May 4, 2010 in Tips and How To (E)
[prMac.com] Alameda, California - Karelia Software today announced the immediate availability of a screencast video training course for its award-winning Sandvox(R) website builder. The video training course runs for 2.5 hours total, divided into nineteen chapters.
"We got a lot of good feedback when we released some screencasts for Sandvox last year," said Dan Wood, president of Karelia Software. "We decided to build a full course for people who prefer to learn a software package visually, modeling the training after successful training like ScreencastsOnline and Lynda.com. We start out with the basics in the videos and work our way up to the advanced topics."
The training is divided into five sections: The Basics, covering general document management; Page Components, describing the many types of pages, pagelets, and collections; Moving Along, delving into topics such as blogging, making use of the inspector, and customizing designs with banners and logos; Getting Published, showing how to upload a site to any web host, with specific tutorials on three of Karelia's hosting partners; and Advanced Features, walking the viewer through tasks such as injecting custom HTML code onto the page and performing Search Engine Optimization with Google's tools.
The course is available in two forms: Access for viewing the videos online (Introductory price of $69 (USD), going up to $79 on May 25, 2010), and as a DVD (Introductory price of $139 plus shipping and tax, going up to $149). While the videos are available to watch in a standard size of 640x480 pixels, the DVD also includes full-size (1024x768) videos, iPhone-ready videos (480x360), sample Sandvox documents used in the training, and a full transcript as bonus materials.
The training package is in English; the videos are encoded in H.264 MPEG-4 format. Some of the features mentioned in the training require the Pro version of Sandvox.
More information about Sandvox is available at Karelia's website (created with Sandvox, of course). Review copies for traditional and online media are available. Please direct requests to the address below and include your name along with your publication's or podcast's name and/or URL and any information about particular features or needs of special interest to your readership or audience.
Karelia Software is the California-based company that originally brought you Watson, the ground-breaking Macintosh Web utility, winner of the MacWorld "Eddy" and the Apple Design Award for "Most Innovative Application." Karelia is headed by Dan Wood and Terrence Talbot. We joined forces to create Sandvox when we realized that even for the technically inclined, it was just too painful to get words and pictures on the Web.