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James White
James White
6,159 Points

Question about Learning Adventures

I'm trying to decide between learning adventures and I have a question about the differences in the Web Developer and Ruby on Rails.

The rails adventure says you will learn Javascript and jQuery and when you look at the list of videos there's a set for Javascript and Build an Interactive Web page.

The web dev adventure says you will learn Javascript and jQuery but when you look at the list of videos Javascript and jQuery aren't there. This adventure also says you will learn Git and Coffeescript but I don't see any videos for those listed.

Also at the end of the CSS path in the Web Dev adventure the video says next you will learn about Compass. But there are no more videos for CSS the next video starts the Intro to Programming course.

Also Responsive Design isn't available under Web Dev adventure but is under the Rails. That seems a little backward to me. Shouldn't Responsive Design be listed under Web Dev path since a lot of people in the industry are promoting "Mobile First"?

I've really enjoyed the videos I've watched so far and I've been able to take what I've learned and apply it to some things I'm working on so I really like them.


2 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I'd email this feedback to help@teamtreehouse.com as they are the only ones that can tell you why the learning adventures are arranged the way they are.

Amit Bijlani
Amit Bijlani
Treehouse Guest Teacher

@James White

Thanks for the feedback. We will take these into account when we are updating and auditing the Learning Adventures.

To answer some of your other questions:

  • jQuery is taught in our project of Build an Interactive website that's why it's there in the Learning Adventure.

  • They mention Git, Coffeescript, Compass, etc. because those courses will be added in the near future. We should probably state it clearly.

Finally, if you are looking to simply learn Front End dev then I recommend the Web Designer Learning Adventure which teaches you everything including responsive web design. The Ruby on Rails Learning Adventure is comprehensive where it teaches you front-end and back-end dev.