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Introducing the HTML 5 Canvas

ACROSS THE WEB, USERS expect webpage interactivity. For years, Web developers turned to Flash-based animations to provide such interactions. Unfortunately, not all browsers supported Flash—most specifically, those browsers running on the popular iPad and iPhone. This chapter introduces the HTML 5 canvas, which provides a region on the page where you can display text, graphics, and animations by using JavaScript programming. The canvas is ideal for dynamic content such as charts, graphs, and animations.

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This chapter will introduce you to working with the HTML ...

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