O'Reilly logo

Core HTML5 Canvas: Graphics, Animation, and Game Development by David Geary

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 5. Animation

Human beings are drawn to animation. Our visual apparatus continuously processes a never-ending animation that we call reality, so animations are a natural and intuitive communication medium.

Animations are also big business. From advertisements to video games, animations play a huge role in money-changing hands. Not only that, but implementing animations is about as much fun as you’re going to have writing software.

Flash-based animations have dominated the web; however, that landscape is rapidly changing, and the new upstart that is unseating Flash is HTML5 Canvas. So it may surprise you to hear that Canvas has no explicit support for animation. Canvas provides the underlying graphics horsepower necessary to create animation ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required