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Repetition in How to Build a Website and CSS Basics

I recently completed the first section in the Web Design track (How to Build a Website) and then Treehouse asked me to update it, which I think I did. Now I'm onto the second section (CSS Basics) and it seems like we're going over all the exact same stuff over again. Am I missing something? Was the updated version of How to Build a Website more high-level stuff, and that's why the CSS Basics section is going through all the nitty gritty coding again?

2 Answers

In the first section of the track (How to Build a Website), you're taught some CSS mainly for you to understand how a website is created without going into much detail. Nick writes CSS fairly quickly to get things done without exploring other CSS possibilities.

Whereas in CSS Basics, you're directly taught specific functions of CSS and various methods of targeting things. Sometimes you'll be shown a valid CSS solution to a problem but then you'll be offered another solution to the same problem which improves your thinking and expands your toolbox.

All in all, yes, there's some overlap with the things you're doing but the context is absolutely different.

OK, I thought that the track update might have shuffled the content down a section and I was now repeating it. Thanks!

Best of luck!