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TRAINING: Fast Track to Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (May 12, 2017)

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on Apr 26, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Sass is the most mature, stable, and powerful professional grade CSS extension language in the world. Sass lets you use features that don't exist in CSS yet like variables, nesting, mixins, inheritance and other nifty goodies that make writing CSS fun again. Once you start tinkering with Sass, it will take your preprocessed Sass file and save it out as a normal CSS file that you can use in your web site. This one-day course covers Sass and Compass (a CSS authoring framework for Sass) development essentials. Whether you're developing a static site, a dynamic site with a CMS (Drupal), or building an advanced web-based application (Sencha), you'll find that Sass is an indispensable tool for taming and optimizing your CSS.

Course Date: May 12, 2017
Location: Online or Washington, DC Training Center

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Topics: Online Training, Instructor-Led Training, Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets

TRAINING: Drupal 8 Layout & Theming (May 10-11, 2017)

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on Apr 25, 2017 9:46:58 AM

 

Simply the best course for learning how to design layouts and theme's for Drupal 8!

This course describes and illustrates a variety of approaches for making dynamic layouts in Drupal 8, helping aspiring themers to choose the right approach for their site. During this 2-day course you'll learn and utilize best practices for configuring a flexible and extendable layout for D8 websites by using a variety of coding and configuration techniques to implement custom themes and subthemes.

Class Dates: May 10-11, 2017 (Online & In-Person)

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Topics: Drupal 8, Drupal 8 Layout & Theming

ALERT: Adobe ColdFusion Core Support Ends May 16, 2017

Posted by Bret Peters on Apr 19, 2017 3:41:30 PM

No More Security Patches or Updates for CF 10

Anit Kumar Panda of Adobe has spent the last few months spreading the word that ColdFusion 10 "Core Support" will end on May 16, 2017.  Core Support is the period where support and programs are available following general availability release.  If you are running ColdFusion 10, you'll want to upgrade to CF 11 or CF 2016.  

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Topics: Adobe ColdFusion, Adobe

Brain-based Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Seth Land on Apr 14, 2017 12:54:00 PM

What if the training you deliver in the virtual classroom was so vibrant and compelling that people clamored to attend your sessions?

Your ability to connect with, engage, and stimulate the thinking of your participants is directly linked to your understanding of the neuroscience of learning. Our brains ignore what is predictable and boring. This session explores the brain’s needs for novelty, contrast, meaning, and emotion to capture and keep your participants’ attention online. Increase novelty with the creative use of relevant games. Enhance contrast by incorporating a variety of facilitation techniques. Build meaningful connections with collaborative learning approaches. Harness emotion with storytelling frames. Explore six brain-based guidelines that leverage the interaction and collaboration tools in the virtual classroom.

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Topics: Adobe Connect, Webinar, eLearning

Free Persona Worksheet: Personas are People Too!

Posted by Bret Peters on Apr 11, 2017 3:06:27 PM

Our talented team of marketers and user experience experts has come up with a detailed five (5) page Persona Worksheet that they use when working with clients in advance of an inbound marketing or website redesign project. 

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Topics: Drupal 7, Drupal 8, CommonSpot, Drupal, HubSpot, Website Redesign, EpiServer, Progress Sitefinity, Inbound Marketing, Wordpress, Digital Marketing, Persona

New Redesigned Dental Association Website Launched

Posted by Bret Peters on Apr 10, 2017 4:12:00 PM

 

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Topics: Case Studies, Website Redesign, nonprofits, Associations, Healthcare, Mobile, Medical, Responsive

Integrating Ext JS 6, Sencha Architect 4, and TinyMCE

Posted by Bret Peters on Apr 10, 2017 12:45:40 PM

Our founder has re-packaged and enhanced the plugin as a Sencha Architect Extension (.aux) file. Note: This is a follow-up to Steve Drucker's post "Integrating Ext JS 4 and the TinyMCE 4 Rich Text WYSIWYG Editor"

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Topics: Sencha, Ext JS

TRAINING: Fast Track to Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (April 25, 2017)

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on Apr 7, 2017 9:28:00 AM

Sass is the most mature, stable, and powerful professional grade CSS extension language in the world. Sass lets you use features that don't exist in CSS yet like variables, nesting, mixins, inheritance and other nifty goodies that make writing CSS fun again. Once you start tinkering with Sass, it will take your preprocessed Sass file and save it out as a normal CSS file that you can use in your web site. This one-day course covers Sass and Compass (a CSS authoring framework for Sass) development essentials. Whether you're developing a static site, a dynamic site with a CMS (Drupal), or building an advanced web-based application (Sencha), you'll find that Sass is an indispensable tool for taming and optimizing your CSS.

Course Date: April 25, 2017 
Location: Online or Washington, DC Training Center

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Topics: Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets

CASE STUDY: Custom Video Learning System for iPasos

Posted by Bret Peters on Apr 6, 2017 12:53:11 PM

IPASOS provides Spanish-speaking students with hundreds of video lessons in their native language to supplement instruction in mathematics.  This web-based learning system gives students extra support to master critical concepts and academic content with number sense and operations, pre-algebra, algebra-1, and geometry as they gain English proficiency.  The lessons are aligned to state standards, and organized into supplemental courses that mirror curriculums commonly used in middle and high schools.  Students are using these materials to build prior knowledge, review difficult concepts, and prepare for classroom quizzes and state exams.

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Topics: eLearning, Adobe, Case Studies, Education, Custom Web Development, K12, Video

CASE STUDY: Custom Web Development for Curtis Direct

Posted by Bret Peters on Apr 6, 2017 12:22:21 PM

Curtis, a leader in print fulfillment recognized for quality work, reliability and its commitment to customers, has been providing printed solutions to businesses across the country since 1882.  Curtis hired Fig Leaf to create an online pre-press proofing system for business cards and identity packages.

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Topics: Case Studies, Corporate, Custom Web Development, Agile Development, Scrum

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