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Mike Aquan-Assee15,336 Points
This tutorial is confusing as @#$%!
Maybe not go through the whole process, then change it all again?? Might help people not become overly confused as what you are doing?
Mike Aquan-Assee15,336 Points
I found confusing the way he changed most of the code from what he first did, which made me further confused on how to go about it. To be honest, I haven't completely caught on to this intro to JQuery. Thanks for the link Jason!
jon duckett's js/jquery book is really nice. it has big pictures, big words, and colorful which makes it friendly for beginners
Ross Alejandro Bendal8,991 Points
Tom Hsu5,292 Points
Completely agree with everyone here. This is by far the most confusing course. It seems like the instructor is just trying to wing it instead of having a set script to follow. He's confusing half the time and makes a ton of mistakes (both typing errors and speech errors) which just ends up wasting time on the video itself. The videos also jump all over the place because of his lack of a script. The funny thing is that Jquery should be easy to learn, but this whole course itself is just a mess. I really wish Treehouse would have replaced these videos by now.
Travis Sweeney10,973 Points
Well I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one that feels this way. I have found this to be the most confusing course I've taken yet on Treehouse, and I even have a little experience with jQuery! The instructor should really work on his teaching style, or these videos should be done over again. More time should be spent explaining how the code works, and less time should be spent cutting and pasting code comments after every single action. It breaks the flow, and I keep getting errors in my code from missing or incorrect characters after moving my code around. Thanks to everyone in this thread that shared additional jQuery resources. The tutorials shouldn't have to be this complicated.
Chris Ward12,129 Points
What are you finding confusing? I didn't have trouble here, though I was hoping to learn how to do image sliders.
Derrick Johnson307 Points
I found it easy to follow but I've read up on basic jquery before I took this course and fiddled around with it beforehand. I think the label as a "Beginner" course fits the first 3 projects in this course but I think the last 2 should be labeled "Intermediate".
Yixi Guan7,927 Points
His next course is better. I did a small project myself after this course. It has been really helpful too.