Frontend Development for Designers Course

Learn how to build
a responsive website from scratch
Study flexibly
at a pace of 15-20 hours per week
Stand out in your industry
as a multiskilled designer

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Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Want to know if frontend development is right for you?

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Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

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Frontend Development for Designers details

In this course, you will

Learn essential coding skills and become one of the few designers in the industry who can speak the developer’s language.

Walk through the entire development process, and create a fully functional portfolio site from scratch.

Bring a unique perspective to projects intersecting UX, UI, and frontend development.

Work 1:1 with an expert mentor, who'll provide you with individualized support, advice, and feedback.

Join an active community of over 5000 graduates and 700 instructors, and get access to exclusive events and webinars.

Fully online

Study for 15-20 hours per week for 2 months

Personalized mentorship

Our frontend development mentors are rated 4.93/5

Outcome oriented

Finish with a certificate of completion and a personalized website to host your design portfolio

Why learn frontend development?

Web development and coding skills are in huge demand

Web development provides you with the methods and tools you need to deliver elegant solutions to real problems by crafting functional, responsive code.

Communicate with developers in their own language

Develop an understanding of how coding works so you can communicate your ideas clearly and effectively to your web developers.

Boost your career with coding skills

Whether you want to work on a side-project, build your own business, or simply contribute a broader skillset to your company, learning to code is a surefire way to maximize the value you provide.

Why choose a CareerFoundry course?

Work with your very own course mentor

You'll enjoy a truly collaborative online learning experience, with tailored written and video feedback on everything you do from an expert who works in your new field day in, day out.

Get the perfect balance of theory and practice

From day one, you'll put your newfound knowledge of web development into practice as you work towards building your first website from scratch.

Master the practical skills that you can immediately apply to real-life projects in your workplace

Our Frontend Development for Designers Course is based on extensive research into the job market and in-depth surveys with industry experts.

With a foot in both camps and the ability to speak to both in their own terms, UX/UI Developers can be invaluable conduits between engineering teams and the more 'traditional' usability roles, such as interaction designers, visual designers.

Calum Benson
Principal UX Designer, Oracle Corp

Meet your new team

At CareerFoundry, you’re never alone! From the moment you start the course, you’ll be assigned a personal mentor. This seasoned and influential expert will act as your teacher, coach, and confidant through every step of the course—providing individualized support, advice, and feedback.

Your mentor

is an experienced Frontend Developer

who will guide you through the course content, providing detailed video reviews of each project you complete during the course.

Our mentors haven’t just made a name for themselves at top companies—they've helped shape the industry.

A project-based curriculum that gets you thinking like a web developer.

Learn the fundamentals of frontend development and stand out as a designer with hands-on coding skills.

You’ll master HTML, CSS, and basic JavaScript—arming you with all the technical knowledge you need to bring your designs to life. By the end of the course, you’ll have built a responsive website from scratch.

Achievement 1: Getting Started with HTML & CSS

1.1 Getting Started with Your Frontend Course

Configure your developer environment. Explain the difference between front and backend development. Compile portfolio research into an inspiration board.


1.2 Internet & the Web

Explain the basic structure of the Internet.


1.3 Starting with HTML

Examine the architecture of an HTML web page.


1.4. Coding with HTML

Examine the architecture of an HTML web page.


1.5. Using GitHub for Your Projects

Discuss best practices in software development and collaboration.


1.6. CSS Basics

Explain CSS syntax as well as how to style a basic webpage. Compare inline styling and external stylesheets.


1.7. CSS Layouts

Discuss CSS layouts for portfolio site pages. Build a responsive layout for the portfolio site.


1.8. Advanced CSS for Designers

Add CSS animation and transitions to the portfolio site.

Achievement 2: JavaScript & Your Portfolio Site

2.1 Introduction to JavaScript

Describe the structure of JavaScript code.


2.2 Coding with JavaScript

Describe the structure of Javascript code.


2.3 JavaScript Libraries & Plugins

Discuss the implementation of Javascript libraries and plugins.


2.4. User Testing

Design a project-specific testing process. Define requirements for upcoming iterations.


