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|WordPress: Building Child Themes Training Lynda.com|
To get a specific look or feature on a WordPress site, you can customize the theme, but it will only get you so far. To go further and get full control, you need child themes. A WordPress child theme is a mini-theme that piggybacks off an existing theme. This means rather than writing all the code from scratch, you just write a new child of an original parent theme, updating only the parts you want.
WordPress: Building Child Themes opens the world of child theme development to anyone, no matter what level of experience or expertise. It helps you build your child theme on top of an existing properly coded foundation, and create stylish new WordPress sites—without the advanced knowledge of a web developer. Morten Rand-Hendriksen explains how to get started picking a parent theme, updating the CSS, creating a new template for your child theme, and updating its functionality. By the end of this practical, project-based course, you should have a functioning child theme and the skills to quickly customize your next WordPress site.
|WordPress: Ecommerce Training Lynda.com|
Want to build an online store? Build it with WordPress and take advantage of all the sophisticated plugins and rich development features the platform has to offer.
To start, you need to understand the market for your product or service so you can build your website around it. So Patrick Rauland kicks off with some key questions that will help you define your audience and organize your products. He'll then help you set up a payment gateway with PayPal or Stripe, ship orders, collect taxes, and secure sensitive data. And if you weren't convinced already, Patrick reviews the benefits of WordPress ecommerce tools as well as a selection of third-party tools that integrate beautifully with WordPress. Plus, get bonus tips on marketing your new website: attracting and retaining customers and increasing the value of the average order.
|WordPress: Understanding Custom Plugins with PHP Training Lynda.com|
Open a world of new WordPress possibilities by learning about custom plugins. Carrie Dils teaches you about custom functionality for WordPress using the Plugin API and a little bit of PHP. Get a background in the basics of WordPress plugins—how to install them, manage them, find them, and write them—and understand when to use a plugin vs. a custom theme.
Curious what you can do with a plugin? Carrie covers some practical examples, including plugins for additional post types, custom taxonomies, and new admin features or layouts. Plus, get best practices for documenting and securing your plugin, and find out how to make your plugin accessible to others by internationalizing it or sharing it on WordPress.org.
|WordPress: Workflows Training Lynda.com|
If your WordPress workflow is streamlined from the start, development is simpler, more organized, and more efficient—all the way through to publication. In this course, lynda.com staff author Morten Rand Hendriksen covers three common WordPress workflows. First he'll tackle building a simple WordPress site: from host setup to basic content management. Then he shows how to take that basic workflow a step further by customizing a theme. Last, Morten covers the professional tools and techniques you need to use when you're developing sites for clients, including setting up a staging environment and version control.
|Work Stories: Experiences that Influence Careers Training Lynda.com|
Things happen at work-sometimes things you never could have anticipated. Unexpected experiences often teach us important lessons about work and about ourselves. In this short course, LinkedIn Learning instructors share stories, both professional and personal, about events that have helped inform and influence their careers.
Help us innovate! This course is one of many ways we're experimenting with new approaches and formats to better serve our members' learning needs. We'd love your feedback. What did you like or dislike? Would you watch more videos like this? Please use the Feedback link to let us know, and thank you!
|Writing a Compelling Blog Post Training Lynda.com|
Publishing your thoughts and ideas is easier than ever. The internet has given everyone a platform. But without engaging content and precise writing, you might not attract an audience. Discover content, structure, and style strategies that will make your blog posts irresistible and keep readers coming back for more. Award-winning journalist and writing coach Starshine Roshell shows you how to turn your expertise into concise, passionate, insightful posts that will make people want to follow you. She helps you establish a regular writing practice, develop your voice, and build your brand—as well as deal with negative comments.
|Writing to be Heard on LinkedIn Training Lynda.com|
LinkedIn is the one of the world's largest long-form publishing platforms. Writing on LinkedIn allows you to develop a following, demonstrate expertise in your field, and connect with new opportunities—all at a scale never before possible. But how do you make sure your voice is heard? Daniel Roth, executive editor at LinkedIn, introduces the best practices for writing great posts and offers tips for amplifying your reach on LinkedIn.
|Xamarin and Android Studio: Material Design Training Lynda.com|
Implement the principles of material design in your Android apps—keeping attributes material, making elements intentional, and ensuring motion coincides with meaning. This course shows how to use Xamarin and Android Studio to create cross-platform compatible apps. Discover the purpose of material design and how it can enhance the experience users have with your apps. Then, learn how to add floating action buttons, RecyclerView, CardView, animations, a Snackbar, and more.
|Xcode 9 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Xcode is the official IDE for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. This tool has been popular since the first release, but Xcode 9 delivers an even easier and more efficient workflow. Follow along with instructor Todd Perkins to learn how to build your own apps with Xcode 9.
