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  1. #1
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    Moving pixels around an arena

    Hi guys, posted few days back, and have been creating a javascript game, namely Snake.

    I have created an arena for the game below with document.write methods and a for loop to write in the rows.

    I have to create the start of a snake in the arena at a random place when the page loads up, I am guessing I would use the random method in the Maths bit of javascript.

    How can I move the pixel about? I am stuck on this bit. Total novice really and would like some help.

    This is my code so far...

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html >


    <title>Group Project Task #1 - Snake Game Arena</title>

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />

    <style type="text/css">

    table {
    margin: 0 auto;
    border: 2px solid blue;
    background-color: red;


    td {
    height: 1px;
    width: 1px;

    h1{color: blue; text-align: center; text-decoration: underline;}




    <h1>Snake Game Arena</h1>

    <script type="text/javascript">
    for (var i = 0; i<=50; i++) {
    for (var j = 0; j<=40; j++) {


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    I would not like to dishearten you, but things might not be as simple as you might have thought.

    I presume that you want your "pixel" (by the way, where is he? ) should move inside your "arena". If so, there might be several steps to pass:

    1. Build you arena (by the way, I see no reason for building it using javascript)
    2. Return the arena 'limits";
    3. Set the move function (by the way, which might be the event to start/stop moving process?)
    3. If "pixel" position is to excede the arena limits, keep it inside (change move direction or stop)

    Note: you must see the arena and the "pixel" as two distinct objects, thus you must positioned them in the document (CSS and then CSS on-the-fly for moving action)
    Offshore programming


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