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Javascript for Designers

$149
Intermediate
Short

Learn how to work with Javascript to build interactivity into your websites. No previous Javascript knowledge necessary!

Overview

What you'll learn

Course syllabus

Instructors

Javascript is one of the most-used web languages in the world but its learning curve is relatively steep. Aimed at people who design, this short course will teach you how to work with Javascript in a fun, creative way.

This course, perfect for beginners, is designed to get you up to speed with how Javascript works, how to think about event-driven code (e.g. on click, on scroll, on movement) and generally how to make design effects you'll want to use in your own projects.

You don't need to be a designer to join the course – all we require is a little knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is looking to learn Javascript from scratch in a creative, practical way.

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 + Javascript course.

You don't need to be a designer to join this course – you can work in any industry to join – but we will be teaching in a more creative style than most other Javascript courses you may see online.

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. Nothing else!

What you'll learn

Learn how modern Javascript (ES6+) works, from variables and strings to arrays and objects

How to work with browser interactions such as clicks, hovers, mouse movements and scroll events

Work with smooth animations, transitions and delays to make your design work next-level good

Add in subtle (or not-so-subtle, it's up to you!) parallax effects to your design work

Context is everything – make design changes, on the fly, as you scroll up and down the page

Best of all... you'll learn how to be a better, more confident digital designer

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

Rose Culver

In the first project, a simple yet interactive portfolio site, we'll discuss how Javascript works with data and events and how to apply them to a website that lets us change both HTML content and CSS styling.

Plant Life

In this project referencing an ecommerce site, we go further with Javascript events by adding in click, mouseover and mouseout events, plus talking about how to add randomness into our design work.

Type Checker

With this type checker project, we discuss how to work with form tags such as inputs, sliders, checkboxes and select boxes to build up interactivity to our projects.

Jenna Buchholz

With this portfolio website for a photographer, we go in depth into scroll events and parallax by adding progress bars, waypoints and thresholds.

Brux

This project is a site for a dental care startup. We extend our Javascript events knowledge by talking more about scroll and mouse movement events to add design elements such as fade on scroll and eyes that follow your cursor.

Words of Womxn

We tie all of our learnings together by adding layers of Javascript to a project to take it from something static into a dynamic, fun site celebrating women.

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

Our intelligent code editor is designed to help making websites from scratch easier. Comes with any course, or sign up for a free SuperHi account for access.

Better together

Creative goals need a focused learning path – enter our tailored collections. Choose one of ours or make your own by choosing more than one course. Either way, you'll get a discount.

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Design + code

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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!

So, if you purchase a course or collection today, you'll have all courses 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.