[html5] html5 novice seeking guidance

Thomas Wrobel darkflame at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 08:13:17 PDT 2011

To be honest, I'm not sure the wonderful features of HTML5 are that
relevant here.....you should be able to knock that up in Javascript
using your existing skills pretty easily. Most of the new HTML5 stuff
wouldn't effect such a game really.

To place stuff on the screen arbitrarily I think the best method would
usually be to have the javascript manipulate the Left/Top properties
still of a floating div.

I think the only thing that would change in the workflow of making
this sort of game between 4.1 and 5 is the threads issue - you could
use "WebWorkers" to multithread tasks. I haven't used this myself, but
in demonstrations it can make quite a different to process intensive
stuff. Might not make any noticable difference for this sort of game,
however. (not untill your dealing with thousands of elements to

-Thomas Wrobel

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On 22 September 2011 16:13, Jochen Wiedmann <jochen.wiedmann at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got some 15 years of experience with elder versions of HTML,
> JavaScript, and CSS. Now I'd like to approsch a new project and hope,
> that this could be done with HTML5. However, as I imagine that there
> is a real lot of new technology to learn, I'd like to ask for
> guidance, if only to find thAe right documentation and samples as
> quick as possible.b
> What 'I'd like to do is a little fame, WHich works as folllows:
> - The screen is initially empty. When the game starts, the screen is
> filled with random numbers, on random positions (preferrably no grid,
> or the like, but truly random), in random sizes, colors, and styles
> (inverted or not, bold, or not, italic, or not).
> - The users task is to remove those numbers by left clicking on the
> odd numbers and right clicking on the even numbers (or vice versa).
> - When some numbers have been removed, the empty portions of the
> screen are again randomly refilled.
> Trying to rephrase the above in  a set of questions:
> - Can I do filling the screen in  HTML5. If so, are there any samples
> or docs availabLE that show me how to randomly place pictures or text
> in a predefined area of the HTML page?
> - How do i detect, if the user clicks on those numbers, distinguished
> by left and right click? Again, any samples or docs?
> - Can I start some thread or background task that cares for the
> refilling (that thread would also declare the game over after some
> time.)
> Thanks , and sorry for stealing your time,in advance,
> Jochen
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