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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu Perfect

Erik Erb
Erik Erb
7,529 Points

(No offense, but...) Confusing Teacher?

Has anyone else struggled to learn -anything- in this introductory course? I mean no offense to Andrew. -He- knows what he is doing. However, being exposed to jQuery for the first time, all I feel I've learned is to go to the API for jQuery. I haven't really -learned- anything about jQuery. At least not like I've learned from Nick, Guil, or Dave.

Again, no offense to Andrew - but maybe it's worth considering redoing this course with a more structure curriculum & teacher?

Sincerely, A -very- confused TH student

Dan McLaughlin
Dan McLaughlin
14,273 Points

Looking into it, I'm surprised they removed it from Full-Stack JS track, but not Front End track.

Since I'm getting back into coding, I haven't done it yet, but look at Introduction to jQuery. It looks as if it is structured like the typical Treehouse course.

2 Answers

Briain Corroon
Briain Corroon
13,688 Points

This course is just a really poorly executed course. The instructor doesn't seem to have prepared at all before. He wastes so much time looking up methods rather than explaining those methods. I didn't pay money to watch someone read the documentation.The videos are far too long, basic concepts aren't explained and the challenges are often confusingly worded.

jQuery isn't rocket science. The other jQuery course on Treehouse is actually worse than this one. Codecademy have a good jQuery course. It's a glaring failure on the part of Treehouse management that they don't have a jQuery course which is fit for purpose.

Fernanda Roqué
Fernanda Roqué
8,129 Points

Hi, I had the same feeling after finishing the Introduction to Jquery, then started this course and everything is starting to get in place. I recommend you to see first the introduction and then the basics course.

I think that the goal of this course is to teach us how to think like a developer and find the resources we need to solve a problem with jQuery. That's why he begins with the 4 "p", how to face a jQuery problem.

If you haven't taken already the javascript basics course I will recommend to do that first too. Hope this answer help, and sorry for my english.