Build A Tic Tac Toe app- Javascript & HTML5 canvas

Javascript for Front End Web App Development - HTML5 Canvas & CSS3 - 2D game development - create the game from scratch

Practice makes perfect. Start your journey into becoming a professional front end web developer here!

At DigiFisk, we like making learning fun. Our courses are interactive and fun with a ton of practical elements to it. We've decided to take it a step further with our Web app development practice series.

Once you learn the syntax of a programming language, the next logical step is to start creating software and apps. But that's where most students get stuck. Problem solving isn't as easy as learning a bunch of syntaxes.

But we aim to make it easy for you.


What will you learn in this course?

In this course, you'll learn how to build your own Tic Tac Toe Game App from the ground up with just HTML5 canvas, Javascript and CSS in just a couple of hours.


You'll learn:

1. How to create the HTML5 structures of this game.

2. How to make the game pretty with CSS (design, design, design!) and last but never the least

3. How to make the game playable (solve problems) with logic and algorithm, i.e Javascript

By the end of the course, you'll be one stop closer to creating web apps and 2d web games like a pro. You could even try creating other smaller web apps and games.


How is this course designed?

I've made this course as easy to understand as possible. I've structured it in such a way that each section will handle one of the 3 languages covered here.

Introduction: This is where I'll explain how the game works, it's various features and what we'll be using to achieve the same results.

Module 1: Every professional developer writes algorithms before creating a software or game. We'll be writing the a step by step algorithm for our game, and I'll be explaining what we'll do in every step.

Module 2:
I'll be teaching you how to create the bare bones of the app with HTML5. The result will be a page with all the elements we need in our game, devoid any colors or design elements.

Module 3:
Here, we'll "beautify" our app. We'll be using CSS elements to give our game colors and styles. At the end of this module, we'll have a Tic Tac Toe web game that'll look like the final result, albeit one that is not playable yet.

Module 4:
I'll be covering some basic concepts of Javascript in this module. I'll only cover concepts that we'll need for our game's Javascript code though. If you already know the basics, you can skip this module.

Module 5: I'll be covering some basic concepts of HTML5 canvas in this module. I'll only cover concepts that we'll need for our game's Javascript/HTML5 canvas code though. If you already know the basics, you can skip this module.

Module 6: This would be the meat of the course. We'll be delving into Javascript & HTML5 canvas code of our game in this module, and I'll teach you how to make the game playable (let the user draw on the canvas and display the game results) in here.

Final section:
Finally, I'll give you some ideas on how to improve/enhance the game and make it your own in terms of design and functionalities.


This course is for you if:


1. If you like learning by doing rather than hours of boring theoretical lectures.

2. If you have the passion for programming, and if you know the basics of at least HTML5 and CSS, this course will take you one step further in your development skills.

3. If you're a complete newbie, don't worry. I'll be explaining every single line of code I'll be using in this course, so you won't feel lost.

4. If you want to delve into the exciting world of 2D web game development, this course will take you a couple steps further in the right direction.

So, what are you waiting for? Get this course today, and begin your journey into the wonderful world of web development and game development!



Intended Audience: This course is for people who want to learn web development/web app development the fun way, This course is also for people who've learned the basics and want to move on to practical programming, If you love learning by creating, and don't like to listen to hours of theory, this course is for you

Introduction to the course and app
Algorithm - Part 1
Algorithm - Part 2
Create skeleton of the HTML5 code
Meta tags of the HTML5 code
Create the header and the result heading
Create the game and rule sections' skeletons
Create the game canvases and new game button
Create the rules section's paragraphs and heading
Connect HTML and CSS files
Set background and more on colors
Set default styles and style the header
Style the headings
Style the canvases
Style the entire game area
Style the Divs that hold the canvases and rules area
Style the paragraphs and headings
Style the New Game button
Create hover effects on the canvases and new game button
Connecting HTML and script/JS files
An introduction to variables and assigning values
Mathematical operators and alerts
Conditional statements - if else statement
Conditional statements - Switch case
Loops - For loop
Arrays - 1 dimensional arrays
Arrays - 2 dimensional arrays
An introduction to functions (function definition and calls)
Intro to DOM - getElementById and InnerText
Intro to DOM - adding click events to buttons
Step 1 & 2 - Getting the canvas and creating the drawing object
Drawing a line (also explanation on canvas dimensions and pixel points)
Drawing & coloring a shape with poly lines (a path)
Drawing & coloring a circle and arcs
Step 1 - Setting things up + onload function
Step 1 cont. - Initial states - declare and assign
Step 1 cont. - Initial states - assign values to arrays
Step 2 - Make the new game button work
Step 3 - Canvas click event
Step 3 cont. - Canvas click function - retrieve canvas ids
Step 4 - Draw relevant shapes on canvas
Step 4 cont. - X and O draw codes
Step 4 cont. - Test intermediate output
Step 5 - Winner check
Step 5 cont. - Display game results
Error condition alerts

What's included

  • 46 Video Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Digi Fisk

Instructor