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Ivan Kusakovic
Ivan Kusakovic
12,197 Points

Need guidance for further learning...

Hello people,

Can someone looks at what I have done at my profile so far and give me some guidance what to learn again, what courses should I take or learn next because I made some pause with learning on Treehouse for about month. I subscribed for a month now again and want to learn more but I think I little forgot of everything learned.

At first glance, I remember that I have difficulties with CSS layout, I learned also on Codeschool.com about Javascript and there was confusing when it starts about Javascript Objects, prothotypes and similar stuff.

Is it time to learn something new or to look again in courses about HTML, CSS, basic Javascript? Or to learn now jQuery for example, Ajax, PHP, SQL?

Thanks very much in advance!

Best,

Ivan

7 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,705 Points

It looks to me like you have more in your learning path to go through in HTML and CSS.

CSS Foundations is still available and was the original (when I first joined) high level overview of alll you need to know about CSS. But this coruse is gradually being replaced with CSS Basics, CSS Selectors, Beyond the Basics, Layout Basics and Flexbox.

Then there's a whole other range of CSS courses that go into detail with using the great CSS preprocesssor Sass. But if it's layout your struggling with then Guil has recently released the great courses in Layout Basics and Flexbox layout which will get you up to speed.

Beyond that the learning path I would recommend for the web is

  • Web Design Track
  • Front End Development Track
  • Full Stack Development (Javascript) if this takes your fancy
  • PHP
  • Wordpress Development.

I can't say much about the other tracks as I haven't had the time to look at these yet in my learning path.

Best of luck :)

Ivan Kusakovic
Ivan Kusakovic
12,197 Points

Thanks Jonathan, I have started Web Design Track, and come to Design Foundation and then lost... I will try to finish that.

Ivan Kusakovic
Ivan Kusakovic
12,197 Points

Am I really need to learn about Design, Photoshop and Illustrator if I want to be Front-end Developer?

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,705 Points

I see where you're coming from with this question. It really depends on what your desired learning path is all about. If you just want a career in coding and hooking up the backend then you might just get away without learning Design, Photoshop and Illustrator.

But even if you won't use these programs regularly, it might be a good idea to get a handle on design principals, so if a designer hands you a photoshop mockup or a web design prototype in the browser you'll have a good idea of what you need to do, to hook up all the functionality.

When I first started out at Treehouse the front end track and the web design track each had CSS Foundations included as a course. So you'll need to know CSS for sure and to plan your CSS it's often a good idea to know how to put a mockup together so you can plan and write your CSS.

Ivan Kusakovic
Ivan Kusakovic
12,197 Points

I done all CSS courses, I think... except Sass in Web Design Track... But these questions for Design badge make me crazy :) 28 questions, I can't pass... :D

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,705 Points

Excellent! :) They're tough those ones. The illustrator course in that track was a tough one but if you want to learn more about Illustrator the Illustrator for Web Design Course is very very good. :-)

Ivan Kusakovic
Ivan Kusakovic
12,197 Points

Ok, thanks, and Illustrator is for what? And how to install it free? Is a portable version like Photoshop CS6?

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,705 Points

You can always get a Free trial download either for CS6 or the CC packages, but they do cost a bit I'm afraid :)

Illustrator is for vector based images