Frontend Development for Designers

Learn the fundamentals of frontend development, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Code and publish your personal portfolio website from scratch.
Communicate effectively with development teams by speaking the "language of code."
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Frontend Development for Designers

Course starting Monday, November 6, 2017 - spaces limited


This 8-week, part-time course covers the most important frontend development skills in a no-nonsense, streamlined approach.

By the end of the course, you’ll have built your own fully tested and personalized website to host your design portfolio, and you'll be able to effectively communicate the technical requirements of design.

Become the go-to person for projects intersecting UX, UI, and frontend web development

What you'll learn

Stand out as a UX designer who can code in just 8 weeks. Armed with the knowledge of HTML, CSS, and basic JavaScript, you’ll be able to bring your designs to life.

Achievement 1:

Getting Started with HTML & CSS

  • Getting Started with Frontend
  • Internet & the Web
  • HTML Basics
  • Coding with HTML
  • Using GitHub for Your Projects
  • CSS Basics
  • CSS Layouts
  • Advanced CSS for Designers

Achievement 2:

JavaScript & Your Portfolio Site

  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • Coding with JavaScript
  • JavaScript Libraries & Plugins
  • Testing & QA
  • Debugging
  • Portfolio Site Demo
Bring your creative ideas to life and demonstrate your skills with a responsive website.
Learn HTML5, Javascript, GitHub and Atom. You'll finish the course with a portfolio site showcasing your own design work.
Understand testing and debugging to effectively collaborate with teams of developers.

The most in-demand UX jobs are UX designers who can code (Onward Search)

Specialization chart
There is a fast-rising need for designers who can code and work closer with development, since the ratio of designers to developers has grown by 240% between 2010 and 2017.
Source: KPCB
Position yourself between the two most in-demand career fields. Job opportunities in the web development field (web programmers, web designers, and webmasters) are expected to increase 13% through 2020.
Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

With rising ratios of designers to developers, good designers need to be able to think and speak the language of developers. It’s their job to help translate the design vision to the development team in a way that they can understand and accept. This can be a critical piece of the puzzle in a project, especially if the design and the interactions behind it are complex.

Raffaela Rein

CEO, CareerFoundry

Studying with CareerFoundry: How it works

Access the course from anywhere:

To study Frontend Development, you’ll just need a laptop/PC and an internet connection.

Work with a personalized Mentor:

You’ll get regular feedback from an experienced developer with a solid background in design.

Project-based learning:

We believe people learn best by doing. That’s why as soon as you’ve learned something new, you’ll put it to the test and get 1-on-1 help until you’ve nailed it.

Study at your own pace:

The course takes on average 8 weeks at 15 hours/week, but you can choose to finish quicker or extend if you need to.

Join the CareerFoundry community:

Exchange ideas and build connections with like-minded designers across the globe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for UX or UI designers who want expand their skillset with additional skills in frontend web development.

How long does the course take?

The course is 120 hours long. Most people choose to study 15 hours / week and finish in 8 weeks. However, this is flexible — you may choose to put in more time and finish sooner or request an extension.

How many Mentor calls will I get?

Your Mentor will be on hand to provide thorough feedback on your work through our messaging app. You can also set up Skype calls with your Mentor if you need to — you have up to 3 calls to use over the 8-week period.

Do I have to pay for software, tools etc?

Many of the softwares and frameworks that programmers use are free and open source. If you wish to launch your own website, you will have to buy the domain and pay a small amount for yearly web hosting services.

What equipment do I need to take the course?

The course can be completed using any computer and an internet connection.

What languages and frameworks will I learn during the course?

You’ll learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.

What tools will I use?

You’ll use Atom and GitHub.

What industry experts are saying about Frontend Development for Designers

Why bother becoming a UX developer? The short answer is that it’s exciting! As a UX developer you’ll often be working on new products and applications or breathing fresh life into existing ones. Many times you’ll also be creating for the latest and greatest technologies and devices.

Tim Todish
UX Designer, Maestro

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
Interaction Designer, Oracle

Become the go-to person for Frontend Development on your design team

Course Price: $1500


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