2.5. Code Quality & Cross-Browser Testing

Identify common errors in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code. Utilize code linting to avoid bugs and ensure consistent code quality.


2.6. Portfolio Site Demo & Case Study

Discuss website hosting options. Create a video demo or case study of the complete portfolio site.

Portfolio Projects

Review a selection of some of the work our frontend development students have completed in recent months.


Frontend Development For Designers

OR secure your spot and pay today, then per month for months (starting one month after your program start date).
  • Learn through our comprehensive, project-based curriculum
  • Receive regular, personalized feedback from your course mentor
  • Deliver your first app design, which will form the basis of your professional portfolio
  • Get an in-depth review of your portfolio project from your mentor on a video call
  • Gain exclusive access to our global community—plus events and webinars
  • Upgrade to the full UX Design Program and become a qualified, job-ready UX designer


1.    Who is the course for?
There’s no specific previous experience required to enroll in this course. But because it’s a specialization (and more advanced), people with some knowledge or experience in design are more likely to succeed in this course.

So it’s ideal if you have some working knowledge/experience of UX/UI design concepts and processes (user personas, low and high-fidelity prototyping, user flows, usability testing, etc.) before you enroll in this course.
2.    Are there payment plans available?
Yes, we offer two payment options for your specialization course. First, you can save a little money by paying your full tuition up front. If that’s not feasible, you can pay a set amount up front (varies depending on currency), and then the remainder in three monthly payments.
3.    Is the course 100% online?
Yes, the course is entirely asynchronous and online—so you can study when and wherever you’d like so long as you can get online and complete the course on time.

But this doesn’t mean the learning experience is isolated or lonely! You’ll have your mentor, tutor, and student advisor there to support you—as well as access to our active student community on Slack.
4.    What will I have by the end of the course?
By the end of the course, you’ll have specialized knowledge and experience in frontend development, and a complete, mentor-reviewed project to feature in your professional portfolio. Just what you need to stand out in the field as the expert you’ll be.

When you complete the course, you’ll also receive a signed CareerFoundry certificate. This will make it easy for you to share your new qualification on LinkedIn and with potential employers or clients.
5.    How long does it take to complete the course?
If you set aside 15-20 hours per week to study, you’ll complete the course in approximately two months (eight weeks). If you’re able to devote 30-40 hours per week, you can complete the course in about a month (four weeks).
6.    Is the course content practical and hands-on?
We take a rigorously practical approach to learning. You’ll have the opportunity to apply everything you learn in practical ways. Every exercise builds up to a completed portfolio project that your mentor will review and that will show employers the in-demand skills you learn in the course.
7.    What are the minimum requirements (prerequisites, system, hardware, tools)?
Beyond having some experience in design, all you need to succeed in this course is:
  • The motivation to set yourself apart as a specialist in the field
  • An interest in coding
  • Written and spoken English skills at a level B2 or higher

In addition, there are a few tools you’ll need, as well as some system/hardware requirements to be aware of. You can check out all the course details in the Frontend Development for Designers information sheet.

8.    Do I have to pay for the tools?
All the tools and software you’ll need in this course are free to use—with no additional cost to you!
9.    What’s included in the course tuition?
This course offers an immersive introduction to frontend development—including expert-authored curriculum, hands-on projects, and personalized mentorship and support from experts in the field. Everything you need to stand out in the field as the specialist you’ll be.

Find out more here:
  • How it works: From the curriculum to your support team, and beyond—here are the details.
  • Meet our mentors: Get to know who the CareerFoundry mentors are and how the dual-mentorship model works.
  • Graduate outcomes: Here’s some of the work our graduates did in the full program—and where they’re at today.

10.    Is the course accredited and what does ZFU-approved mean?
While the course is not university accredited, it does undergo a rigorous quality assurance and certification process with the ZFU (Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht)—the state body for distance learning in Germany.

This process ensures that the course meets a high stand for an excellent and effective learning experience.

On successful completion of this certification process, the course is assigned a unique approval number (7355619) which can be checked against a public register.

11.    What if I have a question that’s not answered here?
If you have additional questions, we’re happy to help! Just email us or book a call with a program advisor and we’ll get you the answers you need.

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