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General Discussion

Alexandria Brown
Alexandria Brown
10,648 Points

Why was Javascript removed from Web Design Track?

Not sure if this is a repeat topic but I noticed the javascript deep dives were removed from the web design track (it was my next stage). I've been noticing a few track changes as of late.

Any ideas why? Why add SASS and cut Javascript?

I was just wondering if this was an overall transition in belief from Treehouse that javascript isn't necessary to be a web designer. Or maybe I'm thinking too much into it. I'll still take the deep dives anyways, because for some reason I feel a lot more powerful knowing programming. I've just been wondering the thought process behind some of the track changes lately.

Scott Evans
Scott Evans
4,236 Points

Tagging the staff as they will know more about this topic. Nick Pettit & Jim Hoskins

Nick Pettit
Nick Pettit
Treehouse Teacher

I'm not sure what the answer is here, but Guil Hernandez owns this Track, so he should know.

I'm in the middle of the JavaScript deep dive & this worried me a little, when logging in today I resumed my track only to find I wasn't where I thought I should be! (and that the track got shorter)

It's not a big deal & as with Alexandria I'll be finishing the JavaScript module anyway but wondered as to the thought process behind removing it from the web design track.

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,028 Points

I wasn't even aware it was removed, but to me it makes sense. There's plenty of programming tracks for all experiences and skillsets in TTH and the Web Design track is about learning design fundamentals and the Javascript course would easily be suitable for the front end design track.

The Web Design track is predominantly for markup and CSS and Javascript is just so different.

Hi Jonathan,

What you're saying makes good sense & as you rightly suggest there are more programming oriented tracks available, I guess I was just hoping that there'd be a notification for this sort of track adjustment.

Anyway, am nearly through with the JS unit now anyway :-) it's actually been quite a nice change up after working purely on HTML, CSS & the Design fundamentals.

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,028 Points

Absolutely, I can't to move away from these :)

I agree it might have been nice to have been informed about such a change but I guess we can't be told everything. So long as we don't lose any points that we accrue from doing the tracks, it's all good with me. :-)

Guil Hernandez
STAFF
Guil Hernandez
Treehouse Teacher

Jonathan Grieve – That is correct. This was part of the transition to making the Front-end Development track the go-to track for JavaScript related courses. Plus, I think that particular course no longer fits the direction we have in mind for the Web Design track. We have plenty of awesome new content in the pipeline for the Web Design track, so stay tuned! :)

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,028 Points

Sounds great Guil, thanks for your response. I look forward to seeing what else is coming for the Web Design track :)

Thanks for the response Guil, now you have me intrigued :) It'll be interesting to see what turns up in the new content!