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  1. A HTML5 Beginner, Guide Me Please

    I would go out and get a college degree if that was a route I could take, but working just barely over minimum wage living on my own barely staying a float just isn't an option for me. I have done parts of tree house and I have dozens of courses from Udemy. Thanks to all the sales I am able to scrape together courses and learn things. If a certification can help me get a job I am more able to go that route insteaad of a diploma a couple hundred dollars opposed to thousands of dollars just for classes and than hundreds more for books is just to much for me at the moment, Unless I strike gold tomorrow or win the lottery. I can go learn C# if that's what you guys suggest but then I am at square one and idk what resources I should use to learn and learn correctly. I am well aware of some sources being terrible and and not even really teaching what you need to know. I have these courses at the moment but they are all around Unity Game Engine and if I learned anything from this post so far its that I would just be doing code along tutorials and not really learning anything... C# with Unity Pass the Unity Certified Developer Exam - Lifetime Access Unity Game Development Academy: Make 2D & 3D Games Game Development with Unity 5 I also did a quick google and found these resources:
  2. A HTML5 Beginner, Guide Me Please

    Why though I understand if they have shotty work and don't understand things but what if they had an amazing portfolio? But Idk what languages people don't know well you say Perl and these other ones but I have no idea what they are what they are used for etc. And if I am confused on things like JavaScript and C# intimidates me how can I learn them easily?
  3. A HTML5 Beginner, Guide Me Please

    Why are you getting mad? All I am saying is why couldn't someone learn enough JavaScript/Web Development or what ever programming language for that matter and be able to get a job. Why do they have to go get a certification. I don't understand why if some one took the time read the books used all the resources they could to learn a certain programming language any programming language and decided one day to apply for a job why wouldn't they get hired. If you can do something do it well and prove it whats the problem? A piece of paper imo doesn't prove anything you could spend thousands of dollars going to college and learn nothing where as someone who doesn't have that luxury can grind day in an day out and know more than that college graduate by learning on their own reading books and using online sources. I don't want to sound like a dick here but from everything you have said you make it seem like if you don't have a college degree or study some languages in a certain way to pass some standardized test than you will never be able to amount to anything and that's wrong. I understand and everyone else in here understands that I am not qualified to get a job, I clearly understand that being I admitted I thought I knew more than I really do and its been stated multiple times that I am still a beginner. I get I asked for help and guidance on what I should do and everyone one here is simply doing just that. But wouldn't I be fine if I learned enough JavaScript that I could make some cool kick ass websites even some cheesy little games? I already have the HTML and CSS down pat. I don't have a lot of grasp on JavaScript yet I have sunk a lot of time and effort into it getting to where I am now. Not just time and effort though I bought a lot of courses and books and now I feel like I made all the wrong choices and C# was the way to go. But couldn't I just suck it up tough it out and learn a fair amount of JavaScript so I can at least get a job in Web Development or put together a HTML5 game? This way I don't have to start from square one again and get confused all over. Than I could take my knowledge to C# or Perl or all these other languages you listed that are now confusing me even more.
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    I'm not sure I understand why it would be hard to find a job? Isn't JavaScript an in demand language currently and ranking higher than C# in terms of employment rate? I have never heard of Perl or Cobol though and I was originally just interested in making web applications but you can see I now I am starting to shift what I want to do. Is your reasoning behind learning C# because its a highly sought after enterprise language? I don't really want to work for a company making applications for everyday use like a word program or anything like that. I would like to make games and if that is too far out of my reach at the moment I can settle for aiming for entry level Web Development and just making game making a hobby.
  5. A HTML5 Beginner, Guide Me Please

    Ok than if you were in my shoes. No formal education just a beginner who doesn't really know what to do what would you do and why. I thought you should learn languages like python and javascript first than move onto C# and C++ well thats what I read all over the internet. They all say start with python learn JavaScript for the web etc etc.
  6. A HTML5 Beginner, Guide Me Please

