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Webcasts Offer Guidance, Advice from Expert Authors

 SEBASTOPOL, Calif.– June 20, 2011 – Safari® Books Online (, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, and Creative Edge (, an online service tailored to the unique needs of creative students, professionals and enthusiasts, today announced five free webcasts as part of the Safari Books Online and Creative Edge Webcast Series.  This educational program is designed to provide technology, digital media and business professionals with a wide range of information that will help them expand their skills and knowledge professionally and personally.

Webcasts for July, August, September and October, 2011, include:

 disrupt book cover Thursday, July 14, 10 a.m. PTDisrupt– by Author Luke WilliamsIn a business world characterized by constant change, there is only one way to win the game — transform it entirely. Webcast attendees will learn why the most unexpected ideas draw the least competition and offer the greatest potential. Author Luke Williams will walk through the steps of how to transform disruptive ideas from conception to breakthrough to business strategy.Register at
 motion graphics book cover Thursday, July 21, 10 a.m. PTMotion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite– by Author Richard HarringtonAlmost all motion graphics artists today use After Effects, Photoshop or Illustrator to some degree in their projects. This webcast will provide pointers on how to: select the best tool for the job, optimize the components in Creative Suite, and incorporate CS5 into your own work.Register at
 info path with sharepoint 2010 Thursday, August 18, 10 a.m. PTInfoPath with SharePoint– by Author Steven MannSharePoint users and developers can build powerful “mini-apps” with InfoPath forms and use them to streamline workflow and business processes — without writing code. During this webcast, leading business collaboration solutions developer Steven Mann will discuss how information workers and IT professionals can solve real business and technical problems with SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath 2010. Register at
   Thursday, September 29, 10 a.m. PTThe HTML5 Developer’s Cookbook– by Author Chuck HudsonHTML5 is about to be launched, and has over 20 new tags. It also has several new APIs including canvas, geolocation and web storage. All these will offer developers and the user a richer Internet experience. Thus, HTML5 is set to become the future of front-end markup, and The HTML5 Developer’s Cookbook will serve as a reference point for developers and designers, providing working examples of how to use HTML5 to markup new designs and recode old ones. Beginner, intermediate and advanced practitioners will all benefit from this webcast. Register at
    Wednesday, October 19, 10 a.m. PT – Real World Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers– by Author Conrad ChavezThis webcast will address the needs and demands of today’s professional digital photographers, such as acquiring images, using an efficient processing workflow, maintaining image quality and final output quality – all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS5. New features include:  Refining Edges, Eyedropper tools, Merge to HDR, Content Aware Fill/Scale/Heal and Lens Profile. Register at

Open to everyone, including subscribers and community members as well as non-members, these free 60-minute webcasts have been carefully selected to meet the needs of the technical, creative and business community. Authors, closely involved in the webcasts’ creation and delivery, present information that enables participants to make an immediate impact on their work, project, or hobby.

Autographed copies of the book that is being discussed will be given away to 10 attendees.

“We’re very excited about our summer lineup of webcasts because they touch on a wide variety of topics such as transforming your business, using motion graphics with Adobe Creative Suite, a look at InfoPath with SharePoint, a focus on HTML5 for developers, and a real world exploration of Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers,” said Robyn Smith, marketing operations manager, Safari Books Online. “With leading industry authors at the top of their respective professions and experts in their fields, our webcast series is aimed at offering something for everyone throughout the year.”

 About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online ( is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, Web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training.

Safari Books Online offers a range of product mixes and pricing programs for organizations, government agencies and individuals. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, O’Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, FT Press, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.

About Creative Edge

Creative Edge ( is an online collection of videos and books from the world’s leading authors. Web designers, graphic designers, photographers and other creative professionals use Creative Edge as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training. Creative enthusiasts use the service to expand their knowledge on a variety of topics or to learn new skills. Creative Edge offers a straightforward pricing model and unlimited use of all online content.

Members have access to thousands of training videos, books and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Peachpit Press, New Riders, O’Reilly Media, Rocky Nook, John Wiley & Sons, Course Technology PTR, Microsoft Press, Focal Press, Total Training, VTC, Class on Demand, Talented Pixie and Adobe Press. For more information about Creative Edge, please visit us online at

Creative Edge is a product of Safari Books Online and all services are delivered by Safari Books Online, LLC.

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