Ten minutes into this class you will make your own completely personalized version of the insanely addictive game 2048. Even if you've never coded before. Pretty cool, no?
The purpose of this class is to have fun learning how to quickly and easily take an existing open source program, make some changes, and create something that looks and feels completely new. The game you create will be mobile friendly (you can play it on your phone!) and totally shareable.
Why Take This Course?
In this course, you'll learn:
How a computer program works (specifically small web applications like the 2048 game).
How to make small changes to HTML and CSS files that have very large changes in a program (large enough to turn the original 2048 game into a drastically different Udacity version).
How to use Github to make a copy of an open-source program, make changes to that copy, create your own version, and then host that version so you can share it with your friends.
Why open-source is such an amazing idea :)
Lesson 1: Exploring the HTML and CSS
You will create our own version of 2048 by making changes to the existing HTML and CSS files. Within 10 minutes, you'll have your own game. Within an hour, you're friends will be playing your 2048 game (fun bonus: your game will be totally mobile-friendly). The topics we'll cover are:
What is open source?
How do these three interact to lead to a fully functioning web/mobile app?
What is Github?
How do I get someone else's code, make changes, and create my own version?
This course is awful. They intended to create a "short course" with two lessons. They ended up only creating one lesson. The lesson has zero instruction design and zero direction. It amounts to a little more than a couple of employees randomly tinkering around with the 2048 source code. I am baffled why they even have this up. This was my first Udacity course and will be my last.