Learn A-frame to build VR Websites



IntroductionAccording to Techcrunch recent article in June 2016, Virtual Reality (VR) is the next big thing. Facebook also made the bold move to acquireOcculus Rift,which is a company that designsVR headsets, for a staggering $2 billion. All dataindicatethat VR is the next big wave of change in the Medialandscape. We’ve witnessedan exponential growth in availability of appsinthe decadefollowing commercial production of tablets and smartmobile phones. We can foreseethat in the next decade, innovation in VR will also grow exponentially andwebsites will have a VR version that will allow userstoview from their mobile devices+headset. As the hardware is currently getting more popular and sales are on the rise, there will be a demand for VR online applications.ContentThe course was designed to teach the students aboutthe latest technology fordevelopingVR websitesand the easiest way to make a start in designing such websites. The easiest technology that a developer or a newbie to use to make VR websites is the A-frame, developed by Mozilla. Although this technology is at an earlystage, it is slowly gaining popularity. But it would requiremore developers to use it and build websiteswith the technology in order to further developa systematic designmethodology.The firstsection is about using A-Frame and building on various tags to give the student to knowledge and skills to understand and use varioius objects on a VR scene. In the nextsections, you will learnsimpleanimations and use of cursors.This will be followed by lectures on how to use Javascript and PHPwith A-frame.The course ends with simple projects such a Multicolored bubbles, Interactive Hotel rooms view and VR shopping page.