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What you'll learn
This course, aimed at beginners, will teach you how to work with data and choose the right visuals to represent it effectively. We’ll introduce the basics of the powerful D3.js library used to animate and add interactions to your charts and graphs. You’ll also learn how to pull data from the web using Ajax.
You don’t need to be a designer or experienced coder to join the course but a little knowledge of HTML and CSS will help.
Anyone who is looking for ways to work with data-driven design or work closer with designers to implement beautiful visualizations of data.
A computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with the latest version of Chrome installed and a broadband internet connection. That’s it!
The different types of data visualizations and how to use them effectively
How to work with and understand data sets and turn them into engaging experiences
How to use HTML, CSS, SVG to design charts and graphs
Using Ajax to pull data from the web into your visualizations
Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning
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Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry
Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio
Resources to get you started and going post-course
In the first project of the course, we'll lay out our Step Count project using HTML and CSS, plus introduce SVG tags to draw our data visualizations. Then, we'll add transitions with delays and easing, talk about the importance of grouping, and use D3's array functions to save us time!
In Heat Map, we discuss how to take more complex data and turn it into a vibrant visualization featuring hover effects, a temperature scale changer and our first look at line graphs.
In this project, we use a scattergraph-style visualization to compare data in two dimensions. We also add in transitions on updated data, add in axes and talk about responsive designs.
After a debate within the SuperHi team, we test to see if movies that are popular with fans correlate with popularity with the critics by using scores from fan-scored IMDb and critic-scored Metacritic in week 4's project, The Top.
In this brand new project investigating the popularity of baby names, we cover how to work with different scales, incomplete lines and how to change our data visualization based on our users' search results.
With D3, we can quickly add in more complex shapes such as arcs and pies. In the Boundless project, we add a pie chart that updates every half-second with an interval loop to visually showcase browser usage over the last 10 years.
Previously, all the data used has been static – we only see changes to our designs when we change our data – but in this project, we add in live data that can change based on real-life information such as Apple's stock price.
In the last project of the course, we cover how to add in geographic maps and how to apply data to countries within our map, as we look at visualizing population densities around the world.
Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.
Kristen is a Toronto-based senior visual designer at Glitch, a site for making websites from scratch. She previously worked for as a visual designer for SuperHi, Nike and Huge.
Our intelligent code editor is designed to help making websites from scratch easier. Comes with any course, or sign up for a free SuperHi account for access.
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Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to [email protected] at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!
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.
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.
Yea! After the course is over, you'll still have our support when it comes to things like career questions, resume, and portfolio reviews, etc. all to help you get the job and career you want.
We also provide 1:1 sessions for some of our courses! The number of sessions depends on the course that you signed up for.
If you'd like to arrange a 1:1 session after you've completed your course, email us at [email protected] and we'll happily arrange that for you!
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
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.
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 here.
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.