In lieu of InDesign CC 2017 Essential Training being suggested as a prerequisite for Learning InDesign CC2015: EPUBs, I decided to enrol. Once I got used to David Blatner’s eccentricities as a teacher, I found myself looking forward to each chapter of the course. It turned out to be the best LYNDA course that I’ve done so far!
This course is a lot longer than the ones that I’ve done on LYNDA before because there is a LOT of material covered. Throughout, Blatner points out that the material covered is the beginning. He suggests other LYNDA courses for in depth training of those features. I’ll likely be enrolling in some of those other courses in future.
Blatner is a curious figure. His enthusiasm for InDesign made me look forward to each lesson. He teaches many routes for each feature covered. He then gives an overview of the pros and cons of using specific methods. He also covered hotkeys and interface differences for the MAC and Windows versions. This made the lessons applicable to users of both operating systems.
In conclusion, this course kicked ass. Blatner does a great job of getting students excited about the material whilst he imparts a lot of information. I look forward to enrolling in more of his courses and will also be enrolling in other courses about InDesign in the not-so-distant future.