Learn HTML5 Canvas for beginners
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Learn HTML5 Canvas for beginners

Learn how to create drawings using JavaScript on HTML5 Canvas Course covers basics of how to use Canvas and Draw
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Created by Laurence Svekis
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • draw using HTML5 canvas
  • create animations within HTML5 Canvas on web pages
  • add image creation and manipulation on the fly within web content
  • using HTML5 canvas on any website
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  • basic HTML and JavaScript
  • desire to learn
  • access to a computer

The canvas element in HTML5 allows you to create amazing dynamic script based drawings and animations directly within your webpages. Bringing your JavaScript to life visually drawing free form graphics on a drawing surface.

Canvas is a powerful element with many options. In this course we show you how to use canvas and start drawing onto it using JavaScript. With over 15 years experience in web development I show you how to use canvas in the real world. Learn the basic concepts of using canvas to draw directly on your web page.

This course is for beginners who want to learn how to use HTML5 better. You will learn how to setup canvas and how to interact with it. I share top resources, links and code snippets to practice and perfect using canvas for web development.

Course covers

  • starting to draw on the canvas
  • drawing rectangles and lines
  • drawing arc and circles
  • how to implement curves
  • how to add colors
  • dashes, lines, and gradients
  • Popular HTML5 methods
  • How to add text
  • creating images on the fly
  • on page images
  • scaling, slicing and canvas manipulation
  • saving and restoring canvas
  • rotations and custom transformations
  • Animating your canvas

Source code is included, several challenges with solutions are also included in this course.

Learn how to create your own dynamically generated graphics and cool animations online.

You can use canvas for building graphs, creating animations, games, and image composition.

This course will provide you the base knowledge needed to create drawings within canvas.

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone who wants to learn more about using HTML5
  • learn how to use HTML5 and JavaScript
  • learn the basics of HTML5 canvas
  • learn how to apply animations on web pages
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
Learn about how to use HTML5 canvas
6 Lectures 21:12

Course resources further reading

HTML5 prepare basic setup HTML

Pixel locations in HTML5 canvas
Basics of HTML5 Canvas Drawing
13 Lectures 57:11
How to create a canvas in HTML5

HTML5 connect canvas to JavaScript

HTML5 drawing on your canvas JavaScript

HTML5 rectangles

shadows in canvas

Source code for shadows

Drawing line on Canvas HTML5

Draw Full Circle

Drawing Curves with HTML5 How to use Bezier Curve

Curves Loops and useful tips for HTML5 canvas drawing

HTML5 canvas updates

Source Code for Challenge 1

Solution to Challenge 1
More options to Drawing on HTML5 canvas
7 Lectures 36:18
Introduction to Colors HTML5 Canvas

RGB RGBA colors working with alphas and loops

All about lines in HTML5 Canvas

Dashes in lines

How to work with createLinearGradient

How to use createRadialGradient in HTML5 canvas

Practice HTML5 methods
HTML5 canvas Text and Images
11 Lectures 40:15
How to add text to html5 canvas

Source code for adding text

Difference between SVG and Canvas images

Use HTML5 Canvas to create images on the fly

HTML5 canvas using onpage images into canvas

Image Scaling with HTML5 canvas

Image slicing with HTML5 canvas

Challenge 2 add frame to image

Source for frame

Solution to Challenge 2

Source code for working with images
HTML5 canvas more complex drawing
6 Lectures 26:40
Using save and restore

HTML5 moving all the content

HTML5 how to resize your canvas

HTML5 rotations

HTML5 canvas custom transformations

Source code for transformations
HTML5 canvas Animations
6 Lectures 19:54
introduction to animation

Add object for animation

Creating canvas drawings

How to clear HTML5 canvas

Animations requestAnimationFrame

Source code for animation
About the Instructor
Laurence Svekis
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