What you should know:
With CSS – I expect you’re good with creating and applying styles to html elements, working with IDs and classes and understanding CSS selectors.
What is jQuery?
So Why Make a Game and not a Website?
For one, who doesn’t like games? Games are fun, allow us to exercise our creativity and learn problem solving.
Designing a game allows you to think about our web pages in a different way at the outset — but in a way that is still is essential to anything you want to do on the web. This is the same kind of process if you are making an interactive slider as you would be in making a simple game. Figure out what you need, then figure out how to make it by breaking it down into simple steps. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Your game won’t be either.
Games also make you use logic, comparison statements and other constructs that you will use in all your other web programming languages. We’ll still make some sliders, and other UI elements. Games do need UI after all — so don’t worry you won’t be able to apply what you learned to accordians, or other standard UI elements. Sit back, relax, have fun and enjoy the ride.
You can read the Syllabus for this course by clicking on its link: WS300 Syllabus