Launch A Rocket: Learn JavaScript Basics The Fun Way!

Rich Armstrong, Product Designer

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16 Videos (2h 22m)
    • An introduction

    • What we gonna make???

    • Downloads these 3 free apps

    • Install, signup and write some JS

    • What is JavaScript??

    • Properties and methods

    • Variables

    • Functions

    • The If-else statement

    • Write some basic JavaScript

    • Start playing around with CSS and JS!!

    • Planning first :)

    • Let's write the basic HTML and CSS for our rocket

    • Let's add the JavaScript for our rocket

    • And now we make the rocket look pretty!!

    • Thank you, and next steps


About This Class


Hey! Ever wanted to build your own interactive website, app, or game? Become a white-belt code-ninja in this fun introduction class to JavaScript. You’ll learn the basics of the JavaScript language, and be able to add logic, interaction and animation to your web projects. You’ll see how JavaScript interacts with HTML and CSS. By the end of the class you’ll be able to make your browser do all kinds of fun stuff – and you’ll be on your way to making games, animating web elements, and making interactive apps!

This class is for anyone who likes apps, websites, design, or DIY. You’ll get to understand a fundamental part of the modern web, and be able to boast to your friends of your hacker-ways by the end of it! You'll also leanr a little bit about CSS and HTML!

You don’t need to know any JavaScript, but some very basic knowledge of HTML and CSS will help.

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A fun introduction to programming interaction!
Great course - I had given up on learning JavaScript a while back because I just couldn't seem to get it. This course changed all of that - it now makes perfect sense! Thank you for using practical examples - it really helped to grasp the logic behind the language when I saw it in action. Would definitely recommend this course!
Great class!
Alexandra Yasny

Web Designer





Rich Armstrong

Product Designer

Rich's title is Product Designer but he's more of a jack-of-all-trades / generalist / unicorn. He designs, animates and codes. He's studied multimedia design and graphic design, and is a self-taught programmer. He's freelanced, worked for agencies and startups, and now runs Studio Armstrong, an Amsterdam-based creation company, with his wife. He also doodles all the time, has super ginger-powers and can touch his nose with his tongue!

He spends most of his working day researching and experimenting, much like his hero, Lucius Fox, does. Rich likes to think he's a minimalist, but he's fooling himself – he's as messy and unorganised as the any other creative genius.

Rich has been teaching online classes on Skillshare since late 2015 – and he likes it a lot :) He's since created the weirdly named Tap Tap Kaboom brand that showcases his experiments, designs and classes. Follow him on Dribbble, Instagram, Ello and YouTube. He also has a newsletter type thing that you can subscribe to.