Building Windows 8 Apps using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

When it comes to Windows 8 apps, I have to admit, I’ve been more of a C#/XAML kind of guy.  However, lately, I’ve been looking into a number of the HTML5 based game tools (like Scirra’s Construct 2) and figured that I ought to learn a little more about building Windows 8 apps using HTML5 and JavaScript. 

I’ve been building web apps on various platforms going back to the first web server for windows written by Bob Denny (Any other VB CGI devs out there?), so HTML is second nature to me.  JavaScript?  Well, not so much, but I’ve done my fair share.  What I found out when I started digging into HTML5/JS dev for Windows 8 though was that I liked it a lot more than I expected to.  If fact, it’s pretty darn cool. 

You can take your existing HTML5/CSS3/JS skills to create first class apps in Windows 8. Not BROWSER based apps.  Windows 8 apps. You can package them up, and sell them in the Windows Store, and make real money with them.  Cool! 

I’ve had the privilege over the past month to present what I have learned about Windows 8 HTML5/JS apps to the San Diego HTML5, and the San Diego JS meetups.  If you happened to miss either of those, or just want to see why I am excited about it in general you can:

Get the free “Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript” eBook by Kraig Brockschmidt

Grab a copy of my slides and demos

Watch a YouTube video of my presentation

San Diego HTML5 Meetup Resources

I’m presenting at the San Diego HTML5 Meetup tonight talking about creating Windows 8 apps using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.  If you want a copy of my slides and demos, you can grab them here:

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Also, if you are looking for a copy of the free book by Kraig Brockschmidt, here’s the link: http://aka.ms/pw8a

And don’t forget to check out Scirra’s Construct 2!