Start Using the HTML5 Canvas Tag by Chris Smith

Come to learn the power of the <canvas> tag.  Canvas gives you the ability to draw graphics to the screen like you would find in a plugin like Flash or Silverlight, but it's native in the browser!  I'll share some tips that make working with Canvas easier and we'll compare <canvas> to it's evil twin <svg>.

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  • Lisa F.

    I thought the level of detail was very good, given only an hour to present. Chris showed the gotchas and did a nice job stepping through code to show how objects are created, styled, and rendered.

    March 21, 2013

    • Chris S.

      Thanks! Canvas isn't for the faint of heart, but gives you a lot of power. It was nice meeting you btw.

      March 21, 2013

  • Ricky O.

    Would like to see more demo on real world examples next time.

    March 20, 2013

    • Ricky O.

      Thank you, Brad. Thanks for the invite and looking forward to next meetup...

      1 · March 21, 2013

    • Michael B.

      Wow, that mudcu.be/sketchpad app is amazing.

      March 21, 2013

  • Tristan Z.

    Sorry, I've got to bail, too much work to do. I hope it's amazing!

    March 20, 2013

    • Brad W.

      It was a good one, but we'll see you next time hopefully

      March 21, 2013

  • Marcos G.

    Great presentation. An excellent jump starter for those of us who haven't worked with the canvas tag very much.

    March 21, 2013

  • Michael B.

    It's been a long time. I'm excited to be able to come to this one!

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Brad W.

      It has been a long time, I'll see you there

      March 20, 2013

  • Lisa F.

    This should be really fun to learn. Look forward to it.

    March 14, 2013

  • Vincent P.

    This sounds great, I've been wanting to start a canvas project for awhile!

    1 · March 4, 2013

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