Everyone likes to celebrate. People enjoy throwing birthday parties, or buying anniversary gifts for their beloved. Today, though, we’re doing it differently: We’re releasing a new course, and we’re offering our 8-part CSS video series free to celebrate!
[list=1]Inline/in-page/linked css. Differences between Id, class, tag, and link pseudo-class references
advanced selectors including multiple selectors and class names, child and sibling selector, first-line and first-letter selector
text properties such as color, align, indent, points and ems, font families, and sizes
more text properties such as font styles and weights, line height, font abbreviations, and spacing
inheritance and how it applies to some styles but not others
cascade and how it applies to paragraph and link styles
[*]specs, sitepoint resources, dreamweaver, firebug, zen garden
Just started exploring this great site and stumbled across the free CSS video giveaway - Yay! CSS is next on my list of things to learn, so this is a good thing!
However, I’m not able to access the videos after signing up. I get the following log in error:
The order number and email address you submitted did not correspond with a customer who has purchased a video tutorial. Please check your email receipt and enter your email address and order number exactly as they appear on the receipt.
I did click the support link, but it only offers a check to see if my product shipped (which of course it didn’t, it’s not a physical product).
I know I have the correct email and order number entered, so I’m stumped. Any suggestions?
Sorry my first post is big, long question rather than a contribution. I hope to remedy that in the near future.
And what browser would that be? I use FireFox 3.6.3 and the downloads failed for me if I added them to Firefox Downloads and tried to do them individually. On pausing them, the link expires. I ended up doing four at a time and then refreshing the page to download and save the remaining videos.
I also question the note that you need Div X software to view these. They are .avi files and work great in Windows Media Player and I imagine they will work great on Macs as well. Although I downloaded this software, the audio sticks and skips like an old LP and the quality is horrid.
Other than that, these video tutorials are excellent. Kevin’s diction is perfect and his instruction are crystal clear as are the video images. Anyone that uses css and does not take advantage of this is making a big mistake whether they are new to css or their skills are advanced!
Yes, refreshing is fine, I just feel the hurt from redownloading from scratch, due to my country’s pay-per-gig bandwidth cap.
it’s a nuisance when downloading via wifi, which after a couple of failed downloads encouraged me to remote desktop to my main machine for the remainder of the downloads.
The videos also helped me to realise that the level of the videos is pitched at the pure beginner, so future videos will need to “sell” their content effectively, as I (and many others) will be unjustly using these CSS videos as a baseline for comparison.
This is not a browser issue, because after failing a few times with Google Chrome, I moved on to more experienced downloaders like jDownload. Even that isn’t able to resume the failed download once your credentials time out.
Due to the amount of time that it takes to download video at 30Kbps, once your credentials expire you have no permission to continue even if you were capable of doing so, which is a right pain in the wallet when you have cap on your bandwidth.