Sometimes you want to watch an entire lynda.com course to learn a new skill, and other times you need the answer to a specific question. But when your search terms apply to multiple content areas, you may end up with search results that are of little help.
Recent improvements to our website now allow you to easily refine your search results to quickly find what you need. I will walk you through two examples.
My father passed in July 2011, and it was a time of great reflection for my family and me. Hearing of Steve Jobs‘ passing affected me intensely and has also spurred deep reflection—though of course different than that for a parent, but deeper than you might imagine for a person I have never met and only admired from afar. Like so many others who are writing their Steve Jobs stories, I feel compelled to share mine.
I know I’m not the first or last to write about Steve’s passing, but that’s not important. I had a similar experience with my father—I couldn’t stop thinking about his passing and what his influence had been on me and my family, but I needed to process it a bit before I could formalize my thoughts. Some of my reflections are personal, and some of them have to do with our company.
Take a seat in the Brooks Institute auditorium with the Santa Barbara chapter of AIGA and enjoy watching Bruce Heavin and Lynda Weinman as they present the history of lynda.com to an audience for the first time. The lynda.com co-founders share stories of how their careers, relationship, and company started and evolved, and how their vision and high standards have brought together a team insistent on excellence. This is an engaging, fascinating inside look into the heart and soul of a recognized leader in software training.
We’ll be posting a few segments of that night’s recordings here on the blog, starting with Lynda sharing some early memories and educational experiences. We invite you to view the entire lynda.com story on lynda.com.
In this video, Lynda opens her heart and shares her earliest recollections: Her childhood, how she discovered an alternative path to education and put herself through school, and how she developed a work ethic that shaped her personal direction and ultimately, the direction of lynda.com.
The lynda.com member home page has a new look based on what you've told us you want: quick access to new releases, Creative Inspirations, the blog, and more.
Current members – have you noticed anything new at lynda.com? We’ve launched a new current-member home page to help you quickly find the information you told us was most relevant to you, such as new training releases, new Creative Inspiration titles, and recent blog postings. Based on cookies, we can now detect whether or not you are a member, and based on that criteria, we serve up either a member home page or a non-member homepage.
If you haven’t signed in yet since around midnight on Wednesday, you’ll still see the old home page when you go to lynda.com. After you’ve signed in once and our cookies are accepted in your browser, your subsequent visits will start off at this new page. Let us know what you think!
PCWorld's The Cost Cutter blog gives kudos to lynda.com for improving employee productivity and boosting business efficiency. That's exactly what we strive to do.
We’re really proud that lynda.com got this great review in PCWorld’s “The Cost Cutter” business blog.
“The nominal amount you’ll spend there could pay you back in improved productivity, as your workers become proficient at all of their applications,” says the review.
“If you or your employees are just muddling through Office, QuickBooks, Filemaker, Photoshop, or any other application, you’re wasting potential productivity. Invest just a few hours, learning your applications with video tutorials, and your business could get a boost in its efficiency.”