Books: 15

Canvas

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with HTML5 Canvas
Have you ever wanted to include believable physical behaviors in your games and projects to give them that extra edge? Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations teaches you how to incorporate real physics, such as gravity, friction, and buoyancy, into your HTML5 games, animations, and more » simulations. It also includes more advanced topics, such as particle systems, which are essential for creating effects such as sparks or smoke. The book also addresses the key issue of balancing accuracy and simplicity in your games and simulations, and the final chapters provide you with the information and the code to make the right choice for your project. Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations assumes you have a basic knowledge of JavaScript and HTML5. However, no previous knowledge of physics is required - only some very basic math skills. The authors present everything from basic principles to advanced concepts in an approachable way, so you'll be able to follow the logic and easily adapt the principles to your own applications. « less
2014
A handy guide to understanding Microdata, the new JavaScript APIs, and the new form elements in HTML5 and CSS3 along with transition, transformation, and animation using lucid code samples
This book will help you unlock the power of HTML5 and CSS3 to create complex animations and transformations that are surprisingly easy to achieve. Assuming little prior knowledge, it takes you from the basics to advanced concepts. Overview * Discover the semantics of HTML5 and Microdata * Understand more » the concept of the CSS3 Flexible Box model * Explore the main features of HTML5 such as canvas, offline web application, geolocation, audio and video elements, and web storage * Master the tools and utilities in HTML5 and CSS3 In Detail HTML5 and CSS3 are the way for the future. Prior to HTML5 and CSS3, it was difficult to design complicated animations and transformations. With the advent of HTML5 and CSS3, web design has become much simpler, and the new features that are now available help us design complex web pages with ease. These cool new features will be the standard for the future; hence, it is imperative to learn about them now. HTML5 and CSS3 Transition, Transformation, and Animation will help you take advantage of the real power behind HTML5 and CSS3 and will give you a good grounding for using it in your own web pages. Each and every code sample and concept is explained in detail, and you will be provided with all the information you need to take your web pages to the next level – before all your competitors do! The book starts by covering the basic concepts of HTML5 and CSS3 such as semantics, Microdata, and the Flexbox model. You will then quickly progress to intermediate concepts such as form elements and some exciting features with JavaScript APIs. The code samples provided in this book will give you a solid base by which you will then be able to understand, write, and execute your own HTML/CSS projects with transition and animations. Instead of wading through loads of theory, the concepts in this book are explained in a practical manner using code samples to demonstrate the new features of HTML5 and CSS3. The code samples are such that you can copy the code (the entire code is written instead of code snippets) and execute it for better understanding. Transition, transformation, and animation are also explained in a lucid manner, and there is a gradual increase in the difficulty level throughout the book. By the end of the book, you will be thoroughly acquainted with HTML5 and CSS3, enabling you to design a web page using the included code samples with ease. What you will learn from this book * Use Microdata for SEO purposes and learn the semantics of HTML5 * Learn about the new HTML5 form elements * Work with drag-and-drop in HTML5 * Discover how geolocation works in different browsers * Master HTML5 canvas theory with lots of code samples * Understand how offline web application works and learn about web storage concepts * Get acquainted with the nuances of CSS3 transition * Create complex web pages using advanced animations Approach This book is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises moving from a basic level of understanding of HTML5 and CSS3 and gradually progressing to more advanced concepts. « less
2013
Now part of the HTML5 standard tool, Canvas gives programmers the ability to add images, animation, and sound to mobile and regular websites on the fly, in JavaScript, without needing any third-party tool or player. This practical For Dummies book clearly shows you how to get the most out of Canvas. more » It presents information in a friendly, non-intimidating way and helps you get started with the Canvas tag, create 2D drawings and images, add video and audio, build a basic game framework, weave spellbinding animation, and more. « less
2013
Native Interactivity and Animation for the Web
Flash is fading fast as Canvas continues to climb. The 2nd edition of this popular book gets you started with HTML5 Canvas by showing you how to build interactive multimedia applications. You'll learn how to draw, render text, manipulate images, and create animation - all in the course of building an more » interactive web game throughout the book. Updated for the latest implementations of Canvas and related HTML5 technologies, this edition includes clear and reusable code examples to help you quickly pick up the basics - whether you currently use Flash, Silverlight, or just HTML and JavaScript. Discover why HTML5 is the future of innovative web development. « less
2013
The Truth About HTML5 is for web designers, web developers, and front-end coders who want to get up to speed with HTML5. The book isn't afraid to point out what everyone gets wrong about HTML5's new markup, so you don’t make the same mistakes. It will show you what rocks in HTML5 today and what the future more » holds. Marking up a basic web page shouldn't be a quasi-religious exercise where the high priests of HTML5 must be consulted for their interpretation of the holy texts (the HTML5 spec). Don’t waste hours trawling through confusing, poorly researched, and often flat-out wrong information on the Internet. Get the truth on HTML5's markup here. You'll also find out about HTML5's new microdata standard that's being used on major websites, such as eBay and IMDB, right now, and get the low-down on the Canvas object and what it can and can't do for you. The book also covers how HTML5 affects CMSs and web apps, what HTML5 means for mobile, and what the future holds. HTML5 isn't one big blob of technology that will be "finished" at some point in the future. It’s a grab bag of cool stuff, much of which has been around for years. Learn what’s well supported and ready to go today. Now that the initial wave of hype is over, it's time to learn the truth about HTML5. « less
