The Html5 canvas element used to be something that sounded cool but we couldn't reliably use because of browser capabilities. Now it is available in Chrome, Firefox and the two latest versions of Internet Explorer. It also has fantastic support on mobile. If you aren't using it now, you may be soon. It's fast, it's awesome and its time has come. We will start with some canvas basics to get you started and then jump into samples relevant for perhaps not-so-exciting business stuff as well as really fun stuff like games. It is also a fantastic tool to use in developing games for Windows 8 so I will show you a little about how to use it in that context as well.
Eric Sowell manages the mobile web development efforts of Match.com. These days he also does iOS development, plays too much Minecraft, reads a lot and enjoys long walks on the beach. He is the recent author of Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5 with Apress. You can see his occasionally updated website at http://ericsowell.com and can follow him on Twitter (@mallioch).
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