Modern Primate writes: I want to make educational games for the web of approximately the quality of many of the Flash games I've seen. I've tinkered a bit with Flash and Actionscript before, but I'm told Flash is on its way out (and isn't supported on the iPad/iPhone anyway). HTML5 isn't universally supported yet, either. What should I study to be able to make web games that are compatible with multiple formats? I have some very basic coding skills from writing macros in Visual Basic for Excel, but not much more than that. I want to learn something that can get me started until I can afford to pay someone to code for me. What does Slashdot suggest?
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
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