View Full Version : How does Twistori.com work?

01-01-2011, 05:36 PM
Twistori (http://twistori.com/) is a unique, fun site. One thing that intrigues me is that it scrolls automatically as soon as you go there. How does that happen? What is the "tool" that allows that? Is it difficult/expensive to have a sit do that? Can you do that with any "engine(?)"? Does anyone know what they use?

Sorry if my questions are awkward, but I'm fairly new to the web development stuff. Correction: very new.


Gary Robson
01-01-2011, 06:12 PM
It looks like it's Javascript-driven.

01-01-2011, 06:50 PM
I am not a web programmer, but there is likely a timer declared in a script that adds a new string at the bottom of the window and then forces the scroll.

01-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Any idea how easy/difficult it is to do that on a site?

01-01-2011, 07:26 PM
Try googling javascript and autoscroll. You'll probably find a premade script that will do it, and all you'll have to do is add it in <script> tags on the page.

Sage Rat
01-01-2011, 08:10 PM
You would need to use AJAX or something to keep drawing down new lines of text without reloading the page, but it's all easy enough and yes, free. You just need to know HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, have a free database (like MySQL), and a free web server (like Apache).

You do need to pay to host your site, of course.