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Here, you'll find a mixture of helpful resources, from detailed tutorials to quick tips, covering all the the IT- and web-related topics that our expert teachers are most knowledgable about.

Creating a WordPress Website on Your Local Machine

Creating a WordPress Website on Your Local Machine

Detailed instructions and videos covering every step of setting up a local WordPress website.

For Learning, Grit Matters More Than Intelligence

For Learning, Grit Matters More Than Intelligence

People often assume that intelligence dictates achievement, but this is just not true.

6 Ways to Use Google's Webmaster Tools for SEO

6 Ways to Use Google's Webmaster Tools for SEO

Are you using this suite of handy tools to help your website rank higher?

How to Make Learning JavaScript Easier

How to Make Learning JavaScript Easier

If JavaScript is your first programming language, it can take a little getting used to. These tips will help.

PhoneGap: An Introduction

PhoneGap: An Introduction

Did you know you can use your HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills to build apps for phones and tablets?

The Four Core Principles of UX Design

The Four Core Principles of UX Design

Good user experience (UX) design means happier users and more revenue. This post contains more than 20 good & bad examples.

The Complete Guide to Using Schema Markup for Better SEO

The Complete Guide to Using Schema Markup for Better SEO

It's official: Google likes Schema markup, so you need to add it to your website today.

Interactive Quiz: Fixed vs Growth Mindsets

Interactive Quiz: Fixed vs Growth Mindsets

Is your mindset holding you back? Finding out could improve your ability to learn & achieve, so take this quiz now.

Video Reviews: The Best Free WordPress Themes for Business in 2015

Video Reviews: The Best Free WordPress Themes for Business in 2015

We've carefully tested dozens of free WordPress themes to find the top 4 options for your business.

Learn How to Use Google's Webmaster Tools with this Beginner's Guide

Learn How to Use Google's Webmaster Tools with this Beginner's Guide

Get started quickly and easily with these screencasts & videos.

WordPress Security Tips, Plugins & FAQs

WordPress Security Tips, Plugins & FAQs

Find out how to protect your WordPress website from being hacked - or how to clean it up if it's already been compromised.

The Ultimate Digital Marketing & SEO Glossary

The Ultimate Digital Marketing & SEO Glossary

Here you'll find every single industry term that you wanted to know, with quick & clear definitions.

WordPress' Most SEO-Friendly Features (& How To Use Them)

WordPress' Most SEO-Friendly Features (& How To Use Them)

Websites built on WordPress can have great SEO - as long as you adjust a few settings.

Design Your First Web Layout in Photoshop

Design Your First Web Layout in Photoshop

Learn to use Photoshop, the top tool of choice for many web designers, to create a beautiful & well-planned web layout.

Should You Be Using WordPress Multisite?

Should You Be Using WordPress Multisite?

WordPress Multisite offers some powerful features but it's not right for everyone. Here, we explore all the pros and cons.

Six Quality Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners

Six Quality Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners

If you're a Photoshop beginner, these tutorials will help you gain the most important skills for doing more professional work.

Add an SEO Plugin to Your Wordpress Site

Add an SEO Plugin to Your Wordpress Site

The right plugin to choose, how to install it and how to use it to get a page to rank for your chosen keywords. Includes screenshots and video.

Why won't my code work!? - The Beginner's Guide to Fixing JavaScript Bugs

Why won't my code work!? - The Beginner's Guide to Fixing JavaScript Bugs

If your JavaScript code isn't working, use this handy checklist to find (and fix) the bugs.

The 6 Most Useful Free Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers

The 6 Most Useful Free Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers

This list of the top free plugins will make it quicker and easier to create web designs and digital elements in Photoshop.

Three Ways to Make Skin Look Perfect in Photoshop

Three Ways to Make Skin Look Perfect in Photoshop

There are a variety of ways to improve skin tone and texture using Photoshop. Here, you'll find three to choose from: quick, natural or professional.