HTML5 canvas! Hailed as a competitor to Flash, so much so that Apple is using it as an excuse not to allow the plug-in on iOS. But what everyone overlooks is that canvas is horribly slow and pretty much unusable on these devices. Is it even possible to create a Flash-like in-browser gaming experience on […]
Now that browser-based games running on touch devices are becoming a reality, it’s time to figure out how to implement easy to use and tactile game controls in these new keyboard-less environments.
I think I might be onto something with this CreativeJS training. I’ve been experimenting with the parameters; small class size, good mix of learning and playing, and some time to focus on things the attendees specifically need. And now I’m coming to America! NYC, San Francisco and Kansas City, to be precise. The momentum seems […]
My Creative JS and HTML5 training is going great – the last session in Brighton worked well, and having reorganised I think I’ve found a good mix of maths and play. I left an hour or two at the end of the course for the attendees to experiment and consolidate the things they’d learned over […]
Yesterday Paul Rouget from Mozilla asked how to uniformly arrange points within a circle. There are a few existing algorithms to do this, but I was interested in seeing if I could use simple physics to create a stable system to distribute the particles evenly. In the end I don’t think Paul could use them, […]
Note : this post is from 2011, the techniques described here are probably no longer necessary If we’re serious about making HTML games then we need to know the most efficient ways to render multiple sprites. Many are saying that Canvas isn’t fast enough for gaming and we should use DOM objects instead. But before […]
I thought everyone was over the whole Flash vs HTML5 debate, but I was wrong. Instead of accepting new developments and making changes accordingly, a state of inactivity and comfortable denial has set in. Just one tweet is enough to release the torrent of emotions that have been bubbling under the surface for months. Who knew!?