JUNE 1, 2009, VENTURA, CA—lynda.com, the award-winning provider of online training and education for consumers, businesses, and schools, today announced that it is offering its latest online training video course, Flash Catalyst Beta Preview with Mordy Golding, completely free to the public. The course is being released on June 1, 2009, the same day as the long-awaited public release of the Flash® Catalyst beta by Adobe® Systems Incorporated. To view this training course, visit http://www.lynda.com/flashcatalyst
“We’ve watched so many people who come from design or non-technical worlds struggle to learn Adobe Flash,” says Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com and prominent author and educator. “This new product, Flash Catalyst, will help designers create Flash-based assets and applications without needing to know a line of code or having to learn an unfamiliar program. It should open up Flash authoring to a new generation of creators.”
Adobe Flash Catalyst is intended to give web designers the ability to quickly create application interfaces and interactive content utilizing assets created in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. It also allows users to output finished interactive Flash SWF files or applications. The files can also be tied into back-end systems by developers using Adobe Flash Builder (formerly Adobe Flex Builder).
Subscriptions to lynda.com range from $25 for one month to $375 per year and provide anytime access to more than 38,000 easy-to-use video tutorials. Premium subscriptions include instructors’ exercise files, so members can follow along with the examples onscreen. Customers learn at their own pace and may stop, rewind, and replay segments as often as necessary.
“Adobe Flash Catalyst makes designing interactive Flash content fun and exciting,” says Mordy Golding, lynda.com author and Adobe Community Expert. “It’s great that Adobe has made the beta available to all designers, and I’m thrilled that lynda.com has decided to make my training title free as well.”
Founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, lynda.com is the nation’s foremost authority on online training and education, and an award-winning provider of educational materials, including Hands-On Training® instructional books, the Online Training Library®, and CD- and DVD-based video training spanning more than 600 courses for designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists.
From professional software tools like Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Logic, Illustrator, and Office to consumer-friendly education about digital photography, web design, digital video, and more, lynda.com offers training on all kinds of topics. lynda.com’s all-star team of trainers and teachers provides comprehensive and unbiased video-based training to a global membership of tens of thousands of subscribers. Learn more at www.lynda.com.
About Mordy Golding
Mordy Golding has been a production artist for print and the web for many years, and is an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Print Specialist. At Adobe, he was the product manager for Illustrator 10 and Illustrator CS. A popular presenter at Macworld, Photoshop World, and other worldwide events, Mordy is also the author of several books, including SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite All in One, The Web Designer’s Guide to Color, and Real World Adobe Illustrator. In 2003, Mordy was named a Champion of Graphic Design by Graphics IQ. Currently he serves as the founder of DesignResponsibly.com, teaching designers and printers how to successfully adopt today’s new technology. His full list of lynda.com titles can be found here: