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CSS Compass Basics Compass Helper Functions Image Dimension Helpers

Marston Gould
Marston Gould
PHP Development Techdegree Student 17,314 Points

Video focuses on 'what', but misses the 'why' to often.

The best of the Team Treehouse videos help explain not only how you can do something, but why you should do something and they could do a better job of demonstrating to what end. These series is a good example. They would be improved if they showed not only how the Compass impacted the CSS, but what the goal is we are trying to accomplish through looking at the webpage produced and explain why we should use Compass, Sass vs. straight CSS.

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Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Thanks Marston Gould for the feedback. We're definitely looking at ways to incorporate that in to our courses.

Sean Clarke
Sean Clarke
10,256 Points

Marston Gould - I agree its pretty 'info dense', and my my brain is reaching capacity with the pace, that said, compared with the compass documentation its 1000% easier to digest!

I am thankful for the working examples Guil Hernandez shares in this series as it has demystified a bunch of stuff I was avoiding using to the fullest because I could not gel with the compass docs at all.

As Marsdon suggests, some reasoning why and clear 'use cases' for each approach 'in the wilds of the web' would definitely expand the value and meaning of what’s being shared here in the compass series for sure : )

Though its still the best guide I've encountered yet on the subject.