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The Essentials of the HTML5 Canvas Tag

The canvas element is one of the most interesting new developments in HTML5. When you pair it with JavaScript programming, you can do all sorts of cool graphics things — and even add animation to your web page.

What Is the HTML5 Canvas Element?

The canvas element is one of the most interesting new developments in HTML5. While the <canvas> tag is an HTML tag, it really isn't interesting without JavaScript programming. The [more…]

Draw a Basic Rectangle with the HTML5 Canvas Tag

To use the canvas tag available in HTML5, build a web page with a canvaselement in it. Typically, you provide width, height, and id parameters to indicate how big the cnavas is, like so: [more…]

Using Colors and Gradients with the HTML5 Canvas Tag

Nearly every operation in HTML5's canvas function implements a fill or stroke style. To get the most out of canvas, you need to understand how they work. The three primary types of styles you can use on [more…]

How to Use a Pattern as a Fill or Stroke with the HTML5 Canvas Tag

Nearly every operation in HTML5's canvas function implements a fill or stroke style. To get the most out of canvas, you need to understand how they work. The three primary types of styles you can use on [more…]

How to Draw Rectangles and Text with the HTML5 Canvas

A few primitive shapes can be drawn directly onto the graphics context of the canvas element of HTML5. The most common shapes are rectangles and text, which can also have shadows. Here's how you create [more…]

How to Include Images on Your Web Page with HTML5 Canvas

While HTML has long had support for images, the canvas interface of HTML5 adds new life to Web images. Images can be displayed inside a canvas, where they can be integrated with the vector-drawing techniques [more…]

How to Create Animation with the HTML5 Canvas Tag

Although the HTML5 canvas tag might not replace Flash as a mechanism for implementing games and animations in the browser, it is reasonably easy to add animation to a [more…]

How to Manipulate Pixels with the HTML5 Canvas Tag

With HTML5, you can extract the data of a canvas tag into the underlying pixel data. Manipulating this data gives you extensive control of your image in real time. You can use this data for color balancing [more…]

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