First, learn how to install Xcode and create a new project. Then find out how to edit code; leverage helpful features like the Assistant Editor, playgrounds, and snippets; and integrate version control with GitHub. Discover how to use Interface Builder, Xcode's intuitive UI design tool, to design a responsive interface that adapts to screen size, aspect ratio, and orientation changes. Todd also shows how to map application flow with storyboards, and reviews the basics of schemes and behaviors. Plus, learn how to compile and debug your code, test apps in the iOS Simulator, and submit apps for publication in the App Store directly from Xcode 9.
|Yo Santosa, Branding Expert Training Lynda.com|
Yo Santosa took a big leap when she decided to quit her job as a motion graphics artist. But her fledgling design agency, Ferroconcrete, has gone on to create award-winning branding campaigns for companies like Pinkberry, TNT, and TBS. As Yo explains it, there are parallels. Branding, like film, is about storytelling. But instead of telling a story over a few minutes or hours, a brand's story is told over a period of months, years, or even decades.
In this Creative Spark, Yo explains how her team maps the personality of a brand, creates messaging and imagery that support it, and helps clients earn the love and loyalty of their customers. See how this played out for Pinkberry, which under Ferroconcrete's guidance evolved from a single storefront to a nationally recognized name. Yo's team also introduces its fragrance line, Commodity, a project they started to gain firsthand experience building a product alongside the brand. Plus, get a glimpse of the uniquely collaborative design team hard at work in their downtown LA offices.
|ZBrush 4 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
In ZBrush 4 Essential Training, Ryan Kittleson introduces ZBrush to artists making a transition from another sculpting program or who may just need some help with the finer points of this powerful digital arts package. The course covers the most popular tools and techniques for digital painting and sculpting in ZBrush, and explains how to export the models and texture maps to other programs for use in games, film, fine art, or 3D printing. The course also highlights the new features in ZBrush 4, such as ShadowBox, clip brushes, and LightBox. Exercise files are included with the course.
|ZBrush 4R8 New Features Training Lynda.com|
ZBrush 4R8 adds several powerful new features that make the process of creating digital art faster than ever. Gizmo 3D provides new ways to move, rotate, and scale models. The enhanced ZModeler brush gives you greater freedom for polygonal modeling, including extremely low-res modeling. Live Boolean mode lets you add, subtract, and overlay objects in real time, while some of the smaller new features—straight line strokes, inverse masks, and the vector displacement map brush—make drawing and sculpting in ZBrush even better. Watch this course to learn the basics of how the new features work and get professional results with them every time.
|ZBrush: Rendering Training Lynda.com|
Take your ZBrush projects to the next level. Learn how to refine your models in programs like Maya and Photoshop. In this course, Michael Ingrassia walks through several ZBrush rendering workflows for modifying the shape of a model and exporting texture maps for painting outside of ZBrush. First, find out how to export elements for UV layout in Maya or use UV Master to lay out UVs right in ZBrush. Then learn how to export texture maps for refinement in Photoshop, where you can adjust colors, hand-paint texture, and add filters and effects. Chapter 3 shows how to adjust the overall shape of your model in Maya and reassemble the final sculpt back in ZBrush.
|ZBrush: Stylized Sculpting Training Lynda.com|
If you are new to ZBrush and looking for practice, look no further. Explore these interesting and easy sculpting techniques for ZBrush designed specifically for beginning and intermediate users. Artist Michael Ingrassia covers many of the basics that can often be confusing when first learning ZBrush's unique interface. He also shows how to "think traditional" and translate analog sculpting techniques to ZBrush tools. Along the way, he demos his favorite brushes and introduces techniques for masking, creating alpha maps, moving and duplicating geometry, and stamping shapes and textures. Each technique is showcased in a fun and multifaceted project that takes full advantage of ZBrush's powerful features, and the materials, brushes, and concept art are all included with the exercise files.
