month I just managed to beat the SuperCD deadline with a heavily
remodelled, IE5-only version of issue 129's Quiz system. Since then I've
converted it back to IE4 compatibility, added sound effects and a high
scores table, and generally brought it up to Service Pack 1 status.
This month's Web Workshop (in PC Plus issue 155) has details of the frame-based data and code sharing system, as well as a surprisingly simple way to play incidental sound effects in IE4, and the surprisingly complex technique required to pre-download sound files from a web server so that they're ready to play. I've also described how the Quiz's question timeout system works by firing off setTimeout() countdown timers, which cancel the current question if they reach zero, but can be interrupted by the user choosing an answer.
Here at www.paulspages.co.uk you can play the quiz (complete with a 1960s Rock question set not on the PC Plus SuperCD), and also get details of how to customise the quiz, by adding your own question files and changing the sound effects and graphics.
If you put your own version of the quiz online, let me know, so I can create a page of links to quiz sites!
Random Selection Special!
Next month - create your own art gallery using Netscape/Microsoft compatible Dynamic HTML! Until then, happy authoring!