Animation for the Web
Take full control of web graphics and give your site interactions a bit of flourish with movement and animation.
Purchase this course for $149
In this go-at-your-own-pace course, SuperHi has designed and produced a series of projects all about hand-coding, styling, and animating SVGs to bring scalable, performance-friendly illustrations to life in the browser.
You'll learn how to craft drawings with code in Figma and then animate their motion and styling with both CSS animations and the industry standard GreenSock Animation API (GSAP).
What you’ll learn
How to craft SVGs and SVG animations by hand.
How to use CSS and GreenSock to animate shapes and paths.
Create and apply special effects such as patterns and clip paths.
How to set up timelines, sequences, and click events.
How to make our animations feel more natural with easings and delays.
How to start self-initiated projects working with illustrations and UI animation.
Real world projects – Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio
Access the community – Join our Slack and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni
Continued help – Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry
Resources – Resources to get you started and going post-course
12 hours of video lessons – Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning
From graphic designers looking to bring movement to their creations to developers aiming to add a bit of pizzazz to their site interactions, this course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use animation techniques for full control of graphics on the web.
A computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with the latest version of Chrome installed and a broadband internet connection. You’ll also want to set up a Figma account. That’s it!
For the first project, we dive into how to make an animated slideshow and carousels with Greensock Animation Platform (GSAP).
How exactly do we take a simple portfolio and make it look completely different? With animation, of course! In this project, we talk about SVGs, how to change SVG shapes with CSS and add in scroll effects.
Rather than a home page, we're travelling to a home planet. In this project, we cover how to make immersive animated sites using both GSAP timelines and browser scrolling.
We take breakfast seriously here at SuperHi HQ and with the Wakefast project, we want to smooth you into the day with some smooth page scrolling and parallax effects on this restaurant delivery site!
In the 4th Kind project, we focus more on how to change SVGs within the page itself – from making a burger menu icon toggle to an interactive spiral-style effect – along with adding CSS variables for the site's dark mode.
Seal Street Photography Studio
Down on Seal Street, we're wanting to make something more than a simple photo website. In this project, we cover sticky scrolling, wipe effects and fade effects, along with a sprinkle of GSAP timelines.
Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.
Rik (he/him) is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (a code school in London) and has taught several thousand people to code. He is a bit too old to be posting memes on our social media and recently featured as a Sour Patch Kid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
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If you're comfortable working with a computer, then yes!
Learning new and improving your existing skills is about being patient with yourself, building up your knowledge, developing confidence through practice, and with time. We've seen our students around the world do it, and so can you.
Our beginner courses are designed for people new to the subjects. They grow your understanding so you grasp everything you need to start applying your new skills and will also give you a path to dig deeper if you want.
Our teaching style is practical and straightforward and you'll have support from our expert instructors and community for as long as you need.
We have quite a lot of students that join us and have done some coding before but want to build up confidence and techniques.
In order to help get you where you'd like to be, have a look at the sites below to see which course you can make from scratch, without any help at all.
All of our courses are unlocked and available for students to start their learning and go at their own pace. We do have a suggested weekly structure for some courses, which helps some students stay on track. However, you're definitely free to jump ahead or take as long as you need!
As soon as you checkout and pay, you'll have all the courses you paid for, in your student dashboard available to you immediately. If you're busy and can't start right away - no worries, you can pick it back up later.
At SuperHi, we provide online courses designed for creatives and made for everyone. Take a course on Code, Design, or Project Management 😊
The proof is in the pudding! Our students go on to make their own beautiful sites and some of their stunning work have won digital design awards. Take a look at our Hall of Fame to see some of the sites our students have built, many of which had only taken our Foundation course!
If you're a SuperHi student or alumni and would like to submit your project to be included in our Hall of Fame, please feel free to submit it here.
Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to email@example.com at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!
All our course videos are taught using the SuperHi Editor, but you'll be able to apply everything you'll learn to a code editor of your choice. Many students go on to use other code editors, for example, if their workplace has an existing standard.
Our SuperHi Editor is designed with many smart features to help avoid wasted time looking for things like a typo or missing bracket (which is why we made it!), but the same code concepts apply to any editor.
Yes! You can use your own custom third-party domains and connect them to your sites built with our SuperHi Editor. Additionally, all SuperHi sites come with free SSL Certificates for added protection.
Here's more information on how to connect a third-party domain