Robert O’Rourke has developed HasCanvas, an interesting community-based tool which allows users to create, experiment and share their own scripts based on John Resig’s processing.js.

Robert comments:

HasCanvas is a simple tool for creating, experimenting with, and sharing processing.js scripts. It’s part browser-based IDE and part paste-bin. Once you login you choose any url as the name for your script and you’re away!

Has patchwork, has frequency, has canvas!

Has patchwork, has frequency, has canvas!

To use HasCanvas, simply log in, type the URL your require in the address bar, click the left hand side arrows to open the editor and start creating your own script.

It’s an interesting idea, and one we’re keen to follow in the months to come. The danger of creating such a site is the possibility of users joining only to create blank or broken scripts through loss of interest whilst coding, which will mean the valued scripts will get lost in the junk.

For the moment though, there are at least 12 scripts created by Sanchothefat (which we presume is Robert) ready for your viewing!

View the HasCanvas tool


Posted on:
April 22nd, 2009
Posted by:
Andi Smith



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Robert O'Rourke

Hi Andi,

Cheers for adding this. Yes sanchothefat is me, i thought it was cool when i was 24 and it’s kinda stuck since then…

Good point about blank/broken scripts. In the coming weeks I’ll be adding a simple validator/autocorrector to help reduce the possibility of broken scripts and I am considering making users click a save button to save a script the first time and only auto-save after that.

I’m listening to all feedback on the uservoice forum at http://sanchothefat.uservoice.com/pages/general

Thanks again!

Posted on April 22, 2009

Robert O'Rourke

Hi again – quick update. I moved the feedback forum to http://hascanvas.uservoice.com/pages/general so ignore you can ignore the link above.

Posted on April 22, 2009

Andi Smith

No problem, good luck with the site!

Posted on April 23, 2009


Wow! Awesome work dude!!!!

Posted on April 23, 2009


wooow wish

Posted on November 13, 2010

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