I had heard about FCC late last year but I put off joining because of the new release, which I’ve decided not to wait for. I heard good things, of course! Heck, if Flatiron would promote itself while doing a review of your site, that says a lot for FCC, don’t you think?
BTW, I really do like FCC so far! Code School bores me with overly long videos that should’ve (and could’ve) been broken down into smaller videos followed by 1-3 challenges, rinse and repeat. Although I’d like to see short (1-2 minutes) videos, especially since some people need that kind of information presentation, I can live without it when presented the way it is here. Thanks!
Rather than doing what I did yesterday - make separate posts for each issue I noted and running out of my allotted number of posts, then having to wait 24 hours from the time I hit my quota, I’m putting all this into one message.
Sorry if that causes trouble, and I hope my input helps.
That leads me to the feedback:
Posting Limit alert
"You’ve reached the maximum number of topics a new user can create on their first day. Please wait 2 hours before trying again."
This isn’t true. It isn’t the “first day” but the “first 24 hours”. I reached my limit last night and was told to wait til today. At 7:15 AM, I attempted to post my remaining new topics from yesterday and got this message. :rain:
Although the exercises progress, there is repetition and you get to see an application improve along the way, giving a sense of ownership (and that all is sorely lacking in many of the sites I’ve tried), it would be nice if every section tied things together with a smaller project so we can “flex our mental muscles” and cement what we’ve learned into memory. I realize that this would be months down the road to implement and, in the meantime, students should apply what they’re learning as they go along.
I have not noticed any links to FCC videos, articles or even external sources (like W3C and MDN, to name 2 of many!) so far (I’m on #87 for front-end). Having links to these things can make FCC more valuable.
Lorum Ipsum Text suggestion
THANK YOU for getting rid of that atrocious text and putting in the kitty text. I sense, however, that dog lovers are jealous (I love both), so can you put in some doggy text, too? Yes, I know, it’s frivolous…
Ex 17: Import a Google Font
Perhaps I missed it, but I don’t recall that you stated that declarations within a style’s attribute statement have to have the comma delimiter between them.
Ex 19: Add Images to your Website
It requires an alt attribute, but it does NOT specify what the text should be. I tried “upside-down kitty” and that was not accepted. I had to use the title of the photo, which should have been specified in the instructions, but all it says is that there must be an alt attribute.