Canvas Pocket Reference: Scripted Graphics for HTML5 (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B004GTLFEQ
- Publisher : O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (December 7, 2010)
- Publication date : December 7, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 870 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 110 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,060,350 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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- Handy Reference
- Good Explanations
- B&W Visuals kind of hard to appreciate
- I don't like some of it's syntax choices
The book contains two chapters that are completely different of each other. The first chapter explains how things work in canvas. For example, whatever you draw uses a style that is defined separately from the drawing code, similar to the separation of content and presentation in HTML/CSS. The way you draw graphics, fill them, color them, etc is different than traditional environments such as Java graphics. At the end of the first chapter, you'll know what can be done using canvas and how.
The second chapter is a reference of the canvas methods, which will be the details needed once you're actually coding. Fortunately, there are not that many methods in canvas. If unfamiliar with pocket reference books from O'Reilly, they are small, you can carry it in the back pocket of your jeans. If you do not wear jeans or shorts at work, then you may not be the intended audience for this book. I needed a book that explains how to use bitmap images and do image processing in them. The few pages in the book on those topics made the book worthwhile. I'm looking forward to see the Web when most sites use canvas (instead of Flash and the like) for simple graphic animations or just improved user interfaces. (Disclaimer: I was provided a hard-copy of the book from O'Reilly for review and returned it back).
Top reviews from other countries
Explanation are not that good but it still a good book for the price.