Category Archives: General

What is Scrawl-canvas?

Hi! My name’s Rik and, for the past 2 years, I’ve been developing a JavaScript library called Scrawl-canvas. What is Scrawl-canvas? My short answer is that it’s a JavaScript library designed to make using the HTML5 <canvas> element a bit easier, and a bit more fun! Which begs the question: why does the <canvas> element… Read More »

Scrawl.js version 3.0.0

It only seems like last month that I was upgrading Scrawl to v2 … oh, wait! Anyways, Scrawl has reached Version 3. Why the massive jump from v2 to v3? Mainly because Scrawl.js has gone modular! That’s right. From now on, you only need to include the relevant modules in a web page to get… Read More »

Blog housekeeping

In case anyone was wondering, I’ve just deleted most of the example posts. I have good reasons for doing this … Scrawl.js is about to be released into the wild! Scrawl is moving to version 2.00. That’s quite a jump for a library that had only just made it to v1.04, but the changes to… Read More »

Why <canvas>?

I’ve been playing around with the HTML5 <canvas> element for the best part of a year. I love it: it truly is the best thing since sliced bread. And yet I also find myself wondering … why? Why did the standards writers feel that HTML needed a canvas element? What purpose does it serve? The… Read More »