Build real apps with the skills you already have
Our non-technical students start companies using tools like Zapier, Bubble and Typeform
“In a day, I’ve started making the app I attempted two months ago, with greater success and, THIS IS HUGE, understanding of how dynamic web apps work in general.”Lane Watson, startup founder from Puerto Vallarta
Get technical, fast
No matter what your background is, our lessons are designed to figure out what you don’t know and fill in the gaps.
No code required
You will be able to build everything we teach without writing code. It’s pretty amazing when you realize what you can build without needing to know another language (even our site is built without code too).
But don't I need
The only real obstacles you face are fear and imposter syndrome. It’s not easy to put yourself out there. That’s why the internet is littered with excuses like the ones you see above. The Code-Free Startup is designed to nudge you out of that mindset without destroying your comfort zone.
The Code-Free Method
FROM IDEA TO INTERFACE: UX + UI BASICS
The three layers of design and what human-computer interaction is really all about.
A MINIMUM "CREDIBLE" PRODUCT MENTALITY
Sometimes viable is not enough. App stores and first impressions.
SKETCH TESTING AND VALIDATION
How to validate your product without destroying your comfort zone.
GETTING TECHNICAL: HOW WEB APPS WORK
The nuts and bolts of the web: databases, front vs. back end, etc.
INTRODUCTION TO BUBBLE.IS: CREATING A SAMPLE APP
How to use the Bubble platform to create an app in an hour.
CLICK AND DRAG MODELS, VIEWS, CONTROLLERS
The real power of Bubble is when it comes to interface design.
QUICK ELEMENTS AND DESIGN SHORTCUTS
Who needs Photoshop? Tips on how to design things quickly.
INTEGRATIONS: REST API, BUBBLE, ZAPIER
How services talk together and the functionality of expanding APIs.
USER TESTING AND GETTING TO 1.0 RELEASE
The right and wrong way to do user testing.
LEADPAGES AND LAUNCHING AN APP INTO THE WORLD
Landing pages and preparing for Product Hunt + Hacker News.
STARTED UP: NEXT STEPS AND RESOURCES
So you have an MVP and first users, all without code. Now what?
Join our community of 5000+ students who are building companies with the skills they already have instead of worrying about skills they don’t.
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