|Zoon Engineering: Project Management Training Lynda.com|
Zoon Engineering is responsible for many signature projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Bay Lights—a feat of engineering involving 300 suspender cables, 25,000 LEDs, and 100,000 feet of wire. Zoon founder Nabil Hissen and his partners use tech (like 3D modeling) and time management skills to resolve construction problems before they start, and collaborate with designers, regulators, and city officials. But what do they look for most in young engineers? People skills! In this short documentary, Nabil, project manager Saeed Shahmirzai, and Zoon's engineers talk about some of the challenges and highlights behind their biggest project ever, and explain the diverse skills it takes to join a premier firm like Zoon.
|Strategies for Emerging Markets Training Lynda.com|
Emerging markets are growing at two to three times the pace of developed markets, and will likely account for over half of the global GDP by 2030. Any company that seeks growth has little choice but to develop a strategy for succeeding in these key markets. In this course, Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang—world-renowned experts in globalization and entrepreneurship—help you design your strategies to expand into, and capture, the opportunities offered by the rise of emerging markets.
Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.
The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Which emerging markets should you enter? How do you enter the targeted market? Do you partner with another company, or go it alone? How should you deal with the regulatory constraints that you might face? Anil and Haiyan address these questions, and more. They also outline some of the issues that arise once you have entered an emerging market, such as how to win out over local competitors, market to the bottom of the pyramid, and deal with the speed of fast-changing market dynamics.
|Word for Mac 2016 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to create, format, and print a wide variety of documents in Microsoft Word for Mac 2016. Author David Rivers covers creating new documents from templates and scratch, formatting text and pages, working with headers and footers, using themes and styles, adding multimedia, and more. He'll also show how to share documents with others and speed up your workflow with macros.
|Research Spotlight Series Event Graduate College|
Introduction by Christie Wiley (Physical Sciences and Engineering Research and Data Services Librarian)
The solar car will be parked in the UGL driveway. After the presentation, we will walk over to see the Illini Solar Car. All are welcome!
Research Spotlight Series explores the research process of scholars across disciplines by highlighting their scholarly works.
|Zoom: Advanced Features and Common Problems - TEST Event Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)|
Learn about creating and pre-assigning breakout rooms, polling, recording sessions and how to resolve related problems. We will also review any recent changes and news and answer your questions.
|CAII Spring Seminar: "A Shared-memory Approach to Big Data and Analytics" Event National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)|
NCSA's Center for AI Innovation invites you to join us on Zoom to hear from distinguished IBM Research Staff Member Peter Hofstee on "A Shared-Memory Approach to Big Data & Analytics." In this talk, Hofstee explores how technological advances that improve memory processing and sharing can change the way large systems & datasets are organized.
|David Rosenboom, Neuromusic, CAS/MillerComm2023 Event National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)|
What is form? What is an instrument? Is time granular and emergent? How do hyper-brain ensembles perform? Questions like these are being explored in experimental music. In this talk, David Rosenboom will present concrete examples from his more than five decades of pioneering work in propositional music illustrating how testable theoretical models in science and process-based what-if models in speculative arts can converge to mutual advantage in the new artscience: musical forms that arise spontaneously and evolve, listening as performance, networked telematic projects, large-scale collaborative forms, new approaches to notation, adaptive engineering in interactive instruments, cybernetic compositions employing direct musical interface with the human brain, and more. David Rosenboom is a post-genre composer-performer-interdisciplinary artist, whose work highlights solo to large-scale emergent musical forms, multi-cultural collaborations, interactive technologies, artscience, neuromusic, and more. He studied in the stimulating environment of late 1960s UIUC, which led to an unbounded journey exploring new ideas through music. He has held important positions in multiple institutions, including York University, Mills College Center for Contemporary Music, and others; he now holds the Roy E. Disney Family Chair in Musical Composition in the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts, where he was also Dean from 1990 through 2020; his work is widely presented, recorded, and published internationally, including major retrospectives at Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Metz, and Tokyo Opera City. Rosenboom was named a Yamaha Artist in 2012. Following the presentation, Rosenboom will join a panel discussion including Carla Scaletti (Symbolic Sound), David Sepkoski (History), and Smitha Vishveshwara (Physics) About the speaker | David Rosenboom | website Composer, performer, interdisciplinary artist-educator Hosted by: School of Music In conjunction with: Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology--Art of Science Program, Department of History, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Humanities Research Institute (HRI), Office of the Chancellor, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, Sousa Archives & Center for American Music, Symbolic Sound Corporation, The Neuroscience Program
