This question was originally asked by Ashish SB on the Group Chat. Here's what I responded:
I feel the freeCodeCamp course is definitely more comprehensive, and hence time consuming. It might take you longer to finish that one, but you'll definitely learn more with it. Two main differences between freeCodeCamp and the playlist here:
- freeCodeCamp at times seems too slow since it makes you solve a challenge at every step. If you're already familiar with certain concepts, you cannot just mark them as done and move on.
- It focusses on teaching you frontend via Bootstrap. I personally feel that while Bootstrap is great for beginners, it becomes a crutch that's very hard to give up over time. It's much better to learn things Shay Howe's way, and keep your HTML markup semantic.
I'll add a tutorial on some popular CSS mixin libraries like Bourbon, Neat etc which keep the process as easy as Bootstrap, but at the same time let you write cleaner, more semantic code with your styles completely separated from your markup.
Coming back to your question — if you've already made a bunch of progress on freeCodeCamp, I'd say stick to it, and focus on doing the projects there well. You can treat this place as a community to ask your doubts either on Group Chat or in the Ask Channel, and go over the playlist once to see if there are things you're not familiar with yet. Hope this helps! Happy learning :)
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