Learn Three.js, Matter.js and PIXI.js to make interactive websites using collision engines, displacement maps and interactive 3D in the browser.
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If you're a creative person who wants to make experimental, art-driven websites, this is the perfect course to make websites that stand out from the crowd.
What you’ll learn
Add touch, mouse, dragging and device orientation effects
Make collision detection engines with Matter.js
Work with displacement and color splitting effects using PIXI.js
Dive into the world of 3D in the browser with Three.js
Make interactive 3D websites that react to mouse and touch events
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
10 hours of video lessons – Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning
Most of our students work in the creative industries – designers, strategists and copywriters are the most common jobs – but you can work in any industry to join the course.
A computer with Mac OS X 10.9 or above, Windows XP or above, or a recent Linux version installed and a broadband internet connection. Nothing more!
We start the course by drawing with HTML canvas, exploring different events and adding in blend modes in the HyperHi project, a festival website with an interactive effect that reveals a lineup as you "scratch out" the page.
Hi vs Hi
Using Matter.js, we add a physics collision engine to our site to make our shapes collide, be dragged and have gravity.
With Pixi.js, we use 2D WebGL to add displacement and RGB split filters to add a dramatic effect on an image, with and without mouse movement.
We dive into 3D in the browser and use Three.js to add cameras, scenes, geometries, materials and meshes to this project.
On the second of three Three.js projects, we add particles, textures and tweening to our solar system, featuring SuperHi's own mascot, Wilson!
We tie together all of our Three.js learnings by adding a dynamic object to our scene that we can alter and interact with. Here, our model is Tony T, Rik's UK-residing cat.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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