HTML5 has made it’s way, full force into the web design industry. It’s brought more structure to the glorious world wide web(YAY!). On top of all the new SEO perks it brings, we have tons of new and fancy elements to use. One of them is the canvas element, which is an HTML element developers can use to create amazing pieces of “tangible” artwork on the web.
You can play around with some basic effects on w3schools.com
In those example showcases, you’ll find we’re able to accomplish a number of different basic drawing tasks. They include building out shapes, drawing lines, using canvas to manipulate text, colors, gradients etc. These barely scratch the surface of what we’re capable of creating.
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UPDATE: At the time of the tutorial link above, there wasn’t much support for all HTML5 markups, mainly from Internet Explorer. But now, 2016, we have full support from all major browsers, Internet Explorer 9 and above included.