Html5 Canvas: Drawing Cool Stuff With JavaScript

The Html5 canvas element used to be something that sounded cool but we couldn't reliably use because of browser capabilities. Now it is available in Chrome, Firefox and the two latest versions of Internet Explorer. It also has fantastic support on mobile. If you aren't using it now, you may be soon. It's fast, it's awesome and its time has come.

We will start with some canvas basics to get you started and then jump into samples relevant for perhaps not-so-exciting business stuff as well as really fun stuff like games. It is also a fantastic tool to use in developing games for Windows 8 so I will show you a little about how to use it in that context as well.

Speaker Bio:

Eric Sowell is an avid .NET developer who gets into as many technologies as he can though with a focus on the web. He is the development lead for Match.com's mobile web platform and enjoys writing code which serves up Html millions of times on a daily basis. Eric is the father of three children and the husband of one wife. He also has fish. When not being a geek or hanging with the family, he enjoys reading, writing and doing research primarily in the realms of technical things. You can see Eric’s activities online by visiting http://ericsowell.com or by following him on Twitter (@mallioch).

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  • Larry H.

    Great connecting with several of you. Here is an example of an HTML 5 site we recently developed http://www.thefloatspot.com/ We are growing quick and I always could use extra contract/ free-lance HTML 5 design/developers and more esp. if you can do creative work like The Float Spot! Message me for more info at [masked] See you all next month!

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd seen Eric deliver this talk on 2D Canvas in JavaScript previously, and the addition of animating a recognizable character (in code) from scratch was an excellent 'plus'.

    February 19, 2013

  • Juan

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Double-booked.

    February 19, 2013

  • James T.

    Good subject!!

    February 18, 2013

  • mark S.

    I'm IN!!

    February 14, 2013

  • Bob T.

    Sorry, this conflicts with another meetup I go to.

    February 11, 2013

  • Larry H.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 6, 2013

  • Vishal B.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eric gives a very accessible and interesting talk on HTML5 canvas, and includes some interesting examples after covering the basics. I got a chance to see this talk at the North Dallas .NET User group, and really liked it.

    January 28, 2013

  • Moyez T.

    This sounds like huge fun! See you there.

    January 26, 2013

  • Juan

    Looking forward to it.

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait to meet you all. I hope to learn A LOT from other smart people.

    December 14, 2012

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