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HTML Build an Interactive Website Introduction to jQuery Introduction to jQuery

shareyourpeace
shareyourpeace
3,244 Points

Do we need to complete a course to have a site built before doing this course ?

I am am starting up a course: Build an Interactive Website (with introduction to Jquery with Andrew.... etc) He is also using 'Smells Like Bacon.' What is "welcome to waters" ?

And what constitutes 'new' if you please.
I am REFERRING to the word 'new' listed next to the Name of the Track.

I am 'not' novice to javascript or jquery. I am taking this course because I like the tasks in the Project and would like to emulate it with my own assets. is this possible in your opinion ?

Where is this Site "Smells Like Bacon' built up in the Treehouse courses ? thanks

Dustin Morris
Dustin Morris
8,715 Points

That site is used for the intro to photoshop course. You may be able to find some of the files you are looking for there, but that is more about design. If you just want to duplicate the site for the benefit of tearing it down to learn how to build it, just used chrome's dev tools or firefox's firefly (firebug whatever) and deconstruct it that way. It would not be hard to recreate. Hope that helps.

shareyourpeace
shareyourpeace
3,244 Points

Hi Dustin, that for all of the responses. I am familiar with both Firefox and chromeDevTools and the concept of tear it down and build it up.... I like it. Do you have a strategy for this. What comes to mind is basically clicking on every element and then copying the css into my text editor. Thanks again.

Dustin Morris
Dustin Morris
8,715 Points

Thats basicly the idea. It is the de/reconstruction of a website that could give you insite into the way that guy got it to look/act whatever the way it did. There are a lot of great sites out there, and no reason that anyone couldn't learn to build them simply by deconstructing them, but it is a lot of work and it won't teach you how to write eloquent code.

shareyourpeace
shareyourpeace
3,244 Points

I agree. Put it is sometimes useful to see the code to put things into perspective.

Dustin Morris
Dustin Morris
8,715 Points

For sure. Super valuable. I use the dev tools often in debugging. I can inspect an element and see exactly why it is doing what it is doing. That in turn tells me what I need to change and where to put my focus to get it right.

3 Answers

You're just considered new in terms of your activity in the point system. If you're not new (like you've stated), then you may fly through the course faster than others. No worries, there's no judging on here :)

Amil Boddie-Willis
Amil Boddie-Willis
9,661 Points

Hey,

I think you can build at least a basic website when you're ready to build one. I also agree with Ninyo - Nobody really judges you here - They just try their best to help is all... P :)

Tony McKeown
PLUS
Tony McKeown
Courses Plus Student 14,300 Points

I think the course to build the 'Smells Like Bacon' website has been replaced so is no longer available to view. There was a female teacher who did that course and it was one of the first I completed in 2012. She is no longer here and Nick produced a more up to date course which was suppose to teach similar kind of skills.

As for the new tags, I'm just guessing but I presume the tags are there to show that new content has recently been added. Not sure how long needs to pass before the content is no longer considered new and the tag dropped.

shareyourpeace
shareyourpeace
3,244 Points

I wish that I knew for certain. It feels like I am coming in at the second half.