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Tech Video Walkthrough Platform

Published 04/17/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

TheCodePlayer is a website that provides access to a wide range of walkthroughs. Each is technology related with a focus on topics like Java Script, CSS3 and HTML5. Users can browse existing video walkthroughs or create and add their own. The current collection is presented on the homepage in a Pinterest-style arrangement. An image accompanies the name of the walkthrough so users can get a feel for what’s included before they check it out. Clicking on a tutorial takes the user to a page including a detailed description and animation or image. Users can also see related topics tagged at the bottom. Two buttons are available to play the full walkthrough or view code.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

TheCodePlayer is a simple tool for anyone who wants to learn how to complete a task with HTML5, Java Script, CSS3 and related topics. So far the site has not earned significant popularity. It is mentioned on websites, but primarily lacks user reviews. There are many ways a visitor can benefit from TheCodePlayer. It is essentially a themed video repository. Users can find similar content on general video sites like YouTube, but TheCodePlayer is more appealing because of the clean interface and specialized focus. The site is still in an alpha stage so it is possible that more users will discover it as work progresses.

What are the differences to other apps?

TheCodePlayer is unique because it offers a collection of specialized videos that are instantly accessible from the homepage. Users can share by creating and adding their own walkthroughs. Each is presented with a description and access to the code used, which is a great supplemental component that makes the site practical as well as educational. Users can learn at their own pace to complete specific tasks or supplement broader learning efforts.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

TheCodePlayer is very clean with no clutter to slow the user down. Rather than pack each page full of distracting advertisements, the site allows some breathing room so the user can relax and enjoy walkthroughs. The homepage is very similar to Pinterest with grey tones. It takes no time to figure out how to browse and watch videos. In just two clicks a user can find and begin watching a walkthrough video.

How does the registration process work?

TheCodePlayer doesn’t require a registration to access videos. The site currently gives all visitors access to all available tutorials right on the homepage. The site is still young so this may change later. The tutorial list is also rather limited, which makes it possible to comfortably scroll through the homepage to see the entire collection. Anyone can easily learn how to find tutorials with minimal effort.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can use TheCodePlayer for free. There are no subscription fees and the user is not required to make any purchases. Users can return as often as they like to view videos. Everyone receives access to all current tutorials. The site does not mention the addition of a premium account at this time. Free is a good way to go because users can contribute tutorials. No subscription cost is a great way to encourage the user community to give back with new walkthroughs.

Who would you recommend the application to?

TheCodePlayer is a great resource for anyone who is learning CSS3, HTML5 and Java Script. The application is great for individuals who need to learn how to complete one task as well as those who want to supplement formal learning. There are no fees so the user can come back as often as they need to for instruction and refresher sessions.

  • Browse detailed video tutorials
  • Many technology related topics are covered
  • Search for existing tutorials or add a new video
  • Access example code for each finished product
  • Discover related videos through tags

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