Learning with pictures rather than words is the philosophy of In Pictures, and they have recently launched a line of free online tutorials on Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, and more.
In Pictures, the company that brought readers free e-books last year, recently launched a new line of free online computer how-to tutorials. Currently there are 12 tutorials on Microsoft Office 2003, OpenOffice.org and Dreamweaver 8. Because In Pictures tutorials are based on pictures, not text, you learn by seeing examples as you work. These tutorials are an effective way to get started learning a new software package, or seeing what’s new in newer versions of software you already use.
Revenue is generated for In Pictures by banner advertisements on each page. In Pictures’ founder, Chris Charuhas, says, “Our ad-based revenue model wouldn’t have worked two years ago. But now, with the growth of online advertising and the advent of content-indexed ad systems such as Google AdSense, we think it’s very promising.”
Later this year, In Pictures will release new free tutorials on Microsoft Office 2007 programs, as well as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Fireworks. There will also be new Web programming tutorials for non-programmers, on MySQL, PHP, and Perl.