2013
For Games and Entertainment
Foundation HTML5 Canvas: For Games and Entertainment teaches you how to make exciting interactive games and applications using HTML5 canvas. Canvas lets you produce graphics, animations, and applications using the HTML5 and JavaScript web standards. It allows you to draw directly within the browser more » without the need for third-party plugins like Adobe Flash, and so canvas works perfectly across desktop and mobile devices, like the iPhone and Android. Foundation HTML5 Canvas begins by introducing you to HTML5 and the cool new features that it opens up for you. You are then offered a quick guide to JavaScript programming to get you up to speed. Next up you'll receive a thorough introduction to the canvas element, which teaches you how to draw objects within the browser with great ease. Once the basics are covered you'll move on to the more advanced features of canvas, including image and video manipulation. You'll also learn how to create realistic animations with the help of some basic physics. Foundation HTML5 Canvas then teaches you how to create two thrilling space-based games using all the skills you've learned so far. You'll find plenty of code examples and illustrations designed to help you understand even the most complex of topics. HTML5 is already here for you, and Foundation HTML5 Canvas will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy the show. What you'll learn * The exciting new features that HTML5 brings and how to use them * The basics of programming in JavaScript and capturing user input * What the canvas drawing element is all about and why you'd want to use it * How to utilize both basic and advanced features of canvas * How to create realistic animations using canvas and a splash of physics * How to make interactive games using canvas, JavaScript, and other HTML5 goodies Who this book is for The book has been written in a friendly way that makes it approachable to beginners and experts alike. It is predominantly for Web designers who are new to HTML5 and JavaScript, and covers the absolute basics of creating interactive games and applications using the HTML5 canvas element. Experienced Web designers and programmers will also learn about all the features of canvas and how they can be used within their own projects. Flash and Silverlight developers wanting to broaden their reach across the Web and mobile devices will also benefit from the information in this book. Table of Contents 1. Introducing HTML5 2. Foundation JavaScript 3. Learning the Basics of Canvas 4. Pushing Canvas Further 5. Manipulating Images and Video 6. Making Things Move 7. Implementing Advanced Animation 8. Creating the Space Bowling Game 9. Creating the Asteroid Avoidance Game 10. Taking Things Further and the Future of Canvas « less
2011
Native Interactivity and Animation for the Web
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 more » to build interactive multimedia applications using this element to draw, render text, manipulate images, and create animation. Whether you currently use Flash, Silverlight, or just HTML and JavaScript, you'll quickly pick up the basics. Practical examples show you how to create various games and entertainment applications with Canvas as you learn. Gain valuable experience with HTML5, and discover why leading application developers rave about this specification as the future of truly innovative web development. « less
2011
Over 80 recipes to revolutionize the web experience with HTML5 Canvas
The HTML5 Canvas Cookbook begins by covering the basics of the HTML5 Canvas API and then progresses by providing advanced techniques for handling features not directly supported by the API such as animation and canvas interactivity. It winds up by providing detailed templates for a few of the most common more » HTML5 canvas applications—data visualization, game development, and 3D modeling. It will acquaint you with interesting topics such as fractals, animation, physics, color models, and matrix mathematics. « less
2011
This training package - complete with full-color book and instructional video - is the easiest way to learn HTML5! HTML5 boasts extensive new features that allow you to create dynamic web pages and present users with amazing multimedia experiences, and this one-of-a-kind training package is your guide more » to creating websites that wow! HTML5 Digital Classroom provides step-by-step instruction to help you gain the essential HTML5 knowledge you need to master the latest HTML5 specifications. This book-and-video package will have you creating web pages and web applications using HTML5, styling using CSS3, and working effectively with JavaScript and jQuery like a pro. This personal training course uses a full-color book plus video tutorials to teach you how to design compelling websites and web apps, develop your coding skills, and take full advantage of the new web standards for creating rich multimedia experiences. This book starts at a foundational level with an introduction to HTML5 before moving on to more advanced topics like creating HTML5 forms, using geo location, implementing drag-and-drop, utilizing the Canvas element to create 2D and 3D graphics, and more. * Includes 15 lessons in full-color covering introductory to advanced HTML5 topics plus video tutorials and sample files that allow you to test your skills and work at your own pace * Fully updated for the latest HTML5 specifications and browser capabilities * Covers the basics of creating web pages with HTML5, formatting text and layouts with CSS3, using web fonts, understanding HTML5 markup, and optimizing your site for viewing on mobile devices * Explains more advanced concepts like working with video and audio, taking advantage of offline storage, using the Canvas element, enhancing your website with JavaScript and jQuery, and incorporating best practices for web coding into your workflow Get comfortable with writing and reviewing HTML5 compliant code and put your web development skills to work today with HTML5 Digital Classroom. NOTE: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials are available for download upon purchase. « less
2011
with HTML5 canvas, jQuery, and More
With HTML5 and improved web browser support, JavaScript has become the tool of choice for creating high-performance web graphics. This faced-paced book shows you how to use JavaScript, jQuery, DHTML, and HTML5's Canvas element to create rich web applications for computers and mobile devices. By following more » real-world examples, experienced web developers learn fun and useful approaches to arcade games, DHTML effects, business dashboards, and other applications. This book serves complex subjects in easily digestible pieces, and each topic acts as a foundation for the next. « less
2011