When comparing Lynda vs CSS-Tricks, the Slant community recommends CSS-Tricks for most people. In the question“What are the best resources to learn CSS?” CSS-Tricks is ranked 2nd while Lynda is ranked 8th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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 It's possible to get transcripts of videos
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 Codepen makes code review easy
Pro Examples are well explained
All posts, whether they are written by Chris Coyier or a guest blogger, are very clear and well explained. Each example has code snippets with easy-to-follow explanations of the code and theory behind the specific concept. Possible issues you may run into with the code are often addressed, so you know how to tackle bugs that may pop up.
Pro Frequently updated
CSS-Tricks is extremely active, being updated every day or two with a new blog post. Despite the frequency of the posts, the quality always remains high.
Con Lacks a community
With no user forum, there is very little opportunity to engage with other students and discuss the learning material.
Con iOS and Android apps are somewhat poor
Compared to the experience available on the web, the mobile apps are severely lagging behind.
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 Not a good starting place for a complete beginner
CSS-Tricks does not follow the structure of a traditional tutorial, starting at the basics and gradually increasing in difficulty.
Instead, each blog post addresses a specific topic (such as responsive images, debugging keyframe animations etc.). Therefore it's better suited to someone who has already been introduced to CSS and is looking for more info on a specific topic, or wants to discover new concepts.