2010.08.08

Canvas Method Chaining

This week I’ve done some stuff using the HTML5 canvas and one feature that I kind missed was method chaining, so I decided to implement it…

It isn’t something ground-breaking - other people done it before (Canto.js, MDC canvas, p01, …) - but I decided to implement it by myself since it’s something simple, the other solutions are way more complex than what I needed, source code isn’t that clean and/or overwrites native objects prototypes (possibly causing conflicts/issues), etc…

I’ve released the code as open source under the WTFPL and it is available on GitHub.

Check the project page on GitHub for more details.

I hope it is useful for someone.

PS: I’m not a big fan of method chaining since code tends to be become “more cryptic” but sometimes it makes sense to use, use it with moderation!


2010.07.21

HTML5 overview

Just did a presentation about HTML5 for my co-workers at Firstborn and here are the slides:


(Link to the presentation)

I hope it’s useful for someone.

PS: don’t get mad with me because of the Flash comparisons, I like HTML way more than Flash but for interactive/multimedia stuff, Flash is usually a better tool – I don’t want to start a war.


2010.04.03

Converting SVG to FIVe3D, Flash Vector Graphics and HTML5 canvas

3d vector tiger

This post is being delayed forever since I was planning to improve my SVG parser but finally I decided to release it since I don’t have plans to work on it anymore.. the basic functionalities are working since July 2009 and I abandoned the project for a while just going back to it a couple months ago when I finally decided to fix a few bugs and add the option to export HTML5 Canvas and Flash AS3 drawing commands… so let’s explain how it all started.
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