Design Tutorial FAQs


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What is a Design Tutorial?
A Design Tutorial is an online webinar especially for Designers. These webinars are lead by industry experts with information designers need and want the most. The popularity of the Design Tutorials continue well beyond the live event with the On-Demand downloads.

What are the technology requirements for viewing a Design Tutorial?
All you need is a computer or iPad. You will be able to view the presentation and listen to the audio over the computer speakers. See below for complete system requirements.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

For PC-based users:

  • Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Required: Internet connection, with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
  • Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)

For Mac-based users:

  • Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
  • Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Required: Internet connection, with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
  • Required: Intel processor with 512 MB of RAM or better recommended

For iPad-based users:

  • Required: Free GoToMeeting app from the Apple App Store
  • Required: WiFi connection to use VoIP

How do I find out about upcoming Design Tutorials?
There are several ways to find out about upcoming Design Tutorials. Check for upcoming Design Tutorials at MyDesignShop.com or sign up for the HOW email newsletter are the easiest ways. Once you attend a Design Tutorial you will be added to our notification list so you will be notified of upcoming Design Tutorials (and discounts for registering early).

How do I register to attend?
Go to MyDesignShop.com, select the Design Tutorial you want to register for, add it to your cart with any other items, and check out. On your order confirmation, you will find the link to register for the class. Click the link, fill out the registration information, mark your calendar, and enjoy the Design Tutorial.

Can I sponsor a Design Tutorial?
Sponsored Design Tutorials are a great way to get the message out about your service, equipment, and supplies. Design Tutorials are meant to be educational not sales pitches, so you will need to make sure the content meets the educational expectation. Contact your sales representative for information.

What if I sign up for a Design Tutorial and can’t make it or have computer problems?
Don’t worry if you can’t make the live Design Tutorial, everyone that registers for a Design Tutorial will receive a follow-up email with the Design Tutorial download link so you can watch it at your convenience.

Can I view an OnDemand Design Tutorial on my PC?
The Design Tutorial file is available for PC or Mac. If there are handouts they are in a PDF format easily read by any computer.