What happens when you combine the Digg API with the canvas element? You get a game called Digg Attack, that’s what!
Attack the Diggs!
Using the mouse to move and aim your heroes; and the control key to fire, your task to shoot down Digg stories as they happen. The more Diggs the story has, the bigger and stronger the enemy it becomes!
It doesn’t matter how many versions of Windows are released, some things stay the same. Take the functionality of the packaged paint program, for example. With the technology of Paint firmly fifteen years in the past, Christopher Clay has created a clone of the app using the canvas HTML element.
Windows Paint in a canvas
Sadly, Christopher has abandoned this project before all the functionality was completed, but maybe there’s hope someone else will pickup where he left off?
For those not in the know, a APNG is a new breed of animated image combining the benefits of PNG images by supporting 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency and the animation abilities of the GIF. The problem is that most browsers don’t support APNG at the moment, so Elijah Grey has written a script which detects if a browser supports the format.
We show a lot of demos on the Canvas Demos website which whilst being very cool don’t have much real world use. Apple have found one such real world use for the canvas element, on the pages of the new Apple iPod Shuffle to demonstrate the functionality of the new uber cool voiceover feature.
Apple iPod Shuffle VoiceOver
Who here remembers Spirographs from their younger days? Ben Joffe does, and has created a fantastic spirograph program with the canvas element!
The spirograph lets you configure all kinds of parameters such as the size of the static circle, the mobile circle and the colour of thickness of your brush; and you can save them out as a PNG when you’re done!