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HTML5 Canvas
     

HTML5 Canvas

by Steve Fulton, Jeff Fulton
 

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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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449393908
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/13/2011
Pages:
654
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Steve and Jeff Fulton are R.I.A. and web game developers who have been cultivating an audience for news, stories, blogs and tutorials about Flash, Silverlight, and now the HTML 5 Canvas at their own web site, http://www.8bitrocket.com, for the past 3 1/2 years. They have one of the highest Alexa rankings among Flash game developers blogs.

Steve and Jeff have both worked as web development managers at Mattel Toys for the past 14 years, helping to create Mattel’s extensive online presence.

Jeff and Steve Fulton are R.I.A. and web game developers who have been cultivating an audience for our news, stories, blogs and tutorials about Flash, Silverlight, and now the HTML 5 Canvas at their own web site, http://www.8bitrocket.com for the past 3 1/2 years. They have one of the highest Alexa rankings among Flash game developers blogs.

In real life, they both work as web development managers at Mattel Toys. They have both worked there for 14 years, helping create their extensive online presence.

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