freeCodeCamp used to look different

Hi there.
First of all, I am a rookie. I had once completed the HTML, but I have forgotten it. Therefore I am starting again. However it seems like some things are changed.
Back when I was using this awesome website, there were small video tutorials. If I remember correctly, things were explained. For instance why you do < > and stuff like that. Also, the task-box weren’t in the middle of the code, but in its own box under it, which to me was a better design.

Is there any way to get the old version back?

The new Responsive Web Design curriculum content has been released.


  1. Can I complete the old content?
  • Yes. The old content is still available, and has been renamed to Responsive Web Design Legacy
  1. What will happen to my progress?
  • Nothing. Your past progress will still be available in the Responsive Web Design Legacy curricula
  1. Can I claim the old certificate?
  • The certifications are exactly the same. All you need to claim a certificate is to complete the 5 Certification Projects which are identical for both the Responsive Web Design and Responsive Web Design Legacy curricula
  1. Should I stop doing the legacy content, and just start over with the new content?
  • This is entirely up to you. Majority of the topics are the same - just taught in a different way. (See Project-Based Curricula)
  1. How do I use the new editor?
  • The new editor is as close to an external text editor as we wanted to get it. If the files for the challenge have been enabled, you can access the index.html and styles.css tabs which you should use for the respective code.
  • Two main differences between this editor and other online editors:
    • You need to link your styles.css file to your HTML (just like you would in real web-development), by adding the following line to the head of your HTML:
<link href="styles.css" />
    • You are encouraged to include the DOCTYPE, html, head and body tags for each project.

The Legacy version seems to explain way better what stuff are and why you are doing them. I have done the legacy version a year or two ago, and want to start over. I have forgotten most of the information, and the new version doesn’t seem to explain a lot. Obviously, I am missing something :-). So why should I be using the new version instead of Legacy? Sorry for asking a dumb question.

the new curriculum has been ideated to reduce the gap between the lessons and the projects, increase repetition of concepts, and have the final projects in between the practice material

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Yeah. But if they dont explain a concept as < >, wouldn’t it be better for a rookie to use legacy :-)?

first thing you read

HTML elements have opening tags like <h1> and closing tags like </h1> .

I think it is explained

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Compared to the legacy version, its not as spelt out :-p. Especially noticable in lession 2. But would you personally recommend the new version?

The legacy says this, is not much different

Most HTML elements have an opening tag and a closing tag.

Opening tags look like this:


Closing tags look like this:


Yes, I would suggest the new version

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Well thats the one I’ll go with then :-). I am not naturally inclined to coding, so thats probably why the legacy version suits me better. Though it probably will take more brainpower from me, I would be an idiot to listen to suggestions of someone who knows what they’re doing :). Thanks a bunch for the answers!

it’s still there, if you want to go through the legacy you can, the final projects are the same, the certification is the same

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