Recently I decided to build part of a game that used an isometric projection for displaying the game board using HTML5.
Dirty plagiarist that I am, I found an excellent (albeit very old) tutorial by Danko Kozar for doing this. However it was written in Actionscript. No bother – I just modified the code to work in HTML5. This meant I could more or less ignore the theory of how isometric projection works and just get down to the business of doing it. Porting the code was easy. As it says in the tutorial:
These tutorials can be used for programming an isometric game in many programming languages not just in Flash. They are more about game programming than about Flash programming.
So you want to create a dynamic leaderboard that changes on the fly using jQuery? Well do ya?
Here’s the scenario: you have some cool (to you at least) data that you want to put up on a webpage/kiosk/touchscreen/smartphone that animates beautifully in real time to update the results.
Here’s some linux tricks I use in my line of work. I find them useful, you may not. You decide.
Turn your Facebook profile picture into a photomosaic made up of your friends profile pictures.
Create line or bar charts and graphs within php. They can be output directly or image files created.
A collection of many spontaneous drawings generated with Flash
Over a thousand random drawings created since 2003.
A script for converting images to different sizes inline, with support for server caching.