Create interactive electronic content that wows!
This 13 week course is perfect for Print Designers looking to migrate to screen, creating interactive electronic content that wows! Adobe‘s new Digital Publishing Suite gives traditional publishers and layout designers a chance to create and distribute engaging interactive content that wows – without using application development. Extras such as the Folio Bundler and Content Viewer make the workflows that much easier. From testing and bundling to final distribution, you‘ll learn to produce and publish your very own App in no time. Learn to export your layouts to mobile devices such as the iPad and Blackberry Playbook with ease and efficiency, reaching out to your target market in a more interactive and richer way.
Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:
By the end of the course students will have useable knowledge of the following:
- Interactive PDF’s with Adobe Acrobat Pro XI
- Interactive PDF’s with Adobe InDesign
- Publishing Apps with Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite
- ePub editing with Adobe InDesign
- Technical essentials for ePub (XHTML/CSS component)
Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org should you be interested in this course.
Duration: 3 Months
17h30 – 20h30 Mon, Tues & Wed*
*Any class falling on a public holiday will be carried over to be held the Thursday evening of the same week (to be arranged between the lecturer and class).
Digital Books 1
Part 1: Interactive PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Pro XI
- Workspace and Navigation
- Creating Simple PDFs
- Editing PDFs
- Changing Document Design
- Advanced PDF Creation
- Saving PDF’s
Part 2: Interactive PDFs & SWFs with Adobe InDesign
- Overview of Industry Trends
- InDesign Interactive Tools
- Animation, Timing, Previews, Transitions
- Hyperlinks, Multimedia, Buttons, Forms
- Liquid Layouts, Exporting
Digital Books 2
- Digital Publishing Suite overview
- Document Design
- Advanced Interactivity
- Folios and Articles
- Assemble and Publish
Digital Books 3
Part 1: Preparing Adobe InDesign & Word files for ePub
- Ebooks, readers and formats
- How to export an ePub from InDesign
- From InDesign to EPUB: What changes?
- Manage export order
- Control formatting with styles
- Spacing with styles
- Breaking the book into chapters
- Exporting images
- Book Covers, links, footnotes etc.
Part 2: Technical essentials for ePub (XHTML/CSS component)
- The components of an ePub
- Navigation & TOC
- Further components
- Repacking & rezipping files
- Converting .ePub to .mobi (Kindle)
- Advanced editing techniques
- Using Cascading Style Sheets
- Text formatting
- Managing formatting problems
- Image formatting
- Basic tables
- Additional elements
- Introduction to XML
What is the difference between your Part Time and your Full Time courses?
The Part Time courses are Modular Based, and run for 4-5 weeks each, with one project per module. The Full Time courses are made up of various modules that run for 3 – 8 weeks each with more than one project per module.
How do I know which one to choose?
The Full Time courses are geared towards students who wish to commit to a much longer and more involved course, with an aim to get a Higher Certificate and a Portfolio. The Part Time courses are excellent for those who wish to add new skills to their existing skills, i.e. a Print Designer who wants to learn Web Design skills. The Part Time courses are also often chosen by those who wish to prepare to do longer courses, or individuals whose companies need them to learn skills to apply within the workplace immediately.
Are there any discounts offered?
Yes! If you book all 4 courses offered on the Print Design Courses (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Finishing Art), all 3 courses offered on the Web Design Courses (HTML & CSS, HTML5/CSS3 & Responsive Design, WordPress), or all 3 courses offered on the Electronic Publishing Courses (Digital Books 1, 2, 3) you receive a great discount!
When do the courses run?
They run in the evenings, Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesdays from 17h30 – 20h30.
Does the module run more than once in the year?
Yes, each module runs every 3 months.
What do we need to bring to the course?
Just yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software. You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.
Is there safe access & parking available?
Yes, you receive an electronic access tag upon enrolment & parking can be found in Bree Street.
Who are your trainers?
All trainers are freelancers in their industries, so bring this unbeatable experience into the classroom straight from the workplace. They are passionate about what they do and always ready to help.
Are there any projects and / or tests?
Yes, each module has a project that is worked on continuously to test your skills. No formal tests or exams are held.
What do we receive at the end of the course?
You will receive an attendance certificate showing the Apple & Adobe logo as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.
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