Press Release: December 14, 2010
Canvas Pocket Reference: Scripted Graphics for HTML5--New from O'Reilly
"Readers will learn everything they need to know about scripted client-side graphics and will be able to draw whatever they want in their web pages: this might be scientific data visualizations, a video game, or cool special effects. In short, readers will learn to master their pixels!"
This book provides both a tutorial that covers all of the element's features with plenty of examples and a definitive reference to each of the Canvas-related classes, methods, and properties.
You'll learn how to:
- Draw lines, polygons, and curves
- Apply colors, gradients, patterns, and transparency
- Use transformations to smoothly rotate and resize drawings
- Work with text in a graphic environment
- Apply shadows to create a sense of depth
- Incorporate bitmapped images into vector graphics
"The Canvas tag," Flanagan promises, "makes web programming fun again."
Speaking of fun, try David's holiday bookmarklet, a marvelous example of splendid Canvas coding.
For a review copy or more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your delivery address and contact information.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920016045
Canvas Pocket Reference
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By David Flanagan
Print ISBN: 9781449396800 Ebook ISBN: 9781449397197
Print Price: $12.99 Ebook Price: $10.99
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