Learning a programming language can be fun and enjoyable but making projects on them is more fun then you can imagine.
As a very beginner, you might think that you don’t know enough. This happens to everyone and the growth takes place here.
Then that’s not the case.
The visuals can intuitive with 2D and 3D animations.
There are various functions and events to capture mouseovers and keyclicks that will help you add actions to your game.
- Snake Game :
Snake games are the best memory of feature phones initially. Ever thought of making them yourself? The game is simple.
You have a box inside which the snake moves and eats the fruit. After eating each fruit the size of the snake increases and the movement becomes faster. You lose if the snake crashes into himself.
- Quiz Game :
Quizzes can be really fun and have a wide variety of applications. It is very easy to create your own interactive quiz app from basic quiz apps for kids, personality test quizzes, or subject-wise quiz.
You can think of features in your quiz apps such as Red coloring of option in case of the wrong answer, scoreboard, next going option and many more.
You can apply your creative brain and make your app even more interesting.
- Tetris :
With this project, you will learn to create various functions and operations applied together to form the complete game.
- Ping Pong :
Ping pong is a pretty basic game that you’ll find easy to make. It is also called table tennis.
It is a two-player game where you have a ball and to paddles to hit the ball and avoid missing to win the game. Initially, you can make a basic UI and just work on the functionality.
- Memory Card Game:
Another favourite game, you got a set of 8 or 16 cards. It has cards in pair spread randomly. You will if you correctly remember the two cards consequently ant app to uncover them.
It can be really interesting to make with the flip movement of the cards and the random arrangement function.
There are various interesting utility apps that you can build. The applications can make calculations and conversions easy and exciting to develop. The projects can be as mentioned below.
- BMI Calculator:
BMI calculator is simple but useful for a project that you can make.
You need to take inputs of the height and weight of people to calculate their BMI.and function to make the calculation and return on the screen.
You can make it descriptive by adding a conditional display of text indicating underweight, overweight or normal.
- Weight Conversion App:
You often must be reaching out to Google convert kg to lbs, inches to centimetre, and many more conversions. Why not make your own?
This can be an interesting project and it is flexible to add according to your own needs.
You need to make multiple functions for multiple combinations of units and add buttons to capture the user requirement. You will also have to deal with different data types such as int, float as the calculation may give you decimal values.
- Simple Calculator:
You can even be creative and add functions that suit your requirement.
- Loan Interest Calculator:
Calculating interest and loan values with a simple calculator can be complex. You can make functions that can be utilised to make calculations specific to loan.
You just need to take input from users such as rate, interest type and principal amount.
- Budget Calculator:
Budget management is another important and applicable project in a student’s life. You can make a budget calculator or planner yourself.
It will keep adding your expenses and deducting from your budget. You can even action to display a warning message on reaching a certain amount.
Fun Projects :
- Whack-a-mole Game:
You all must have played it sometime. It has multiple holes and moles popping out randomly from the holes and you score on hitting them before they go back.
You will be building the movable mole component and scoreboard that gets updated on every hit.
- Drummer Kit:
I found this really interesting project where you add audio to keys via key events and add indicative buttons on the screen.
It is like a real drum set which you get to play from your keyboard.
- Image Gallery:
A simple project but a learning resource for your real website elements to build.
You might have used those text to pdf, pdf to zip converters online.
Making projects and learning a new programming language requires just more than zeal and enthusiasm. You can accelerate your learning with the best resources online with concrete material and packed knowledge.
You might always be wanting to make something around maps and don’t know where you can start from?
There are multiple open-source plugins and API that can elevate your developing around map experience.
As a beginner, you should have your concepts around API calls and HTTP requests should be clear before diving in.
Some of the best resources that I found useful are:
- Leaflet: The library to build mobile-friendly interactive maps.
- Gmaps: Learn to use Google Maps and play around.
- jQvmap: jQuery Vector Map Library.
The libraries that you can refer for inspiration and use in your projects are
- jQuery.transit – CSS3 transformations and transitions made Super-smooth with jQuery.
- impress.js – CSS3 transformations/transitions to make Prezi-like presentations in an HTML document.
- bounce.js – Quick CSS3 animations with smooth and interactive animation.
- GreenSock-JS -Across all major browsers, High-performance HTML5 animations.
Books are also a great resource and you can go ahead reading some to have a better perspective of what all is in store for you. The list goes
- braziljs/js-the-right-way: A great reference tool for the best-practices and coding standards across the developer community.
- SJSJ: Technical jargons can be a roadblock for the new learners in the field. Focuses on making things simpler and easy to learn for all.
The most important thing to note as a developer is you can go for endless tutorials and books but the real learning starts with making projects and getting your hands dirty.