Synopses & Reviews
Ideal for web developers and experienced Flash and Silverlight developers, HTML5 Canvas shows you how to build several interactive web games as a way to learn the topics presented. The book also includes tips for Flash developers on how to transfer their skills to HTML5 programming. Now is the time to join the HTML5 revolution, and this is the book to get you started.
- Create an application to learn how to use HTML5 text and text animation
- Learn how to use the image API, and create an application using drag-and-drop
- Create an advanced arcade game to learn about HTML5's
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.
- 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
About the Author
Steve is an R.I.A. and web game developer who has 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. He has one of the highest Alexa rankings among Flash game developers blogs.
Steve has worked as a web development manager at Mattel Toys for the past 14 years, helping to create Mattels extensive online presence.
Jeff is an R.I.A. and web game developer who has 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. He has one of the highest Alexa rankings among Flash game developers blogs.
Jeff has worked as a web development manager at Mattel Toys for the past 14 years, helping to create Mattels extensive online presence.
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