Other E-Learning Resources
Books in print:
Build a Great Drupal Website with Your New Theme from TopNotch Themes.
A free .pdf download at: http://www.topnotchthemes.com/files/TopNotchThemes-basics-guide.pdf
(This .pdf is a large file and takes a while to download. Please be patient.)
Building Online Communities with Drupal, PHPBB, and WordPress, by Robert Douglass. Excellent introduction to three free applications. Enough detailed instruction to get you started.
Fundamentals of Photography: The Essential Handbook for Both Digital and Film Cameras, by Tom Ang. A wide introduction to photographic equipment and techniques. Many photo illustrations.
Grokking the Gimp, by Carey Bunks. A detailed, illustrated guide to using the Gnu Image Manipulation Program, a free graphics editor comparable in many ways to Photoshop.
How to Do Everything with HTML, by James Pence. An HTML and CSS primer that takes you from the basics to advanced techniques.
HTML for the World Wide Web, by Elizabeth Castro. Excellent illustrated, step-by-step guide to writing HTML and CSS code.
Making Documentary Films and Videos, by Barry Hampe. Not written for home movie shooters, this book offers guidance to serious film makers. Nevertheless, makers of YouTube short films may still glean some good pointers from it.
Managing Online Forums, by Patrick O’Keefe. Not very technical. Sound advice about organizing and administering, including how to raise money through online forums.
Photoshop CS5 Digital Classroom, by Jennifer Smith. Comes with CD study materials to compliment the step-by-step guidance in the book. One of the best respected how-to books for Photoshop.
Online E-Learning resources:
Posts on CMSes (Content Management Systems):
On HTML and CSS coding:
On stock photo online companies:
Helps for photographers:
On learning your way around social networks:
Review of Ning.com, where you can set up your own social network
Reviews of Flickr.com, a huge photographers’ social network
Reviews of Shutterfly.com, an online printing company
Collages.net, for excellent and modestly priced photo book printing
An Introduction to Cygwin: Enables users to run Linux commands in a terminal on a Windows computer.
Three excellent hosting companies, reviewed: