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  • Blog Post: Introduction to JavaScript Animation and Windows 8 Games

    Unless you’re aiming for the next great text-only game, chances are something’s going to move in your game. From ships and planets to fireballs and monsters, what are some ways to get them going? JavaScript-based games in Windows 8 can take advantage of many different options.  Here are some of...
  • Blog Post: Using CreateJS in your JavaScript-Based Windows 8 Game

    So, you’re making a Windows Store game using JavaScript and HTML5?  Excellent! The good news is many others have created games with web-based technologies and, with many common features that games need, some great libraries have emerged to make things easier. CreateJS is a set of JavaScript libraries...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Game Development Resources

    The first series of HTML5 Game Camps concluded yesterday, helping attendees to learn HTML5 by diving in and writing games.  Here’s a summary of links and resources for anyone who would like to get started. The events featured introductions to the underlying technologies (HTML5, JavaScript, graphics...
  • Blog Post: List of Game Development Podcasts

    As you might know from my list of podcasts for .NET devs , I’m a big fan of podcasts to help make travel time less… [annoying | mind-numbing | wasteful]. As my recent work has focused more on game development, I’ve been keeping an eye out for relevant podcasts.  Here are the ones I know of that...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Game Camp Series Coming Soon

    Update:  Slides and links from the events are now available. Ready to learn HTML5?  Enjoy games, too?  Join in the HTML5 Game Camps , free events offering a chance to learn about the next wave of web standards including HTML5, CSS3, Canvas, SVG, and more.  And while you gain practical...
  • Blog Post: List of HTML5 Presentation Resources

    I’ve been running sessions on HTML5, Internet Explorer 9/10, CSS3 and more at recent Web Camps , Code Camps, and user group meetings.  Many resources are shown or mentioned in those sessions, so I’ve compiled a list of them for you here. I hope you find these useful! HTML5 HTML5 at W3C – Specifications...
  • Blog Post: More Microsoft HTML5 Web Camps Coming Soon!

    The Microsoft HTML5 Web Camps are free, full-day events to help you get up to speed with HTML5 and related web standards.  After the popular events in Massachusetts & NYC in June, Rachel Appel , G. Andrew Duthie and I will be running six more Web Camps in August and September: Farmington, CT...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 2: HTML & CSS

    This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since version 8) to help you improve your websites with tools to review content, diagnose issues, improve performance, and more: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: The Code Project Virtual Tech Summit on HTML5 & CSS3

    Starting today (and continuing after), you can access some great content on HTML5 and CSS3 for free via The Code Project ’s Virtual Tech Summit : http://www.virtualtechsummits.com/Register.aspx?eventID=13 The event kicks off at noon EDT with Molly Holzschlag’s keynote on “The Future of HTML5” followed...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Web Camps in Waltham, MA and New York City

    Want to get up to speed with HTML5 and related web standards?  HTML5 Web Camps are a series of events to help you do just that. In the northeastern U.S., join me and my NYC-based teammate Rachel Appel as we deliver two free, full-day HTML5 Web Camps in June: June 13 , 9 AM – 5 PM Microsoft, 201...
  • Blog Post: HTML5, CSS3, and More with Expression Web 4 SP1

    If you’re designing for the web (especially with HTML5 and CSS3), take a look at Expression Web 4 , a design-focused environment for HTML, CSS, validation, SEO, and more.  See “ Top 10 Features ” for an introduction. Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 has just been released, adding a bunch of new features...
  • Blog Post: Developer Tips for Internet Explorer 9 (Final Release)

    The word is out that Internet Explorer 9 is available for download in its final form, and here are some places to learn more: IE9 feature (and download) site - Beauty of the Web The IE9 launch keynote from SxSW IE Blog Announcement To accompany the release, here’s a bunch of general tips, some especially...
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