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HTML5 Unleashed by Simon Sarris

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Chapter 7. Canvas Performance, Tips, and Peculiarities

Many would-be canvas programmers come from backgrounds such as Flash, Silverlight, and other graphical development environments. Fortunately, they need not learn all of HTML and JavaScript to create effective canvas apps. In fact, you can get away with near zero HTML knowledge and still create superb canvas tools, visualizations, and games.

But as with any new drawing system that rests on a potentially new (to the developer) platform, canvas has its own list of cautions and caveats. The first section of this chapter deals with very common issues that arise among newcomers to canvas, mostly platform related, that might ...

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