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I am always searching for good, preferably free, study materials on the net.  As I went about my usual search the other day, it finally dawned on me that one of the larger resources was lying right under my nose.  About.com is comprised of hundreds of terrific guides who have written some great free online classes and tutorials.  From the very basics of Net 101, to the in's and out's of Delphi, take a look at all of the free tutorials written by the many experts at About.com.

Programming Languages

Perl/PHP Free Class  -  Want to use CGI on your pages?  Learn how in this free, self-paced Perl class.

Javascript 101  -  Learn Javascript the easy way with this free online tutorial.  Once you have mastered the basics with these lessons, move on to the Advanced Tutorials.

Beginning VRML Tutorial  - This tutorial for beginning VRML covers the basics including geometry, object coloring, and animation. It is designed for the person who wishes to learn how to build their own 3D worlds.

C & C++ Tutorials  - This site features tutorials and online courses on C and C++ programming for both beginner and advanced programmers.

Beginner's Guide to Delphi Database Programming  - This free online course is perfect for Delphi database beginners as well as for those who want a broad overview of the art of database programming with Delphi.

Linux 101  - Get the basics on the Linux OS and then take a course on Linux Administration.

Online Java Textbook  - This is a free, online textbook on introductory Java™ programming. It contains Java applets. To run these applets, you will need a Web browser that uses Java version 1.3 or higher.

Website Use and Development

HTML and Website Tutorial  - If you want to design a good website without a lot of complex programming, then this tutorial is exactly what you are looking for.

Net 101 -  Gwen Schertel, About's Internet for Beginners Guide will take you through a FREE six-week course especially designed for beginning Internet users. Learn how to use email features, find what you seek and comparison shop online.

XHTML/HTML 101  - With interactive lessons and the option to work with other people in the course, you'll be able to learn XHTML the way you want. Go at your own pace, or follow along with the weekly syllabus.  Since HTML and XHTML are basically the same thing, both are covered in this free tutorial.

HTML Forms Class  - HTML forms are one of the most challenging things to create on Web pages. This is a 5-day class for those with a good understanding of HTML.

Free CSS Class  - Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) provide the layout, look, and feel for your HTML documents. And, they are easier than you think. This five day class will have you styling your pages sooner than you'd have thought.

PhotoShop Tutorials  - Guide Sue Chastain has a huge list of tutorials and how-to's covering everything from Photoshop layers to greyscale masks.

Adobe Premier Tutorials  - Learn how to create cool video effects and more with this great collection of tutorials.

Graphic Design Basics for Desktop Publishing  - Get a better understanding of the basics of graphic design by studying the elements and principles of graphic design that govern effective design and page layout.


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