What Did You Learn at Treehouse This Week?

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We’ve all had that “ah, ha!” moment.

That moment when we learn something new and important, when we finally grasp that elusive tidbit of knowledge, or when our brains just click.

And it feels great being a little bit smarter, doesn’t it?

So tell us: What did you learn at Treehouse this week?

It could be something really simple or something you’ve wanted to understand for a long time. It could be tackling a new programming language, finishing a Treehouse course, or just finding more confidence in yourself.

Sounds like fun! What are you looking for?

We’re looking for funny, creative and upbeat items. Just be detailed yet reasonably brief.

Besides telling us what you learned, consider touching on these questions: Why was learning this important to you? What will you do with your newfound knowledge? What’s next on your plate at Treehouse?

We’ll publish the best submissions in an upcoming Treehouse blog post.

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Tim Skillern

Tim is a writer and journalist. He's @timskillern.

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3 comments on “What Did You Learn at Treehouse This Week?

  1. I took a web design course in college, as part of an Interactive Multimedia program. Of course, this was back in 2000/2001. Web design and development has changed a lot since then. I’d done some reading since then, but I hadn’t actually built a website of my own (other than my WordPress blog) since 2001, so I’d fallen seriously behind. When I found Treehouse, I decided it was time for a refresher. I kind of lazily worked my way part way through the old first project, but hadn’t really gotten very far. Then, a week ago today, I logged on to find my progress lost, because the Track had been updated, and there was an entirely new first project. I was a little frustrated, but dove in, only to find it much more educational and enjoyable.

    The new first project of the Web Design track served mostly to remind me of what I’d forgotten, but it also gave me some catch-up in the capabilities of CSS, especially formatting. (My training was back in the days when tables were used to format.) What I enjoyed the most, however, was learning about responsive web design. It’s not something I’d ever really considered, and it’s amazing how some very simple changes can make sites work well on any size screen. Until now, I’d always thought of ‘mobile versions’ being completely separate designs from the desktop versions. This entirely changes how I think about designing pages.

    I’m very much looking forward to what else I might learn as I continue deeper into the Track.

  2. I’ve been “making websites” for at least a decade, but never had any formal training. Having recently decided to monetise my technical ability in other ways outside my job as an Oracle Consultant, I decided to sign up for Treehouse, and start from the beginning.

    So much of what I thought I knew was lacking in context and detail! I have found Nick’s videos to be very well made and clear. But to answer the question, probably the biggest thing for me this week was learning about CSS layouts, the difference between margin, padding, how floats work, all stuff that I’d prodded at before but never really grasped. Really enjoying the course so far and looking forward to seeing where it takes me next.

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