Who is this course for?
This course is for designers and developers, or for anyone who wants to become one. As a designer you will learn the essential skills and thinking patterns to build the things you design. As a developer you will learn various design principles and how to improve both the usability and accessibility of the components you're already building.
I'm a designer and I don't know any HTML / CSS, let alone JS. Can I still take this course?
You definitely can, but I recommend learning at least the very basics of HTML and CSS first. We don't do anything crazy in HTML or CSS, so basics will take you far.
What tools do I need to follow the course?
- Pen and paper
- A design tool (like Figma, XD or Sketch)
- A code editor
In the course I use Figma as my design tool and VS Code as my code editor, but you're free to use any tools you're comfortable with.
YouTube is full of free tutorials, videos and courses. Why should I take this specific course?
That's a reasonable question. There are plenty of resources available. At the same time these resources can be scattered and you'll get lost in the wild. It's better to have a structured set of things to learn. And that's exactly why I spend 200+ hours to build this course: for you to have that resource neatly in one package. That's why.
I'm a designer who already knows how to build stuff. What can this course offer me?
Congratulations, you've definitely stepped up your game already. This course is for you if you want a) to see how I build things, or b) if you're looking into challenges to build things we're building during the course. You can also check out all the source code from GitHub if that's your cup of tea.
Why is this course free Jussi?
This course is free because I believe that by teaching I can have a greater impact on people's lives. I've been privileged to learn and I want to pass my knowledge forward. The easiest way to do that is to make the content available for everyone, for free.
Are the lessons linked so that I have to go through them all or can I just pick what I like?
You can pick what you like. The only thing linking the individual lessons is the small design system we'll build at the beginning of the course. Bear in mind though that I designed the lesson order so that we start with basics and proceed to more difficult components towards the end.
I love your course! Will you make another one?
Thank you for your kind words! I am planning to create more courses in the future. Sign up to this course and I'll email you as soon as I have more information to share. If you have ideas for future content, let me know.
Why such small components instead of a full dashboard UI?
To build high quality interfaces we need to narrow our focus down to smaller components. After all, all UIs are built with small components. Building a bigger UI could be a good idea for a future course though.
I have a question, how can I submit it?
Great! Just message me on Twitter or send me an email.