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HTML5 Multimedia Developer's Guide by Lee Cottrell, Ken Bluttman

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Chapter 3Getting Creative with the Canvas

The canvas is one of the most exciting new elements in HTML5—perhaps the most exciting. Not only does it provide a powerhouse of visual specialties, but it is also competition for Adobe Flash. I say that with a grain of salt (and a slice of lemon). Flash is a monster of a tool/utility/product—call it what you will. Flash has brought the web site experience to new heights for those sites that make use of it.

However, the use of Flash has been sidetracked with a whammy of a dilemma. At the time of this writing, Flash does not work in Apple mobile devices: the iPad and iPhone. Is this a good or bad thing for Apple? For Adobe (which makes Flash), it is clearly a negative. As developers, we can stay out of ...

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