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Command Line for Creatives

$149
Advanced
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Use the command line to integrate design and development tools such as Sass, PostCSS, Gulp, Jekyll and Webpack into your workflow.

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Overview

What you'll learn

Course syllabus

Instructors

One of the most important tools to master in digital design today doesn’t use a graphical user interface. When we're making complex and custom digital work, we'll need to use a command line to use the tools we need.

In this beginner's course, we'll discover how to use the command line which will let us use design and development tools such as Sass, PostCSS, Gulp, Jekyll and Webpack.

We'll dive into adding version control and collaboration to our projects with Git and GitHub, plus get websites online using services like GitHub Pages, Netlify and Siteleaf.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is looking to start, or get better at, working with the command line, or wanting to use tools such as NPM, Sass, PostCSS, Webpack, Jekyll or Gulp.

You do not need any Javascript knowledge for this course. We would recommend a little knowledge of HTML and CSS before this course starts. If you don't have HTML and CSS knowledge, try our book or join our Foundation HTML, CSS + JS course.

Most of our students work in the creative industries – designers, strategists and copywriters are the most common jobs amongst our students – but you can work in any industry to join the course.

What do I need?

A computer with Mac OS X 10.9 or above, Windows XP or above, or a recent Linux version installed and a broadband internet connection. That’s everything!

What you'll learn

How to use and alter the latest development tools like Hyper and VS Code

Learn how to get the most out of your command line terminal

How to fix (and avoid) the main problems coders get into with Git and GitHub

How to use cutting edge tools like Sass, PostCSS and Webpack in your own projects

Automate your workflow using NPM packages, BrowserSync + Gulp

Get websites online with GitHub Pages, Netlify and Siteleaf

Course syllabus

Real world projects

Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio

Access the community

Join our Slack and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni

Continued help

Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry

Resources

Resources to get you started and going post-course

8+ hours of video lessons

Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning

Tropicali

Through this project, we learn various command line tools using Hyper and VS Code: how to integrate with Github, getting sites online with Netlify, working with Sass and PostCSS, and managing multiple tasks at once using Gulp.

A Night in Japan

This project is an online blog with a content management system as well as static page. We'll be covering Jekyll and Siteleaf to get a site online that you or clients can easily update.

Threecone

This is a simple project: drawing a 3d cone in the browser using Three.js. But what we need for it to work is Webpack, a tool that allows us to use future Javascript in the browser today.

Your instructors

Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.

Lawrence Gosset

Lawrence is a full-stack web developer and teacher who has also taught over a thousand people how to code. He was previously an instructor at London code school Steer.

Rik Lomas

Rik is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (a code school in London) and has taught several thousand people to code. He is a bit too old to be posting memes on our social media and recently featured as a Sour Patch Kid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

The SuperHi Editor

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Course FAQs

Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to [email protected] at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!

If you're comfortable working with a computer, then yes!

Learning new and improving your existing skills is about being patient with yourself, building up your knowledge, developing confidence through practice, and with time. We've seen our students around the world do it, and so can you.

Our beginner courses are designed for people new to the subjects. They grow your understanding so you grasp everything you need to start applying your new skills and will also give you a path to dig deeper if you want.

Our teaching style is practical and straightforward and you'll have support from our expert instructors and community for as long as you need.

Still not sure if learning to code is right for you? Take our free Plan, Design + Code Your First Website course or dive into our First Steps to Code guide.

All our course videos are taught using the SuperHi Editor, but you'll be able to apply everything you'll learn to a code editor of your choice. Many students go on to use other code editors, for example, if their workplace has an existing standard.

Our SuperHi Editor is designed with many smart features to help avoid wasted time looking for things like a typo or missing bracket (which is why we made it!), but the same code concepts apply to any editor.

Yea! After the course is over, you'll still have our support when it comes to things like career questions, resume, and portfolio reviews, etc. all to help you get the job and career you want.

We also provide 1:1 sessions for some of our courses! The number of sessions depends on the course that you signed up for.

If you'd like to arrange a 1:1 session after you've completed your course, email us at [email protected] and we'll happily arrange that for you!

Yes! You can use your own custom third-party domains and connect them to your sites built with our SuperHi Editor. Additionally, all SuperHi sites come with free SSL Certificates for added protection.

Here's more information on how to connect a third-party domain

At SuperHi, we provide online courses designed for creatives and made for everyone. Take a course on Code, Design, or Project Management 😊

The proof is in the pudding! Our students go on to make their own beautiful sites and some of their stunning work have won digital design awards. Take a look at our Hall of Fame to see some of the sites our students have built, many of which had only taken our Foundation course!

If you're a SuperHi student or alumni and would like to submit your project to be included in our Hall of Fame, please feel free to submit it here.

We have quite a lot of students that join us and have done some coding before but want to build up confidence and techniques.

In order to help get you where you'd like to be, have a look at the sites below to see which course you can make from scratch, without any help at all.

Baker & Brown – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, don't worry! We recommend you start off with our Foundation, HTML, CSS + Javascript course.

Jenna Buchholz – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, it's all good! We recommend you start off with our Javascript for Designers course.

Super Shapes – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, have no fear! We recommend you start off with our Advanced CSS + Javascript course.

All of our courses are unlocked and available for students to start their learning and go at their own pace. We do have a suggested weekly structure for some courses, which helps some students stay on track. However, you're definitely free to jump ahead or take as long as you need!

As soon as you checkout and pay, you'll have all the courses you paid for, in your student dashboard available to you immediately. If you're busy and can't start right away - no worries, you can pick it back up later.