CHAPTER 4

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Using Canvas, SVG, and Web Fonts

We’ve already covered basic web standards, emerging browsers, and how advertising fits into the big conversation called HTML5. Now it’s time to dig a bit deeper into the technologies that drive HTML5, including the new canvas element, SVG and Web Font support. We’ll kick things off by talking about one of the biggest advancements in HTML5 specification first, canvas.

The canvas element is the new display API for dealing with graphics directly within the browser. If you’re coming from a Flash background working with the display list API, canvas will be a welcomed adjustment in making the transition. This ...

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