As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I will soon be retiring many of the courses in the video store.
… For those who still need say the Dreamweaver CS6 course, it will be there, but generally pushed to the background. At the same time, there are other courses that are just going to be replaced altogether.
I would say that the biggest change will be the format in which we provide training. Rather than download to own, we will be offering lifetime streaming access to the new content. It seems to be how people want it. In other news, I will be introducing a new style of style of training; something I call ‘immersive interactive’ training.
I built my first video course in about 2003, and have been retiring courses over the years as needed.
Now that time has come again, where within the next few months, I will be retiring all of the older courses from the site.
… In fact, I plan to stop selling the vast majority. Yes, some still want to learn Dreamweaver CS3, CS5 and CS6 but their time has passed and so should the courses.
New courses for 2015-2016
… These are easily my best courses yet.
Expect to see the new courses to hit the store in October 2015.
We have a huge Dreamweaver CS6 course (10 hrs of videos!) but these days, it can be hard to find a trial of Dreamweaver CS6. Adobe wants you to get into their cloud version of Dreamweaver – Dreamweaver CC.
In our Dreamweaver CS6 course, you learn much, much more than Dreamweaver … it’s really a beginners web design course. It’s also very designer centric … you build great looking websites in this course.
That said, it’s hard to learn without Dreamweaver CS6 … though the latest Dreamweaver CC is very similar, there are still differences that might trip up a beginner. So the solution is to download the trial of the new Dreamweaver CC and deal with the differences, or you could buy an older copy of Dreamweaver CS6 – be sure it’s legal!
But hidden deep in Adobe’s site, is a place to download a free trial of Dreamweaver CS6:
I just downloaded it today (April 17th 2015) … so you should be good.
Why bother? There just a lot of great stuff in the Dreamweaver CS6 course and some people rather just own Dreamweaver CS6 and not rent Dreamweaver CC. Then again, you don’t need Dreamweaver to build great sites.
Photoshop is powerful, but it’s overkill for 99% of web developers/designer needs. It’s not expensive at $9.99/month for individuals, and $19.99/month for business use. But over a few years, this could add up!
The key point is that most web professionals need maybe 10% of Photoshop’s power – if that much. There are easier to learn, very capable cheaper alternatives. A few free ones too!