We have A LOT of courses at Treehouse. 297 courses and 265 workshops to be exact, but that number grows each week as we add new content to the Library. If you’re new to Treehouse and know exactly what you’re interested in learning, Tracks are a great place to start. But if you’re still undecided, here are the current top 10 most popular courses on Treehouse to give you some inspiration. They’re all beginner courses and you don’t need any prior programming experience to get started!
1. Introduction to HTML & CSS
Join Treasure Porth and get started creating web pages with HTML and CSS, the basic building blocks of web development. HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, is a standard set of tags you will use to tell the web browser how the content of your web pages and applications are structured. Use CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, to select HTML tags and tell the browser what your content should look like. Whether you are coding for fun or planning to start a career in web development, this is a great place to start. Check out the course here
Bonus: If you enjoyed this course, take a look at HTML Basics.
3. Python Basics
If you’re new to Python, or programming, this is the place to start! In this course with Kenneth Love, you’ll take a look at some of the most common and important bits of the language, how to use and put them together. You’ll also build a few small scripts and games using all of the stuff you learn. Check out the course here
4. CSS Basics
CSS is a style sheet language that describes the presentation of web pages. Whereas HTML is what forms the structure of a web page, CSS is what we use to style the HTML with colors, backgrounds, font sizes, layout, and more. As you’ll soon learn in this course with Guil Hernandez, CSS is one of the core technologies for designing and building websites. Check out the course here
5. Java Basics
In this course with Craig Dennis, you will gain all the knowledge you need to build an interactive command line program in Java. You will create an interactive game that prompts users for different parts of a sentence and then generates a story using those words. Check out the course here
Storing, tracking and handling data is a large part of computer programming. Arrays provide a method for storing multiple values into a single variable. That makes an array a convenient way to pass around a list of items. In this course with Dave McFarland, you’ll learn how to create arrays and use loops to access their contents. You’ll also learn some advanced methods that make working with arrays easier. Check out the course here
7. CSS Layout Basics
Learn to work with common layout and positioning methods used in web design. In this course with Guil Hernandez, you’ll get hands-on practice with basic CSS layout techniques like display modes and floats. You’ll use your new CSS layout skills to build the layout for a simple web page. Then learn to enhance the layout using relative, absolute and fixed positioning. Check out the course here
8. React Basics
10. Build a Simple Android App with Java
In this course, Ben Deitch will introduce the very basics of Android development. You’ll build a simple app that will serve up some fun facts when you tap on a button. Through the course, Ben will introduce you to programming in Android, a tool for Android development called Android Studio, and some very basic concepts of the Android Software Development Kit, or SDK. By the end, you will have a good idea of how a basic app works, and you will be armed with the knowledge to start building more. Check out the course here
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