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Chris Lozac'h • Edited

Thanks for shring this list! Re: your middle recommendation…

Oh man, I struggled so hard to get through the built-in vim tutorial before stumbling across VIM Adventures. Where the former put me to sleep, the latter was properly fun and addictive. By the time I'd finished the last level, I found myself able to navigate text more efficiently than colleagues who had been using vim as their primary editor for years. is free to try, but at some point you'll be hit with a pay wall. Pay it! At $25, this thing's more engaging, more entertaining, and more effective than any other code-related class you'll come across.

(Sorry for gushing. Promise I haven't been paid for this glowing endorsement. 😬)

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Chris Lozac'h

P.S. Just finished "Chapter 4" of Flexbox Zombies at, and am now ready to gush some more!

I've read the mozilla docs for CSS flexbox more than once, and I've tried a tutorial or two. Every time, it seems like only one real lesson has stuck with me: Flexbox is annoying and convoluted and ARGH!

This course, which is free (!), well-structured, and super easy to follow, has flipped that script on its head. Now I can't wait to get through Chapter 12, at which point I suspect I'll be able to whip out display: flex; solutions with without having to look up a single piece of syntax.

If you've had as much trouble grokking flexbox as I used to, you owe it to yourself to spend 10 minutes walking through Dave Geddes' creation!