Creating Animations with HTML5 Canvas

Part of Screencast Series: Web Animations

Published February 2016

Bringing interfaces to life through animations

Up until a few years ago, many developers felt forced to use Adobe Flash if they wanted to add animation to their websites. But the HTML5 Canvas element provides one modern alternative to that. You can use it to create beautiful animations, which run quickly and easily at high frame rates, using just the canvas element and JavaScript. This screencast will show you how to create simple animations using the HTML5 Canvas, and to ensure that they run at optimal frame rates, providing you hands-on with one modern way to tackle your animations!


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Meet your instructor
Ashraff Hathibelagal

Ashraff is a blogger and freelance programmer, who loves tinkering with new frameworks, SDKs and devices. He has been building enterprise applications for various multinational organizations using HTML, PHP and Java for over a decade now, something he still enjoys. Lately, Ashraff has become obsessed with newer languages such as Ruby and Kotlin, never missing a chance to use them in his projects.