Foundation HTML5 Canvas: For Games and Entertainment [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview



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.


What you’ll learn
  • The exciting new features that HTML5 brings and how to use them
  • The basics of programming in JavaScript and capturing user input
  • What the canvas drawing element is all about and why you’d want to use it
  • How to utilize both basic and advanced features of canvas
  • How to create realistic animations using canvas and a splash of physics
  • How to make interactive games using canvas, JavaScript, and other HTML5 goodies
Who this book is for


The book has been written in a friendly way that makes it approachable to beginners and experts alike. It is predominantly for Web designers who are new to HTML5 and JavaScript, and covers the absolute basics of creating interactive games and applications using the HTML5 canvas element. Experienced Web designers and programmers will also learn about all the features of canvas and how they can be used within their own projects. Flash and Silverlight developers wanting to broaden their reach across the Web and mobile devices will also benefit from the information in this book.


Table of Contents
  1. Introducing HTML5
  2. Foundation JavaScript
  3. Learning the Basics of Canvas
  4. Pushing Canvas Further
  5. Manipulating Images and Video
  6. Making Things Move
  7. Implementing Advanced Animation
  8. Creating the Space Bowling Game
  9. Creating the Asteroid Avoidance Game
  10. Taking Things Further and the Future of Canvas 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430232926
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 4/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 461,235
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    HTML 5 - Old meets new

    Simple, elegant and to the point. The book delivers easy to follow solutions ideal for those new to Canvas and those new to HTML 5. From the basics of JavaScript and HTML 5 to animation the book guides the reader extremely well without being overbearing.

    For the beginner the book is ideal, for those of us who have played the game for a while the book is a useful reference tool, there is not sufficient detail for my tastes but the book certainly opens the doors to questions and further investigation.

    The gaming chapters took me back especially Asteroids, although the concepts of collisions might cause some to scratch their heads.

    In summary this beginner level book delivers enough information to get you started with interesting examples to maintain interest, the book is written well and can be enjoyed at your own pace. The book will leave you with questions and hopefully the desire to dig deeper and find out more.

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