UI/UX: JavaScript for Designers

Nick Lawrence
5 min readJul 1, 2020

A peaceful, chill guide on how to incorporate some basic JavaScript into your next design project.

The Zen of using JavaScript in the way that it was intended.

Some foolish assumptions

This article does assume some familiarity with HTML, CSS, and very basic JS. If you don’t have experience with any of those technologies, no worries!
You can find an excellent beginner tutorial for them here (four parts):

The Zen of JavaScript

JavaScript gets a bad rap for its ecosystems, and because it is generally used in ways that it was never designed to be used in the first place.

When used correctly, to add interactivity, basic data ingestion, and manipulation to a webpage, it is wonderfully simple; giving your projects a depth and richness they may otherwise not have.

I’ll take a hard right at keep it simple, thank you.

Who this Guide is for