Means a lot. :)
I've just finished the first year of a part-time foundation degree in Computer Science. I've done a module in C++, for which I created Minesweeper, and my Minesweeper worked pretty well. Realised a lot of stuff.
'Off the back of that' I created an XML/PHP CMS/directory for a Web Applications module, if you want to have a giggle it's at http://rickyt32.com/CRD_FINAL/
- none of the places are real. And it's very hackable I'm sure.
I found one good video on getting started with HTML5 canvas, and used a blog page to figure out how to do object stuff in JS. The rest is all me :) Which is probably why it's terribly inefficient I'm sure, and there are lettle to no comments in my code XD
The vid I found for canvas:
The guy has a thick Scottish accent (though I speak fuent Scottish ;), and the links are dead, but it really helped me nonetheless.