HTML5 Canvas - the Flash of the Future

HTML5 is here. Canvas is here. If you want to use Flash on mobile devices, you're out of luck. But what you can use is Canvas. You may as well know how to use them - because they ain't going away!

Come join is while Aaron presents Animations with HTML5 tech: Canvas and Paper.js

Canvas and other technologies

  • How does each fit in the page? (Flash, canvas, CSS3, SVG)
  • Which can be independent of JS? (CSS and SVG)
  • Which are better for accessability? (SVG and CSS)
  • Which is more efficient? (It depends)

Brief review of Canvas libraries

  • Pros and Cons of some
  • Two basic categories (most fit into either based on Actionscript or not)

Building something with Paper.js

  • Building a quick mouse heatmap for your web-page.

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  • Patrick M.

    I though the demonstration was good and very topical. The young fella that was giving that was presenting was well prepared however he seemed to rush through. I would recommend that he not rush so much next time.

    February 11, 2012

  • Michael S.

    Great job, Arron!

    February 10, 2012

  • David R.

    Awesome presentation! Can't wait for the next event.

    February 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    the speaker showed a lot of what is possible and some great libraries to learn about

    February 10, 2012

  • Amanda B.

    good crowd, good speaker, good venue

    February 10, 2012

  • Adron H.

    Good times.

    February 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thorough overview and thanks for sharing the presentation. I'll certainly learn more about this and start to apply to new client projects as needed.

    February 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was an informative and inspirational talk. I'm excited about giving paper.js a try. thanks!

    February 10, 2012

  • Laura

    Very well organized presentation on a complex topic. Loved the demo at the end- thanks!

    February 9, 2012

  • Sue S.

    Great presentation by David. Really appreciated the information he shared.

    February 9, 2012

  • Michael S.

    Thanks, David. Much obliged.
    Michael S

    February 9, 2012

  • David F.


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  • David F.

    If you're tweeting about tonight, please use the #pdxweb hashtag.

    February 9, 2012

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