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General Discussion

Jim Clark
Jim Clark
13,319 Points

Which new class would you like to see Treehouse produce? What topic interests you the most?

I would love to see a class on HAML. It is becoming widely used but looks cryptic to those who don't know it.

I could also use a more in-depth understanding of the box-model so that I'm not guessing what my page will look like if I 'float' a div.

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

For a stronger understanding of the box model I would just use something like right click and then inspect element. Most browsers will let you view the box model of the element you clicked on then you can check the values or even change the css and html to see how a change would look. All without effecting your code.

3 Answers

Meg Cusack
Meg Cusack
11,448 Points

Not sure if you have this yet, but it would be very helpful to have some info on preparing and optimizing photos to add to our websites. I am doing How to Make a Website and Nick talked about 1024 x 768 being the best size for the gallery. But there wasn't any info (or a link to info) on how to get our photos out of iPhoto in this size, etc.

Anthony Moore
Anthony Moore
6,680 Points

I agree on the CSS front. I did the Foundations course but I'm still a little confused. I'd also like to see more about Python--particularly classes.

The biggest thing I'm missing now is practical projects. I want to build something together along with the course. I've already done How to Make a Website. It was great, but I don't feel confident to do everything on my own yet.

Meg Cusack
Meg Cusack
11,448 Points

I agree with Anthony; I am hungry for practical projects that I can build on my own but alongside others doing the same thing. This gives the experience like a college class where you have assignments and when we meet together in class, we look at how each other is doing and help each other with problems.

I agree with template handlers. SLIM is also fairly cryptic and the documentation is very underwhelming.