Lynda.com advertises more than 1,617 courses with more being added frequently. The courses focus on software, creative design, and business skills. The courses last 1+ hours in length (many are between 2-3 hours in length but may be more than 8+hours) and are delivered in a video format. Each course has a detailed Table of Contents that provides topics and time allotted for each, making the courses very handy for quick referencing.
Each course features a few topics available for guests to open and view at no charge. For instance, WordPress is hugely popular as a blog site/web site design app. One course titled WordPress Essential Training taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen was updated in December 2012 to explain the new aspects of WordPress 3.x. A visitor to Lynda.com may click on certain clips to view the topical content one-time. Then the viewable clips are closed to playback.
Another valuable course shows learners how to set up Audacity, a free audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and start recording live audio. The one hour-46 minute course consists of four major sections: Getting Started, Recording, Basic Editing, and Common Tasks. Within each section, certain elements are viewable.
Lynda.com is available FREE for a seven-day trial basis. Subscriptions start at $25 a month or $250 a year. Subjects, software, and authors of courses are organized in alphabetic indices, making it easy to cruise through to see what they have.