If you’re in the dark about what front end and back end is, read: Front End Development vs Back End Development
This is the obvious one of course. Many people who want to learn to code are those who want to go on to build applications.
What’s the difference between a website and a web app? Read: Website vs Web Application
1. Todo list
You can add items to the list, check them off when they’re done or delete items that are no longer relevant.
Imagine using this at work and being able to assign the task of fixing the problem to a relevant team member.
3. Weather app
Want to find out what the temperature is in Kuala Lumpur? In New York? In Tokyo? It’s not a fully-fledged app but this weather app was built in only 30 minutes. Imagine what you could do if you had more time!If you want to learn how to build the app yourself, check out this tutorial.
Help Pickle Rick get through the maze to reach the portal and escape! You can even choose different difficulty levels to play.
For those who have never watched any episodes of Rick and Morty (a serious must-watch!), the series is about a genius grandfather, Rick and his not-as-brilliant grandson, Morty who go on interdimensional adventures together.In one of the episodes, Rick actually changes himself into a pickle to get out of a family therapy session.
2. Memory game
Remember the game that you would play with a deck of cards? First the deck is divided into matching pairs then shuffled. Those cards are then laid out. The aim of the game is to find the most matching pairs, if you’re playing with someone. If you’re playing alone, you should find the most matching pairs in the least amount of time.
Why bother with shuffling and laying down cards when you have computer code that does that for you? See how well you do with this digital version of the game!
Here are a few interactive stories that make the reading experience even more visual.
1. Oat the Goat
This story was created for parents to read with their young children so that they can learn about the effects of kindness. It’s a lot more media-rich compared to just a physical picture book, and definitely more entertaining than just reading a long wall of text (although, this has its benefits as well).
2. The Boat
This interactive graphic novel is a story about a 16-year-old girl, Mai who is one of the refugees on a boat leaving Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon. The combination of gorgeous visuals, sound and text take this story to the next level.
This is an amazingly creative review of the musical Hamilton. Instead of a straightforward text review that a person may just read, and perhaps forget later, this interactive piece invites the reader to explore the review for themselves.
There are media companies who are attempting to do more of these interactive stories. However, there aren’t enough experienced front-end coders who are also interested in storytelling.
Do you love stories? Do you want to be able to tell interactive stories? Check out our Front End Web Development Bootcamp.
If you need a little therapy, this one is fun to play with. It’s a tankful of digital particles that part when you move your mouse through them.
3. Wire sphere
Control the world with code
But then again, if you want to start to learn coding, it doesn’t matter what language you start with. What matters is that you just start! Write your first line of code.
If you’re ready to take the leap and immerse yourself in learning to code, check out our Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp.
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