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Since 2008 smart people have been using my ExpressionEngine video tutorials to get started with the CMS.
It’s still a great time to learn it. I’m putting it on sale through Monday November 17, 2014, for $20 off the normal price. It’s as close to a steal as I can get.
Save $20 now.
The thing I love about learning from video tutorials is that I can do it on my own time, pause when I need to take a break or step away, restart when I have time. I’m not bound to the schedule someone else set. I’m not stuck in front of the computer when I don’t want to be. I can fit my learning around my already busy schedule.
Time-shifted learning is the best way to learn.
Okay, with that said, did you already grab the discounted course?
P.S. If you have a team and you want to get everyone a copy, email me and I will give you a special team discount (more special than the normal).
This is a on-going series of entries where I highlight EE experiences.
Build a sample site during the 7-part course, which covers the latest additions to ExpressionEngine, including using template layouts, layout variables, dynamic layout variables, and the relationships field. It has everything you need to know to start using ExpressionEngine.
Get ready for a summer of CMSes.
Indulge me, if you will, for a little personal/business news.
EE Insider has been around for 5+ years. Since beginning it’s been a publication that is part of Mijingo, my business for creating quality learning materials for designers and developers.
For Mijingo’s entire existence it has been a side project, a thing I do during my downtime (with the exception of last year when I partnered with Happy Cog).
I was diligent in balancing everything; I worked every evening and weekend for a few years so I could continue to publish learning materials while maintaining a full-time job.
But I was pulled in two directions and saw the time I had for something I was passionate about diminish. I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of posting here.
So I made a change.
Starting on Monday, June 30th, I will be working full-time on Mijingo, following my passion to build training materials that help people, and growing a business that means a tremendous amount to me.
I’m on day 3 of doing this thing full-time and I think you’ll like what I’m working on.
Until Monday December 2nd, you can get 50% off my ExpressionEngine 2: A Quick-Start Guide book. This was the first book on ExpressionEngine 2 and published by the wonderful folks at The Pragmatic Programmers. It is available as an ebook (PDF and other formats).
Read the complete details about the sale and make sure you use the coupon code turkey2013 during checkout to get the book for 50% off (only $11!).
Yesterday, Happy Cog + Mijingo launched The Happy Cog Way, a series of eight courses on designing and building for the web, from the folks at Happy Cog.
The bundle launched with HTML Prototyping by Happy Cog Senior Designer Patrick Marsceill. Each week Happy Cog will roll out a new course. Each course comes with a training video, professional transcript, a recorded roundtable discussion with the Happy Cog team, all sample code, and supplemental materials, like checklists, talking points, and more.
Over the next seven weeks new courses will cover Responsive Web Design, grids, building a type system, HTML5, CSS3, and more.
Here’s a preview of the bundle and the first course:
The bundle is only $99 until October 8th. After that the price goes up to $149.
Over at Mijingo today, I released a brand new course on the project management tool Basecamp by 37signals.
The course spans two videos and covers Basecamp from two perspectives:
- The project manager setting up and managing the Basecamp projects
- and the project collaborators using Basecamp to work on a project.
You can make your projects happen on-time with Basecamp’s powerful features. To-do lists keep you honest about what needs to be done. Team discussions ensure everyone is on the same page. Collaborative text documents help you write guidelines, press releases, documentation or white papers. The Basecamp project calendar helps you assign deadlines and milestones to everything.
But all of these pieces need to work together. And you need to know how they all work together. That’s where Basecamp Essentials comes in.
Basecamp Essentials is available for individuals, small teams, or companies. Just choose the license you need when you purchase it.
My friends at Devot:ee put up a nice page that details the ways you can learn ExpressionEngine (including EE add-on development) from Mijingo.
Check it out.
Taking place in beautiful Savannah, Georgia is the latest installment of Train-ee’s ExpressionEngine Add-on Development Class taught by Erik Reagan of Focus Lab.
