HTML5 Canvas Tutorial for Beginners | An Intro to Becoming a Pro - Ep. 1

April 6th 2017 | 164.4k views

Down to code some sick nasty interactive animations? Let me show you how.

HTML5 canvas easily generates interest to what would be a boring ass website. It's what allows us to create generative art that is simply impossible to recreate by hand. With a little bit of coding, we can animate and interact with this art, creating wonders of beauty that are truly unique to the medium of digital technology.

In this multi-part tutorial series, we'll cover the four essential skills for any HTML5 canvas piece:

  1. Creating and Resizing Your Canvas
  2. Drawing Shapes
  3. Animating Elements
  4. Interacting with Objects

If you want to become an HTML5 canvas pro, these four skills will provide a rock solid foundation to build upon.

In this episode, we cover skill number one: creating and resizing your canvas. Follow along and you'll be cranking out interactive wonders in no time.