Canvas demo for Mozilla Firefox Deer Park Alpha 1

As some of you know Mozilla Firefox 1.1 is gonna have support for the <canvas> tag. The canvas element represents a resolution-dependent bitmap canvas, which can be used for rendering graphs, game graphics, or other visual images on the fly. If you're running a nightly build of Mozilla Firefox or the Deer Park Alpha 1 you should check out this cool demo.

June 01, 2005 08:33 AM | Posted in Mozilla


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hm, I don't get it.
Isn't this something that should be done in SVG?
does Obera, MSIE [,anyOtherNonGeckoBrowser] support CANVAS?

Comment by Jens at June 1, 2005 09:09 AM | Permalink

Safari supposedly does. (They invented it?)

Site icon Comment by David Naylor at June 1, 2005 09:14 AM | Permalink

Jens: SVG is vector graphics, canvas is bitmap graphics. And yes, Safari supports canvas.

Site icon Comment by marcoos at June 1, 2005 09:15 AM | Permalink

The demo doesn't work in Safari 2.0 :/

Comment by Dan Christiansen at June 1, 2005 11:07 AM | Permalink

On Windows I get the entire field selected when I click one of the shapes, only shift-clicking will let each shape do its' stuff without selecting the whole area.
This is intentional?

Comment by CoolCatBad at June 1, 2005 11:21 AM | Permalink

No, the too easily selecting bug is:

Comment by Martijn at June 1, 2005 11:41 AM | Permalink

This isn't a particularly good demo of canvas, in that the person above is right - it's something which is probably more suitable for SVG. It would be nice to see a canvas demo of (say) a paint program which would be much harder in SVG.

But then, given that I'm not offering to write one, I can hardly complain...

Site icon Comment by Gerv at June 2, 2005 10:54 PM | Permalink

You may be interested in a Graffiti-style gesture recognition page, that I wrote in javascript, which uses the canvas for the display:

Site icon Comment by Julien Couvreur (Dumky) [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 27, 2005 04:42 AM | Permalink
i was just bored in work today and played around with canvas...

Comment by rossi at November 4, 2005 08:58 PM | Permalink

another cool application:

Comment by anonymous at April 21, 2006 04:06 AM | Permalink

Here are some canvas demos I created:

Comment by monk.e.boy at December 4, 2006 10:47 AM | Permalink

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