Erik has a passion for helping people both on and off the web. He is a web developer based in beautiful Savannah Georgia where he was born and bred. There he leads the development at his company Focus Lab, LLC. His EE teaching spans private training and consulting, public conferences and online blogs like NETUTS+ and EE Insider.
The class run Tuesday May 21ts through Friday May 24th and covers “planning, building, testing and delivering add-ons.”
Learn more and register now.
Today EECI announced that Low’s add-on development class will also be taught in Portland this Fall at EECI 2013.
Besides being a kind soul and all around wonderful person, Low is also a great teacher. Being able to break down difficult concepts into smaller learnable chunks of information isn’t something everyone can do. Low can do it. And he does it well.
If you’re at all interested in learning ExpressionEngine add-on development, you should definitely keep an eye out for Low’s class this Fall at EECI in Portland.
Until then, he’s teaching at EEUK in May. If you can’t attend that conference, Low also did a 75 minute video tutorial on ExpressionEngine add-on development.
On April 9th, Kyle Cotter (former EllisLab intern and employee, former blogger on this very site) will be teaching a one-day class called Building Flexible Sites with ExpressionEngine.
The class will cover EE history and approach, the Control Panel, building a dynamic site and more. It only costs $75 for 6 hours of training and lunch is included.
Learn more about the class.
Train-ee is hosting an ExpressionEngine Beginner to Intermediate Training class in Pasadena, CA, March 5th - 7th.
Located at the William Carey International University, this class will cover everything from the history of ExpressionEngine to using the Multiple Site Manager (with a lot more in between).
The only prerequisites are knowing HTML and CSS, and having your own laptop with a local working copy of ExpressionEngine installed.
The class is led by Michael Boyink, who’s been tacking ExpressionEngine classes for over three years.
Pricing starts at $1495 for early bird tickets.
For more information check out the official posting on the Train-ee site.
If you’re looking to get into ExpressionEngine, this is the class for you.
ExpressionEngine Add-on developer of the year, Lodewijk Schutte, has released a new video on Mijingo, “Building an ExpressionEngine Add-on”. In this one hour video, Low will walk through the process of building an add-on step-by-step. From planing, to structure, to building, Low covers it all.
For those who’ve always wanted to get into add-on development, but never knew where to start, this is the video for you.
Low has been building amazing add-ons for ExpressionEngine for seven years! Getting the chance to see his thought process on new add-ons is definitely worth checking out.
Buy it on the Mijingo store today!
Today is the last day of the 2-day End of Summer sale at Mijingo. The sale gives you 35% off anything we sell in the store when you use the coupon code FALL2012.
Save on the popular 4-hour video series Learning ExpressionEngine. Over the last four years, thousands of people have learned ExpressionEngine the right way using the Mijingo video series.
You can also learn about using MySQL queries in your EE templates or how to create relationships between entries. And, of course, Mark Huot’s concise ebook on setting up a secure and organized ExpressionEngine installation is available, too.
There’s more than that to learn. Check out the entire Mijingo catalog.
The sale ends after today, so don’t procrastinate!
Late last week, Jamie Pittock and Lodewijk Schutte (you probably know him as “Low”) announced a new classroom training service based in Europe.
Gee Up brings hands-on ExpressionEngine classroom training to Europe. Starting off with a four-day beginners to intermediate class and advanced development masterclasses in the future, Gee Up hopes to encourage people new and familiar with EE to broaden and enhance their knowledge in this increasingly popular content management system.
The first class takes place in June (18-21) of this year in Manchester UK and is focused on begginers and intermediates. Jamie and Low also plan to offer more advanced courses (like add-on development) later and they hope to offer a similar beginner course on mainland Europe, too. If you’re interested in either of those, you should get in touch with them and let them know.
In April, Erik Reagan will teach a 4-day class on ExpressionEngine add-on development in Savannah, Georgia. As a former resident of the Southeast, I have to say that April is a wonderful time to visit the area. Everything will be in bloom and the temperatures hopefully still mild.
If you’re already experienced with PHP (the class isn’t an intro to PHP course) and want to learn how to write EE add-ons from Erik, you should definitely consider attending the class in April.