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.