Building Windows 8 Game Apps Using HTML5, CSS3, and WinJS


I helped convert two PBS Sprout children’s games from the iPad to Windows 8 for the recent launch event. This talk covers the lessons learned:

  • Visual Studio 2012 project structure
  • adjusting for screen resolutions and orientation
  • ie10 browser enhancements and html5
  • page controls and navigation tricks
  • handling graphic and media assets
  • using canvas and animation
  • store submission and tracking

Bill Wolff

Bill Wolff is an independent consultant, trainer, and architect specializing in Microsoft development technologies under the name Agility Systems. He served as the SharePoint Practice Director at Capax Global, Solutions Architect in the Microsoft Practice at Unisys Corporation, and ran the Microsoft Alliance at LiquidHub. He ran the consulting firm Wolff Data Systems for 15 years and directed armies of consultants in the dot com world. Bill is founder and President of the philly.NET user group, a previous INETA board member where he served as Vice President of the Speaker Bureau, and involved in several other user communities. Bill was a contributing author on several books. His certifications include trainer, systems engineer, developer, and Microsoft MVP.