Learn HTML With Our New HTML5 Game
One of the things we enjoy teaching on the Hello World Program is HTML. Unique ID and Guido made a video about HTML a while ago, and there will be more in the near future. To paraphrase, HTML is the language that is used to set up the structure of a website. You use tags to accomplish this, such as <strong>, <a>, and <div>.
HTML has been around for a long time, but it is always growing, changing, and improving. HTML5 is becoming very popular, because it introduces some new tags that make website building fun. Yep, it’s true, making websites can be fun! Some of the new tags in HTML5 include the <audio>, <video>, and <canvas> tags. That last one is where the real magic happens.
In fact, we just made our own HTML5 canvas game called Super Markup Man. It’s a simple 2D platformer designed to help you learn how to organize HTML “markup” without actually writing any programming code. Try it out!
Because we like sharing so much, we’re also going to teach you how to make your own HTML5 game. In the coming weeks, we’ll post a series of tutorials explaining how we made the game engine for Super Markup Man. In the meantime, play the game, get familiar with HTML tags, and be ready to start building your own game soon!