HTML5 Canvas

HTML5 Canvas

No matter what platform or tools you use, the HTML5 revolution will soon change the way you build web applications, if it hasn't already. HTML5 is jam-packed with features, and there's a lot to learn. This book gets you started with the Canvas element, perhaps HTML5's most exciting feature. Learn how to build interactive multimedia applications using this element to draw, render text, manipulate images, and create animation. Whether you currently use Flash, Silverlight, or just HTML and JavaScript, you'll quickly pick up the basics. Practical examples show you how to create various games and entertainment applications with Canvas as you learn. Gain valuable experience with HTML5, and discover why leading application developers rave about this specification as the future of truly innovative web development. Create and modify 2D drawings, text, and bitmap images Incorporate and manipulate video, and add audio Build a basic framework for creating a variety of games on Canvas Use bitmaps and tile sheets to develop animated game graphics Go mobile: port Canvas applications to iPhone with PhoneGap Explore ways to use Canvas for 3D and multiplayer game applications

Foundation HTML5 Canvas

For Games and Entertainment

Foundation HTML5 Canvas

Foundation HTML5 Canvas: For Games and Entertainment teaches you how to make exciting interactive games and applications using HTML5 canvas. Canvas lets you produce graphics, animations, and applications using the HTML5 and JavaScript web standards. It allows you to draw directly within the browser without the need for third-party plugins like Adobe Flash, and so canvas works perfectly across desktop and mobile devices, like the iPhone and Android. Foundation HTML5 Canvas begins by introducing you to HTML5 and the cool new features that it opens up for you. You are then offered a quick guide to JavaScript programming to get you up to speed. Next up you'll receive a thorough introduction to the canvas element, which teaches you how to draw objects within the browser with great ease. Once the basics are covered you’ll move on to the more advanced features of canvas, including image and video manipulation. You’ll also learn how to create realistic animations with the help of some basic physics. Foundation HTML5 Canvas then teaches you how to create two thrilling space-based games using all the skills you’ve learned so far. You'll find plenty of code examples and illustrations designed to help you understand even the most complex of topics. HTML5 is already here for you, and this book will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy the show. For more information, source code, and the latest blog posts from author Rob Hawkes, visit http://rawkes.com/foundationcanvas.

Core HTML5 Canvas

Graphics, Animation, and Game Development

Core HTML5 Canvas

One of HTML5’s most exciting features, Canvas provides a powerful 2D graphics API that lets you implement everything from word processors to video games. In Core HTML5 Canvas , best-selling author David Geary presents a code-fueled, no-nonsense deep dive into that API, covering everything you need to know to implement rich and consistent web applications that run on a wide variety of operating systems and devices. Succinctly and clearly written, this book examines dozens of real-world uses of the Canvas API, such as interactively drawing and manipulating shapes, saving and restoring the drawing surface to temporarily draw shapes and text, and implementing text controls. You’ll see how to keep your applications responsive with web workers when you filter images, how to implement smooth animations, and how to create layered, 3D scrolling backgrounds with parallax. In addition, you’ll see how to implement video games with extensive coverage of sprites, physics, collision detection, and the implementation of a game engine and an industrial-strength pinball game. The book concludes by showing you how to implement Canvas-based controls that you can use in any HTML5 application and how to use Canvas on mobile devices, including iOS5. This authoritative Canvas reference covers The canvas element—using it with other HTML elements, handling events, printing a canvas, and using offscreen canvases Shapes—drawing, dragging, erasing, and editing lines, arcs, circles, curves, and polygons; using shadows, gradients, and patterns Text—drawing, positioning, setting font properties; building text controls Images—drawing, scaling, clipping, processing, and animating Animations—creating smooth, efficient, and portable animations Sprites—implementing animated objects that have painters and behaviors Physics—modeling physical systems (falling bodies, pendulums, and projectiles), and implementing tweening for nonlinear motion and animation Collision detection—advanced techniques, clearly explained Game development—all aspects of game development, such as time-based motion and high score support, implemented in a game engine Custom controls—infrastructure for implementing custom controls; implementing progress bars, sliders, and an image panner Mobile applications—fitting Canvas apps on a mobile screen, using media queries, handling touch events, and specifying iOS5 artifacts, such as app icons Throughout the book, Geary discusses high-quality, reusable code to help professional developers learn everything they really need to know, with no unnecessary verbiage. All of the book’s code and live demonstrations of key techniques are available at corehtml5canvas.com.

HTML5 Canvas Cookbook

HTML5 Canvas Cookbook

Annotation The HTML5 canvas is revolutionizing graphics and visualizations on the Web. Powered by JavaScript, the HTML5 Canvas API enables web developers to create visualizations and animations right in the browser without Flash. Although the HTML5 Canvas is quickly becoming the standard for online graphics and interactivity, many developers fail to exercise all of the features that this powerful technology has to offer.The HTML5 Canvas Cookbook begins by covering the basics of the HTML5 Canvas API and then progresses by providing advanced techniques for handling features not directly supported by the API such as animation and canvas interactivity. It winds up by providing detailed templates for a few of the most common HTML5 canvas applicationsdata visualization, game development, and 3D modeling. It will acquaint you with interesting topics such as fractals, animation, physics, color models, and matrix mathematics.By the end of this book, you will have a solid understanding of the HTML5 Canvas API and a toolbox of techniques for creating any type of HTML5 Canvas application, limited only by the extent of your imagination.

HTML5 Canvas

Pocket Primer

HTML5 Canvas

This book provides an overview of many aspects of HTML5 Canvas, primarily for self-directed learners who are comfortable with HTML/JavaScript and who want to learn about HTML5 Canvas. Readers will learn how to render 2D shapes, apply transformations, and create animation effects in HTML5 Canvas. It covers JavaScript toolkits that provide a layer of abstraction on top of HTML5 Canvas and also how to create hybrid mobile applications that use HTML5 Canvas. Includes source code and videos on the companion DVD. Features: * Includes source code and videos on the companion DVD * Provides a broad overview of HTML5 Canvas * Illustrates HTML5 Canvas with jQuery Mobile on hybrid HTML5 Mobile apps