Treehouse NewsTreehouse is live!


writes on November 7, 2011

Treehouse, the brand new version of Think Vitamin Membership, is live! Our mission is to teach Web Design, Development and iOS to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world.

Screenshot of the Treehouse homepage showing the option to choose 'Web Design', 'Web Development' or 'iOS'

We’re SO excited to finally unveil our new project, Treehouse! It’s pretty simple really …

  1. Watch Videos
  2. Take Quizzes and Code Challenges
  3. Unlock Badges
  4. Get your dream job, get a promotion, build an app or launch your startup

Treehouse Trailer

Here’s the 60-second version of what you can expect in Treehouse!

MP4 Download

New Library

We’ve improved our Library content and structure by organizing Topics into Badges and putting them in the order they should be learned. We’re launching with these Topics …

  1. HTML
  2. CSS Foundations
  3. Technology Foundations
  4. Aesthetic Foundations
  5. CSS3
  6. HTML5 Foundations
  7. Responsive Web Design Foundations
  8. Introduction to Programming
  9. iOS 4 Foundations

New Badges Coming Soon

We’ll release these Badges next …

  1. Ruby Foundations
  2. PHP Foundations
  3. JavaScript Foundations
  4. Rails Foundations
  5. Advanced Rails
  6. Advanced PHP
  7. and more …

Unlocking Badges

After you watch videos and learn, you can prove your knowledge by passing Quizzes or taking Code Challenges. Once you do, you’ll unlock a Treehouse Badge, which will appear on your public profile. For example:

Here’s the CSS Selectors Quiz in action …

Screenshot of the CSS Selectors Quiz

Here’s the HTML Lists Challenge in action …

Screenshot of the HTML Lists Code Challenge

Here’s a small portion of our ‘Badge Map’ which shows you the landscape of Topics we currently cover. We’ll be adding new Badges every month.

Screen grab of the Treehouse Badge Map with many multi-colored badges

Your Public Profile

As you unlock badges, your profile begins to build and you can share it publicly, like this:

Screenshot of Ryan Carson's profile with 7 badges unlocked

Get hired by Living Social, WordPress, Bank Simple …

We’ve partnered with amazing companies like WordPress/Automattic, Living Social and Bank Simple. They’ve agreed to look to recruit Treehouse Members who have unlocked a certain set of Badges, like Ruby Foundations, Design Foundations, Advanced Rails, etc.

It’s an amazing way to get in front of these world-class companies and get your dream job.

Get Started for Free

All the videos under the HTML Badge are free to view, so feel free to head over to Treehouse and give it a whirl! 🙂


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23 Responses to “Treehouse is live!”

  1. Thanks for sharing this informative post , keep sharing like this….
    Web designers

  2. Thanks for sharing this informative post , keep sharing like this….
    Web designers

  3. Awesome awesome awesome! I am not a programmer, but the quality and ease of the site makes me want to jump right in! Kudos! 🙂

  4. Awesome blog. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. 

  5. Anonymous on November 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm said:

    Tried it at last, good old Virgin Media decided to go all coma on me on release day, but I finally managed to get in properly. First impressions, outstanding!! Seriously, this is the future of learning, it’s like knowledge with Xbox Achievements 🙂

  6. Awesome work on the site. Love the responsive layout too. Looking forward to the Rails tutorials to expan on those that are now archived.

  7. Big congrats to the launch. Looks amazing 🙂

    One question: What happened to the “Designer”-Audition? I know you hired @ty:twitter , but the rest? Will you make a blog post or something?

  8. wow this is so cool gamification in practice and it works!!!!

  9. 4 badges so far! This is my way of learning. Is like playing starcraft but with knowledgement. I can’t wait for ruby on rails badges XD. 

  10. Jordi Marti on November 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm said:

    I can’t find the way to change the treehouse logo with my photo on my profile. But anyway, Treehouse is awesome!

  11. Really cool… Except than I cannot play any of the vids… I’m running LIONxSAFARI and I have a Gold Membership… When I click the “play” button, nothing happens, except the 1st frame I guess.

  12. Nullogicka on November 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm said:

    That font is terrible on Windows/Chrome. Treehouse is almost completely unreadable with below-average eyesight, I have to change it in inspector or use Firefox to actually read anything on the site. Why do people insist on using such poor rendering fonts, ignoring accessibility is not the future of the fucking web.

  13. Anonymous on November 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm said:

    Hey Ryan. Is the plan to still update this Think Vitamin blog, or will the blog migrate to a Treehouse blog?

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