• Tyce Clee, over 7 years ago

    I can see what they're trying to do with the primary navbar (scroll down and the links disappear to help push you towards a trial) but it gets really janky if you scroll up and down too fast.

    What was wrong with the human effect of having a photo of a person using Treehouse on the landing page? Seems to have lost its soul a little more now.

    11 points
    • Jono HerringtonJono Herrington, over 7 years ago


      0 points
    • Tristam GochTristam Goch, over 7 years ago

      Not sure about the nav criticism, I've got to try really hard to get it to behave even close to oddly.

      7 points
      • Jono HerringtonJono Herrington, over 7 years ago

        Interestingly enough I think they have tweaked it since our original comments about it came out as I have no problem with it now. All it needed was a little delay which is what I think might have gotten added.

        1 point
      • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 7 years ago

        I just have to scroll up and down to get it to act like it's not sure what I want. Honestly, I'm not sure why the nav would go away at all when I scroll down? Why not just keep it there so I can use it if I want to?

        0 points
        • Frank RodriguezFrank Rodriguez, over 7 years ago

          If you scroll on it, it appears ... no matter where on the page you are. I think they want to provide more focus on the free trial.

          1 point
    • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, over 7 years ago

      I did like the picture with people on the previous homepage.

      4 points
    • Javan GriffithsJavan Griffiths, over 7 years ago

      Agree that is has lost its soul a bit now, i felt the previous style was very warm and inviting and unique, i think the current style is a bit sterile and feels too much like many other tech sites.

      1 point
    • Pieter WalravenPieter Walraven, over 7 years ago

      Agree, lacks a bit of warmth/personality. It feels over-minimalised.

      2 points
    • Saransh SinhaSaransh Sinha, over 7 years ago

      Yup. Loved the previous home page. Very personal. Very human. But I'm sure the fine folks at Treehouse must have thought of some good reasons to change their design.

      2 points
  • Brian A.Brian A., over 7 years ago

    Man, Gotham Rounded is really nice. I like this overall.

    3 points
  • Vinay ChilukuriVinay Chilukuri, over 7 years ago

    Sad that there is now way that I could see the list of courses they have in a particular category, say in Design, without signing up for their free trial!!

    1 point
  • Askar HussainAskar Hussain, over 7 years ago

    Some of those animations are bit overkill, especially on a Chrome on Win7.

    0 points
  • Brandon Hunter, over 7 years ago

    I really dig this, overall. It's clean, the copy is great, but there's a thing missing. Their last design featured more of the human element.

    It's true that their current masthead is more successful at communicating their mission: to teach and inspire. But the lack of that human element almost makes the site seem cold & sterile.

    0 points
  • Suleiman Leadbitter, over 7 years ago

    Ryan at Treehouse is really pro user testing so I'm guessing they are, or have been testing this page to the hilt and will most probably continue changing bits here and there via A/B testing to maximise the business.

    That would be a pretty interesting article to see the stats on that if they published it.

    0 points
  • Jodi WarrenJodi Warren, over 7 years ago

    So my adblocker (µBlock) by default blocked any non-first party content from loading on Treehouse. And you know what? It was still perfectly usable and decent. I wouldn't have known anything was missing.

    Then I enabled amazonaws and edgecast and refreshed. The site's almost identical but a little jankier. There's weird buggy animation on the menu and it reformats itself when you scroll down. The only actual enhancements are are: - Large toggle on Features works - Interaction with nodes on Stories map works

    0 points
  • Floyd WilliamsonFloyd Williamson, over 7 years ago

    You need to be logged out to see this. Open the link in an incognito browser, otherwise you are taken to the dashboard which has not been redesigned.

    0 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 7 years ago

    strange that they only show their logo on scroll or hover.

    0 points
  • John R, over 7 years ago

    Hi Antoine,

    Would you like to add your design to trackduck.com and share the link that everyone could comment directly on the design?

    Like this one: https://news.layervault.com/stories/46071-nest-redesign-by-evan-dinsmore-leave-your-comments-on-mockups

    0 points