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HTML5 Apps and Games

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) via edX


Want to learn advanced HTML5 tips and techniques? This is the course for you! Find out more about the powerful Web features that will help you create great content and apps.

This course is a natural follow up of HTML5 Coding Essentials and Good Practices. In this course, we continue the exploration of HTML5-based APIs, but also introduce some advanced features related to HTML5, such as Web components, advanced multimedia, audio for music and games, etc.

Like in the first course, you will learn by doing, study the interactive examples and have fun with proposed development projects. One of them will be to create an HTML5 game, so jump in and learn lots!


Week 1: Advanced HTML5 Multimedia

  • The Timed Text Track API
  • Advanced features for audio and video players
  • Creating tracks on the fly, syncing HTML content with a video
  • The Web Audio API

Week 2: Game Programming with HTML5

  • Basic concepts of HTML5 game development
  • A simple game framework
  • Time-based animation
  • Animating multiple objects, collision detection
  • Sprite-based animation
  • Game states

Week 3: HTML5 File Upload and Download

  • File API and Ajax / XHR2 requests
  • Drag and drop: basics
  • Drag and drop: working with files
  • Forms and files
  • IndexedDB
  • Conclusion on client-side persistence

Week 4: HTML5 Multimedia

  • Web Components
  • Web Workers
  • The Orientation and Device Motion APIs

Taught by

Michel Buffa


2.0 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

4.4 rating at edX based on 84 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    I believe the name of this course is a bit misleading: after part 1 (named "Introduction"), I expected the "Advanced Techniques" would be more deep dive into the technologies, but I feel it still is introductory. On the good side, it touches a number of different aspects (web components, html templates, sprites, IndexedDB, etc.), making the course a good peek into diverse stuff provided by recent standards and drafts.
  • Anonymous
    what the fxck is this quality and these are the ones responsible for web standards? it's literally insane

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