HTML5 Simple Game Programming Preparation
- Access to an HTML5 - compliant browser (Google Chrome 23 or greater recommended)
- Access to a higher-end text editor (specific examples linked in course)
- Any major operating system (Windows 7+, Mac OSX, Linux)
Learn to build web and mobile games with HTML5. Even if you have no experience in programming or web development, you can create your own games.
It introduces the simpleGame.js engine, showing you how the engine works and introducing a free online game development tool. For more information on game programming, please see my other course.
- Anyone interested in game development.
- Suitable for middle school, high school, or adult learners. Motivated younger students will also enjoy the course, but they may need help from an adult. Perfect course for kids and parents to take together!
- No prior experience in web development or programming is necessary, although it can be useful.
- Programming is NOT a spectator sport! You'll only learn if you're willing to do some exercises on your own.
- Introduction to the Free HTML5 Preparation class09:42
- Overview of the adventure game08:04
- Creating a basic HTML page18:33
- Adding Pictures and Links11:10
- Modifying a page with CSS10:03
- Adding Audio and Building the Adventure Game14:23
- Building an adventure game with basic HTML and CSS12 questions
- Introducing the word game03:12
- Building a basic form10:47
- Basic Input and Output20:54
- Creating a good-looking form with CSS14:17
- Building the word story game11:43
- Basic input and output12 questions
- Managing Data Types14:05
- Adding Branching Behavior19:47
- Looping with the For Loop11:10
- More flexible loops with While24:49
- Enhancing functions with parameters and return values15:00
- Using arrays16:37
- Coding like a pro9 questions
- Designing the number guesser07:55
- Generating random numbers09:45
- Building the number guesser11:17
- Introduction to the SimpleGame Engine12:17
- SimpleGame Overview13:58
- Basic Keyboard Interaction10:50
- Using the simpleGame Practice Tool09:55
- Andy is the author of over a dozen books on various topics in computer programming, especially web, game, and mobile development.
His best-selling books include
- HTML5 / CSS3 All in One for Dummies
- HTML5 Game Programming for Dummies
- HTML5 Quick Reference for Dummies
- PHP6 / MySQL Programming for the Absolute Beginner
- Game Programming - the L Line (using Python)
- Flash Game Programming for Dummes
He teaches computer science at a major university teaching the following courses:
- * Computer Science I - Introduction to computer science and programming with Python
- * Computer Science II - Advanced computer programming in C, C++, Java, basic algorithms and Data Structures
- * Game Development I and II - 2D and 3D game development from the ground up, including building game engines.
- * Web and Mobile Development - Various classes in client-side, server-side, and AJAX programming, as well as mobile development.
Andy is also very active in homeschooling. He has taught math and programming classes to various homeschooling groups, and is a featured technology columnist in The Old Schoolhouse magazine, a leading magazine among homeschool families.
While Andy's technical depth is notable, it's his teaching style that makes the biggest difference. He has served as a special education teacher, and knows a little about how to help smart people become even smarter by learning new complicated tasks.
Andy is particularly interested in helping kids and adults who do not have access to computing instruction learn how to get started in this fun and lucrative field.
He has a great time teaching, and his courses are engaging and fun, while informative. A course with Andy is like having a friend who's written a lot of books come by in a sweater on a Saturday morning showing you how to do cool stuff. You'll learn a ton, and you'll have a great time doing it.