HTML Forms – Treehouse

So, have now completed the HTML Forms course in the Front End Web Development track on Treehouse. This course has three stages – Form Basics, Organizing Forms and Choosing Options. This was a nice short sharp course as it took me less than two hours to complete. I enjoyed the coding for the form we made.

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Even though it won’t do anything as I am far away from doing anything with a server side program, it has been cool to create something that people can enter information into. The look of the form comes from the CSS, which was already set up. One of the suggested extensions is to play around with the CSS for the form, as form elements apparently often do odd things! This is what it would look like without any CSS.

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Through most of the courses as well there links to useful resources. For example, for the HTML Forms course the links to the MDN HTML forms guide. As well as specific pages in this guide when I video was focusing on it.

Another part of how Treehouse works I am really enjoying. It appeals to my need to like to have evidence of what I have done. When you complete a stage/achievement it gets added to your profile. Here are the three achievements (stages completed) from the HTML Forms course.

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Also as your work through the different courses you get points for the quizzes and code challenges that you complete. These are then displayed on your profile page as well as on every page you are on, next to the picture of yourself.

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I like this as it shows me how I am going and there is always something more to achieve!


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