Core HTML5 Canvas
Author: David Geary
Publisher: Pearson Education
One of HTML5’s most exciting features, Canvas provides a powerful 2D graphics API that lets you implement everything from word processors to video games. In Core HTML5 Canvas , best-selling author David Geary presents a code-fueled, no-nonsense deep dive into that API, covering everything you need to know to implement rich and consistent web applications that run on a wide variety of operating systems and devices. Succinctly and clearly written, this book examines dozens of real-world uses of the Canvas API, such as interactively drawing and manipulating shapes, saving and restoring the drawing surface to temporarily draw shapes and text, and implementing text controls. You’ll see how to keep your applications responsive with web workers when you filter images, how to implement smooth animations, and how to create layered, 3D scrolling backgrounds with parallax. In addition, you’ll see how to implement video games with extensive coverage of sprites, physics, collision detection, and the implementation of a game engine and an industrial-strength pinball game. The book concludes by showing you how to implement Canvas-based controls that you can use in any HTML5 application and how to use Canvas on mobile devices, including iOS5. This authoritative Canvas reference covers The canvas element—using it with other HTML elements, handling events, printing a canvas, and using offscreen canvases Shapes—drawing, dragging, erasing, and editing lines, arcs, circles, curves, and polygons; using shadows, gradients, and patterns Text—drawing, positioning, setting font properties; building text controls Images—drawing, scaling, clipping, processing, and animating Animations—creating smooth, efficient, and portable animations Sprites—implementing animated objects that have painters and behaviors Physics—modeling physical systems (falling bodies, pendulums, and projectiles), and implementing tweening for nonlinear motion and animation Collision detection—advanced techniques, clearly explained Game development—all aspects of game development, such as time-based motion and high score support, implemented in a game engine Custom controls—infrastructure for implementing custom controls; implementing progress bars, sliders, and an image panner Mobile applications—fitting Canvas apps on a mobile screen, using media queries, handling touch events, and specifying iOS5 artifacts, such as app icons Throughout the book, Geary discusses high-quality, reusable code to help professional developers learn everything they really need to know, with no unnecessary verbiage. All of the book’s code and live demonstrations of key techniques are available at corehtml5canvas.com.
Author: Earle Castledine, Craig Sharkie
Annotation This compilation of best practice jQuery solutions provides a cookbook of ready-to-go suggestions to help breathe life into any web page. It covers topics such as scrolling, animating, backgrounds, crossfaders, menus, buttons and how to write your own jQuery plug-ins.
With a wide range of projects to build, this step-by-step guide will give you all the tools you need to create a variety of games. Whether you are familiar with the basics of object-oriented programming concepts, are new to HTML game development, or are familiar with just web design, this project-based book will get you up and running in no time. It will teach and inspire you to create great interactive content on the Web.
Author: Rex van der Spuy
Create and display interactive graphics, build scenes and animated transitions, make cross-platform, responsive games and applications for multiple screen resolutions, and use Pixi.js’s spectacular WebGL rendering effects. Learn how to create applications for desktop and touch-screen devices, and how to use the best open-source plugins to extend Pixi.js’s capabilities in a myriad of exciting ways. If you've ever wondered what you need to know to start making games, or what technology you need to build high-performance mobile apps, this book will show you the way. Learn Pixi.js is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to quickly start making spectacular cross-platform interactive games and animations. Take a step-by-step tour of Pixi.js's features by building fun game projects. Learn how to use Pixi.js to make richly interactive graphics and all kind of cross-platform applications. Learn Pixi.js is a fun and practical brief introduction to using the powerful Pixi.js graphics-rendering engine for making websites, games and mobile apps.
Pro Apache Ant
Author: Matthew Moodie
* Offers free eBook of Pro Apache Ant for every purchase of this hard cover book; additional offers for complimentary book(s) or eBooks may apply. * Presents a distraction-free, value-added focused and practical approach to this most widely used, popular open source build tool optimized for Java and XML development. * Is ideal for most professional level Java developers who typically need and use build tools for efficient and productive development and project management.
Head First HTML5 Programming
Author: Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Author: Dan Cederholm, Ethan Marcotte
Publisher: New Riders
There’s a real connection between craftsmanship and Web design. That’s the theme running through Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, by bestselling author Dan Cederholm, with a chapter contributed by renowned Web designer and developer Ethan Marcotte. This book explores CSS3 that works in today’s browsers, and you’ll be convinced that now’s the time to start experimenting with it. Whether you’re a Web designer, project manager, or a graphic designer wanting to learn more about the fluidity that’s required when designing for the Web, you’ll discover the tools to create the most flexible, reliable, and bulletproof Web designs. And you’ll finally be able to persuade your clients to adopt innovative and effective techniques that make everyone’s life easier while improving the end user’s experience. This book’s seven chapters deconstruct various aspects of a case-study Web site for the Tugboat Coffee Company, focusing on aspects that make it bulletproof and demonstrate progressive enrichment techniques over more traditional labor-intensive methods. Subjects covered in this book include: building for unanticipated future use progressively enriching designs using CSS3 properties using RGBA color for transparency with an alpha channel modular float management crafting flexible frameworks fluid layouts using grid-based design principles craftsmanship details on typography, jQuery, and shifting backgrounds
Author: Christopher Pitt
HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World is your perfect introduction to the latest generation of web technologies. This easy-to-follow guide covers everything you need to know to get started today. You'll master the semantic markup available in HTML5, as well as how to use CSS3 to create amazing-looking websites without resorting to complex workarounds. You'll learn how to: Lose that pesky Flash habit by embracing native HTML5 video Set type that truly supports your message Build intelligent web forms that users will love! Design modern web apps the shine on mobile devices Create dynamic, efficient graphics on the fly with SVG and canvas Use shiny new APIs to add geolocation and offline functionality Build your own full featured HTML5 website, the HTML5 Herald This easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with lots of examples, and leads readers through the process of creating great websites from start to finish using HTML5 and CSS3.