Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Moon Lander

Category: Prototype, Showcase

Ben Nolan (Behaviour.js) has whipped up some Ajax Fu to create a simple Moon Lander using Prototype and the Canvas tag.

Take a peak at the game code to see how elegantly Ben did this.

Who said JavaScript is hard?

Moon Lander

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:54 am

3.2 rating from 46 votes


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You should warn us MSIE users not to visit sites like this.

Who said cross-browser javascript was hard???

Comment by Marty — January 25, 2007

Trust me, this is hard. Compliments to Ben for this high quality code.

Comment by Marko — January 25, 2007

That is way cool. Clever bit of code.

Comment by Adam Jimenez — January 25, 2007

I don’t get what part is Ajax but okay.

Comment by Kevin Lamping — January 25, 2007

causes mass errors in my IE 7. 8(. I know there is a cross browser implimentation of Canvas. What a shame to use a Cross Browser framework like Prototype and not go all the way. 8(

Comment by JD — January 25, 2007

Don’t get me wrong I gave it a 5 stars. I dig it in Firefox.

Comment by JD — January 25, 2007

Lovely, but it should be called JS Fu, not Ajax Fu. Oh I forgot, that’s what we call JavaScript these days. ;-)

Comment by Ara Pehlivanian — January 25, 2007

Nice, but the page has plenty of Javascript errors. I just wonder if people (developers, and maybe end users too) cares about those Javascript errors. I see them all the time, but not on this Ajaxian site :-) Keep it up.

Comment by Kevin Hoang Le — January 25, 2007

Don’t use with, its sucks for performance.

Comment by José Jeria — January 25, 2007

Anyone remember the C64 game “space taxi”? Passengers would wave at you from different platforms and you had to deliver them to whichever platform they requested. The faster the dropoff the more of a tip you got, crashes cost you lives. Now we’re talking!!

Comment by Mike Ritchie — January 25, 2007

This has no use, has it?
Very short Fun. And when I’m flying to the left, there waits a nice error for me.

Comment by David — January 26, 2007

So now that AJAX is the cool buzzword, every web site with a neat Javascript animation is AJAX? AJAX is about asynchronous data exchange using javascript. This is DHTML. AJAX is now the most overused term in computer science.

Comment by John Moore — January 30, 2007

I’m very curious as to how, supposedly the experts at Ajax, showcase and label something that clearly has NOTHING to do with Ajax. Not even that, but this is old stuff (relatively) and the game isn’t too impressive. Are you kidding me?

Comment by Kevin Lamping — January 30, 2007

this is stuff. Do not understand the use of it

Comment by Erectile Dysfunction Vitamins B6 — August 8, 2007

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