16 comments

  • Simon EvansSimon Evans, almost 3 years ago

    Pricing is a bit steep, no? There are plenty of excellent d3 resources around that are completely free.

    5 points
    • Philip Davis, almost 3 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback! There are indeed great free resources out there. One in particular I recommend to people is Scott Murrays book: http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1230000000345/index.html

      I spent a decent amount of time thinking about the pricing. Comparing it to resources like Udacity's courses, the pricing made sense to me. Appreciate your perspective though!

      1 point
    • Sean O'GradySean O'Grady, almost 3 years ago

      Agreed. As interested as I am to becoming proficient in D3, finding it hard to justify the cost from my side. Not saying it doesnt make sense from the creators perspective but I find models like reactjsprogram or https://es6.io/ far more appealing, especially when taking the first step in learning new technologies

      1 point
    • Kuanysh BayandinovKuanysh Bayandinov, almost 3 years ago (edited almost 3 years ago )

      Might be, but D3 is a tool that can bring an enormous value. For those who do get the value with it, this pricing is peanuts. Not saying that this course is necessarily worth it though.

      1 point
  • Joshua MillerJoshua Miller, almost 3 years ago

    Congrats on the launch! Great pricing too.

    1 point
  • Ryan Chu, almost 3 years ago

    Nice work! The typography on Homepage looks great. Like the favicon, too.

    1 point
  • Kyle GillenKyle Gillen, almost 3 years ago

    $60 - $100 p/m? I wouldn't pay that if Mike Bostock was the instructor.

    Maybe add an 'about me' section explaining why your expertise is worth such a premium.

    I'm viewing your site on mobile, so if I'm missing something take that into account, but I'm not even sure what I'm getting for this price.

    Is the course complete? Is it on-going? Do I get access to the entire beginner / intermediate / advanced syllabus from my first payment?

    I'm actually someone who's interested in learning more about D3. I pay a subscription to a similar model (NSScreencast) and the instructor is renowned and doesn't charge a third this price.

    I'm not saying this product isn't worth it, simply that the site doesn't convey the value.

    Furthermore these prices are 33% off. Which Udemy (or other) courses did you base your pricing off of?

    Shucks, if people subscribe - more power to you.

    0 points
    • Philip Davis, almost 3 years ago

      Hey Kyle, This is valuable feedback. Thanks for sharing it! I think you're right that I need to add more information to the website. I wasn't totally sure what questions people would have, but i'm going to be updating the FAQ section as I hear them. To answer some of your questions here:

      1. The course is complete.
      2. When you purchase the course you have access to everything.
      3. I based prices primarily off of how much value I think the course provides, but I also took into account what other companies are doing. Udacity charges $200+/mo for some of their programs. D3 workshops in my area run upwards of 2k per head for 1-2 days of instruction.

      Thanks again for your feedback!

      1 point
  • Gilbert BagaoisanGilbert Bagaoisan, almost 3 years ago

    Have been waiting for something like this. Would you include some sample videos for us to gauge ? Similar to how Treehouse or Teachable does it on their platform (multiple previews)?

    I agree the price seems a bit high . Udacity offers a slack community and forums to ask for help, so I think that's not a fair comparison. Do you offer something like that? Also, having office hours via Hangouts would be a nice addition especially if its a recurring monthly subscription, as people get stuck sometimes and not get the help they need.

    0 points
    • Philip DavisPhilip Davis, almost 3 years ago

      Hi Gilbert! I offer a lesson on the website, were you hoping for more of them? If students get stuck they are able to contact me.

      Thanks for your feedback and suggestions!

      0 points
  • Philip Davis, almost 3 years ago

    Hey friends,

    I just released my course on building data visualizations with D3. I'd appreciate feedback on the landing page. If you have suggestions i'd love to hear them!

    0 points
    • Noam Almosnino, almost 3 years ago (edited almost 3 years ago )

      Congrats on launching the course Philip!

      1 point
    • John AnzelcJohn Anzelc, almost 3 years ago

      I expected the email capture area to be more prominent (I wanted to see a sample video). I always ignore welcome videos, so I'd expect the placement to be switched (or visual hierarchy adjusted via some other means).

      I didn't watch the video, but I scrubbed through it and only saw a talking head. I was hoping to see examples of things I would create through the tutorial.

      Hope that's useful. Congrats launching the course, I know it's a ton of work!

      4 points
      • Philip Davis, almost 3 years ago

        Great feedback, appreciate you taking the time to share!

        I'll probably take another run at the marketing video and put clips of the course in it.

        0 points