4 months ago
A nice three-hour tour of the basics of JQuery. I had already taken the Codecademy intro, but wanted to bolster my skills a bit. Code School courses sometimes seem to presume that you have some prior knowledge, without necessarily making it clear what that knowledge is. This class was better on that front, though there are a few unexplained areas. Their focus is to help you make dynamic web pages ASAP, and that is very understandable.
The video would often stutter for me, and I kept turning off HD hoping to speed it up. The video looked great without it. The interface is also nice looking. At times the windows feel oddly sized though. I would have to move my code window up so I could see everything. It's hard when you're trying to fit so much stuff on the screen. I did appreciate that you could load up the slides from the lecture while attempting the challenges, and it was needed because sometimes several topics were covered before you got a chance to try it yourself.
This is probably my favorite class at Code School so far. I would be interested in trying their follow up classes, but those you have to pay for. I'm on the fence about whether it'd be worth it. Still, you can check out this one for free and decide for yourself.
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