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Archive for September, 2011

Using JavaScript to create a dynamic tab-based webpage

Have you ever been to a web page where you can click on buttons or tabs that swap content on the page without having to load an entirely separate web page? Have you ever wondered how to make your own page have similar behavior?
Well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that you’re going to need to write a bit of javascript to get this to work, and if you don’t know javascript, I can understand your reflex to just close this tutorial right now– but hold on! The good news is that it’s simple and doesn’t require an in-depth understanding of javascript to get this working.

Prerequisites for this tutorial:
A moderate understanding of XHTML and CSS

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it2go Episode 23 – The IT Training Conference Part 2

On this week’s episode, we’re talking about the IT Training Conference again. This will be your last chance to register before the conference on Wednesday, September 28th.

it2go Episode 23 – The IT Training Conference Part 2

Excel 2010: Flagging Data by Applying Conditional Formatting

Excel makes it easy to track mountains of complex data. But just because the data is organized neatly in a spreadsheet, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the user can quickly and easily identify the intended meaning of the data set. Conditional Formatting is one of Excel’s tools that can flag specific cells, based on certain criteria, by applying various formatting techniques to help the user visualize data.
In the example I will use here, the spreadsheet lists reservations that have been received for a banquet. Tables in the banquet hall seat six persons each. Some guests have indicated that they are coming alone, and some reservations are for large groups that will have to be split up. In my data set I want to be notified when any reservation is for a single person or for a group of more than six persons so I can take extra care in accommodating those guests.

Reservation numbers

Reservation numbers

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it2go Episode 22 – IT Training News

On this week’s episode we’re talking about the latest news from IT Training, and giving updates on the IT Training Conference.

Episode 22 – IT Training News

it2go Episode 21 – The 2011 Fall Schedule

On this week’s episode we’re discussing the Fall schedule. We’ve got a lot of great workshops to register for, at a lot of diverse times, so check out our website, and register today!

Episode 21 – The 2011 IT Training Fall Schedule

Tilt-Shift Photography Effect with Photoshop

Tilt-shift photography refers to the use of tilt for selective focus. There are special lenses that can be used to create this effect optically, or it can be simulated in digital editing and processing.

Here are a few examples I did, following the steps I outline below:

 

The tilt-shift effect essentially creates a imitation of a miniature scene or a small-sized model, often from real-life photography. The tilt-shift effect can be a lot of fun and is very easy to do with Photoshop.


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it2go Episode 20 – New On the Blog

On this week’s episode, Jason and I are giving you a brief tour of the latest posts on the IT Training Tips blog. Listen in and see if you might have missed anything!

Episode 20 – New On the Blog

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