Happy News on The jQuery Course
It has been almost three months since I first released my Prerelease of The jQuery Course. I feel I owe it to everyone to talk about the development of the course. Happily all the news is good news!
Signing on Karl Swedberg as Editor
Over the next month, I will be finishing the course with Karl Swedberg as editor. He is the author of the Learning jQuery Book and also the creator of the Learning jQuery blog. The latest guest post was me writing an exhaustive list on his blog on the ways to learn jQuery. You can see I’ve done my homework ;)
So far, 100% of the people who have bought it have learned and enjoyed the content so far, with only giving one person’s money back because it took me so long to release the rest of the course content. But obviously he liked the content, just wanted more. So, I’ll stick to the fact that 100% satisfied customers is a good thing. I believe the price was right for the 61 minutes of video that is there and the promise of more content in the future is icing on the cake.
“Just a quick email to say I am loving the jQuery course I think you have a great teaching style. The format is also good I like the fact I can ask questions. "
“If you’re on the fence about this, I can recommend it (I purchased it immediately). I found the section on ‘context’ immediately useful. Also, if you’re not using Firebug and working with the console then this first series will be so worth it.”
“Great work; I can’t wait for the rest.”
Most of the content so far is geared towards beginners so I have more up my sleeve for the rest of the course. If you are a beginner, I feel comfortable telling you it is worth the $25. Click here if you want to buy it. For those of you who are fairly advanced in jQuery already, I am planning to unfold some of the missing pages in your jQuery journey during the final release of the course.
Why Are You Still Doing This?
There has been an influx of more training courses out there, frankly they are all over the place by now… even free ones! So you may ask why I am I still doing this? I still believe I have a different take since I’ve done so much work with jQuery on so many different client projects since the very beginnings of jQuery. I’ve known most of the core team members, spoken at most of the official jQuery events and can teach you the philosophies behind why you are using jQuery and what are the practical things you need to know to become successful with jQuery.
Oh, and fun fact.. my jQuery Essentials slideshow became the #1 most favorited slideshow on slideshare for jQuery.
Release Date of The jQuery Course
Over the next month I will be rerecording a few things based on some feedback. The introduction section needs to cover more and I need to re-film the entrance (people said I sound mad, lol). Also people said it would be helpful to have better transitions instead of quickly switching topics. There was no really bad feedback though, so like I said everyone has learned something from it. I truly believe I have a lot of great things to teach you.. so onward!!