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General Discussion

Have sample projects to work on

I have been wanting to learn web designing and development for a long time now. While it is easy to find resources online to do the learning, it is difficult to get sample projects to work on.

One thing I love about Treehouse is the fact that it gives you challenges to complete after every stage. That's great because it helps you absorb your learning in a better and more solid way.

However, I feel that treehouse will stand out if it has another section for sample projects that students can work on. They can be a replica of a real world brief for a website or an application. If these projects are incorporated after every milestone, I think it will be really great for all of us to get some hands on experience in the web design/development world.

Since we don't have sample projects in treehouse to work on for now, are there any other websites that give out these projects? Is there a way people can practice on 'real-world' projects without having the risk of dealing with real world clients?

This can also help people create portfolios with dummy projects for showcasing to potential clients.

Jonmarc Stevens
Jonmarc Stevens
6,414 Points

What I started doing, for certain projects, I would start up sublime text or any text editor and mimic the tutorials from scratch; such as the ones Guil would start doing. Of course I substituted the images with blocks of color, but if I could get build up the same website or examples that were on the tutorials it certainly helped out a lot.

2 Answers

Frances Leese
Frances Leese
3,235 Points

Learn street provides some simple projects to get started


Steven Horowitz
Steven Horowitz
6,966 Points

Nice website suggestion Frances, never heard of learnstreet, looks like something worth checking out.

Hi Frances,

Great suggestion! However, I am looking for something more php/html/css websites oriented.