Great training resource for web designers and digital artists

I’m a great fan of learning from books—that’s why I written so many. But there are times when a book just won’t do. Seeing and hearing an expert show you how to do something often has much more impact. Several months ago, I took the plunge into making a video course about HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript; and I’ve just finished recording a PHP course for beginners (it’s due out in the second half of January 2012). I recorded both courses for video2brain, which has recently launched a subscription service.

Never heard of video2brain? It’s an Austrian company that has been providing video training in German, French, and Spanish for the past decade. It started creating courses in English in 2009, and now has more than 500 hours of English-language instruction on Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and many other aspects of digital media. The videos have been created by some of the top names in their fields, including Rufus Deuchler, Tom Green, Angie Taylor, Todd Kopriva—not to mention me. The company has also created a large number of videos for Peachpit, one of the best known names in computer technology publishing. So, it’s no fly-by-night company.

As a video2brain author, I’m able to offer a substantial discount on the already competitive prices for the new subscription service. There are three levels of subscription:

  • Standard—$129 a year or $12.99 a month (normally $149/$14.99). This gives you unlimited access to all English courses streamed online.
  • Gold—$179 a year or $17.99 a month (normally $199/$19.99). In addition to the courses, you also get access to all project files and PDF books.
  • Platinum—$279 a year (normally $299). In addition to the the project files and PDF books, you can download the courses to view them offline.

Students and teachers can purchase the academic version of the standard subscription for $99 a year.

If you subscribe during the introductory period, video2brain says it will lock the subscription price for three years. And as the collection of courses grows, you’ll get immediate access to all new titles. It’s planned to add at least four new courses each month. So, if you’re looking to brush up your digital skills and keep abreast of the latest developments, you can do so for as little as 35 cents a day. Many of the courses have sample videos that you can view free of charge, so you can judge the quality for yourself before committing your hard-earned cash.

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One Response to Great training resource for web designers and digital artists

  1. david fuchs says:

    I have no website, although I’ve been trying for four years to create my own by buying numerous books the adobe creative web suite and attending of late a Dreamweaver course at a local college. I find your book, “Dreamweaver Cs4, with CSS, Ajax and PHP very helpful and am always pleased when you appear on the screen to answer question.

    However, I feel that a surgery hour would save a lot of time for persons trying to find quick answers or help with things that do not seem to be clear or appear or do not make sense for certain persons. To prevent abuse perhaps a surgery fee might be appropriate.

    Perhaps I ought to excuse myself as a has been being 82 years of age.