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[whatwg] HTML5 novice asking for guidance

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:37:21 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA56rU8J6ar0cmkSzEf47kWYsU6b4SGaB_M1dGL5Ev7nA@mail.gmail.com>
Sorry, but this is not a help forum.  This mailing list is intended
for the development of the HTML language and related languages.

That said, yes, everything you described can be done easily using
Javascript and a bit of HTML and CSS.  I recommend picking up a decent
reference book for Javascript.

~TJ

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 2:48 AM, Jochen Wiedmann
<jochen.wiedmann at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've got aome 15 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 game, 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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> will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of
> everyone.
>
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>
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>
>
> --
> Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men
> will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of
> everyone.
>
> John Maynard Keynes (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Keynes)
>
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>
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