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Unlock the Value of Minority/Women Owned Business Certification

At Treehouse, we value empowerment through education. That includes sharing resources that can benefit our clients—like how to get your business M/WBE certified, and offering support to those who have that certification. While we already work with many businesses, large... The post Unlock the Value of Minority/Women Owned Business Certification appeared...

Introducing the WCAG Principles

In my introductory blog post on Accessibility , I mentioned that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is broken up into four accessibility principles: Perceivable Operable Understandable Robust These four principles are then divided into thirteen accessibility guidelines. Each WCAG... The post Introducing the WCAG Principles appeared first...

What is Toxic Positivity, and what does it have to do with suicide prevention?

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 6th- 12th). This is a very important week for me, as I’m sure it is for many of you and our employees at Treehouse.  Before I dive in, I want to acknowledge... The post What is Toxic Positivity, and what does it have to do with suicide prevention? appeared first on Treehouse Blog.

Inclusive Design Series (2 of 4): The Limitations (and Possibilities) of Empathy

Throughout user research and UX design in general, empathy is a guiding force. “Put yourself in the user’s shoes to understand their perspective,” they say. While you can empathize with a user, you have not shared the same lived experiences.... The post Inclusive Design Series (2 of 4): The Limitations (and Possibilities) of Empathy appeared first...

How to Stand Out from the IT Crowd by Overcoming the Evolving DevOps Skills Gap

The standard set of DevOps skills changes year over year. If you spent all of 2019 and early 2020 looking for employees with particular skills, only to find that you need a new set for your company to survive and... The post How to Stand Out from the IT Crowd by Overcoming the Evolving DevOps Skills Gap appeared first on Treehouse Blog.

Python Comprehensions

Are you looking to step up your Python game? Comprehensions are a great way to reduce the amount of code needed to create new sequences (like lists, sets, and dictionaries) using a sequence that has already been defined. While these... The post Python Comprehensions appeared first on Treehouse Blog.

Our Plan to Open-Source the Treehouse Apprenticeship Program

Back in June, as protests were erupting across the country, we made a promise to open source our Apprenticeship Framework. Now more than ever, it is important to be firmly anti-racist and use our power and privilege to open doors... The post Our Plan to Open-Source the Treehouse Apprenticeship Program appeared first on Treehouse Blog.

How We Designed and Built the New Treehouse Website

Read how the Treehouse team designed, built, and deployed an all-new website. Learn about the design process and new features! The post How We Designed and Built the New Treehouse Website appeared first on Treehouse Blog.

Web Accessibility: An Introduction

Throughout my career as a web design and development educator, I’ve noticed a consistent lack of attention paid to Accessibility principles in both college and bootcamp curriculum. The results of a 2018 WebAIM global survey of web accessibility practitioners was... The post Web Accessibility: An Introduction appeared first on Treehouse Blog.

Inclusive Design Series (1 of 4): When Products Aren’t Inclusive

When you design a product, it’s natural that your own biases will impact it. Biases are a feature of human cognition that we cannot control, but we can control how we act upon them. As a cis-gendered white woman, my... The post Inclusive Design Series (1 of 4): When Products Aren’t Inclusive appeared first on Treehouse Blog.

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