HTML5 Canvas is an exciting new browser capability that allows the display of text, objects, images, video and animation on designated areas of a web page, all without the use of additional plug-ins. Canvas areas are specified using the HTML <canvas> tag and JavaScript is used to control the Canvas area display. 

This book covers all the basics needed to design and develop your own Canvas displays.



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Table of Contents Summary


Part I: Looking at Canvas

  • Chapter 1: A Quick Glimpse Behind the Canvas

  • Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Canvas Platform

Part II: Drawing on Canvas 

  • Chapter 3: Creating Objects

  • Chapter 4: Enhancing Objects

  • Chapter 5: Transforming Objects

  • Chapter 6: Moving Objects

Part III: Breathing Life into Your Canvas 

  • Chapter 7: Mastering the Art of Canvas

  • Chapter 8: Introducing User Interaction

  • Chapter 9: Creating Engaging Imagery and Motion

  • Chapter 10: Sounding Off with Audio

Part IV: Developing More Complex Applications 

  • Chapter 11: Grabbing Attention with Video

  • Chapter 12: Enhancing Canvas Applications

  • Chapter BC: Gaming on Canvas (Bonus Chapter Download)

Part V: The Part of Tens 

  • Chapter 13: Ten Great Canvas Applications

  • Chapter 14: Ten Great Tools