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HTML5 Canvas

via Udacity


Canvas is an HTML5 element which gives you drawable surface inside your web pages you can control with JavaScript. Powerful enough to use for compositing images and even creating games.

In this course, through several sample projects, you’ll learn how to use the canvas; how to make compositions using shapes, images, and text; how to create effects and filters on images and how to create animations.


  • HTML5 Canvas Basics
    • Learn what the Canvas is and how it affects graphics in the browser.,Learn how to make compositions with text and images with memes!,Practice using the API.
  • From Pixels to Animation
    • Learn how images are stored by the Canvas2D context.,Learn how to modify images by applying various effects and filters.,Create your first animation!

Taught by

James Williams and Cameron Pittman



4.0 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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  • QZ

    QZ is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course is very hands-on. Students get to work on a useful and interesting project: A Meme Generator. The instructors are relaxed and fun. However, the subject of the course might not prove useful to every web developer. And you can learn much of what is presented in the course through shorter web tutorials.
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