Christian Heilmann

Time yourself

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Being able to correctly estimate time is a very important skill for speakers and people who record themselves on screencasts and the like. The media loves you when you can deliver a sound-bite of a certain length. So I thought it would be a fun thing to build a very simple game to test your sense of time.

So go and play Time yourself (source on GitHub). All you need to do is to accept the challenge and you get a message telling you how many seconds you should press your mouse or a key and it will tell you how many milliseconds you were off. Of course it then also gives you a chance to boast about your skills on Twitter using the #timeyourself hash tag.

Under the hood this is a demo for an upcoming event article for Smashing magazine and it uses the timeStamp of click and key events to measure how long you pressed the key or the mouse.


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