Building HTML5 Canvas projects from scratch

Building HTML5 Canvas

Building HTML5 Canvas projects from scratch

Learn to create several useful code projects using html5 canvas JavaScript. Learn by example as we build these projects

What you’ll learn

  • create HTML canvas animations
  • create canvas images output to real images
  • update and work with canvas
  • apply HTML5 JavaScript Jquery concepts to web projects


  • basic HTML and JavaScript
  • desire to learn
  • access to a computer


Best way to learn is by real examples of code, showing you how the code works together to create amazing applications from scratch.

Canvas drawing is done using JavaScript, this course focuses on JavaScript based around HTML5 canvas interactions. Also covers some basic AJAX, PHP, JQUERY, Bootstrap.

HTML5 canvas provides an amazing opportunity to create some really cool effects on web pages. This course will show you how to build projects from scratch, using HTML5 and JavaScript. How to use JavaScript applying it to the canvas to create animation and user generated content on the fly.

I have over 15+ years of web development experience, and have worked on hundreds of web applications just like these. One of the best ways to learn is by example, so I’ve created some projects that really demonstrate core applications that can be created using html5.

This course is designed to help you learn and develop skills for working on real world concepts using JavaScript and HTML5. Starting from scratch, step by step explanations of what code to use and where. We demonstrate how the code gets used, in addition to the process of building something from concept to launch.

All of the source files are included, top resources and links are shared throughout the course. Code samples are explained step by step, and you are encouraged to work along with the course material.

Project one canvas animation tutorial – designed to demonstrate animation in HTML5 canvas

  • Covers basic concepts of how to animate in canvas
  • JavaScript to use that helps with animation
  • how to draw paths on canvas using JavaScript
  • how to create arcs and circles
  • Added object effects in JavaScript – random colors and shadows
  • how to apply logic to create a continuous animation

Project two create user generated images – learn how to draw on the HTML5 canvas and output those images.

  • basics of scoping a project from scratch Building HTML5 Canvas
  • setup html5 field types and buttons Building HTML5 Canvas
  • link to bootstrap and jquery Building HTML5 Canvas
  • apply event listeners for user interaction Building HTML5 Canvas
  • get mouse cursor position and calculate actions
  • event triggered functions
  • pass base64 image data to webpage
  • use AJAX to send image data to the server
  • use PHP to generate png files from the HTML5 canvas drawing

Who this course is for:

  • anyone who wants to learn more about using HTML5 canvas
  • anyone who wants to enhance their skills with canvas
  • build real world projects using javascript and canvas
  • learn how to make amazing projects from scratch
  • web developers and application developers

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