Coding Education Platform Treehouse Gets A Book Deal: Comment On This Post To Win A Copy Of HTML5 FoundationsBY: Kathryn Hough | November 21, 2012
Coding education platform Treehouse is the first in the race to revolutionize web development education to get a traditional book deal. The series will be released by Wiley Publishing, starting with HTML5 Foundations by Matt West soon to be followed by CSS3 and iOS6 books.
The books are authored by Treehouse experts and are packed with innovative design ideas and practical skill-building information. The books are perfect for web developers, web designers, or career-changers who are interested in supplementing the practical application of new skills with the foundations of web development.
According to Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson, “Students need different learning mediums. Some do very well with video and there are others that excel with the written format. That’s where our book series comes in. We’re starting off our book series with books on how to build websites first. Eventually we’ll have a book for each of our major curriculum areas.”
According to HTML5 Foundations author Matt West, “The goal of the Treehouse book series is to teach readers the skills they will need to actually go out and get a job. Too many of the books on the market today teach students web design using examples that are not relevant to the real world. We wanted to change that.” In addition to being the author of HTML5 Foundations, he is also the founder of Developer City, a design and development studio located in the UK.
HTML5 Foundations is only available via preorder right now, but the team at Treehouse has generously decided to offer a digital copy of HTML5 Foundations for free to the first 10 people who comment on this post. Leave a comment and tell us about what you think about the future of education platforms, and we’ll connect you with your exclusive digital copy of HTML5 Foundations.
Kathryn HoughKathryn is a writer for Techli covering ecommerce, social, and the startup hubs of Portland, St. Louis, and Chicago. She is the CMO and co-founder of Huedio, a startup that is currently in stealth mode. Kathryn was an early employee at DailyBurn, a TechStars class of 2008, which was acquired by IAC in 2010. Prior to her foray into startups, Kathryn co-founded the New School Free Press at New School University.
Matt West Thanks Matt. I'm sure your book with be very successful. Can't wait to see how this series expands!
Cool. I'm surprised they didn't mention about this book on their blog, facebook or twitter. Congrats to those who won.
And I think Treehouse's platform is great. I think more colleges should teach what employers want to have in current designers developers, not just the basics.
kathrynhough thanks Kathryn. really appreciate this. Email was sent. Let me know if you got it. Thanks again.
Arrs You are already a geek through and through, haha. I'll send the Treehouse folks your email and they will take it from there.
I was actually just looking for a good HTML5 resource! Plus I love what the guys over at Treehouse are doing, so pretty much a win-win :)
KenFricklas Ken - you got it! I'll send the Treehouse folks your email and they will be sending further instructions.
Yay for the good guys. The Treehhouse staff is phenominal. They really do interact with their customers. I'm second-guessing the pursuit of a degree because of what they have available. Schools aren't teaching this stuff.