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Feature suggestions and feedback

I have a few separate things I would like to mention. First up is a suggestion: it would be great in the PHP lesson (which is where I first saw this), or in general if, when the instructor says to copy something exactly, but the code has no particular meaning to the student yet, the space to enter the code was on the same page as the video.

My reasoning for this is that since it is not expected for the student to understand the code, there is no real value in testing the ability to copy down a series of symbols. Also, code challenges aside, it would be nice to have an area on each video page for students to try out the code as they watch the video, since it is difficult to switch back and forth between the video and a text editor without having to pause the video repeatedly.

On a related note, I have a recurring issue with the videos where, if I pause a video for more than around twenty seconds, it stops loading, and I cannot resume the video without reloading the page. If this is also affecting other people, then it should probably be fixed eventually, as it can be frustrating.

Another potential issue is with the mobile version of the site. While each video has its transcript beneath it, once you reveal the transcript, you are forced to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to hide it again. While on a full sized monitor this is not a big deal, for mobile users it is another source of frustration.

Finally, there are some issues on iPhones where the quotation marks (and some other punctuation) does not display correctly. Instead of "hello," I see &quothello&quot. This ended up longer than I originally intended, but I think it covers most of what I have noticed to date in terms of non-critical improvements that could be made to the site.

2 Answers

Shawna Mattison
Shawna Mattison
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I second the video pausing issue. It can be quite frustrating, especially when I'm reviewing a video during a code challenge.

Also, could a feature be added where you can watch the videos at like 1.33x speed? Some teachers talk a little slower and I'm trying to learn as fast as possible, haha.

Thanks Kyle Boyer! Appreciate the suggestions. Copying in Nick Pettit, Tommy Morgan and Jeremy Jantz