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General Discussion

James Vanderhaak
James Vanderhaak
902 Points

Learning Adventures

Hi guys,

Ive started from scratch, so I went through the Learning Adventures path. I think that this is way out of whack order wise. What is the best order to do the Learning Adventures in? Ive already gone through Building a Simple Website, but am now going back through HTML and then was going to go through CSS Foundations.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

James

3 Answers

Joseph Morris
Joseph Morris
4,138 Points

I went through HTML first to make sure that I could take the quizzes without having any problems, and the same for CSS. Once I had those down, I went on to the Building a Website paths.

Hi James,

Are you hoping to become a Web Designer, Web Developer, or something else? I'd recommend the following:

Nick Pettit
STAFF
Nick Pettit
Treehouse Teacher

Hey James,

We believe it's smart to start out Learning Adventures with a Project, rather than a Deep Dive. This helps to contextualize the things that you're learning and gives you a solid understanding as to why we're using certain HTML tags or CSS properties. As a new learner, it also gives you the instant gratification of building a website, which is an awesome feeling.

After that, we take a closer look at HTML and CSS to fill in some places where a project might move too quickly. The order of Learning Adventures is something that we will continue to refine, so I appreciate your feedback!

Nick Stoneman
Nick Stoneman
10,093 Points

Hey Nick,

I agree with you and the Treehouse team. At first I thought the learning plan was a little odd. But as I'm finishing up the Simple Rails App I get why you structured the lessons this way. I'm excited that I made something AND more importantly, I now have a ton of questions I'm excited to explore in the Rails Deep Dive.

So although it may seem counter-intuitive to cobble something together without entirely understanding why, I think it works.

Thanks Treehouse!

(ps. I was also wondering about the order of the learning adventures. This is how I found this thread.)