more and more I'm working with PHP. I can hack my way through most tasks using logic and reference material but I think it might be time to build a better base of understanding. [more inside]
How best can I get on a good track to grow and learn as a web designer? I've been using Codecademy, but I'd like to branch out. [more inside]
Two part question. Helping quasi-luddite parents figure out how to use their computer, and whether I should help them make the switch to VOIP. [more inside]
I would like to start learning how to make leather journals. I really don't know where to start. More inside. [more inside]
I'm finally using git. Right now I'm using it stupidly: I pull from the main branch, make changes, push the changes, and then deploy. I'd like to be smarter with this process, and in particular, I'd like to be able to have (1) a process that can handle changes in priority easily and that (2) includes a clear separation between code that still needs to be tested vs. code ready to go live. [more inside]
What are your favorite eyeshadow/makeup tutorials? [more inside]
Looking for training videos & resources designed for older generations to familiarize them with basic Internet skills including checking email, using web searches, and how to avoid various scams and be web safe. [more inside]
What's your favorite intermediate-to-advanced Photoshop book? [more inside]
Bike Mechanics 101: What tools and general knowledge should I acquire before I make an attempt at dismantling and re-constructing a bicycle? [more inside]
I have a brain-block when it comes to Regex and really need to learn it. Can anybody suggest really good tutorials with little exercises to reinforce the info? I've tried so many times to get a grasp and it just escapes me and would be invaluable for school/work since I'm doing a lot of string processing in Perl and PHP. Thanks!
Where to find good resources for the brave new world of web coding? [more inside]
How would you go about explaining basic computer features to someone who cannot conceive of what a gigabyte is? (Or, to a more extreme degree, what a username is or how the internet works?) [more inside]
Tablet art tutorial videos? [more inside]
Suggestions for real-life(ish) SQL exercises? [more inside]
Please point me and my boyfriend to your best resources for vegan/vegetarian cooking instruction for absolute beginners. [more inside]
Teaching a beginners course for a beginning instructor? Help me come up with a few ideas/guidelines for a intro tutorial for non-political science grad students. [more inside]
DanceFilter: Help me learn how to dance from the comfort of home. What are some of your favorite dance tutorials / dances to imitate ?
My programming tutorials look terrible on YouTube. I wouldn't care except that it's hard to read the code. This isn't just the way YouTube is. I am looking at other people's tutorials, and I can read their code. How do I encode/upload videos so that they look as good as possible? [more inside]
What can I do for 30 minutes a day to improve my WordPress skills from "intermediate" to "advanced"? [more inside]
I want to create a simple but dynamic Bible-reading web app from the ground up. I have very little web design and development experience. Where do I begin? [more inside]
How can I give an image the look of a spray painted stencil using Photoshop? [more inside]
I want to teach myself Visual Basic 2008 to help me get ahead at work. I have some questions about how to do it well. [more inside]
What is the best way to learn QGIS? [more inside]
Can you reccommend VBA tutorials, particularly for MS Excel 2007? [more inside]
Whats is/are the best programs to create simple online tutorials (w/ captioned pics, mainly)? A CHM maker or something else? What do you use? [more inside]
I Need help with (I hope) simple Wordpress to modify an existing Wordpress webpage Seeking recommendations of (youtube?) tutorials, basic manuals, etc. I have 30 years of varied computer experience, but none with creating/maintaining web page content. And didn't want any. A friend and I have inherited that task from our webmaster and I don't understand the mindset and terminology of pages, posts, categories. I need to rearrange the home page , adding some pages and changing the layout, add photos (linked to (apparently) pages, in a changing display, etc etc. googling wordpress tutorial free gives lots of possibilities. I think we will set up a blog one of these days, but most important is to modify the web pages. I need some basics. Is a blog a subset of a web page, or vice versa, or is it all the same? Any help will be appreciated. I found the following in the archives, but still appreciate help. [more inside]
I'd like to sharpen my PHP skills and finally tackle OOP, classes, etc.. There's an overwhelming amount of tutorials online, so I was wondering if you had a favorite one (or ones) that helped you hone your OOP skills. [more inside]
Help me make automatons. [more inside]
Linux filter: Calling out all Linux experts. I need to learn administrative Linux in a rather short period. Looking for the best online resources, tutorials, cheat sheets, tips etc. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good general information literacy tutorial with a focus on good search strategies, using bibliographic databases, etc. It needs to be suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate literature students. [more inside]
I'm looking for an introduction to the concepts of object oriented programming. My goal is to be able to learn Objective C for Mac OS X development. [more inside]
I have two weeks to learn PHP. Help me make a plan! [more inside]
Help me AJAX-ify a very simple web process in PHP. Links to very simple AJAX tutorials much appreciated. [more inside]
I have an abundance of time this holiday week, and I finally got around to watching that Japanese t-shirt folding tutorial video and learning how to do it. I wonder, what other quick, easy, and cool time-saving tricks can I learn this week?
What are the best resources for learning Rhinoceros or Alias Studio? [more inside]
I program actionscript on the side and I'm looking to pick up a designer's slack on a particular project. Can anyone recommend some really great internet resources (tutorial write-ups, guidelines, video) for learning how to create "Web 2.0" style graphics? [more inside]
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