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1 point by evanrmurphy 2486 days ago | link | parent

Nice choice of background color, by the way. Very lava-like. ^_^


1 point by rocketnia 2486 days ago | link

It was surprisingly easy to make it any of several variants of a fruity pink-and-orange, an antique brown, or a garish red. Finally I came upon something that at least looked like it was supposed to look like lava, and yay, you noticed. XD

Come to think of it, subtle gradients might help to evoke more glowiness and dimensionality.

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1 point by evanrmurphy 2486 days ago | link

I wondered the same thing about gradients. ^_^ Maybe as a future refinement. :)

A couple of other things:

1. I like that you made it full screen.

2. I was pleasantly surprised you kept the same REPL pattern!

  > [input]
  [compiled]
  => [evaluated]
I tried several variations and found this to be most intuitive and readable. One thing I was on the fence about was using '>' for the input prompt instead of 'lava>'. The former just felt less cluttered to me.

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1 point by rocketnia 2486 days ago | link

1. I like that you made it full screen.

That part took a bunch of fiddling! XD I tried to use it on some Android browsers though, and it's not so friendly there.... Using an online REPL from a mobile device would be pretty nifty. ^_^

Hmm, jQuery-console's manual keypress checking makes it especially Android-unfriendly. A slide-out keyboard technically works, but I'd be lost without it. :/

2. I was pleasantly surprised you kept the same REPL pattern!

My original intent was to hack your REPL to work with the console. Actually, my original intent was to have an input box with "compile" and "now evaluate that" buttons, but I liked your REPL much better. :-p

One thing I was on the fence about was using '>' for the input prompt instead of 'lava>'. The former just felt less cluttered to me.

I think "lava>" would make more sense if it were possible to switch between REPLs, but ">" makes more sense now. :)

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