Online training courses: lynda.com

24 May 2007 - 11:10am
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Valerie Gomez d...
2006

Hello - I am looking for an online training resource for topics on IA
through java script.

Has anyone taken a course by: http://www.lynda.com/ ?

Thanks,
Valerie

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24 May 2007 - 5:12pm
Jeff Howard
2004

Hi Valerie,

I haven't taken any courses through lynda.com, but her web design
books were de rigeur in the late nineties. I remember them being
sumptuously designed and full of valuable information, but then I
also seem to remember some people claiming that she was the devil.
YMMV.

Browsing through the preview snippits of training available on her
site, it looks like the IA training isn't really about IA, but about
web product design in general along with some usability testing. But
it's by Kelly Goto, which I think is a plus. I used her first book
for an introductory Web Design course I taught a few years ago and it
worked really well. She's also an engaging presenter so listening to
a 2.5 hour lesson seems plausible, even if it's also an
advertisement for her new book.

As for Javascript, I can't imagine learning any scripting language
through a video. I zoned out after about 10 seconds of listening to
the sample they provided on operators and expressions. A more
engaging (and free) set of videos about Javascript was floating
around the web a few weeks ago by Douglas Crockford from Yahoo!

http://101out.com/js.php

// jeff

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24 May 2007 - 10:19pm
mtumi
2004

I'm a big fan. $25 a month is a great deal for unlimited access, IMO.

there are 24 hour trial passes floating around - finding one of those
would be a good way to check it out.

Michael

On May 24, 2007, at 12:10 PM, Valerie Gomez de la Torre wrote:

> Hello - I am looking for an online training resource for topics on IA
> through java script.
>
> Has anyone taken a course by: http://www.lynda.com/ ?
>
> Thanks,
> Valerie
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