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Our book about learning to code

We cover everything a creative person would need to know when learning to code with HTML, CSS + Javascript – the building blocks of web design.

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Overview

What’s in the book?

About the author

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We tried to recommend our students good books to read for learning HTML, CSS and Javascript but we found nothing great. Most guides were too technical, badly-written or just dull. So we made our own.

It's 440 pages long and we've aimed it especially at people who work in the creative industries, but anyone can read it.

"Honestly I wish this book had been around when I started coding."

Daniel Howels
Founder and curator of SiteInspire

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What's in the book?

How do you make a website?

How to work with jQuery and why?

Flexbox – complex layouts made easy

Classes in HTML and CSS

Typography using CSS

Audio, video and media

What are all the different programming languages?

Background gradients

What are all the different programming languages?

Search engine friendliness + meta tags

Hover states + transitions

Audio, video and media

CSS animations with keyframes

Search engine friendliness + meta tags

And much, much more!

About the author

Rik Lomas is the founder and CEO of SuperHi. Rik was previously the co-founder and CTO of Steer, and the chief product officer at Picfair. He was one of the first instructors at General Assembly London and previously worked at several creative agencies including SapientNitro, Start Design and DigitasLBi.

He has spoken at international events, has written many popular articles and is an advisor to several startups. He is, like the Sting song, an Englishman in New York.

You can follow him on Twitter + Instagram, or email him at [email protected].

With help from

Holly Holmes, Christine Lomas, Milan Moffatt, Lawrence Gosset, Adam Oskwarek, David Holmes, Simon Whybray, the team at Koto and Tony T the cat.

Read the book’s foreword

Our foreword is written by Frank Chimero. Frank is a designer, writer, speaker and illustrator.

Frank has written the acclaimed book The Shape of Design, was a co-founder at Abstract and has worked with clients such as The New York Times, Nike, Wired, Time Magazine, Microsoft and Starbucks.

He is currently running his own design practice based in Brooklyn.

You can read more about Frank on his website and you can follow him on Twitter.

The house where I was raised was an ideal place for our family, except for one serious flaw: the house did not have my parents’ fingerprints on it. So began a constant construction project that lasted almost a decade. Bathrooms were moved and walls knocked down; skylights were installed, had their leaks fixed, then uninstalled for the trouble they caused. My parents removed the attic, raised the ceilings, bought a larger Christmas tree to take advantage of the new vertical clearance, then celebrated the New Year by re-tiling the bathrooms.

One day after arriving home from school, I saw my father hovering over a giant stockpot with wooden strips fanned out over the rim like uncooked spaghetti. He was boiling the planks, he said, to soften them. He’d then slowly form each strip along the curved edge of our built-in bookshelf to use as trim for the semi-circular shelves at the end. My father was taught this method by my grandfather, another amateur furniture maker, and now it was my turn to learn the process. “Pay attention to the wood, follow the grain, and if you take care, the wood will bend and not break,” he said. This was clearly intended to be a life lesson as well as a lecture in woodworking, the kind of practical inheritance that fathers like to provide their sons. Be patient. Be gentle. Got it.

Get the book free when you take these courses

This book comes free if you take any of our Foundation HTML, CSS + Javascript, Wordpress or Ruby on Rails courses for the first time — and if you buy the book first and end up taking either of these courses, we'll refund you the price of the book!

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