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You're too busy to go back to school. At least that's the excuse you give for not pursuing additional training in your field.

Well guess what? That excuse isn't any good any more. In fact, it hasn't been good for some time. And it's a good thing too, because you need stay current in your field if you want to stay competitive.

You can get additional training on web design, web development, and many other topics from the comfort of your own home. You no longer have to go somewhere to take a class.

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Many traditional colleges offer online courses. In addition to coursework available online through the colleges, a large online training industry has sprung up in the past decade.

In this post, I'll focus on online training sites. I'll list 14 of the best non-college online training opportunities for web designers and web developers.

If you liked this post, you will probably also like: Learning Web Design: Self Taught vs. a Formal Education.
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Pariah Burke is one busy man, writing, speaking, consulting, and training on a wide variety of topics for creative pros. And now he's about to unveil a new project called Design Your Own Business, “a monthly Internet tele­vi­sion show for free­lancers and small busi­ness own­ers with a focus on, but not exclu­sively for, design­ers and the cre­ative professions.”



Episode 1 will take place Tuesday January 7, 20

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14 at 1 PM Eastern, 10 AM Pacific. Pariah's guests will include Sally Cox, Dave Cross, Clint Funk, and Bob Levine.


Here's the full description of the show:


In this episode host Pariah Burke and guests dis­cuss the fol­low­ing topics:



How to suc­ceed in a world of $5 logo designs and $10 brochure layouts
Adobe Creative Cloud Decoded: CC, CC for Teams, CC for Photographers, CC for Students, CC for Educators, and Accessing Previous Versions of Apps
In a world with iOS and Android does Microsoft Surface matter?

Who will use it?
Can it run Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator?
Should design­ers or free­lancers run out and get one?
Do dig­i­tal pub­lish­ers need to con­sider Microsoft Surface devices when design­ing dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions in InDesign?


Guests’ Can’t-Work-Without Mobile and Web Apps
Q&A from the Audience

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Educational Institutions and Universities need attractive websites to attract new students and serve exceeding students. Educational websites have lot of information to show, they need to provide details of admissions, syllabus, results, information of a student. So these types of websites need

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good designers to be worked on as UI is very important to make it reader friendly.



Having a nice website became mandate for any educational institution as right from admissions to certificates go online these days.


Here are 35 Different Educational Website Designs for Inspiration.


1. University of Washington

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2. Biola Undergraduation

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3. Johns Hopkins University

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4. Northwestern University

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5. Bea Long Horn

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6. Lovely Professional University

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7. Liu Global

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8. Indiana University

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9. Loyola Marymount University

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10. The University of Texas

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11. University of Notre Dame

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12. UT Health

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13. Virginia Common Wealth University

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14. University of Delaware

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15. The University of Nottingham

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16. The University of Chicago

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17. Seoul National University

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18. Washtenaw Community College

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19. The University of Melbourne

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20. Virginia Tech

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21. Denver Seminary

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22. Champlain College

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23. Boston University Alumni

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24. American University

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25. Asheville School

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26. Penn University of Pennsylvania

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27. Oregon State University

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28. Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

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29. Mississippi State

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30. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

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31. Tennessee

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32. Maryland Institute College Of Art

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33. Oklahoma Wesleyan University

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34. Stone Laboratory

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35. William & Mary

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With the advent of high-definition screens, web designers now have to make sure that the images they use are optimized for HD. Skipping this process may render websites blurry or pixelated, leaving a not so good impression on visitors. One of the best ways to deal with HD screens is to use Vector Graphic whenever possible.



Vector Graphic is scaleable at any size, so it will look great on an HD screen. In this post, we would like to share a quick tip on how to c

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onvert your Photoshop Text into SVG. If you have, for example, a text-based logo in your design, you’ll probably find this tip very useful.



Photoshop Stage

For this example, we will use a simple text-based logo created using the Pacifico font family (screenshot).



On the the Layers tab in Photoshop, right-click on the text layer and select Convert to Shape (screenshot).



Then, save the file in Photoshop EPS format.



Illustrator Stage

Open the EPS file in Adobe Illustrator. You should see that the text is now a vector object.



In this stage, you can make a few adjustments such as removing unnecessary layers, changing the background colors, or resizing. To resize the document in Illustrator, just go to File > Document Setup and select Edit Artboards.


You can use your mouse to resize the Artboard, or specify the size more accurately by filling in the Width (W) and the Height (H).



Next, save the file in SVG format, which is the default option. And that’s it.



Conclusion

The act of converting the font into Shape is to ensure compatibility across multiple computers – when you are working remotely, different fonts installed on different systems may cause the "Font missing" error. This may also happens with different versions of Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Turning text to SVG will help minimize or eliminate issues to do with compatibility.



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In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a Retro Lights and Lazers wallpaper in Photoshop with vibrant colours and...
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Here's a good tutorial — How to make an animal hybrid in Photoshop, from Photoshop Daily. "In this free Photoshop tutorial we’ll be covering the techniques used to extract and apply textures from one animal to another." READ MORE...

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Many business owners today are questioning whether or not they still need to work with a professional web design company to help them establish a successful online presence. But there are some things a cut-and-paste solution to web design can't handle.
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The web design of a company is its storefront, and it can greatly help in its marketing strategies. Are you wondering how it is possible? Read more to find out.
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