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I really don't like teachers like Allison grayce and Fabio Carneiro, the way that they paste things in just makes it seem so stupid. I would like to learn not watch you do the work don't rush it take as long as you can the longer the better for me i believe that i gained nothing at all from this HTML email design course and i hardly gained anything from the responsive web design due to them pasting codes in then quickly running away from it explain what the code does don't just say well i'm going to add this now and then do it because that's not how people should learn i know i may not be making sense but it's because i'm angry!
Christopher Leonard11,172 Points
I agree with OP here. This course is probably the worst offender of the "Imma just copy paste this entire 6 layer deep nested table right here and 2 seconds later we're gonna move on" practice. Some other courses do it as well "Responsive Web Design" jumps to my mind. I don't want to watch you do it. I want you to type a little bit of it, explain what it does, and give me 3 seconds to hand code it into my own text editor. At least with Responsive Web Design it wasn't so difficult to follow along, but the markup for these intensely nested tables is difficult to follow and hand code quickly without making mistakes.
I'd say that as a website whose primary purpose is teaching, copy pasting should be outlawed entirely in Treehouse videos. So far the teachers with the best cadence and speed in their videos are Nick and Jim. They say "I'm gonna do X." They do X. Then they say, "Ok, here is what, why, and how I did X." I get that at this point, I'm supposed to be familiar with HTML/CSS and tables, but the speed with which Fabio copy/pastes and moves on is too fast and vague even if I were using the provided code.
I'll try to explain my point of view:
1) I personally find some parts of writting code (in some courses) very boring especially when I already know what it is about. But well... there is an option to speed videos 1.5x / 2x to speed that boring parts over and generally, it is very useful to go slower to people that still don't know it or have some doubts in a certain part. 2) I am against videos that show a lot of copy pasting as if it was self-explanatory. In this case I think the proper way to do would be like: "ok so I will show you guys how to do a specific row of the email and CSS it and then we will take a general look at the final code". It is confusing to do like: copy paste scafold, copy paste css in header and voilá...
I've watched most part of this course on a 2x speed but I still liked it to have an overview of e-mail design and the project seems to be well documented with comments and organized so I still found this course useful. So far I've enjoyed all courses and the 1,5x / 2x is a great feature so we can speed up the parts that are kind of boring :)
To the other guys that are making fun of the Fuad that's just so childish. Even if it was a totally senseless post (which it isn't in my opinion) you shouldn't make fun of others.
yeah he's totally mad.
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are you mad?
What up Fuad