|AE 590 Seminar - Multi-robot systems for planetary exploration: NASA's Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Explorers Event National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)|
Abstract: This talk will present the autonomy architecture of NASA's Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Explorers (CADRE) mission, a technology demonstration that will deliver a team of autonomous rovers to the Moon's Reiner Gamma region in 2024. Multi-robot systems hold great promise to address a number of key questions in planetary science. They can observe phenomena of interest from multiple, geographically-distributed locations at the same time; produced detailed three- dimensional images of the subsurface through seismic and RADAR surveys; and offer increased resilience compared to monolithic explorers, enabling bolder exploration. Autonomy is a key enabling technology for these multi-robot systems: it allows agents to operate together as a team, building on each other's abilities, with no humans in the loop, a critical capability when light-speed delays and low bandwidth make teleoperation infeasible or inefficient. But how do we design, build, test, and fly algorithms for a team of autonomous robots? How should the robots decide who (if any) should be in charge; when they should drive, and when they should recharge; how to explore an unknown region together; and how to collect measurements in formation? In this talk, we will walk through CADRE's autonomy stack, explore the trade-offs that inform the design of a multi-agent autonomy architecture, and end by speculating about the future of multi-robot systems for planetary exploration. Biosketch: Dr. Federico Rossi is a Robotics Technologist with the Maritime and Multi-Agent Autonomy Group within the Robotics section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University under the guidance of Prof. Marco Pavone in 2018 with a thesis "On the Interaction between Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand Systems and the Built Environment: Models and Large Scale Coordination Algorithms". Prior to that, Federico received a dual M.Sc. in Space Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2013. He is an alumn of the Alta Scuola Politecnica. Federico's research focuses on the design and development of algorithms that make teams of autonomous robots work effectively together. Applications of his work include planetary exploration with teams of autonomous robots and spacecraft, and coordination of fleets of self-driving cars for autonomous mobility-on-demand in urban environments. Federico is currently the Planning, Scheduling, and Execution lead for NASA's CADRE, a technology demonstration mission that is slated to demonstrate multi-robot exploration on the surface of the Moon with a team of four autonomous rovers in 2024.
|Physics Colloquium: John Simon (Stanford), Title: TBA Event National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)|
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|Physics Colloquium: Peter Armitage (Johns Hopkins University) Title: On Ising's Model of Ferromagnetism Event National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)|
The 1D Ising model is a classical model of great historical significance for both classical and quantum statistical mechanics. Developments in the understanding of the Ising model have fundamentally impacted our knowledge of thermodynamics, critical phenomena, magnetism, conformal quantum field theories, particle physics, and fractionalization in many-body systems. Despite the theoretical impact of the Ising model there have been very few good 1D realizations of it in actual real material systems. However, it has been pointed out recently, that the material CoNb2O6, has a number of features that may make it the most ideal realization we have of the Ising model in one dimension. In this talk I will discuss the surprisingly complex physics resulting in this simple model and review the history of "Ising's model" from both a scientific and human perspective. In the modern context I will review recent experiments by my group and others on CoNb2O6. In particular I will show how low frequency light in the THz range gives unique insight into the tremendous zoo of phenomena arising in this simple model system. M. Morris, R. Valdés Aguilar, A. Ghosh, S. M. Koohpayeh, J. Krizan, R. J. Cava, O. Tchernyshyov, T. M. McQueen, N. P. Armitage, "A hierarchy of bound states in the 1D ferromagnetic Ising chain CoNb2O6 investigated by high resolution time-domain terahertz spectroscopy", Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 137403 (2014). Julia Steinberg, N. P. Armitage, Fabian H. L. Essler, and Subir Sachdev, "NMR relaxation in Ising spin chains", Phys. Rev. B 99, 035156 (2019). M. Morris, Nisheeta Desai, J. Viirok, D. Hüvonen, U. Nagel, T. Rõõm, J. W. Krizan, R. J. Cava, T. M. McQueen, S. M. Koohpayeh, Ribhu K. Kaul, and N. P. Armitage, "Duality and domain wall dynamics in a twisted Kitaev chain", Nat. Phys. 17 832 (2021).
|AE 590 Seminar: P. Chris Pistorius, Carnegie Mellon University Event College of Engineering|
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