    Can I ask why you recommend C# and the Unity Engine? As opposed to learning JavaScript and say or C++ and Unreal? I wasn't trying to be defensive I just feel like I have made progress from not knowing anything to being able to at least understand syntax and make terrible websites and even answer some of the easier questions out there people have on things like if statements, and that is at least worth some recognition. I am completely self taught no formal education or anything. I saw Game Maker Studio one day and said, Hey I want to make a game! So I went out and started learning and soon realized there is more options to learn than I could imagine. I know I will never know everything and I will never stop learning and I don't want to. I would love to one day be able to say I know Java, C#, C++,JavaScript and this and that frame work or game engine what do you need me to do. But I know that is a goal that will only be achievable after years and years of grinding towards it. I had a feeling gaming specific jobs are scarce being that I search job boards at least 4x a day(Maybe that's cause I hate my current job) but any programming jobs if at all that are posted are for Senior Developers with more knowledge than a million of me put together could have and they are posted maybe once every few months. I am not against moving and I am willing to I mean I know where I live there are barely any opportunities as opposed some where like Silicon Valley. So let me ask you guys this. Instead of making developing games my current goal should I make it a future goal. And at this point in time just focus on grasping one programming language like for instance JavaScript I have the most resources at my disposal to learn JS and Web Development and just try to get a job doing just that. Making Websites primarily front end and then transition to back end. Once I have a full grasp on something like JavaScript should I than in my own free time start learning things like C# and C++? My other problem is I don't really understand how a person goes about making just programs like lets say MicroSoft Word, AVAST or even STEAM. but I understand how a person makes a Website using a text editor and browser or a video game with a game engine or a mobile app with Android SDK and Java. and thats probably why I was so insistent on learning JavaScript or C# with Unity as opposed to choosing other languages since I didn't really know how to use them for things like program development for companies like Microsoft. This is slightly off topic: Also I know and I am surprised no one has said this to me yet but Python is apparently a super easy language to learn but I don't really see its value to me in getting to my goal. I know you can make games in Python and there's something called Django and Flask to make Web applications too. This topic has drifted quite far off course of gaming and more into moving me into the right direction with programming in general and I am sorry for that since this isn't really the place for a discussion like this, but I really appreciate you guys taking the time to help me advance in my life and get to where I want to be.
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    Yeah I have no idea what any of that means, but in all of the courses I have they just go over the syntax and do some projects. I assume I just need to do some research on a good book and buy one that just flat out teaches the programming languages not these how to make a snake game or how to make a brick breaker code a longs that I am doing also If I learned C# it would be purely for unity so I can make games. I know java can be used to make games to but its slower than C# and isn't C# and C++ industry standards. I would love to just stick to JavaScript but if a different route suits my goals then I will start from square one again.
  8. A HTML5 Beginner, Guide Me Please

    I do follow tons of tutorials! Like you have no idea. Over the years I have accumulated over 55 courses on Udemy to teach me various things like Web Development, Java, C# and C++..I have some books too but reading only gets me so far. I learn easier when someone tells me what something is and than shows me how I use it in a real example not a 1 + 1 = 0 type explanation. Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set Web Game Developers CookBook and also the 2 books I listed above. There is no certification I can study for on HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript is there? I thought all I really had to do was learn the language and than be able to prove that I could create projects. Like have a portfolio and in a job interview when they ask me what I know I could be like I know HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript and look I made these things. As for you saying if I study for a certification and get it I'm sure to find a job does that also mean if I got the unity certification I would be able to get a job with just that? I have this course Pass the Unity Certified Developer Exam as well as others to teach me unity and they do teach C# as well. Is that what I should really be aiming for? Studying and understanding C# till I can pass something like that. Obviously it doesn't have to be C# the same would be true if I went Java. tbh I don't really know what language too be set on and I think that's why I am so lost.
  9. A HTML5 Beginner, Guide Me Please

