04. 20. 2007
Lynda.com online training library - not just for geeks
For years, I wished there were good online courses on using software and web technology, but designed for non-techies. I have a mountain of user guidebooks, but lack the attention span to read through them, and I'll never find time to take a real course outside of my own livingroom. Who has time?
I recently went through an online training course on Lynda.com, a company that's actually been around for about twelve years. I went through a course in several sessions, which was easy to do because it was broken down into sections and subsections by topic. Several times, I went back to topics that I'd slept through the first time around (some things never change). Courses consist of audio recordings accompanied by a visual presentations. For the tutorial I took, images of various webpages came up as the instructior clicked through numerous sites illustrating his methods.
My first question when I came upon Lynda.com was, "Who is Lynda?" I'm relieved to know now that Lynda is a real person (I'm always puzzled by businesses that use first names that don't belong to anyone related to the business). Lynda Weinman is the author of the first industry book on web design, Designing Web Graphics, and Lynda.com was founded by Lynda and her husband Bruce Heavin.