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I’m a Team Treehouse Scholar!

March 5, 2013

Technically I’m an out-of-school youth, less than a dozen courses away from my degree. Good thing with today’s technology wherever you are , whatever you do, as long as you have access to the internet, learning opportunities are endless. And that’s what I thank Team Treehouse for.

Treehouse International Scholarship

I stumbled upon this post on my Facebook dashboard about Treehouse and gave it a try. A few days after that I received an email granting me two-year Gold account scholarship on their site, which was such a blessing! Since Treehouse is a paid service ($9/month for students, $25/month non-student silver, $49/month non-student gold — click here for subscription plans), the scholarship saved me as much as $1,176 — enough to pay my student loan and get me back to college.


Treehouse In a Nutshell

Treehouse covers a wide range of topics to train an individual not only on their technical skills (HTML, CSS, PHP, iOS, Android, WordPress, JavaScript, RoR to name a few) as well as exposure to the business side of things. Since I can access the lectures anytime, I can work during the day and study at night or vice versa — perfect for people who only have little time to spare. Instruction-wise, there are times I kind of feel sleepy, but then the material is easy to pick up and understand.

So far I have finished the Social Media and Search Engine Optimization tracks since that’s where my work  currently revolves around. You can see my badges on the lower right side of this site 🙂

Treehouse Books

I’ve been active on retweeting content as well as joining their giveaways where I won an additional month on top of my scholarship as well as a copy of their CSS3 Foundations book.

treehouse-css3-bookCSS3 Foundations

This comprehensive guide will introduce the basics and foundations of cascading style sheets (CSS), including how to structure with CSS, use CSS syntax, how to manipulate text, and visual formatting. It also covers the box model, how to animate page elements, cross-browser compatibility, and more.

Author: Ian Lunn

I emailed back Faye and asked if I could run a giveaway on my blog and she was generous to give me a copy of the HTML5 Foundations as well!

HTML5 Foundations

This in-depth guide to HTML5 will introduce you to the basics of HTML5, including how to format text, add scripts to pages, and use HTML5 for audio and video. It also covers hypermedia, CSS and JavaScript, embedding video, geolocation, and much more.

Author: Matt West

You can buy these books ($30 each / P1,200) and other goodies (jackets, shirts, mugs) from the Treehouse Shop.

Enroll at Treehouse

If you’re looking for a platform to learn new skills or brush up your existing ones, give Treehouse a try. Pay only $24.50 for the first month of a Gold account when you click the picture below:


Life is busy and I need to catch up on my studies. For now, all is well as our Facebook page, Finding My Kind of Perfect, just hit 330 fans.. so here’s a quick giveaway!


Enter below by signing in with Facebook or your email address, like FMKOP Page, follow me on Twitter, comment on this article, then share the competition with friends via Twitter and Facebook!

UPDATE: Facebook Posting Reference

Make sure to tag the Facebook page and set your post in Public. Righ-click the time of your post to get the link which you will need in the Rafflecopter below.

UPDATE: Get Twitter  Post URL Reference

Right-click on the upper right link (boxed in the sample) and select Copy Link Location.
Right-click on the upper right link (boxed in the sample) and select Copy Link Location.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Update 03/10/2013

Thank you to everyone who joined the giveaway and thank you Treehouse for helping me promote! Manually checking all entries, it turned out only 3 people were able to follow the instructions. I wanted more people to win so I went a little lenient today, given it’s my first blog giveaway 🙂

Without further ado, here are the winners!

1 copy of CSS3 and 1 copy of HTML5 ebooks

  • Bart de Kimpe
  • Mohammad Hossein Mojtahedi
  • Salvatore Escalante

1 copy of either ebook

  • Alaa Al-din Salama – CSS3
  • Japo Domingo
  • Jean W. Joseph
  • Justin Agmata
  • Omar Lozada
  • Peter James Escobar  – HTML5
  • Taimoor Kibria – CSS3

Kindly send me your email address through my Facebook page so I can send your copy! Congratulations! Til next giveaway! ♥ 😀

  1. @lozadaOmr, I would love to have both books but since I can only choose one. I’ll choose HTML5. Why? Because ever since I attend JFFC, I was amazed that all I knew about HTMl, is rapidly changing. (like there are better tags, obsolete tags etc. 🙂 )

    1. Oops, it’d help if I read instructions.
      @craigjennings11, I’d choose CSS3 Foundations because I’m really interested in learning the power of CSS3 animations, transitions, transformations and more!

  2. Ethan Wilson,, @ethanw87

    I think I want CSS more, because I don’t understand it…at all…like seriously…

  3. David, @david_tco. I would love the CSS3 book because I’m super intrigued by it, and am needing a good book to get me up to speed!

  4. Hello! this is great!! I would looove to win one of this books! I would choose the “CSS3 Foundations”
    I’m starting to learn web design and this book is just perfect for me!! Team Tree House is the best place to learn web coding! Can`t wait to see who wins these books!
    Twitter user name: essalvatore

  5. @taimooor i’ve always focused more programming instead of designing but now i want to create creative blogs and website and for that i’ll have to learn CSS and that is why i have chosen CSS3 book because i am sure that this book will definitely improve my CSS skills and will help me in making websites and blog much more better.

  6. @Empulse I’ve heard great things about these books. I’d love to win the CSS3 book, as I’m struggling to “get it”. Thanks for the consideration!

  7. @lhiagosila, If Im giving a chance to have one of this book, I would like to choose CSS3.. 🙂 Waah!! I need to learn CSS3 for my next Web Design Project… specially for the Animation,, 🙂 CHeerS!

  8. Jean Joseph,, @djturbulence242
    I would like the CSS3 and HTML5 books but if only one I think I’d rather the CSS3 book. The CSS syntax gets wild with teh more advanced functions. It would be great if i had the perfect manual at my side at all times. I hope i win!

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