Madcap Studios

Madcap Studios, formed by Eric Reedy and Nate Friedman, have made their canvas implementation more than just an application, using canvas for parts of their user interface.

Their iPhone comic book app looks rather cool

Their iPhone comic book app looks rather cool

Canvas is used for the scrolling tile animation at the top of the page, and also for the revolving cog.

Please note: This site does not work optimally in Internet Explorer. Canvas animation has been disabled thanks to some framerate issues.

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Applications, Website
Eric Reedy and Nate Friedman
Posted on:
December 9th, 2009
Posted by:
Andi Smith



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The Madcapper

Thanks for featuring our site on CanvasDemos! You can delete this comment if you want, but I just wanted to note a couple other things and wasn’t able to find a contact email:

1 – The site works fine in Internet Explorer. We simply pause the animations automatically due to exCanvas’ slow redraw capabilities.

2 – The ENTIRE User Interface is drawn with canvas with the minor exclusion of the stars you see in the background, and the background images used for buttons.

3 – The tooltips used around the site are another product of ours which we’ll soon be giving away for free, called Tooltipr. Tooltipr’s tooltips are all drawn using Canvas as well! :)

Again, thanks for featuring us. We love Canvas, and really think it’s the future of visual web programming!

Posted on December 11, 2009

got nate?

Hello Canvas Demos,

The list on the right only shows Firefox and Chrome. We actually developed it using Safari 3, 4 and Webkit nightlies, as well as Firefox 3.5. Then we went and did a debug pass for IE 6+. We had poor animation performance, so we disabled animation for IE. It was minimally tested on Opera 10.10 and 10.5 alpha, where we found a couple of minor glitches. It is *REALLY* fast on opera 10.5 alpha. I’d say that is a full house. :)

Posted on January 2, 2010

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