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December 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm #41684kalel27Member
With so many online training sites it’s easy for me to be divided on which one I should join. I know that the web offers tons of free info anyway, but I am at a point where I want to kick my learning and skill sets up a notch.
As a Web Developer & Graphic Designer what are some of the best sites available to help improve my skills? I’ve looked into Lynda.com (Looks extensive and most promising), Tuts+, Codecademy, Treehouse, Digital-Tutors (For Graphics) and others. They’re all great sites, but I get bogged down by just how much info there is to cover from all of them.
Is there anyone out there that can offer some experience with these sites and maybe point me in a direction that will help to propel me to the next level?
ThanksDecember 31, 2012 at 10:37 am #119487CrakkenMember
I’ve been using Tuts+ for just weeks now and I can assure you it’s a really great learning place. I’m not gonna make paragraphs about why I suggest it to you but you can see that by the quality of free tutorials and courses they give at their Tuts+ Network. And I find it one of the cheapest sites out there.December 31, 2012 at 10:43 am #119489Andy HowellsParticipant
Tuts+ is pretty ace, Treehouse is also awesome.December 31, 2012 at 11:14 am #119492DrewKerriganNYMember
Treehouse and Lynda.com are great. You’ll find excellent resources at both sites, but personally I’ve found that Lynda provides more “nitty gritty” tutorials/videos while Treehouse’s are a little more broad in focus.December 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm #119500ZoomParticipant
For video training courses I prefer Lynda.com. But you don’t need to stick to just one. Get Lynda for a couple of months, which should be enough time to do several of their courses. Then cancel your account there and take a month at Treehouse, then a month at Code School, then a month at Tuts+, then reactivate your account at Lynda for another month and so on and so fort.
There are also several free channels at YouTube such as this:
Codecademy is good for intro courses and it is free, so you should try that also.January 1, 2013 at 10:53 pm #119604kalel27Member
Thanks for all the response, trying each one out on a month to month basis sounds like a good idea. I signed up for Lynda because I like how detailed they go into a certain topic. Tuts+ is good too! I’m gonna focus on these as my go to resources for now. ThanksJanuary 2, 2013 at 5:47 pm #119669bananacherrylimeParticipant
I use Treehouse. I tried Lynda.com, but I found that the videos are very dry and boring. Treehouse is great for learning how to program for the web, iOS, and Android.January 8, 2013 at 3:17 am #120233
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