Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

HTML How to Make a Website Beginning HTML and CSS Follow Along with Workspaces


Im using a Mac. does that matter?

5 Answers

No! I develop on a Mac just like the Treehouse teachers and countless amounts of other people.

One would even argue that OS X is the best operating system to develop on.

No, in fact MAC OS X is better for web development! You'll see that all the teachers at teamtreehouse use OS X.

Wayne Priestley
Wayne Priestley
19,579 Points

I would say thats better, but thats because I use one as well. But no it doesn't matter on Treehouse unless your interested in iOS development of course in which case you have to use a Mac.

You'll notice that when you watch the lessons, all the teachers use a Mac.

Debian Linux

When developing for the web in regards to front end (HTML, CSS, Javascript), your OS doesn't matter. When you get to the back-end, working with languages that involve the command prompt, you may find certain tasks to differ between OS, but for the most part there still is not much of a difference (unless you decide to use .Net). Most courses on Treehouse support both Mac OSX and Windows, so there should be no problem; especially if you're working on Mac.