At the end of January, I published a blog post with a screenshot of a maze maker app that I’d created. That app is gone (because it was hosted by Anvil and I decided to stop using Anvil) but I now have a new maze maker app online. Below is a partial screenshot.
You’ll notice that it’s much simpler than the previous app: the four fields (maze width, maze height, wall width and image height) are gone. Now you just click one button to generate a new random maze. There’s also a new button to print the maze.
As with the previous maze-generator app, the reason I created it was that I wanted to try some web services I hadn’t used before. Specifically, I wanted to try Google Cloud Functions (GCF) and Neocities.
I’m pretty happy with GCF and Neocities. GCF has a free tier and Neocities is free, so I will leave the new Zigtrig Maze Wizard online. Why not?
Update in September 2020: I created a maze-generator plugin for Adobe XD, and I liked the name “Zigtrig Maze Wizard” so much that I used it for that plugin. I renamed the web-based maze generator; it’s now called “Troy’s Maze Wizard.”
Update in early 2021: When I decided to stop creating Adobe XD plugins, I removed the “Zigtrig Maze Wizard” plugin from the Adobe XD Plugins Directory, so that name became available once again, and I re-applied it to the online maze generator described in this post.
Update in August 2021: I decided to change the focus of Zigtrig Software Inc. and so it made more sense to frame the maze wizard as a personal project. I changed its name to Troy’s Maze Wizard.
Photo Credit: The image at the top is by Pixaline on Pixabay.