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General Discussion

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

New to Treehouse

Hi everyone. I signed up yesterday and I'm going through my first track now. How does this work? I watch the videos, do the challenges and take the quizzes and I'm going through it nicely.

Do I have to launch the workspaces as I'm going through the videos or just settle with practicing on the challenge sections?

And lastly what is the difference between a track and non track course please? Thanks. :-)

4 Answers

Tyler van der Hoeven
Tyler van der Hoeven
11,863 Points

My suggestion would be to focus on practicing. Knowledge is only good if you use it. So invent a personal project and build it out! Also, in my understanding, the tracks are made up of individual courses. So a track is an individual discipline, and that discipline is made up of many parts. You can watch all the parts.. or, if you have a general idea of what you want to do/know, you can go through a track. Hope that helps! I know the first bit has really helped me advance my skills.

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

Hello Tyler. Yes I'm doing a project rebuild at the moment and hoping to use treehouse to refresh my skills. But earlier on I got confused as to why the challenge workspace was so different to the workspace in the videos. If I had a dual monitor (which sadly I don't) I'd probably end up following along with the videos. I understand the notion of using them to practice but having them alongside the video is something of a distraction to me especially when I'd only end up doing the same things I'm doing in the code challenges. :-)

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

As an example, I'm doing the external CSS video now. I'm being shown how to add a folder in the workspace for CSS files. I feel like I should be in the workspace now and I'm missing out a bit.

Tyler van der Hoeven
Tyler van der Hoeven
11,863 Points

Typically what I do is set up my own test environment and then pause the video and work on my own for awhile. I actually end up referencing back through videos a ton. Remember it's not about consumption but rather retention and application. Good luck though!

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

I'm having to pause the videos at the moment anyway because they tend to buffer ;) But point taken thanks.

The encouraging this is I am taking in what#s in the videos, so I should be able to get into the workspaces when I'm ready. The truth is, I'm just doing this first course to get started. I know HTML and CSS already. I haven't even warmed up yet lol