Frontend Development for Designers

Designers who understand code will be the driving force in transforming technical requirements into beautiful designs.

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

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

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

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What you're going to 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

Why our students succeed

  • Demand for UX Designers is only increasing from a growing tech industry, and employers are interested in your practical skills, not your educational background.
  • With personalized course feedback from your dedicated mentor (with more than 5 years’ experience), you will get answers to all of your questions without the frustration of learning on your own.

Our graduates now have tech jobs at companies allover the world:

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Frontend Development for Designers


  • 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.
  • Code and publish your personal portfolio website from scratch.


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 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.

What equipment do I need to take the course?

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

How long does the course take?

The course is 120 hours long. We expect students to study for approximately 15 hours per week and finish in 8 weeks.

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 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.

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