Hey, guys! For the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of helping out, top-secret, on the relaunch of Tuts+ Premium. After months of work, it’s out in the wild! If you have a second, let me know show you what’s new.
We’ll be the first to admit that the old layout was in huge need of revision. That’s why we hired the incredibly talented Orman Clark to work on a new, updated layout. I think it turned out wonderfully.
I’m a huge fan of taking a skill, and breaking it down as much as possible into bits and pieces that can easily be consumed. Ten minutes a day, and, at the end of the month, you’ve learned a new technology. That’s what our new courses are for!
We’ve launched with five massively in depth courses, and will continue adding more at a rate of around three per month. Here’s a few that will appeal specifically to you guys:
- CSS3 Essentials – In this course, we’ll cover the essentials of what you absolutely must know about CSS3. This means we’ll review the basics, like
box-shadow; but, we’ll also work our way up to more advanced techniques, such as using animations to add flair to your designs.
- 30 Days to Your First Website Design – Ready to design your first website but not sure how to start? Ian Yates, Editor of Webdesigntuts+ and veteran web designer, walks you through every step of getting your first web design up and running. From the planning stages up until the pages go live, you’ll get expert guidance on how to make sure your first design gets done… and done right.
- 30 Days to Learn HTML and CSS – Even if your goal is not to become a web designer, learning HTML and CSS can be an amazing tool to have in your skill-set – both in the workplace, and at home. If this has been on your to-do list for some time, why don’t you take thirty days and join me? Give me around ten minutes every day, and I’ll teach you the essentials of HTML and CSS. And don’t worry…we start at the beginning!
- Create Killer Build Scripts with Phing – In this 12-part Premium screencast course, I’m going to teach you exactly how to work with the popular build script tool, Phing. Phing allows us to automate so many of the things we do manually for each project, such as compressing and concatenating code, FTPing files, and pushing projects to GitHub. When you’re ready to dig in, just push play!
Also in the queue are courses on HTML5, WordPress Plugin Development, Professional Screencasting, and much more!
…And, if you have a question about a lesson in a particular course, just head over to the Tuts+ Premium forums to discuss it with your fellow members and the course instructor.
We’ve worked with Rockable Press and Smashing Magazine to provide their respective catalogs of eBooks free to all Premium members. That’s hundreds upon hundreds of dollars worth of eBooks for $19 a month. Here’s a handful that you might enjoy:
Professional Web Design
How to be a Rockstar WordPress Designer
Theme Tumblr Like a Pro
Over 700 Exclusive Tutorials
In addition to the newly added courses and eBooks, we still have our insanely huge library of exclusive Premium tutorials. At the time of this writing, Tuts+ Premium contains over 700, including these: