Saturday, 14 August 2021

[Book 63] How to Build and Design a Website using WordPress: A Step-by-Step Guide with Screenshots

Serial No.:- 63

Category:- Informative Book (9. Science , Computer & Technology)

Book:- How to Build and Design a Website using WordPress: A Step-by-Step Guide with Screenshots

Author:- William S Page

Language:- English

Publisher:- Independently Published

Published on:- 2020 edition (30 June 2020)

No. of Pages:- 278

My after reading review (August 14, 2021):-
"Technology makes our life easier". WordPress CMS (content management system) is a perfect example of this statement. Nowadays, online business is on a boom. Everyone wants to get their business to the next level. As the number of online small businesses is growing day by day, so the use of websites. Everyone needs a website for their branding, small business, local store, public figure etc. But not everybody is tech-savvy, not everybody knows how to code and how to build a website traditionally. The good news is you don't need to. Content management systems like WordPress makes it easy for everybody. Now without knowing any coding knowledge anyone is building their brand new professional website and building their online existence.

WordPress is an amazing open-source tool allowing its users to design their website on the front end. You just need a domain, a hosting service and a little bit of basic knowledge to install and run WordPress on the server. That's it. Your very own website is live now.

I am into 'online business for almost 7 years. But I never felt that I needed a business website. As time goes, my business is growing, so I think now it's time to get a site. As usual, before I jump into building my site, I like to grab a few basic knowledge to make sure not to make any mistakes. I prefer reading an instructional book in this case. I was finding a very basic level WordPress book, what the book is made for. The book is perfect for beginners. It's written in easy to understand language.

Also, it is designed for non-technical people. So anyone who wants to build his/her very own website must check this book out.

One drawback of this book is, it's a little bit over priced as a beginners level book.

Thank you.




Wednesday, 4 August 2021

[Book 62] Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release)

Serial No.:- 62 

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book
Category:- Informative Book (9. Science , Computer & Technology)

Book:- Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release)

Author:- Andrew Faulkner and Conrad Chavez

Language:- English

Publisher:- Adobe Press

Published on:- 1st edition (10 January 2019)

No. of Pages:- 416

My after reading review (August 04, 2021):- Knowing a skill is not enough. Sometimes we must update our knowledge time to time. I am a graphic designer. I hold a diploma in graphic designing. So of course I know Adobe Photoshop. But it's better to recall my Photoshop skill sometimes. That's why I decided to revise my knowledge of Photoshop, reading this adobe's own Photoshop book classroom in a book cc 2019 edition. Since I am using adobe's cc 2019 versions, and I haven't upgrade my software package yet, I decided to read cc 2019 edition of some adobe's books. I decided to read 10 books of this series followed by Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Audition, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Animate, Dreamweaver, Xd and Lightroom. I just finished Adobe Photoshop Classroom In A Book (2019 release) and started reading Adobe Illustrator. So this is my after reading review of Adobe Photoshop.

Though this is great book to learn complete Photoshop in a single book, but it's not in depth and you cannot use it for reference book. Because Photoshop is so vast and so much to learn and do, you just can't expect anything from a 400 pages book. This book is great for beginner's to learn the software. The book covers everything one needs to start working on Photoshop - from layers to masking, colour correction to photo composition, typography etc. The book is full of clear and easy to understand colourful pictures. If you are new and want to learn this powerful photo editing, graphic designing software, then I highly recommend this book. But if you are intermediate or advanced level Photoshop user and want to be master in it, then you have to read other in depth books.

Overall it's one of the Adobe Press's great products. In is written in a great way so learner can easily catch any topics.

Thank for reading.