I’ve been playing around with Ye Olde Canvas again. This time I wanted to use several techniques in one animation, including the Page Visibility API, and combine those with some behaviors outside of the canvas itself. I also wanted to put an Easter egg into my site. Because Spider-Man.
I thought I would be fancy and try to stick some HTML5 video into a FlexSlider carousel without using any fancy video scripts. It mostly worked, but of course there are issues. And yes, I eventually used a fancy 3rd party script.
At the time of this writing, there’s a bunch of floating code in the header of my website. It’s brand new and kind of light, meaning that I tossed it together during the weekend. But it’s still a nifty animation.
A while back I built a silly little performance-testing animation that I called “Bouncer”. It’s nice, but I noticed recently that it was missing a vital component: an indication of the frame rate. I added one this morning, and I thought I would share the code with you.
I went a little crazy with this one. I know it doesn’t look like much, but there’s a lot going on inside that canvas thingy. If you click on the button or on the canvas, a bunch of black circles will bounce around with their own vectors, speeds, elasticity, and with a shared bit of gravity.
Recently Google Chrome surpassed Internet Explorer as the most used browser for an entire week. It’s sparked a bit of debate over the accuracy of the numbers, but it’s still a significant event. It’s an indication of an eventual truth that everyone knows about, even if some don’t want to admit it. Internet Explorer is […]
I finally got a chance to see the real differences between canvas and Flash. I built a neat little solar system animation with the canvas, which you can see here. It’s similar in many ways to something I did in Flash a couple of years ago, so I had some basis for comparing the two. […]
Okay, so I’m working on my running blog again. The last version was my first venture with the HTML5 Boilerplate theme from Aaron T. Grogg. It’s a great idea based upon another great idea: Starkers. Starkers is a stripped down theme with the bare minimum of markup and styles. It’s a working engine with no […]
For a very long time, I tinkered with Flash. I started like most people, with simple animations that were tweened on the timeline. Over time, I moved away from the timeline and started writing class files and making full use of the display list. But these days, Flash has fallen out of fashion. It’s not […]