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Web Typography Deep Dive - BORING

Does anyone else find this Deep Dive a) way too long and b) really dry and boring? I just feel like there has to be a way to spice this up a little bit.

Guil Hernandez
Guil Hernandez
Treehouse Teacher

Hey Peter Rifkind – Thanks for the feedback. There certainly is a lot to cover with Web Typography. I do think that some of the videos can be broken up into shorter, more digestible bits. This is something we're looking into. :)

3 Answers

I didn't mind the typography course at all, but the truth is there aren't many ways to get people excited about the subject. In the end, you're just examining fonts but with more attention to detail. Like any discipline, there are some people who love it and some people who could care less about it. The course got me to pay attention to what fonts I should be using instead of just guessing.

If you're still interested in the subject of Typography, I highly recommend checking out Codeschool's Fundamentals of Design course. The Typography portion is free to try and you might get more enjoyment out of it. I hope that helps!

Jah Chaisang
Jah Chaisang
7,157 Points

Peter,

I thought that's the purpose of deep dives, to be a long boring list of things you can do under specific topic. Get a comprehensive exposure to things you may or may not need. For most deep dives and business courses, I downloaded the video and watch it at 1.5x-2x speed on VLC player. (I got an inspiration from http://www.scotthyoung.com/). I slow down or pause to play with the code sometimes if I'm not familiar with the topics covered. Otherwise, I spice things up by speeding, skipping, acing the quiz to show who's boss, then move on to other courses ;).

Jah

Marvin Abella
Marvin Abella
6,378 Points

well it wouldn't be boring if you try them out yourself while watching them to have better understanding behind the code the instructor is doing :) . I agree with Jah, deep drives are meant to go deep as easily to understand as possible, you might know what their talking about, but others that don't, well atleast not yet or haven't heard of it at all. I wouldn't mind if its boring as long I'm learning :D