in all actuality, its not that hard, it's just tedious having to look at an example, then look up each component of that example to discover how they all work.... and rarely do the examples show everything working together.
my main issue, really, was discovering how to use either js or php to dynamically update an element of a page without reloading the whole page.
this is the layout, page is divided into four sections (css). titlebar, link list on the left, main body of the page on the right of link list, footer.
i want the content of the main body to change without reloading the page.
my understanding is that if i were to do it in php, it would result in a whole page reload..... though it might be possible otherwise.
i know i could do it with frames, but all of the documentation i've been reading has been telling me that frames are becoming obsolete because of css.
oh yea, i also want to put my login stuff in the title/header bar, but i cant seem to get the positioning right, and the closest i can get it is right underneath (in/overlapping the main body).
i'm also developing the same game in python (less the multiplayer), and unlike my previous game, lucha libre manager, this one will actually have a GUI.
do you know what a pain in the ass it is to get UIs working in python? let me tell you, i'll be shitting broken glass till i get this puzzled out.