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General Discussion

Beginning classes move to slow?

I have some html experience, but no css experience. I find that the beginning html/css class moves too slow when I could just look at the code itself and know what is going on. Is there a way to move faster through the course and still understand what's going on?

For example; I am much more used to learning through reading text and it is much faster for me to stay interested and get more stuff done this way unless I'm ready to start messing with ruby where the in-depth videos would be more helpful.

4 Answers

Patrick Donahue
Patrick Donahue
9,523 Points

I just do the quizzes and the challenges when I feel I have a good grasp on something. Sometimes the videos seem to linger. The challenges and quizzes also help me learn a lot more.

Dave McFarland
STAFF
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

westleyisbell Did you know you can play back the videos at up to 2 times speed? I'll watch some videos at 1.5X or 2X speed when i'm just reviewing content I already know.

Aleem Mohamed
PLUS
Aleem Mohamed
Courses Plus Student 7,011 Points

Using the speed increase is great. I use it during some of the lessons when the instructor is going over something I know. I find it's better to at least listen to it rather than skip it just in case there's mention of something that I may not know/understand much.

Dave McFarland
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

Great point Aleem Mohamed I totally agree. When I quickly run through a video on a subject I know about, I often pick up some small tidbit of information that's helpful.

Thanks guys. I have been using the 2x speed, but it didn't last long. Being unfamiliar with CSS I have been definitely learning some new stuff. I understand now tables are not used as they were 10 years ago to layout a design in a website like I used to do when I was a kid. I even ran across a website where I first started learning html. htmlgoodies.com - It had an ugly orange template which just came back to memory. Ah, the good ole days!