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!
I’ve decided to now back all my courses you buy from Killervideostore.com, with a 30 day money back guarantee. If for any reason the course doesn’t work for you, just shoot me an email and I will refund you.
Hmmm …. that means you have nothing left to loose! Start learning today!
Finally, after a few years of complacency, we’ve updated the video store! I hope you like the new look! There might be a few bugs here and there, given how big a change we made, but it should all be resolved and tip-top in a few days.
I’ve been teaching web development for over tens years now, and things have changed a lot in that time. Besides web development itself, the WAY people want to learn has also changed.
The first thing that I’ve done to respond to these changes, is to provide a far more advanced subscription based training service: webmentor.org. Those of you familiar with the old Killersites Library, will appreciate the upgrade you find on Webmentor.org.
The KillerVideoStore in the Future
Subscription based services is common these days, but there are still people who want to own the courses. For you, I will keep offering my courses right here on killervideostore.com … and now in three formats you can choose from:
DVD’s mailed to you
On USB thumbdrive
Whichever format you choose, you will have LIFETIME DOWNLOAD ACCESS to the courses you buy. So if (for example,) you loose them a year from now, you will be free to come back and download them all again.
The following details the steps you need to take to become a web developer – this is a question I get all the time by the way … you are not alone!
#1. Learn to code. You need the skills before you can sell them! Today (2014-2015) you need to learn the following technologies in this order:
HTML5 & CSS3
SQL & MySQL
Object Oriented PHP (OOP in PHP)
To be clear, you don’t need to master all these before you get to step #2, #3 and so on … But you do need to see these as the ultimate goal.
… In fact, you could quickly move into step #2 once you have a good understanding of CSS and HTML under your belt. As you learn more though, you will be able to take on more jobs (simply because of the greater variety of skills you will have) and raise your pay/salary as you become more valuable and more experienced.