    It sounds too me like you're saying I don't really know anything. I've sunk months and months into learning html5, CSS, and now JS. Every tutorial I watch and every class on a topic I sign up for it's always the same. Variables Primitive Data Types Arrays Functions Operators Conditionals Objects Methods Constants etc.. I know there are more advanced topics out there but why wouldn't' I be able to get a job where I am now..Sure I can't build elaborate programs or anything like that but I have built what I consider nicely designed websites for someone who isn't a designer even though they are made with front end tech. I've even built a few games even if they are remakes like Pong and Brick Breaker. I was able to make a Pet Simulator, Donkey Kong Clone, Endless runner and even a Galaga styled game using I realized while learning that I didn't really like making websites but games were always fun so I thought JavaScript game development might be better but seeing that you say more jobs are in Unity. I am going to learn that instead. I feel like I understand the syntax of a language just fine but I don't have enough experience creating projects and that's why an employer won't hire me. I need to demonstrate that I understand a language and I can implement it comfortably in a project I am assigned. I know I am all over the place and I need to just stick to one language but everything I read says C# is way to hard for a beginner, but haven't I at least climbed past the beginner stage by now?
  10. A HTML5 Beginner, Guide Me Please

    I have many many many courses for all sorts of different programming languages, from web to android(java) to unity(C#) and unreal(C++). But I honestly don't know what path to follow .I want to make kick ass games but I want to make a career out of it. I don't have the luxury of going to college or anything like that to be formally taught programming but I know I can be so much more then a retail worker. It's just overwhelming with so many options out there and paths to take and no clear guidance. If I understand variables, functions, local scopre, global scope, if, else if, else and and pretty good understand of while and for loops, but little experience with arrays except for knowing what they are and knowing what a object is can I pick up c# or something else easier? JavaScript is technically my first real programming language.
  11. Head or Body and why

    I'm almost positive I did, I copy and pasted right from my text editor nothing changed. Is that why it was giving me the error? Phaser.js needs to be before everything else?
  12. Head or Body and why

    Ok this is probably a dumb question but I have been trying to make my own brick breaker style game and it took me forever to figure out why I couldn't even get the canvas to show and after some googling I got the Phaser canvas showing but I am confused on why it exactly didn't work in the first place. So here is my original code. The error I kept getting was main.js:1 Uncaught ReferenceError: Phaser is not defined <!doctype html> <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Phaser Breakout!</title> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" ref="stlyes.css" </head> <body> <script src="js/phaser.js"></script> <script src="js/main.js"></script> </body> </html> var game = new Phaser.Game(480, 320, Phaser.AUTO, null, {preload: preload, create: create, update: update}); function preload() { } function create() { } function update() { } Now to fix this problem I simply moved the <script src="js/phaser.js"></script> into the head instead of the body like so. <!doctype html> <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Phaser Breakout!</title> <script src="js/phaser.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" ref="stlyes.css" </head> <body> <script src="js/main.js"></script> </body> </html> So why does this work? Does Phaser.js need to load before everything else so then the main.js file can pull information from it?
  13. Hey everyone so I started my venture into programming months ago and started out with game maker language but didn't think I would ever get a job writing games in GML and so I stopped learning it and started learning HTML CSS and just recently 3 months or so ago got into what I thought would be super scary JavaScript, I dabbled in all the languages I could tbh and they all seemed so daunting. I didn't know what to do so I went back to HTML, CSS and JS. I think I understand JavaScript at a beginner level. My question how ever is.Is trying to study HTML5 game development as a sole hope to get a job doing it viable? I mean I can sit here and learn more on making websites but its not really my interest at all. I love games, playing em coming up with ideas to make em all of it. I would of learned Unity or Unreal but C# and C++ seemed so confusing to me, I like how JavaScript writes it just makes sense to me. But then when I start to make games and I've made some with tutorials with the Phase framework. I just get confused if I try to do it on my own. With Phaser I've done many many tutorials but I still can't seem to set out and just write it on my own. I just want to be able to one day make a game and have some kid stumble upon a kick ass browser game like I did years ago when I saw my neighbor playing Tibia and later RuneScape and thought it was the coolest thing ever. I know that RuneScape was originally written in Java and now C++, and Tibia was always a downloaded game idk what language it was written int but it does have a browser option now and I think thats amazing. Great games accessible anywhere with no download. Sources I've used to make games with Phaser Zenva Academy Interphase From Null to Full Lessmilks 2d Platformer Lessmilks Flappy Bird And I've even learned to just make games on the canvas with these 2 sources (no game engine.) GameKedo Intro to Canvas GameKedo Follow Up to beginner course Basically What I'm asking is if I should continue down this route and try to flesh out my skills and get a job for game development and what other sources or routes can I take to get there?