Mark Pilgrim is currently writing a book on the joys of HTML 5 and how developers can “dive in” to the new features.
One of the first chapters to surface in Mark’s draft is all about canvas; explaining all about our favourite element and how to start using it. Everything is explained simply and therefore this tutorial is perfect for beginners.
The tutorial is a work in progress, so check back to see the whole chapter take shape. Dive in to HTML 5 will eventually be published by O’Reilly, but it will also remain online for free.