html5-canvas Getting started with html5-canvas How to add the Html5 Canvas Element to a webpage


Example

Html5-Canvas ...

  • Is an Html5 element.
  • Is supported in most modern browsers (Internet Explorer 9+).
  • Is a visible element that is transparent by default
  • Has a default width of 300px and a default height of 150px.
  • Requires JavaScript because all content must be programmatically added to the Canvas.

Example: Create an Html5-Canvas element using both Html5 markup and JavaScript:

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
    body{ background-color:white; }
    #canvasHtml5{border:1px solid red; }
    #canvasJavascript{border:1px solid blue; }
</style>
<script>
window.onload=(function(){

    // add a canvas element using javascript
    var canvas=document.createElement('canvas');
    canvas.id='canvasJavascript'
    document.body.appendChild(canvas);

}); // end $(function(){});
</script>
</head>
<body>

    <!-- add a canvas element using html -->
    <canvas id='canvasHtml5'></canvas>

</body>
</html>