I should have added: For ID CS6.
Just my opinion Bob. I consider it overpriced. I've had subscriptions on and off over nearly a decade. I like lynda.com. I consider it overpriced. Thanks VERY much for the link though.
I just looked at the outline for the three InDesign CC tutorials listed for Train Simple. Total time is 5 hours for Fundamentals, 4 hours for Intermediate, and 1-1/4 hours for a course on creating business documents. The course material is pretty superficial, and not above an InDesign Level 1 course. The trainer is NOT identified so there's no way to evaluate his credentials.
It's no comparison to Lynda.com where InDesign courses are much more extensive, and are taught by professionals like David Blatner, Anne-Marie Concepcion, Mike Rankin, Claudia McCue, etc. etc. These are the best trained people in their field.
If you want to go cheap, you do do even better by doing Google searches and watching YouTube videos.
I know some of the Lynda.com presenters, but I trust you'll learn a great deal more to spend a little more money.
I just noticed you're using CS6. Their selection for CS6 wasn't much better. You'd probably go thru it in a couple days.
I did not mean this thread to be about lynda.com which I think is well done but very seriously overpriced. I feel the same wariness of lynda's grabby greedy business model as I feel about Steve Jobs / Apple business model. Good product. Way overpriced. Not bending over.
Today I spoke with 3 local libraries who find the lynda.com business model unpleasant enough that they don't want to - and will not support it. Yay and hooray.
You are right, Derek, if someone wants to go cheap, or what I would call fair, there's lots online for free. LOL- Right here on Adobe TV as well as out on the web. Just for starters - and for free: The fabulous Terry White: How To Get Started with Adobe InDesign CS6 - 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do | Adobe Evangelists - Terry Whit…
I think every software company needs to take responsibility for educating their paying customers on how to use their software and not let a creepy overpriced lynda.com slip in and rape their own paying customers. Shame on any software developer or company who leaves it to lynda.com instead of taking on the task they should be completing. And that goes for Adobe too.
WowWhat an attitude!
let a creepy overpriced lynda.com slip in and rape their own paying customers.
Just a little overreaction, I think. ;-)
Also, totally unrealistic. I can't think of a single software company that currently sells software in today's world who does that. I'm not saying that it's right, just that Adobe isn't doing anything different than Apple, or Microsoft, or Google, or any other one.
Steve Werner. It is a strong reaction. Not an overreaction. This discussion made a light bulb go on in my head.
Shame on any software company lazy enough to allow lynda.com to own and control access to the knowledge necessary to use their product. In doing so they leave customers who paid large sums of money for their products hostage to lynda.com.
I wish everyone's reaction were equal in strength to mine.
That's a lot of snoring I hear, instead of loud complaints.
No decent software company should leave a single customer in need of lynda.com. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
And Monica, Thanks! I did find my way to Adobe TV. And It seems like a good resource. As is this forum.
And Steve- allow me to modify "rape their customers." to "rape their customer's wallets."
I think further discussion is pointless. Everyone has had their say. I'm locking this discussion.