Learn the most popular JavaScript framework on the web by building your first React web app


This course on React JS is designed to help learners build their first React web application by following a project-based approach. React JS, developed by Facebook, is recognized as the most popular JavaScript framework for building user interfaces, particularly single-page applications (SPAs).

What You’ll Learn

The course covers several key areas:

  • React JS: Understanding the core concepts of React and how to utilize them to build SPAs.
  • JavaScript: Applying JavaScript skills within the React framework.
  • React Router: Implementing navigation within a React app.
  • Tailwind CSS: Using a JavaScript-configurable CSS framework to style applications.
  • Responsive Web Development: Creating applications that work seamlessly across different devices.


To take this course, learners should have:

  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript.
  • Experience with the command line.
  • An editor like Visual Studio Code.

Course Description

The course adopts a hands-on, project-based methodology. Students will create a mobile-first web application that includes several essential features and technologies:

  • React SPA: Using the npx create-react-app command to set up a single-page application.
  • JavaScript-configurable CSS: Integrating Tailwind CSS for styling components.
  • Animated Components: Adding animations to components for enhanced user experience.
  • React Router: Implementing routing to manage different views within the application.
  • HTTP Requests with Axios: Making API calls to fetch and display data.
  • Custom Hooks: Creating reusable logic encapsulated in custom React hooks.

Target Audience

The course is aimed at:

  • Beginner React developers.
  • JavaScript developers looking to learn React.
  • Anyone interested in modern JavaScript solutions.
  • Individuals curious about SPA architecture.
  • Developers wanting to build responsive web applications.

Course Content

The course consists of 15 lectures divided into five sections, with a total duration of 1 hour and 59 minutes. Here’s a breakdown of the content:

1. Creating Your First React App

  • Creating a new React app: Learn how to quickly create a React application using the Create React App tool (7:40).
  • Development tools quiz: Test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
  • NPX Create React App Explained: A detailed explanation of the app structure and functionality (5:14).

2. React Components

  • React Components: Learn how to create your first React component, understand props, and pass data into components (6:58).
  • Using State Hooks: Discuss the differences between class-based components and hooks, then create a stateful component using hooks (5:47).
  • Yarn and NPM commands: Brief overview of package managers (0:23).

3. Adding Tailwind CSS and Animations

  • Add Tailwind CSS: Integrate Tailwind CSS and start building an animated mobile menu component (11:18).
  • Create a Menu Component: Use a state hook to control the visibility of a mobile menu (13:19).
  • Animate the Menu Component: Implement animations using React Spring (8:03).
  • Applying Knowledge: Summarize and apply what you have learned in this section (0:31).

4. Managing Routing with React Router

  • React Router: Implement routing to manage navigation within the app (16:26).
  • Applying Knowledge: Summarize and apply routing concepts (0:10).

5. Fetching Data and Creating Custom Hooks

  • Fetching Data: Learn to fetch data from an API, handle route parameters, show loaders during HTTP requests, and handle errors (13:21, 9:26).
  • Custom Hooks: Create custom hooks for reusable logic (5:30).
  • Fetching a List of Data: Apply data fetching concepts to retrieve and display a list of items (15:15).
  • HTTP Requests Quiz: Test your knowledge with a quiz on HTTP requests.

This comprehensive course provides a solid foundation in React JS, equipping learners with the skills needed to build modern, responsive web applications.

What You’ll Learn

  • React JS
  • JavaScript
  • How to build a React SPA
  • React Router
  • Tailwind CSS (JavaScript configurable CSS)
  • Responsive web application development



  • Basic Javascript knowledge
  • Experience with the command line
  • Visual Studio Code (or alternative)


React JS, built by Facebook is the most popular JavaScript framework. Take a project based approach to learning, by creating your first React Application.

In this course we’ll build a mobile first web application that covers topics such as:

  • Creating a React single page app with npx create-react-app
  • JavaScript configurable CSS
  • Animated components
  • React Router
  • HTTP requests with Axios
  • Creating your own custom hooks for React


Who this course is for

  • Beginner React JS developers
  • JavaScript developers
  • Anyone who wants to learn modern JavaScript solutions
  • Anyone interested in SPA architecture
  • Developers who want to learn how to build responsive web applications

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