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HTML5 Canvas Cookbook by [Rowell, Eric]
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About the Author

Eric Rowell is a professional web developer and entrepreneur who's fascinated with the web industry, business, technology, and how they fit together. He's the founder and chief editor of www.Html5CanvasTutorials.com, an HTML5 canvas resource that's designed to complement the recipes in his book , and also the creator of the KineticJS library, a lightweight JavaScript library that extends the 2D canvas context by adding support for animations and region event handling. If you're feeling social, you can follow him on Twitter at @ericdrowell.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6395 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (25 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006EEJSLI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #764,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is truly great book where you can find multiple examples of drawing on HTML5 Canvas. It starts with very easy examples and finishes with MVC structured large chunks of code. Each snippet is explained what lets you to fairly easy get familiar with it.
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First of al I would say that despite it's name the book is not really a cookbook. This is rather a tutorial, teaching the reader how to use computer graphics in HTML5 canvas context.

The book covers the following topics:
* Common computer graphics approaches and algorithms;
* HTML5 Canvas 2D API;
* CSS3 transformations;
* Working with video and images;
* WebGL 3D graphics usage;
* Computer game development approaches.

Pros
* The book is readable by people with literary no experience in computer graphics programming.
* Coding examples are simple and yet interesting.
* Inspiring 2D action game creation tutorial describing widely used game development techniques.

Cons
* Being entry level, the book sometimes does not cover related technology questions. It is assumed that the reader is acquainted with Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS.
* Some of the code snippets are too lengthy.
* In real projects it would be beneficial to use JavaScript libraries, which make programmer's job easier. Author does not use any of the libraries in examples, which is a good thing to understand the technology, but not the way you would do it in larger projects.

I would recommend this book to people with some experience in Web technologies, but without computer graphics background and no knowledge of emerging HTML5 features such as Canvas, CSS3 and WebGL. This book will be a great guide for you to get started with common approaches of adding interactive graphics to your application. Do not expect that you will become a canvas professional after finishing this book, but this is an excellent material for entering the path of becoming one.
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Very clearly written and laid out - with some useful recipes. Only downside for me is it is obviously aimed at beginners.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Learning to use HTML5 Canvas in no time 22 Jan. 2012
By Dmitry Buzdin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
First of al I would say that despite it's name the book is not really a cookbook. This is rather a tutorial, teaching the reader how to use computer graphics in HTML5 canvas context.

The book covers the following topics:
* Common computer graphics approaches and algorithms;
* HTML5 Canvas 2D API;
* CSS3 transformations;
* Working with video and images;
* WebGL 3D graphics usage;
* Computer game development approaches.

Pros
* The book is readable by people with literary no experience in computer graphics programming.
* Coding examples are simple and yet interesting.
* Inspiring 2D action game creation tutorial describing widely used game development techniques.

Cons
* Being entry level, the book sometimes does not cover related technology questions. It is assumed that the reader is acquainted with Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS.
* Some of the code snippets are too lengthy.
* In real projects it would be beneficial to use JavaScript libraries, which make programmer's job easier. Author does not use any of the libraries in examples, which is a good thing to understand the technology, but not the way you would do it in larger projects.

I would recommend this book to people with some experience in Web technologies, but without computer graphics background and no knowledge of emerging HTML5 features such as Canvas, CSS3 and WebGL. This book will be a great guide for you to get started with common approaches of adding interactive graphics to your application. Do not expect that you will become a canvas professional after finishing this book, but this is an excellent material for entering the path of becoming one.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better Canvas books so far 3 Feb. 2012
By Simon Sarris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This cookbook is really another variant of all the Canvas tutorial/walkthrough books out there with a few nice things that set it apart:

It gives a lot more in the way of code examples compared to some of the other texts out there (I presume this is where the "cookbook" name comes from).

There might actually be *too much* code in the book. This is entirely up to the reader's wants, so if you learn from examples this may help your decision.

The book attempts to explain the "why" of various parts of the Canvas spec and why things like animation are set up in a particular way. Some of these explanations are a big plus, others are a bit too simplistic and could be expounded on more.

The book starts out very gently and progresses through making custom events, interaction, animation, and finally a game. Whereas several other books just pay lip service to WebGL and leave it at that, at the end of this book it actually gives a decent amount of attention to WebGL with plenty of code to get you started.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 24 Mar. 2015
By astro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
most of these books dont cover enough examples.
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