Chat using node.js &


Assignments: Get up and running with Node.js on Digital Ocean and the example Chat Application. Try to extend it a bit, make it better, more fun.

I had just too many crazy ideas for this homework… Eventually, I ended up trying to¬†understand each line of my code? Did i succeed? – No. Did I improve? – Yes.

Here are a few goals I managed to achieve:

changing the background color each time someone sends a post.

  • adding a footer
  • adding a username
  • adding a transparent box around text

I also managed to randomly change colors of text input and its position, but the visual effect wasn’t satisfying, so I quit the idea…

I tried to spread the text and locate each quote in a different part of the screen but kept moving the whole div instead… same with text colors.

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Finally, I achieved a pretty neat effect:

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