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Intro to React.js


Learn how to write cleaner, more flexible Javascript with React.js, an open-source frontend framework. Create beautiful websites with user interface components and easy-to-understand code!

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As an ever-evolving, popular frontend library, React is widely used throughout the web. Even the SuperHi Editor and website are built with React!

In this course, we’ll take a practical approach to building creative, interactive UIs. You'll learn how to build reusable components and modular layouts, that can be moved around and rearranged easily.

What you’ll learn

What React is and why it's great for quickly building feature-rich websites

React’s main concepts and how they compare to regular Javascript

Modern React best practices and hooks

How to think about web development in terms of reusable components

How to build rich user experiences and fetch data from backend databases

How to find and work with the best React libraries and plugins

What you’ll get

4+ hours of video lessons – Content that covers React's main concepts and best practices for building web applications

Resources – Useful resources to get you started and keep you going post-course

Continued help post-course – Advice from our expert instructors with years of experience in the industry

Real world projects – Projects and code that you can alter and remix

Homework exercises – Test your knowledge with exercises based on the course projects

Access to the SuperHi community – Join our Slack network of thousands of students and alumni around the world

Who this course is for

This course is aimed at anyone who's already confident (or confident-ish) with basic Javascript and wants to level up by taking a dive into building more feature-complete and immersive web apps in React.

React is becoming increasingly popular amongst designers as it takes a component-based approach aimed at re-using interface patterns and code. This makes prototyping and building real-world apps very quick without having to worry about technical nitty gritty.

This is a great next step for students who have already completed our Javascript for Designers and Advanced CSS + Javascript courses.

What you’ll need

Visual Studio Code is our code editor of choice! It's a powerful editor that comes with several built-in features and a robust marketplace for downloadable extensions. You'll also need a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with the latest version of Chrome installed and a broadband internet connection.

Want to try our teaching before signing up? Join our free 'Plan, Design + Code Your First Website' course!


Chapter 1


In the first project, we'll show you how to build a simple photo gallery website with a loading state.

Chapter 2

MilkyMood, Part 1

In this project, we're going to build some fun cursor interactions to transform an image into a 4x6 puzzle. We're also going to be adding in some animation and transition effects to make our website even more visually appealing!

Chapter 3

MilkyMood, Part 2

We'll continue to build off of what we've learned so far in this project! We'll add a form that handles input validations and error messages. We'll also create responsive styles that adapt to any browser size.

Chapter 4

Book Club

We'll show you how to build a website that features books written by famous Black authors. You'll be able to search for books by title and author name. We'll also incorporate animations and transitions to create a panel that shows more information about each book!

Your instructors

Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.

Ryan Smith

Ryan (he/him) is an Australian immigrant living just outside a village in the Scottish Highlands (we told you we’re a remote company!). He's the Head of Engineering at SuperHi and a full-stack developer of over 15 years. He spends most of his time outside SuperHi gardening, hiking and working on cars, bikes and motorbikes.

Isabel K. Lee

Isabel is a full-stack developer with a background in design and product strategy. They've spent the last 5 years surfing the tech scene in New York, and are now focused on education. On a typical day, you can find them writing some sweet, sweet code, biking around Brooklyn, or singing songs to their large, grumpy cat.

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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.

Still not sure if learning to code is right for you? Take our free Plan, Design + Code Your First Website course or dive into our First Steps to Code guide.

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.

Baker & Brown – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, don't worry! We recommend you start off with our Foundation, HTML, CSS + Javascript course.

Jenna Buchholz – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, it's all good! We recommend you start off with our Javascript for Designers course.

Super Shapes – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, have no fear! We recommend you start off with our Advanced CSS + Javascript course.

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 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