When comparing SitePoint vs Lynda, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Lynda is ranked 11th while SitePoint is ranked 21st.
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Pro Lots of ebooks with updated content for all levels
With the membership you can download lots of books in the most used formats. Those aimed for beginners have very good content.
Pro Quality and quantity
Pro Video tutorials with commentaries
There are a lot of different languages to choose from thanks to their large offering of courses (almost 4000 total that cover various subjects).
Pro Build as you learn
Many courses offered on Lynda take a hands-on approach, encouraging you to apply what you learn by building projects.
Pro Videos can be watched at 2x speed
If you feel yourself getting bored with the lecture, it's possible to speed it up to get through it quicker.
Pro It's possible to get transcripts of videos
Con Not very user-friendly
The website has an unappealing design that makes navigating and searching through topics feel not intuitive.
Con Lacks a community
With no user forum, there is very little opportunity to engage with other students and discuss the learning material.
Con More ways to help retain the information would be helpful
More quizzes, tests and assignments to help practice and retain the presented information would be helpful.
Con iOS and Android apps are somewhat poor
Compared to the experience available on the web, the mobile apps are severely lagging behind.