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Massive Purge of the Courses

Hi!

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

I am currently building new courses that will be out very soon. Not only will they be up to date with the latest languages (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP) and development tools, they are created with a whole new style of teaching, that no one is doing.

… These are easily my best courses yet.

Expect to see the new courses to hit the store in October 2015.

Thanks!

Stefan Mischook
Killersites.com

My new book is on Amazon!

build-your-websites-book

Hi,

My new beginners book on web design will released June or July in 2015. You can pre order it now on Amazon. It should also be in bookstores in the UK and the US at the same time.

I’ve also set up an author’s page on Amazon: amazon.com/author/stefan

I have to tell you, with all these ways to stay connected to people, I am having a hard time to decide which way to go! For example, you can find me on:

… And I have a Facebook account etc.

If you are interested, probably best to catch me on twitter and my blogs.

Stefan Mischook

Downloading the Dreamweaver CS6 Trial

Hi,

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!

Hidden Treasure!

But hidden deep in Adobe’s site, is a place to download a free trial of Dreamweaver CS6:

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/cs6-product-downloads.html

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.

Stefan
Killersites.com

Top 3 Image Editors – alternatives to Photoshop

Hi,

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!

The short list:

  1. Paint.net – Windows only. But free!
  2. The Gimp – Strange name but powerful and free! Runs on Mac and Windows.
  3. Xara Photo and Graphic Designer – Not free, but you can buy it for $89.99. I use this all the time. It’s bloody fast!

… And there are others. The point is, there is more to Photoshop in the image editing world.

Stefan Mischook
Killersites.com

Money Back Guarantee!

Hi,

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!

Stefan Mischook
Killersites.com

New Video Store Skin is Live!

Hi,

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.

New courses coming out soon too.

Stefan
killersites.com

Changes to the KillerSites Training Courses

Hi!

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:

  1. Digital download
  2. DVD’s mailed to you
  3. 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.

Thanks,

Stefan Mischook
killersitees.com

How to Become a Web Developer – the Video!

Hi,

Based on my previous post, here is my video blog on how to become a web developer:

Thanks!

Stefan Mischook

How to Become a Web Developer

web developer

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:

  1. HTML
  2. CSS
  3. JavaScript
  4. HTML5 & CSS3
  5. JQuery
  6. Twitter Bootstrap
  7. PHP
  8. SQL & MySQL
  9. 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.

If you want to read the rest, it’s in this PDF.

I hope you find this useful.

Stefan
killervideostore.com
Phone: 1-855-932-8091

Stefan’s 4 Rules of Programming – podcast.

podcast

If you are learning how to program in PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript … or any other programming language, you may find my 4 rules useful.

Download the MP3: Stef’s Rules of Programming.

Now the written version:

Stefan’s #1 Rule of Programming:

You will not remember everything you learn.

All the methods, functions, design patterns and other constructs found in PHP are far too many to for any human to remember. That’s why god invented Google and php.net.

… A good book can help too!

The most important thing to remember when learning PHP, are the basic concepts and practices. So I am talking about things like, function, arrays, classes, recursion, MVC et cetera. Again, it is not important that you remember the specific syntax – that you will forget in time. No, it is only important you understand what these things are and WHY you would use them.

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