Friday, January 14, 2011
Book Review - Canvas Pocket Reference
Canvas Pocket Reference, By David Flanagan, is a short and sweet little book that covers the HTML5 canvas element, made famous by the likes of Mr. Doob's Harmony Sketch tool.
The second chapter is just a reference for the canvas element and all of its associated methods. In alphabetical order, it's quite handy if you just need to remember what the parameters for bezierCurveTo() are, or what the name of that function is that closes a path.
At $15 for the ebook+Dead tree version, this is a must-buy for any web developers library. Sure, you can find most of the information on the web, but this is a handy guide that you can keep on your desk or in your laptop bag (or just on your computer). I enjoyed reading this book, and I look forward to using it to help me develop my own canvas apps.